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: November 29, 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: November 29, 2019

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Purchasing Assistant

Due to increasing workload, we now require a full time assistant to support the Purchasing Manager in site material purchasing and administrative duties. The successful candidate will be extremely organised, possess excellent IT and administration skills and be willing to develop their skills. Someone with a flexible attitude to work would be well-suited in this role.

  • Placing orders via telephone or email.
  • Recording orders using current software system.
  • Preparing documents through Contract Period for O&M manuals.
  • Preparing Material / Sub Contract tender enquiries.
  • Issuing PPE/tools and consumables for contracts as required.
  • Taking telephone enquiries.
  • Maintaining records of tenders and orders
  • Assist in completing regular stock checks
  • Tender & Contract document filing.
  • General administrative duties, as and when required.

The successful candidate will:
– Have experience of working in a purchasing assistant or similar role
– Possess some knowledge and/or experience of working in a construction business environment
– Be a confident negotiator with a good telephone manner.

Benefits include:
  • Life Assurance scheme (2 times salary)
  • Corporate gym member discount
  • Eye test allowance
  • Complimentary tea and coffee
  • Free onsite parking
  • Work place pension scheme
  • Opportunities for progression
  • 28 days holiday (including bank holidays)

Closing Date: November 29, 2019

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Demolition Labourer

Smith’s (Gloucester) Ltd are looking for Experienced Demolition Operatives to join our existing teams. Smiths are very well established in the demolition industry with over 30 years experience of demolition projects, including expert soft strip to skilled machine demolition.

You must have a valid and up to date CSCS card.

Salary dependant on skills, experience and certificates.

Experience of removal of asbestos material would be an advantage, but is not essential.

Working as part of a team you will be working on small domestic projects through to large industrial scale demolitions.

You will be using hand tools and machinery, skills will include soft strip, following instruction and following site rules.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Work as part of team travelling to site (you need to be vehicle owner/driver)
  • Take instruction from Site Supervisor
  • Follow method statements to carry out tasks in safe and compliant manner
  • Comply with Health & Safety regulations
  • Identify risks and issues to Site Supervisor should they arise
  • Follow company rules and regulations

Qualifications and Skills

  • Valid CSCS card
  • Full UK driving licence
  • Able to speak and understand English
  • Experience of plant machinery operation advantageous, not essential


  • 6 monthly boot allowance
  • Complimentary PPE
  • Corporate gym membership discount
  • 28 days holiday (including Bank Holidays)
  • Workplace Pension Scheme
  • Life Assurance Scheme (2 times salary)
  • Focused training programmes
  • Support from a friendly team operating as part of a family run business
  • Eye test allowance
  • Works transport provided
  • Opportunity to progress

Closing Date: November 30, 2019

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Roller Driver

Smiths Laser Levelling was the first of its type in England. We acquired this technology to offer our customers the most cost effective solution in large scale site preparation and the optimisation of increasingly expensive aggregates and cover material.

We now require a plant operator to primarily drive a roller as part of our laser levelling gang. Experience of dumper driving would be advantageous.

You must be willing to work away from home as instructed. An enhanced hourly rate plus paid accommodation and meals applies. Bonus scheme paid.

Full UK driving license essential. Works transport will be provided.

Benefits include:

  • Work place pension
  • Performance related bonus scheme
  • Life Insurance scheme
  • Onsite parking
  • 28 days holiday including bank holidays
  • Corporate gym membership discount
  • Opportunities to progress

Closing Date: November 29, 2019

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