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BHC confirmed as Structural Steel Contractor for £1 billion redevelopment of Edinburgh St James

Edinburgh St James Centre

BHC have been appointed by Laing O’Rourke as the Structural Steelwork Contractor for extensive redevelopment of the Edinburgh St James Centre.

BHC are delighted to announce our involvement in the major redevelopment of the Edinburgh St James Centre. BHC will be responsible for the supply, fabrication and erection of approximately 15,000 tonnes of structural steelwork over a period of two years.

The redevelopment of the Edinburgh St James Centre is one of the largest investments for Scotland. The 1.7 million sq ft development will see the former 1970’s shopping centre replaced with a 850,000 sq ft of retail space, anchored by John Lewis, a multi-screen cinema, the luxurious W Hotel comprising of over 200 rooms and 150 private residential apartments. The development will become the heart of the city, providing excellent connections to the existing retails areas of Princes Street, Multrees Walk and George Street.

Throughout the duration of the project BHC will employ approximately 20 apprentices.

 

Redevelopment of Edinburgh St James Centre

Job Opportunity: Construction Programmer / Planner

Construction Programmer/ Planner

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

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

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.
  • Produce weekly look-ahead programs and manage critical paths.

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, 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 made via the BHC Job Enquiry Form located on the bottom of the recruitment page.

Job Opportunity: Civil Working Foreman

Civil Working Foreman

BHC is one of the UK’s leading Structural Steel Fabrication and Construction companies supplying and erecting fabricated steel nationwide within the UK and Ireland. BHC also undertake Main Contract, Industrial and Agricultural Projects for which Groundwork/ Civils squads are carried. 

Due to the growth and expansion of the business we are recruiting a Civil Working Foreman to join our busy teams working UK wide.

Our construction projects vary from main contract to commercial units and agricultural buildings.

As a key member of the construction team you will be required to work within a team and undertake a wide variety of construction projects.

Experience as a working foreman is essential, working with groundworks civils squad, ideally with experience working on various projects including agricultural.

You must also have an in-date SMSTS / SSSTS, CSCS with First Aid being desirable.

Reporting to the Construction Manager and Project Managers, you will be responsible for:

  • Plan the resources required in line with the site programme to ensure targets are met and monitor health and safety, ensuring all operatives are wearing the correct PPE.
  • Carry out site inductions, tool box talks, check certifications.
  • Understand the Company Health and Safety Policy and ensure that it is brought to the attention of all employees.
  • Supervise various trades and subcontractors.
  • Be involved with the construction of commercial and agricultural projects.
  • Various groundworks including the setting of levels and excavations, concreting works including slabs, foundations, formation works, drainage and reinforcement.
  • Larger projects may require coordinating and interfacing with other works such as steel erecting and cladding.
  • Expected to be aware and raise alarm at the presence of dangers on site and adhere to strict health and safety regulations.

Qualifications / Experience:

SMSTS/SSSTS. CSCS and CPCS operationg licenses preferred (although training will be given).

Experience of carrying out the role with civils contractors / construction companies.

Competencies:

  • Leadership
  • High levels of self-motivation
  • Customer Focus
  • Integrity and Trust
  • Approachability
  • Peer relationships
  • Action oriented
  • Planning
  • Time Management
  • Personal Learning
  • Team Working
  • Initiative

 

Applications can be made via the BHC Job Enquiry Form.

 

 

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NHS Orkney Hospital & Healthcare Facility

The new NHS Orkney Hospital & Healthcare Facility features as the Heathcare feature project in the latest issue of New Steel Construction.

BHC recently fabricated and erected 1,194 tonnes of steelwork for the two-storey development which will provide health services, new technologies and facilities to the residents of Orkney, reducing the number of people that are required to travel to the mainland for routine healthcare.

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Official Opening of the Westgate Centre

Official Opening of the Westgate Centre, Oxford.

Grand Opening of the Westgate Shopping Centre, Oxford.

The Westgate Shopping Centre, Oxford has officially opened today – Tuesday 24th 2017. BHC were appointed by Laing O’Rourke to supply and install 7,000 tonnes of structural steelwork for the redevelopment of the 1970’s style shopping centre.

Prior to BHC commencing work onsite, the existing reinforced concrete shopping centre was partially demolished, leaving three quarters of the structure to be integrated into the new structure. The redeveloped section of the centre directly connects to the new covered shopping street.

BHC were responsible for erecting 3 x three storey extensions including a basement which will be used as a service yard. Due to the size of the delivery vehicles that will be unloading at the Westgate Shopping Centre, it was necessary for the basement to have clear, open span spaces. BHC fabricated 3 large steel trusses weighing approximately 33 tonnes each and measuring 25m in length.

