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Job Opportunity: Steel Erectors

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.

Due to our continued expansion we are currently looking to recruit Steel Erectors and would also consider recruiting complete squads.

Main duties will include but not limited to:

  • Assembly and erecting of steel work.
  • 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 drawing and work within the specification.
  • Site measuring, setting out and working levels.
  • Maintaining a clean and safe working environment.

Necessary requirements:

  • CSCS Card.
  • Experience of working at heights.
  • Experience of steel erecting.

Work will be UK wide with staying away duties included.

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 made using the BHC Job Enquiry Form located on the Recruitment Page. 

The Latest from Edinburgh St James

Edinburgh St James Centre


BHC continue to keep apace onsite at Edinburgh St James Centre.

Throughout our involvement in the 15,000 tonne project, over 20 apprentices will be involved in the fabricating process, gaining skills for life that benefit our business, clients and the local community.

The latest images from site can be found below.


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Job Opportunity: Maintenance Manager

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 have an opportunity for a Maintenance Manager to join the company to ensure efficient running and effective management for the day-to-day running of the CNC and process equipment within our Manufacturing Facility.

You will be responsible for:-

  • Leading the site Maintenance function in providing both a reactive and proactive, multi-skilled maintenance service on all operational equipment and facilities infrastructure.
  • Increase the site operational effectiveness, improve on project delivery, improve time between failure and downtime reduction, manage and implement improvement plans, driving Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s) ensuring that Health, Safety and Environmental requirements are adhered to.
  • 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).

You will report to the Production & Works Manager.

Duties include but are not limited to:-

  • Effectively delegate any maintenance issues to be resolved on each shift and small projects to the right skills in the team, planning and managing effective works.
  • Develop a Planned Preventative Maintenance (PPM) schedule, ensure full preventative maintenance is carried out, plan in missed maintenance activities, and lead the team to deliver effectively.
  • Ensure routine calibration and maintenance requirements of a variety of electro-mechanical, hydraulic and pneumatic systems are undertaken.
  • Assist where required, the introduction of new machinery, plant and equipment from drawing up the specification, to managing suppliers through to full installation in collaboration with all relevant parties.
  • Perform root cause analysis and resolve problem.
  • Arranging specialist procurement of fixtures, fittings or components.
  • Controlling maintenance tools, stores and equipment and ensuring accurate stock records maintained.
  • Identify and deploy the technical skill sets, resource levels and systems to deliver projects, including the engagement of external resources as required.
  • Develop, implement and manage key performance indicators (KPIs) for each area of responsibility.
  • Ensure KPIs are met by working to the overall plan, including management of, and reporting.
  • Manage, coach and develop a high performing Maintenance Team that meets agreed objectives, and which delivers best practice results, added value and continuous improvements.
  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders to ensure optimal performance.
  • Support, comply and ensure complicity with Health & Safety regulations, the Company Handbook, Quality and Environmental standards, and all other Company policies and procedures.
  • Monitoring and controlling maintenance costs.
  • Make sure risk assessments are carried out individually and departmentally.

Skills and Attributes:

  • Excellent leadership and man management skills.
  • An ability to work well under pressure as well as demonstrating excellent organisation skills at all times.
  • Competent in problem solving, team building, planning and decision making.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills along with a hands-on approach attitude.

Qualifications and Experience Levels:

  • Relevant manufacturing/engineering degree is preferred, or HND, BTec Professional Level 5 Award or equivalent NVQ Level 5 qualification.
  • Extensive plant level experience with significant proven man management experience.
  • Completed a fully indentured apprenticeship with a mechanical/ electrical / electronic discipline.
  • Understanding of manufacturing and procurement/ supply chain.
  • Understanding of TS1649, IOSH/NEBOSH, ISO 14001.
  • Strong proficiency in Microsoft Office.
  • Previous experience working with specialist equipment, such as CNC Saw, Drilling & Plasma Equipment.
  • Working at heights / IPAF license.
  • A knowledge of LOLER regulations.
  • Overhead crane experience is essential.

Shift working and overtime as required.

Job location: Carnwath.

Applications can be made using the BHC Job Enquiry Form located at the bottom of the Recruitment Page.

Hounslow High Street Quarter

Hounslow High Street Quarter

BHC are currently onsite with main contractor Barratt London at the ambitious re-development of the Hounslow High Street Quarter. 

