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.

Smith’s (Gloucester) Ltd. strive to ensure that we are an equal opportunities employer and are determined to ensure that no applicant or employee receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of gender, age, disability, religion, belief, sexual orientation, marital status, or race, or is disadvantaged by conditions or requirements which cannot be shown to be justifiable.

Quantity Surveyor

We are looking for a proactive and experienced quantity surveyor to join our team. Smiths Construction undertake site clearance and earthworks, foundations, piling and bulk earth works, landfill construction, drainage and attenuation schemes as well as commercial developments for industry and warehousing solutions.


  • Commercial management of groundworks projects from award to completion in all areas of groundworks and civil engineering projects.
  • Compilation of interim Valuations complete with all necessary measurements and general supporting information.
  • Preparation of invoices for monthly or final account applications.
  • Evaluation of variations
  • Compilation of final account
  • Interim internal reporting including CVR analysis and review of out-turn/end of project value and cost.
  • Provision of performance reports against defined criteria as feedback to the Operational team.
  • Setting up Subcontractor Orders and management of their valuations and payments through to completion.
  • Providing assistance to the in-house estimating/tendering team.

While predominately a commercial role, an ability and willingness to assist with operational management when required is needed.


  • Ideally you will have a QS qualification, at either HNC, HND or Degree level, but more importantly, you should have experience of general surveying, cost management experience for construction and civils work contracts.
  • Experience of the above roles & responsibilities is necessary
  • You should have a successful track record of surveying and reporting concisely and effectively to managers and client representatives.
  • Working with contractors, clients and colleagues to ensure an efficient, effective and value for money service.
  • A working understanding of traditional contracts such as the JCT and NEC contracts.
  • Full UK driving licence
  • Proven excellent organisational skills

The successful candidate will be IT literate and competent with Excel, Word and Outlook.

Competitive salary depending on experience.


  • Assigned company car
  • 28 days annual leave (including statutory holidays)
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Gym membership discount local to Head Office
  • Salary negotiable based on experience and qualifications
  • Life assurance scheme
  • On site parking

Closing Date: September 30, 2019

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Demolition Worker

We currently have vacancies for demolition labourers to join our existing team based from the Hereford area. You will travel as part of team to various locations from the Hereford area. You will travel to site in a Company van but jobs will not be in Hereford, they will be an hour’s drive from Gloucester.

The successful candidate must hold a valid driving license and possess valid CSCS card.

This is a long term employment opportunity, not short term contract work.

Benefits include:
Weekly paid
Work transport provided
Free PPE
6 month boot allowance
Eye test allowance
28 days holiday including bank holidays
Competitive salary, depending on skills, experience and certificates
Supported training programme
Opportunity to progress
Work place pension
Life Insurance scheme
Corporate gym membership discount

Closing Date: September 30, 2019

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Low Loader Hi Ab Driver

We are looking for a HGV Class 2 Low Loader Hi Ab driver to join our growing team. The position is based out of our main depot near Stonehouse.

Immediate start available.

The successful candidate will be allocated their own personal, well-maintained vehicle.

The right candidate will have held a valid HGV Class 2 license for at least 2 years and a DCPC.

Remuneration will depend on the candidate and experience.

Benefits include:

Corporate gym membership discount
Eye test allowance
6 monthly boot allowance
Complimentary PPE
Tablet for work use
Life Assurance Scheme (2 x salary)
Workplace Pension Scheme
Free on-site parking
28 days holiday (including Bank Holidays)

Closing Date: September 30, 2019

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Metals Recycling Operative

We are seeking a Metals Recycling Operative to join our growing team. This full-time position is based at Moreton Valence near Quedgeley.

Responsibilities include:

Quality control of processed metals
Hand sorting and grading
General yard duties
Full training on all aspects of metal recycling will be given including on-site qualifications for forklift, wheeled loading shovels and material handlers.


28 days holiday (including Bank Holidays)
Free on-site parking
Ongoing training & development
Career progression opportunities
Discounted gym membership
Life Assurance Scheme (2 times salary)
Complimentary PPE
6 monthly boot allowance
Support of a friendly team operating as part of a family run business
Workplace Pension Scheme
Eye Test Allowance

Closing Date: September 30, 2019

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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.

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

You will be required to drive either 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: September 30, 2019

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