The 3 new buildings are linked by a series of steel bridges connecting the second and third floors. The longest bridge erected by BHC spans 22m across the main covered street. The new steel framed buildings have been erected around a 7.5m x 7.8m grid pattern whereas the car park structure follows a 7.5m x 15.6m grid. Steel framed construction was chosen for this project as it offers flexibility as the design allows for columns to be removed in order to create larger stores to suit tenant requirements.

The new shopping centre features a 142,000 sq ft John Lewis as its anchor department store, 125 shops, restaurants, cafes and a 5-screen cinema.

Redevelopment of the Post Building.

The Post Building

Work continues to progress on the Post Building, London.

Working alongside with Laing O’Rourke, BHC have been involved with the retention and significant remodeling of the former Royal Mail sorting office.

When complete the building will feature 25,000m² of office space, shops, restaurants, a doctors surgery, public roof garden and 21 affordable apartments.

Oatridge College Visit 2017

BHC welcome Rural Business Management Students

Recently BHC welcomed a group of 40 Rural Business Management students from Oatridge College (SRUC). The students are currently undertaking a module in Farm Buildings which will allow them to gain a RICS accreditation.

Their site visit included a brief presentation regarding BHC’s work within the Agricultural sector and a tour of the manufacturing facilities.

Oatridge College Visit 2017

Job Opportunity: Accounts Assistant/Administrator – Vacancy Fulfilled

Accounts Assistant / Administrator

BHC 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 currently have a vacancy for an Accounts Assistant / Administrator to support our busy Accounts department.

Basic duties of the role will include:

  • Accurate and timely processing of sub contract pay certs, purchase invoices and supplier statements.
  • Completing purchase ledger tasks within issued deadlines.
  • Creating purchase orders within accounting system.
  • Preparation of nominal ledger journals, miscellaneous receipts and payments.
  • Preparing Ad-Hoc invoices and reports for weighbridge activity along with recording vehicle information upon entering/exiting our site.
  • CIS submissions to HMRC.
  • Liaise with suppliers, sub-contractors and internal departments.
  • Dealing with employee accommodation, travel and expenses.
  • Administration of company fuel cards and fuel reports.
  • Cross support other team members with a view to meeting deadlines.

Essential skills and experience required:

  • Must have a minimum of 1 year experience working within an Accounts/Finance department.
  • Computer literate including MS Office packages.
  • Knowledge of accounts payable/general ledger procedures.
  • Knowledge of experience of month end processes.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Must have a strong ability to manage their own workload and prioritise tasks effectively.
  • Able to work with minimum supervision and work within deadlines.
  • Demonstrate a willingness to learn and be a pro-active member of the team.
  • Proactive, reliability and punctuality is key in this role with excellent attention to detail.

Qualification in Accountancy is desirable but not essential.

Job location:- Carnwath, South Lanarkshire.

Applications can be made via the BHC Job Enquiry Form.

 

 

Job Opportunity: Trainee Construction Programmer/ Planner

Trainee Construction Programmer/Planner

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

Duties of the Programmer will 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.
  • Updating project and site teams with all new project planning information.
  • Produce weekly look-ahead programs and manage critical paths.
  • Advise project teams of any changes or threats and potential steps to counteract these.

Minimum requirements of the role:

  • Candidate must be qualified to degree level in Construction Management.
  • Candidate will preferably have 1+ years site experience together with experience of planning within the construction industry.
  • Working knowledge of the construction process and principles.
  • Great communication skills.

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 with site visits when required.

Applications can be made via the BHC Job Enquiry Form.

Job Opportunity: Trainee Estimator

Trainee Estimator

BHC is one of the UK’s leading Structural Steel Fabrication and Construction companies within the UK and Ireland.

Due to continuous expansion, the opportunity has arisen for a Trainee Estimator within our Estimating department (steel/construction).

There will be a mix of in house and external training provided to develop your skills which will include various software packages.

Estimators form an integral part of the commercial team and their role if often wide and varied as each project often holds a different challenge.

Duties of the Trainee Estimator will include: –

  • Review drawings, specifications and determine any unusual requirements that may apply to the project or sub contract items that may form part of the required scope.
  • Co-ordination of various sub-contract packages if applicable.
  • Discussions with client pre-tender period where required.
  • Prepare a schedule of quantities or ‘Take Off’ for the steelwork, allocating material and labour costs specific to a particular project.
  • The ability to interpret the information received and communicate with the client or colleagues is paramount.
  • On contract award, relay relevant information such as contract information including specifications, cost build-ups, programme, potential risks and contractual issues to our internal team responsible for constructing the project.

Experience and qualifications:

  • Preferably the successful applicant will be educated to degree/HNC/HND level in a construction based subject.
  • Ideally will have experience using AutoCAD software and experience using BIM.
  • Individuals are required to be self-motivated, determined and have strong mathematical capabilities.
  • Good communications skills.
  • Good IT skills with all Microsoft packages and the ability to pick up new software quickly.

Job location – Carnwath.

Application can be made via the BHC Job Enquiry Form.