Jobs at Smiths

We have an extensive range of jobs at Smiths. A wide variety of opportunities waiting for the right candidate to fill. Vacancies at all of our depots across South Wales, Bristol and Gloucestershire.

Road Sweeper Driver

We require an experienced road sweeper driver to join our growing team operating out of the Eastington depot, near Stonehouse.

Core hours will be between 6am and 6pm operating mainly within Gloucestershire.

A good command of spoken and written English is required.

Essential:

Good attitude to work
Prepared to work hard
Class C (HGV 2) licence
Current DCPC card

Benefits include:

Workplace Pension Scheme
Life Assurance scheme (two times salary)
Free on-site parking
28 days holiday (including bank holidays)
6 monthly Boot Allowance
Mobile telephone for work use
Support of a friendly team operating as part of a family-run business
Complimentary PPE

Closing Date: December 31, 2018

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Event Waste Manager

We are looking for someone to join our Event Waste Management team as an On-site Event Manager. The role would involve managing teams of litter pickers and ensuring that that we maintain our high service levels whilst adhering to working regulations.

Job Responsibilities

• Ensure that equipment arrives to site on time and is removed at the pre agreed time after the event.
• Manage site teams to ensure that the site is thoroughly litter picked and wheelie bins are emptied in a timely manner.
• Maintain site cleanliness levels throughout the event.
• Monitor waste levels in Lorries and skips and ensure that they are tipped when full to eliminate any disruption on site.
• Lay out equipment (wheelie bins and recycling stations) across the show ground ready for the event to start.
• Check PPE levels and ensure that there is enough on site for Smiths staff.
• Monitor hours of Smiths staff working on site and report to Senior Management for processing.
• Fill out all relevant health and safety documents and carry out full inductions for any new staff and part inductions for staff who have worked previously.

As the majority of our event work is weekends, two days off in the week would be given following the weekend worked.

Most of our equipment is delivered on lorries so a HGV licence would be preferred but not essential.

The successful candidate will have a good attitude, be prepared to work hard and must hold a valid UK driving license.

At times the job can require heavy lifting/pushing so a reasonable level of fitness is required.

The successful candidate must also act in a professional manner at all times.

Benefits

Company vehicle
Competitive Hourly Rate (£12.50-£16.00 an hour)
Bonus Scheme
Complimentary mobile telephone for work use
Workplace Pension Scheme
Corporate gym member discount
Complimentary PPE (if and when required)
6 monthly boot allowance
Non-contributory Life Assurance Scheme (2 times salary)
Eye test allowance
28 days holiday (including Bank Holidays)

 

Closing Date: December 31, 2018

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HGV Class 1 Driver

Smith’s (Gloucester) Ltd operates an extensive fleet of new vehicles with walking floor, ejector and bulker trailers capable of transporting a wide range of products in large quantities. We are seeking HGV drivers to join our ever-growing team in Gloucester.

Responsibilities and Duties
To complete work that is allocated to you in a productive and timely manner, ensuring the haulage needs and requirements of our clients are met, whilst adhering to Road Transport legislation and fulfilling the Company’s obligations
Qualifications and Skills
Experience is essential.
Driver CPC required
Good written and spoken English skills required for understanding of compliance and instructions given

Benefits
Life Assurance Scheme (2 times salary)
6 monthly boot allowance
Corporate gym membership discount
Personal tablet for work use
Mobile telephone for work use
Complimentary PPE
Support of a friendly team operating as part of a family-run business
Workplace Pension Scheme
Free on-site parking
28 days holiday (including bank holidays)
Eye test allowance

Closing Date: November 30, 2018

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Setting Out Engineer

We are looking for an experienced Setting Out Engineer to join our Construction division.

Smiths Construction is now firmly established as one of the regions most experienced and trustworthy firms. We have built a reputation for a professional approach to all aspects of our business. A major part of the success of Smiths Construction can be attributed to the innovative, proactive and hands on approach of our highly experienced team.

The successful candidate will have previous experience and knowledge of the Construction industry.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Surveying and setting out of the works
  • Checking and preparing site reports, designs and drawings
  • Implementing designs
  • Effectively providing, checking and recording full dimensional control for the site
  • Supporting project/management to ensure that project meets agreed specifications programme
  • Liaising with clients, subcontractors and other professional staff
  • Providing technical advice
  • Quality assurance

Required Qualifications and Experience

Degree or HNC/HND qualified in Civil Engineering
Experience within a heavy civil, earthworks, and structures environment, with primary focus on civil engineering / groundworks
Five or more years of experience within civil engineering industry working for groundworks sub-contractor.

