CAREERS

JCA is on a mission. We are always looking for the best people to help us continually achieve excellence in engineering and construction design, build and maintenance.

JCA offers a variety of challenging and career-enhancing roles, in a vibrant and enthusiastic working environment. Our positions come with great benefits. We recognise the importance of helping our employees balance work and home life, by offering flexible working arrangements. This enables staff to incorporate other priorities, including parental and caring responsibilities, voluntary and charity work and leisure pursuits.

We also offer learning and development opportunities including Talent Development Programmes, Graduate schemes, Apprenticeships, as well as work experience for young people. To apply or if you would like more details, please contact careers@jca.co.uk.

Opportunities exist at technical, professional and management levels in roles including maintenance, administration, project management and design.

If you are interested in joining us on our mission, get in touch: call for a chat, send us your CV, use LinkedIn or view our current vacancies. We look forward to hearing from you.

JCA is an Equal Opportunities Employer, and accredited with the Living Wage Foundation and Investors in People.

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Current Opportunities

Site Manager (London, Hertfordshire, Essex and the M3/M4 corridor)

Are you interested in being part of a growing business?

Are you seeking an exciting opportunity?

Based on pipeline projects for Q1 2022 onwards, we are seeking Site Managers with experience within critical environments to join our engineering projects team, based across London, Hertfordshire, Essex and the M3/M4 corridor.

The role consists of the site management / supervision of allocated contracts to ensure that our business principles of quality, profitability and close client relationships are implemented at all times.

KEY ROLE RESPONSIBILITES:

  • Responsible for the managing of the site which will include efficient management of all labour, plant, equipment, materials, logistics, movements, interfaces, risks, opportunities.
  • Responsible for implementing and maintaining all JCA quality control processes on the project and provide feedback where necessary.
  • Engagement with internal and external stakeholders to ensure compliance with statutory legislation, industry standard guidelines, employer’s requirements and any other JCA standard policies and procedures.
  • Responsible for identifying risks to health, safety, quality, and the environment and engaging with other stakeholders to ensure that adequate risk management is maintained at all times.
  • Ensure that all safe systems of work are fully implemented at all times.
  • Plan ahead to prevent problems and resolve any emerging ones.
  • Ensure that reporting documentation is generated and maintained in accordance with contract requirements and JCA policies.

 

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

  • Must have qualifications or be able to demonstrate suitable knowledge and experience.
  • Construction and / or Engineering Qualification NVQ Level 3, HNC – preferable but not essential.
  • CITB SSSTS certificate holder (or approved equivalent)
  • IOSH Supervising Safely
  • CSCS card holder relevant to role
  • First Aid at work
  • Can demonstrate supervision of projects of a comparable size, value and in a comparable industry or market sector.
  • Can demonstrate leadership and management style in keeping with JCA’s brand image.
  • Knowledge of the construction and engineering industry’s statutory requirements, methods, and processes.
  • Good communication both verbally & written.
  • Ability to work well within a team as well as independently.
  • Full UK driving licence

Construction Manager (Civils & Build) (London, Hertfordshire, Essex and the M3/M4 corridor)

Are you interested in being part of a growing business?

Are you seeking an exciting opportunity?

Based on pipeline projects for Q1 2022 onwards, we are seeking a Construction Manager with civils and build experience to join our engineering projects team to support projects based across London, Hertfordshire, Essex and the M3/M4 corridor.

The role consists of all aspects of the site management of allocated projects to ensure that JCA business principles of quality, profitability and close client relationships are implemented at all times.

KEY ROLE RESPONSIBILITES:

  • Take full financial and delivery responsibility for a portfolio of work packages ensuring that JCA cost effectively deliver contracted services as well as additional services, within legislative and contractual obligations.
  • Manage all activities necessary, as required to achieve success at all contract life cycle phases, including but not limited to pre-contract phase, post contract phase and defects and liability period.
  • Overseeing all onsite and offsite constructions to monitor compliance with building and safety regulations.
  • Manage direct and indirect resources, supply chain, plant, materials, and logistics necessary to ensure successful contract completion.
  • Represent company at meetings with client, landlord, supply chain and project teams as required for project needs.
  • Use of knowledge of the most economical and effective layout of installations together with the ability to achieve a high level of productivity in the work which they control and ensure quality construction standards and the use of proper construction techniques. Provide technical input in relation to your skills into project requirements, including liaison with both internal and external design teams and analyse, manage, and mitigate risks.
  • Create and develop project programmes and site logistics plans and manage effectively throughout projects and prepare internal and external reports as required.
  • Regular liaison with line manager to report on overall operation of their programme, labour, opportunities, health and safety and any other issue.
  • Assess and generate project documentation including but not limited to – RAMS, progress reports, H&S and quality audits, void closure, snag, and outstanding work schedules.
  • Responsibility for site health and safety procedures and documentation including regular liaison with JCA health and safety manager to ensure best practices are maintained at all times.
  • Staff welfare, workload and behaviour is effectively managed. Including implementation of site inductions and day to day management of project area and personnel.

