A career at JCA offers many opportunities. We work on iconic projects across a diverse range of sectors and always have new and exciting challenges for our team to face.

In order to ensure that we continue to attract and retain people who embody our values and can deliver our high standards, we provide a dynamic and fast-paced work environment, in which our employees can thrive.

We believe in offering significant personal growth opportunities with ongoing development programmes for people at all stages of their careers. This includes a highly competitive salary and benefit package and a diverse and collaborative work environment that recognises individual achievements.

If you would like any further information about any of the vacancies advertised below, please telephone our head office or email –

Current Opportunities

Contracts Manager / Site Managers / Site Supervisors (Engineering Projects)

Due to significant and sustained growth, we have the following career opportunities for site based roles across our MEP, interior fit out and construction projects in 2018, based in London and UK South.

  • Contracts Managers
  • Site Managers
  • Site Supervisors

We work across a range of industry sectors including finance, commercial development, pharmaceutical, education and the public sector, offering an array of services ranging from business critical infrastructure for data centres and laboratories, to fast track commercial office fit outs.

We are seeking experienced Contracts Managers, Site Managers and Site Supervisors to ensure the management, monitoring and delivery of our projects to clients, ensuring that our business principles of quality, profitability and close client relationships are implemented at all times.

For a more detailed job description and submission of a CV, please email

Associate Mechanical Engineer

Position/Title: Associate Mechanical Engineer
Department: Design team
Company: JCA Engineering Ltd
Reporting to: Divisional Director
Location: Head Office, Stevenage
Purpose/Main Functions of Position:
A key position within the design team intended to provide a high degree of technical expertise and design-management skills in building services engineering, from inception through to completion.

The Associate Mechanical Engineer shall be degree qualified in a relevant field of engineering and shall either be a chartered member of The Engineering Council (UK), or working towards obtaining chartered status.The role holder shall have a strong background in the design and design-management of building services engineering, particularly in business-critical environments, through all RIBA stages.

Whilst the Associate Mechanical Engineer will have a bias towards an engineering discipline (mechanical or electrical), he or she will be capable of acting as lead-designer in managing a multidisciplinary design team, (incl. outsourced resource), through the whole lifecycle of a project.

This person will be engaged in supporting the other JCA Engineering divisions, as well as producing, managing and delivering consultancy-based solutions to clients. In liaison with the Divisional Director, the role holder shall be responsible for the development of project bids, contracts, resource and fee forecasting.

The Associate Mechanical Engineer will at all times portray the business in a positive manner ensuring all activities remain professional and ethical at all times.


Role & responsibilities

§  Design, plan and coordinate projects through all RIBA Stages.

§  Maintain a working knowledge of appropriate engineering and industry standards.

§  Manage and co-ordinate design project teams, including any external design resource.

§  Attend client and stakeholder meetings, including presenting and justifying proposals.

§  Build working relationships with internal and external stakeholders.

§  Close liaison with the delivery teams to ensure technical accuracy at construction stage.

§  Actively oversee any key site-based operations that warrant a high level of technical expertise be present.

§  Liaison with the other divisions with JCA engineering such as the Estimating department, as required.

§  Checking and quality assurance of designs developed by others, including outsourced resource.

§  Ensuring that the designs and proposals meet legislative and statutory requirements.

§  Mentor, guide and support less experienced members of the design team.

§  Development of fee proposals and financial management of project team, including sub-consultants, through the whole project life-cycle.

§  Ensure that the company’s Health, Safety & Environmental policies and procedures are constantly adhered to in all aspects of building services design.

§  Be conversant with the company standards, associated guidance manuals and technical standards, regulations relevant to the design & technical engineering needs of the Company.


Skills, knowledge and competencies required:
·        Degree qualified in a relevant field of engineering.

·        At least 8 years’ post-graduate experience within Mechanical Engineering Design within the built environment.

·        Working knowledge with statutory and industry guidelines such as British Standards and CIBSE guidelines.

