Working with BHC

BHC Ltd. is one of the UK’s leading Structural Steel Fabrication and Construction companies, supplying and erecting fabricated steel nationwide within the UK and Ireland.

We are always on the lookout for talented, driven people who are dedicated to continuing the success of BHC.

Have you got what it takes?

Our current vacancies include:

  • Graduate / Trainee Quantity Surveyors
  • Assistant Material Controller
  • Structural Steel Loading Operative
  • Platers
  • Industrial Spray Painter
  • Maintenance Engineer
  • Steel Erectors
  • Construction Programmer/Planner

Further details of our vacancies are listed below  – and also on Facebook and LinkedIn.

Graduate/ Trainee Quantity Surveyors

Due to continuous expansion we are seeking Graduate Quantity Surveyors to work in our Surveying department.

An element of training will be required using software and systems, the final role will include and require you to:

  • Manage all costs relating to projects including reporting.
  • Assisting estimating where required.
  • Reviewing contracts and preparing contract documents.
  • Understanding and knowledge of types of contracts and conditions.
  • Sub contract ordering.
  • Preparing interim valuations/final account.

 Graduate Quantity Surveyor Essential Skills:

  • Well-developed client facing skills with a client orientated approach.
  • Commercially astute.
  • Ability to work within a team.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, organisational & planning skills.
  • Able to balance competing priorities and meet personal targets within a fluctuating & demanding workload.

Graduate Quantity Surveyor Essential Attitudes:

  • Safety Focus.
  • Customer Focus.
  • Positive and Flexible Approach.
  • Professional.
  • Honesty and Integrity.
  • Open to innovation.
  • Open to collaboration.
  • Right first time approach.
  • Proactive with the ability to think ahead.
  • Strong personality and professional approach.

Graduate quantity surveyor essential knowledge:

  • Proficient use and knowledge of software such as MS Word, Excel, Outlook and Project.
  • Educated to degree level as Quantity Surveyor preferred. HND level will be considered.

Job location – Carnwath, South Lanarkshire with some site visits.

Applications can be submitted using the BHC Job Enquiry Form located at the bottom of the page.

Trainee Counter Assistant

We currently have a Full-time vacancy for a Trainee Counter Assistant at BHC Builders Merchants based in Carnwath.

The role of Trainee Counter Assistant involves:-

  • Serving customers at the shop counter.
  • Assist in the loading and unloading of vehicles – manual handling where required.
  • Stock Control / Merchandising.
  • Customer focused, polite and have a friendly manner.
  • Good communication skills and a hard-working team player.
  • Computer literate and telephone sales experience preferred.
  • Experience within a builders merchant with knowledge of timer and building products would be an advantage but not essential.

Job location: Carnwath

Applications can be submitted using the BHC Job Enquiry Form located at the bottom of the page.

Assistant Material Controller

As a market leader in Structural Steelwork design and production, the business continues to grow and an exciting new role has arisen for an Assistant Material Controller to join our growing business.

Basic duties of the role will include assisting the Production Material Controller with the below:-

  • Booking in material and dealing with associated admin.
  • Allocating material in line with production demands and material availability.
  • Controlling stock and assisting with stock takes.
  • Liaising with the purchasing department for material orders.
  • Working to production targets.
  • Organising material deliveries with suppliers and internal departments.
  • Maintaining accurate information on the company’s system, through ensuring accurate recording of quantities, part identification and part location.
  • Ensuring Training Matrix is up to date for all production operatives.

To be successful in the role you must:

  • Strong numeracy and analytical skills required.
  • Excellent attention to detail and data accuracy.
  • Ability to efficiently organise, plan and prioritise workload.
  • Ability to interact in a team environment.
  • Structural steel background would be an advantage but not essential.
  • IT Literate.

This is a fantastic opportunity for a keen individual who is looking to refine their skills, gain experience in a successful business and have genuine prospects of career development.

Additional training will be provided.

Job location: Carnwath

Applications can be submitted using the BHC Job Enquiry Form located at the bottom of the page.

Structural Steel Loading Operative

Main Responsibilities:

  • To review load sheets for structural steel loads, ensuring that each load is set out in a stable manner, working to BHC Loading Procedures.
  • To operate overhead cranes for the positioning of materials whilst building the load.
  • To ensure that all materials are secured as per BHC Loading Procedures prior to the lifting of loads on to trailers for transportation.
  • To ensure safe loading methods are adhered to with consideration given to the unloading of materials on site.
  • To ensure that the loading operation does not compromise the product quality.
  • To adhere to work schedules for priority loadings as issued by the loading Manager / Supervisor.
  • To maintain an acceptable standard of cleanliness / housekeeping within the loading bay at all times.
  • To communicate effectively and maintain working relationships with all colleagues and Sub Transport Contractors.

Knowledge and Experience

  • A working experience with structural steel would be advantageous for this role.
  • Experience in the use of Overhead Cranes/telehandlers would be advantageous.
  • The job requires an individual who can work as part of a team or on their own, meeting targets and deadlines as set by the loading management team.
  • Full training will be provided.