The development will create a major, new urban space within Hounslow and comprises of 528 new homes – with at least 40% being affordable homes, a multiplex cinema and several new shops and restaurants forming Hounslow’s new vibrant town centre.

BHC are involved in the supply, fabrication and erection of over 1,300 tonnes of structural steelwork and over 5,000m2 of metal decking which will form a 10 screen Cineworld Cinema and several commercial units.

The cinema and commercial units are set to open early 2020.

Hounslow High Street Quarter


Edinburgh St James Centre from Above

ESJ - January 2019


At the beginning of January, Main Contractor Laing O’Rourke sent up a drone to capture the latest progress on site.

The curved shape of the ‘galleria’ shopping street is now recognisable while the concrete core of the W Hotel can be spotted towering over the site.


Job Opportunity: Agricultural / Industrial Buildings Estimator

Agricultural Industrial Estimator


BHC are an established contractor who have various divisions within their Company Group.

Our long-established Agricultural works division successfully uses the varied in-house resources of the group to offer their clients a single point of contact for their project requirements whether it be traditional contracting, design and build or full turn key developments.

We are seeking an experienced Estimator with an Agricultural building background to join our Estimating team.

Your Key Activities will include but not limited to:-

  • Prepare quotations and submissions.
  • Measuring & ‘Quantity Take-Off’ from drawings/sketches.
  • Produce Bills of Quantities.
  • Source pre-project information and analyse sub-contractor quotations, agreements & enquiries.
  • Attend site visits to understand scope of works and client requirements.
  • Attend estimate review meeting with Senior Managers.
  • Attend pre & post contract client meetings etc.
  • Investigate cost effective and/or alternative solutions.
  • Input data entry onto estimating software.
  • Develop knowledge and learn about the latest techniques.
  • Carry out other relevant duties as required from time to time.

Required Experience

Your Qualifications and Experience should be:

  • Ideally with 5 years or more proven agricultural estimating experience.
  • A team player who is a confident communicator with all members of staff.
  • You must have excellent interpersonal skills; maintain good working relationships with colleagues, clients, and supplies and have a personable character.
  • Excellent organisational skills and ability to adhere to strict deadlines on a daily & weekly basis.
  • Microsoft office proficient.
  • Site experience is advantageous.

Job Location – Carnwath (other site visits required).

Applications – Please apply via the Recruitment section of our website and complete our Job Enquiry Form along with attaching your CV.

Highlights of 2018

Highlights of 2018



As 2018 comes to an end, BHC look back on our success on sites across the United Kingdom. 

This past year we have been involved in projects as far south as Drake Circus Leisure Development in Plymouth, to projects located as north as the Inverurie Community Campus.

We’ve worked on projects as small as the 20 tonne Dundee RCPP for MVV environment and as large as the 15,000 tonne redevelopment of the Edinburgh St James centre.


We would like to wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year and look forward to seeing what 2019 brings.

Edinburgh St James

Edinburgh St James

BHC have been onsite at the re-development of the Edinburgh St James Centre for approximately six months. 

Throughout our Structural Steelwork contract we will be erecting almost 33,000 individual pieces of hot rolled steelwork to form the new shopping centre.

Below are our most recent images taken onsite throughout December.

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University of Glasgow – Learning & Teaching Hub

UOG - Learning and Teaching Hub


Richard Struthers, BHC’s HSQE Manager, recently visited the University of Glasgow to deliver a presentation to a group of Civil Engineering students regarding our involvement in the Steelwork fabrication and development of the new Learning and Teaching Hub on University Avenue.

BHC were successfully appointed by Multiplex as the steelwork sub-contractor for the new development. We will be fabricating and erecting over 980 tonnes of hot rolled steelwork and installing 5,387 square metres of metal decking.

The £90.6 million Learning and Teaching Hub will provide state-of-the-art learning and teaching facilities to the students of the University of Glasgow.

The hub can accommodate over 2,500 students and includes lecture halls, interactive teaching spaces, group study spaces and a cafe.

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Job Opportunity: Graduate/ Trainee Quantity Surveyor

Graduate Surveyor


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

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 contact documents.
  • Understanding and knowledge of types of contracts and conditions.
  • Sub contract ordering.
  • Preparing interim valuations/final accounts.

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 and planing skills.
  • Able to balance competing priorities and meet personal targets within a fluctuating and 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 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 Application form found on the Recruitment page.