·        Experience working in a client-facing role.

·        Good commercial awareness.

·        Demonstrate a proven track record of a high degree of technical and design-management expertise.

Desirable skills, knowledge and competencies:
·        Data Centre experience.

·        Chartership or working towards Chartership with a relevant institution.

You will also be asked to undertake projects and any other duties, which reasonably fall within the scope of the position and you will also need to demonstrate capacity to develop within the role and take responsibility for driving own professional development.

In addition to the duties and responsibilities listed, the jobholder is required to carry out such other duties as may be required and as may be assigned by the management team from time to time.

Senior Quantity Surveyor

Position/Title: Senior Quantity Surveyor
Department: Pre-Contract
Company: JCA Engineering Ltd
Responsible to: Commercial Director
Location: As required for the role
Purpose/Main Functions of Position:
Responsibility for managing all aspects of the contractual and financial side of a project. This includes but is not limited to managing costs relating to mechanical, electrical and building projects. The role holder will seek to enhance value for money, whilst achieving the required standards and quality.

The role holder will report to the Commercial Director and provide support and guidance throughout the lifecycle of a project.

Roles and responsibilities:

1.      Regular liaison with the Commercial Director to report on overall operation of the project finances, risk, opportunities and any other issue of importance.

2.      Liaison with the estimating, design and business development staff as necessary to provide support for new opportunities and existing projects.

3.      Ensuring good financial management of projects within the team.

4.      Ensuring good contractual management of projects within the team.

5.      Ensuring good documentation management of projects within the team.

6.      Ensuring good communication and liaison with the engineering support teams (marketing, accounts and commercial support).

7.      Liaison with the procurement department to assist to monitor and control of supplier and subcontract supply chain to ensure best value and quality are achieved.

8.      Work with the marketing and business development teams to exploit any opportunities identified.

9.      Report any opportunities you have identified with existing and new clients and provide information to the estimating team to allow them to tender/quote.

10.   Attend monthly management meetings with DCMs and other managers in engineering.


1.      Assist with feasibility studies to estimate materials, time and labour costs.

2.      Assisting in establishing a client’s requirements and undertaking feasibility studies.

3.      Preparing, negotiating and analysing costs for tenders and contracts.

4.      Preparing tender and contract documents, including bills of quantities as and when required.

5.      Close integration with the procurement team advising on procurement strategy relevant to previous project experience.

6.      Work alongside the estimating team so that financial information that you have been working on, is handed over from pre-contract to contract teams at the outset of any new live project.

7.      Preparation of subcontracts in conjunction with the procurement department.

8.      Assist the procurement department with purchase orders.

9.      Produce bid analysis reports for each subcontract/purchase order showing buying gain/loss.

10.   Cost benefit analysis.

11.   Writing reports and preparing documents (plans, contracts, budgets etc).

12.   Assist in the negotiation of the price and conditions with client on tenders/quotations where necessary.

13.   If required attend site surveys with estimating teams to provide advice/information where necessary on cost and risk related issues.

14.   Attend pre and post tender meetings with estimating team where deemed necessary.

15.   Reporting any issues and signs offs that may be required at director level.



1.      Ensure that all new projects have received a purchase order or contracts from the client and liaise with commercial manager/commercial director if any amendments need to be made.

2.      Work alongside the Divisional Contract Managers/Directors(DCM/DCD) to ensure that Contract Managers CMs are managing opportunities for variations in the correct manner.

3.      Price, submit and agree the value of all variations in a timely fashion.

4.      Agreement of the final account with the client.

5.      Work alongside the DCM/procurement department to ensure that CMs are negotiating best value with supply chain.

6.      Work alongside the DCM to ensure that CMs are reporting regularly on cash flow to Financial Controller regarding cost control, planning and forecasting.