Job Location:- Carnwath

Applications can be submitted using the BHC Job Enquiry Form located at the bottom of the page.


We currently have a vacancy for Platers within our fabrication facility.

The desired personnel will have the following experience:

  • Experience in a Structural Steel environment.
  • Have a clear understanding of detailed drawings.
  • Be able to work in a team and in a timeous manner.
  • Mig/Mag welding experience is essential.

Job Location:- Carnwath

Applications can be submitted using the BHC Job Enquiry Form located at the bottom of the page.

Industrial Paint Sprayer

Due to continuous expansion we are looking for a skilled and experienced Industrial Paint Sprayer to prepare and coat structural steel components.

Duties will include:

  • Paint spraying using two pack and/or Intumescent application on heavy industrial steel components.
  • Spraying using airless pressure king pumps and hand application to a high quality standard.

Requirement of the role:

  • Minimum 2 years’ experience in Industrial Paint Spraying.
  • Candidates should have experience in quality checks such as DFT/WFT and surface preparation.
  • A working experience of spray and hand application of primer / Intumescent coatings processes and operations for structural steel would be an advantage for this role.
  • Must have a good work ethic, be reliable and flexible.
  • Can work independently or in a team.

Job Location:- Carnwath

Applications can be submitted using the BHC Job Enquiry Form located at the bottom of the page.

Maintenance Engineer

We have an opportunity for a Maintenance Engineer to join the company to assist with the efficient and effective day to day running of the Manufacturing Facility.

You will be responsible for:-

  • Ensuring that the facilities , layout and machinery used to produce new and existing materials and goods run to their maximum efficiency and output.
  • Total preventative maintenance, managing breakdowns of mechanical, electrical and robotic equipment (including software programming).
  • People management and budgetary/cost reporting.

Duties include but are not limited to:-

  • An ability to work well under pressure.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Relevant technical knowledge
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Efficiency and organisation
  • Teamworking skills
  • Shift working and overtime as required
  • Designing maintenance strategies, procedures and methods.
  • Carrying out routine scheduled maintenance work and responding to equipment faults.
  • Diagnosing breakdown problems.
  • Fitting new parts and making sure equipment is working correctly.
  • Carrying out quality inspections on jobs
  • Arranging specialist procurement of fixtures, fittings or components.
  • Controlling maintenance tools, stores and equipment.
  • Monitoring and controlling maintenance costs
  • Dealing with emergencies, unplanned problems and repairs.
  • Improving health and safety policies and procedures.
  • Working with specialist equipment such as CNC Saw, Drilling & Plasma Equipment.
  • Make sure Risk Assessments are carried out individually and departmentally.
  • Ensure that Heath, Safety and Environment requirements are adhered to.
  • Ensuring there is continuous cover of machinery and equipment in case of breakdowns.
  • Working at heights/ IPAF license
  • Electrical qualifications (mechanical desired)
  • A knowledge of LOLER Regulations
  • Overhead crane experience is essential.

Applications can be submitted using the BHC Job Enquiry Form located at the bottom of the page.

Steel Erectors

Due to our continued expansion we currently are looking to recruit Steel Erectors.

Main duties will include but not be limited to;

  • Assembly and erecting of steelwork.
  • Working as part of a team to deliver projects to a high standard, within budget and within the time frame specified by the client.
  • Delivering the installation to meet the H&S requirements and programme of work.
  • Identifying changes to the works specifications and reporting to the site supervisor.
  • The ability to read and understand technical drawings and work within the specification.
  • Site measuring, setting out and working to levels.
  • Maintaining a clean and safe working environment.

Necessary requirements;

  • CSCS Card.
  • Experience of working at heights.

The applicant needs to be willing to work mainly in external conditions, have a good head for heights and be physically fit.

If you are interested in the role and feel that you have the necessary skills and experience, please apply with your CV in the first instance.

Applications can be submitted using the BHC Job Enquiry Form located at the bottom of the page.

Construction Programmer/ Planner

We currently have a vacancy for an experienced Construction Programmer/Planner to centralise all of the company’s project & labour plans.

Duties of the Programmer include:

  • Develop Construction/Tender Programs.
  • Conduct site visits and look through the works and drawings when required.
  • Review contractor schedules and schedule risk analysis.
  • Produce progress/program reports in conjunction with Project & Construction Managers.

Requirements of the role:

  • Operational experience together with previous significant experience of planning within the construction and steel industry.
  • Master programming – design, procurement, pre-commencement, construction, commissioning and production of design schedules.
  • Knowledge of project planning processes and the project life-cycle.
  • Knowledge of the procurement processes necessary for designing and building commercial projects.

Good IT skills with all Microsoft packages including Microsoft Projects or similar version and the ability to pick up new software quickly.

Job Location – Carnwath, South Lanarkshire (Site Visits as required).

Applications can be submitted using the BHC Job Enquiry Form located at the bottom of the page.

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