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.

Groundworks Engineer

Smiths Construction is now firmly established as one of the regions most experienced and trustworthy firms. With customers across the South West, Midlands and South Wales 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

We are looking for a Groundworks Engineer to join our Construction division who will be based on sites in and around Gloucestershire. 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

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.


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

Closing Date: January 31, 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. 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 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: January 31, 2019

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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


  • 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


  • 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: January 31, 2019

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Farm Worker

We require an experienced farm worker to undertake general farm and agricultural duties on farms in South Gloucestershire with 250 beef suckler herd, 800 store and finishing cattle,130 ewes and 100 store lambs and a large spread of arable land.


  • Ensuring general well-being of all livestock.
  • Shared responsibility of commercial beef suckler herd including feeding, routine husbandry, calving cows when necessary and following current health plan.
  • Shared responsibility of store and finishing cattle including feeding using diet feeding, routine husbandry and following current health plan.
  • Shared responsibility of ewes and store lambs including feeding, routine husbandry, lambing ewes when necessary and following current health plan.
  • Arable duties when required.
  • General maintenance of the farms
  • Work within a team and contribute towards team work

The successful candidate will have experience of both calving cows and lambing ewes as well as rearing of livestock of all ages.

Full UK driving license is essential as well as tractor and loadall experience.


  • Work place pension scheme
  • Life Insurance scheme
  • On site parking
  • 28 days holiday including bank holidays

Closing Date: January 31, 2019

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