7.      Valuing completed work and ensuring payments are received on time.

8.      Undertaking cost forecast analysis.

9.      In conjunction with CMs produce and update monthly the project risk/opportunity register.

10.   Identifying, analysing and developing responses to commercial risk.

11.   In conjunction with the CMs produce the monthly cost value reconciliation.

12.   Providing input on contractual claims with assistance from the commercial manager/commercial director.

13.   Valuation of subcontractor’s accounts, production of monthly payment certificates and agreement of final accounts.

14.   Escalation of involvement where CMs require assistance if they are experiencing difficulties with client payments and the like.

15.   Attend meetings with DCMs/CMs as necessary where support and/or client relationship development is required.

Health and Safety

Report to directors any areas of concern on health and safety.



Skills, knowledge and competencies required:
·        Good knowledge of construction

·        Excellent problem solving skills

·        Good financial and numeracy management skills

·        Excellent communication and negotiating skill

·        The ability to absorb complex information and assess requirements readily

·        Understanding the implications of health and safety regulations

·        Maintaining awareness of the different building contracts in current use

·        Team worker with good interpersonal skills

·        Organised and methodical with a keen eye for detail

·        Computer literate with IT skills e.g. proficient with Microsoft software

·        Budget and financial management

·        Ability to remain calm under pressure

·        Industry knowledge and understanding

Desirable skills, knowledge and competencies:
·        Data Centre experience.

·        Chartership or working towards Chartership with a relevant institution.

You will also be asked to undertake projects and any other duties, which reasonably fall within the scope of the position and you will also need to demonstrate a capacity to develop within the role and take responsibility for driving your own professional development.

In addition to the duties and responsibilities listed, the jobholder is required to carry out such other duties as may be required and as may be assigned by the management team from time to time.

Maintenance Co-ordinator

Position/Title: Maintenance Co-ordinator
Department: Maintenance Service Desk
Company: JCA Engineering Ltd
Responsible to: Service Desk Supervisor
Purpose/main functions:
To work within a team of co-ordinators, contract management and engineering delivery personnel to ensure that we deliver a first class customer and client focused service. The team is to have a collaborative approach and work as one team with one focus, providing an exceptional service delivery to the client.
Key responsibilities/tasks:
General administration

·       To carry out PPM scheduling and progressions, ensuring the tasks that are due are scheduled for the correct day and time slots, utilising the engineering workforce efficiently. Liaising with clients where necessary. Ensure that engineers are in attendance and chase for completion.

·       Receiving client requests for additional or reactive attendance, raising a record and progressing that record through its various stages, selecting the correct engineering attendance, chasing for completion within SLAs through to financial closure

·       Liaising with contract managers when progressing quotations, producing the final presentation document for approval

·       Raising purchase orders for both materials and subcontracted services as required, utilising the company’s preferred suppliers list and procurement department when necessary

·       Providing accurate and timely data for reports to be used internally and externally as required

·       Liaise with and communicate daily with engineering delivery and contract management to ensure that all are fully aware of location of staff and status of works

·       To provide an excellent level of client and customer focus, through all contact channels

·       Excellent communication and written skills

Additional tasks

·        Providing cover for other team members

·        In addition to the duties and responsibilities listed, the jobholder is required to carry out such other duties as may be required and as may be assigned by the directors from time to time


Skills, knowledge and competencies required:
·       Experience of administration within the building services industry

·       Previous experience of working in an administration team an advantage

·       Good presentational skills and understanding of Microsoft Outlook, Excel and Word

·       Ability to deal confidently with clients and contract managers

·       Able to prioritise own workload and report any resource issues directly to line manager

·       Dealing directly with the engineer workforce to provide daily diaries, and relay changes in timely manner

Qualifications required:
·       A further education qualification in administration, secretarial or another business related subject

·       Excel intermediate qualification or equivalent

·       EDLC or equivalent

Personal attributes:
·       Open, honest and trustworthy

·       Able to produce work of an excellent standard and prepared to learn new skills

·       Self-motivated

·       Ability to make decisions and use own initiative

·       Able to work independently and as part of a team

·       ‘Can do’ attitude

·       Understand the importance of following policy and procedure

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