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

Senior Buyer

Position/Title: Senior Buyer
Department: Procurement
Company: JCA Engineering Ltd
Reporting to: Commercial Director
Location: Head Office, Stevenage
Purpose/Main Functions of Position:
The Senior Buyer will embrace and offer total ownership for the processing of all purchasing aspects required of the company with an agreed series of reports to be issued on a frequency as dictated. They will liaise closely with the contracts managers and the commercial team (estimating) developing a good relationship with all engineers, offering assistance on labour and material procurement matters.

This position will encompass a number of functions and operations, primarily, and where necessary in consultation with the Commercial Director:

·         Purchasing for all divisions to include all project purchases/sub-contract orders etc

·         Liaise with business principles to develop and manage a robust supplier and subcontractor base to support the growing needs of the business

·         Manage all subcontractors in terms of grading their performance, ensuring insurances and accreditations are up to date

·         Co-ordination of the contract terms for subcontractors with the commercial manager

·         Manage all suppliers in terms of grading their performance

·         Manage and negotiate business terms with key suppliers to include retrospective discounts, rebates and frameworks

·         Monitor, control and optimise spread of spend to ensure best purchasing terms

·         Creation of procurement schedules for all contracts and managing deliveries against the contract programme to ensure best value without impact to project quality

·         Ensure all trading terms are in the best commercial interest of the company including but not limited to credit limits, terms and conditions etc

·         Ownership of the purchasing processes and development of any systems necessary to support the role

·         Varying projects and tasks as assigned by the Operations Director on an ad-hoc basis, projects to be managed in terms of resource, budget and programme.

·         Performance management of the purchasing and supply chain administrators

·        Watching for changing purchasing trends on products which would be more effective to the company

·        Support the maintaining of the database prices and discounts to ensure products are correct, still valid and that   prices are updated and discounts applied

·        Where necessary on current orders, complete site views of materials under production

·        In conjunction with the estimating and finance departments, you will contribute to the maintenance and monitoring of a supplier/manufacturer/subcontractor database

·        You will contribute to a review of the previous year’s trading activities and the development of patterns and trends for a future supply chain structure


Skills, Knowledge and Competencies Required:
·                To demonstrate clear savings on all purchases processed

·                Ensure all contract/group purchases are conducted swiftly and expediently

·                Accuracy of data production and report output

·                Achieving deadlines for all projects assigned

·                All performance criteria will be assessed against KPI’s on a monthly basis

·                Integration with all departments and the operation board members

·                Strong communication skills

·                Strong negotiation skills

·                Commercial understanding

·                The ability to work as part of a team

·                The ability to build professional working relationships with internal/external stakeholders

·                Work safely in accordance with the company’s current health and safety policy and procedures

·                A positive approach, with the determination to succeed

Desirable Skills, Knowledge and Competencies:
·        Previous experience of subcontract procurement

·        Industry specific knowledge in particular M & E and Construction

·        CIPS membership or equivalent

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 by the management team from time to time.

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.

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