 

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

  • Qualification in one of the following, building studies or building engineering, surveying or civil engineering, construction engineering or construction site management
  • Have a strong technical engineering background and proven management experience
  • have a high level of knowledge and understanding of various forms of construction contracts
  • Have excellent organisational, communication and leadership skills
  • CSCS Card
  • SSMTS-CITB Qualified
  • Temporary works co-ordinator
  • Good computer literacy including ability to produce and work on word, excel and project software
  • Full UK Licence
  • First Aid at Work
  • Asbestos Awareness
  • Willingness to travel or stay away on short term basis dependent on needs of project.

Contracts Manager (M&E) (London, Hertfordshire, Essex and the M3/M4 corridor)

Are you interested in being part of a growing business?

Are you seeking an exciting opportunity?

Based on pipeline projects for Q1 2022 onwards, we are seeking M&E Contract Managers with experience within critical environments to join our engineering projects team, based across London, Hertfordshire, Essex and the M3/M4 corridor.

The role consists of all aspects of the management of allocated contracts to ensure that our business principles of quality, profitability and close client relationships are implemented at all times.

KEY ROLE RESPONSIBILITES:

  • Take full financial and delivery responsibility for a portfolio of contracts ensuring that JCA cost effectively deliver contracted services as well as additional services, within legislative and contractual obligations.
  • Manage all activities necessary, as required to achieve success at all contract life cycle phases, including lead generation, opportunity management, enquiry to quote process, pre-contract phase, post contract phase and defects and liability period.
  • Deliver projects in accordance with contracted requirements. Ensure that contracts are correctly administered in accordance with the relevant legal framework.
  • Manage direct and indirect resources, supply chain, plant, materials, and logistics necessary to ensure successful contract completion.
  • To carry out financial forecasting and reporting of cost, sales, gross profit, and risk associated with all projects assigned to you.
  • Ensure that statutory obligations are met in full and ensure that the business is not exposed to undue risks.
  • Ensure that records, data, and systems are maintained up to date and in accordance with standards, policies, and procedures.
  • Maintain excellent client relationships, develop, and maximise opportunities for additional revenue and margin and contract retention.
  • Work with all stakeholders to identify opportunities in line with business strategy

 

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

  • Mechanical or Electrical qualifications (e.g. ONC, HND, Degree Level or equivalent)
  • M&E Project Management Qualification or demonstration of experience in the role.
  • Technical Qualification
  • SMSTS site management safety training qualification
  • IOSH Managing Safely
  • CSCS card holder relevant to role
  • First aid at work
  • Can demonstrate delivery of projects of a comparable size, value and in a comparable industry or market sector.
  • Can demonstrate leadership and management style in keeping with JCA’s brand image.
  • Can demonstrate excellent analytical skills and has experience of Document Management Systems, SharePoint, Dynamics CRM, Asta Powerproject, Excel, Anaplan, or similar/equivalent packages.
  • Has experience of working in an SME and can demonstrate an understanding of the need to have a broad business understanding.
  • Knowledge of the construction and engineering industry’s statutory requirements, methods, and processes.
  • Driving licence holder
  • Willing to stay away from home for short periods depending on job location

Quantity Surveyor (London, Hertfordshire, Essex and the M3/M4 corridor)

Based on pipeline projects, we are seeking Quantity Surveyors with experience within critical environments to join our engineering projects team, based across London, the Home Counties and the M3/M4 corridor.

The role consists of financial and commercial management of allocated contracts to ensure that our business principles of quality, profitability and close client relationships are implemented at all times.

KEY ROLE RESPONSIBILITES:

  • Review and understanding project contract documentation.
  • Preparing and analysing supplier and sub-contractor enquiries.
  • Preparation and issuing of contract documents to our supply chain.
  • Monitoring change in our scope of work and pricing of variations.
  • Preparing and agreeing Monthly progress applications.
  • Financial and contractual control of sub-contractor accounts.
  • Issuing of contractual notices and evaluate loss and expense/acceleration claims. Ensuring that contracts are correctly administered in accordance with the relevant legal framework.
  • Providing fast, accurate, competitive, and profitable estimates.
  • Preparation of monthly commercial project reports.
  • Provide Data and analysis of issues & risks as required by Management.
  • Managing and forecasting of project Cash flows.
  • Liaising with the client, sub-contractors, and other departments.
  • Maintain excellent client relationships, develop, and maximise opportunities for additional revenue and margin and contract retention.
  • Work with all stakeholders to identify opportunities in line with business strategy

 

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

  • A BTEC in Building Studies, Building Engineering or Building Management or a HNC / HND / Degree in Quantity Surveying.
  • A minimum of three years’ experience of managing elements of projects.
  • A working knowledge of Mechanical/Electrical Work Packages
  • CSCS card holder relevant to role
  • High level of accuracy and attention to detail
  • Excellent Analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Has experience of working in an SME and can demonstrate an understanding of the need to have a broad business understanding
  • Excellent communication and negotiating skills
  • Full UK driving licence

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