Benefits

  • Life Assurance Scheme (2 times salary)
  • 28 days holiday (including Bank Holidays)
  • Opportunity to progress
  • Company vehicle for work purposes
  • Supported training
  • Corporate gym member discount
  • 6 monthly Boot Allowance
  • Complimentary PPE
  • Workplace Pension Scheme
  • Eye Test Allowance

Closing Date: November 30, 2018

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Administration Assistant

Smiths are looking for an experienced and skilled Administration Assistant to join our expanding team. Working within the busy Asbestos Removal division you will form an integral part of a lively and interactive team. You will have regular telephone contact with customers and colleagues so an excellent telephone manner is essential as well as being highly organised. You will have excellent IT skills, particularly in using MS Word and MS Excel, as well as in-house IT systems.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • General duties involve filing, answering phone enquires, providing survey comparisons and answering asbestos tender questionnaires.
  • Preparing quotations for both asbestos surveys and asbestos removals for customers all in accordance with the CAR 2012.
  • Setting up paperwork for new on site asbestos contracts and compiling notices for the HSE to register the site.
  • Completing documentation files at the end of the contracts.
  • Sending off samples and chasing the results.
  • Invoicing surveys and sample testing.
  • Maintaining records for HSE inspections and license renewal.
  • Keeping asbestos certificates and licences up to date.
  • Hiring and off hire of plant and equipment as required through Smiths Plant Hire and external hire companies.
  • Maintain plant return forms for plant on site for the Asbestos division.
  • Archiving of records including completion files, exposure records, lost tenders, surveys, and small contracts.
  • Collating exposure records for each asbestos employee.
  • Maintain and update training records to ensure compliance.
  • Arrange and organise training at relevant course centres, maintain records of courses attended.

Qualifications and Skills

Highly computer literate
Excellent communication skills (phone, verbal, written)
Proven administration skills for keeping accurate records
Proven experience of working in a busy office

Benefits

Life Assurance Scheme (two times salary)
Free onsite parking
Modern rural office location
Complimentary tea and coffee
28 days annual leave (including statutory bank/public holidays)
Contributory pension scheme
Discounted corporate membership to local gym
Supported training programme (appropriate to job role)
Salary negotiable based on experience and skills

Closing Date: November 30, 2018

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HGV Class 2 Driver – Skip, Hook and RCV

Smiths (Gloucester) Limited is one of the largest construction and waste management companies in the South West. It’s Trade Waste Division collects waste from over 2,400 customer sites and the Skip Hire Division handles more than 2,000 skip collections each week.

We are looking for full-time, experienced HGV Class 2 Trade Waste, Skip Hire & Hook Bin lorry drivers to join our growing teams.

You will be required to drive Trade Waste, Skip Hire or Hook Bin vehicles at both commercial and domestic properties in and around the Gloucestershire area whilst adhering to Road Transport legislation and fulfilling the Company’s obligations.

To successfully secure this opportunity you must:

  • Posses at least one year HGV Class 2 experience
  • Hold a valid DCPC and Category C licence
  • Be reliable, punctual and self-motivated
  • Have a great attitude and strong work ethic
  • Be capable and confident in your ability

Good written and spoken English skills required for understanding of compliance and instructions given.

Benefits include:

  • Work place pension scheme
  • Life Assurance Scheme (two times salary)
  • Free on site parking
  • 28 days holiday including bank holidays
  • Eye test allowance
  • Six monthly boot allowance
  • Complimentary PPE
  • Complimentary mobile phone (for work use only)
  • Corporate gym membership discount
  • Opportunities for progression

Closing Date: November 30, 2018

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Construction Estimator

We have an opportunity is for an experienced estimator to join our commercial team; tendering mainly for groundworks & drainage projects with values up to £5m. The role is based out of our Eastington Head Office and offers an excellent package for the right candidate with career development prospects.

We are looking for an individual with a common sense approach to working, the desire to develop and progress their career and the ability to build long-term client relationships.

Main responsibilities will include:

  • Undertaking estimates in accordance with company procedures.
  • Identify opportunity and risk during tender process and surrounding pricing.
  • Full tender process administration
  • Tender risk & opportunities – practical, commercial & contractual
  • Understanding of various forms of procurement processes
  • Attendance at mid-bid & post tender Interviews
  • Investigation of various forms of construction and liaising with specialist sub-contractors

Requirements:

  • High level of IT and communication skills
  • Excellent management and client relationship skills
  • First rate numerical and report writing skills
  • Minimum 5 years estimating experience
  • Groundworks, drainage & civils sector experience
  • Previous experience using Valesco is advantageous but not essential
  • Subcontractor or main contractor experience

Benefits:

  • Life Assurance Scheme (two times salary)
  • Free on site parking
  • Modern rural office location
  • Complimentary tea and coffee
  • 28 days annual leave (including statutory bank/public holidays)
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Discounted corporate membership to local gym
  • Supported training programme (appropriate to job role)
  • Salary negotiable based on experience and skills

Closing Date: November 30, 2018

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Welder / Fabricator

Smiths (Gloucester) Ltd are now looking for an experienced welder fabricator to join our existing night shift team, working on our extensive plant and lorry fleet.

Qualifications and Skills

  • Good ability to read workshop drawings
  • Knowledge of current CE marking procedures
  • Reasonable to good mathematical ability – confident with angles and measuring etc.
  • Confident with use of hand held equipment in welding and metal fabrication including welding plant, grinders, drills, oxy/acetylene cutting equipment, plasma cutting equipment.
  • Self-motivated and able to work individually and as part of a team
  • Ability to work in a safe manner following health & safety, environment and quality guidelines
  • Hold a City & Guilds 229 or equivalent.

An engineering background and a full UK driving licence would be advantageous.

All candidates will be required to undertake a welding test.

Salary will depend on experience and qualifications.

Benefits

  • Life Assurance Scheme (2 times salary)
  • Workplace Pension Scheme
  • Free on site parking
  • 28 days holiday (including bank holidays)
  • 6 monthly boot allowance
  • Complimentary PPE
  • Corporate gym membership discount
  • Support of a friendly team operating as part of a family-run business

Closing Date: November 30, 2018

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