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It’s our people that are making the difference every day and we know our success depends on our people helping us to create value for our customers by working in partnership with them to achieve outstanding service and return on investment.

We want everyone at Jacopa, regardless of their role, to add value, to inspire trust and to demonstrate pride in their work.

In return we offer great opportunities to grow in a company culture that fosters creativity, innovation, personal growth, job satisfaction and career development. In short, the UK’s leading team serving the Municipal Wastewater sector.

Unsolicited approaches from Recruitment Agencies will not be accepted

AVAILABLE RECRUITMENT POSITIONS:

Site Manager – Newry

SUMMARY

Responsible for ensuring the site works will be delivered safely and on time. Will serve as a main site engineer liaising and managing our supply chain and sub contract team.
Completes assigned activities under general direction of the Project Manager.

ESSENTIAL GENERIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following:

  1. Reviewing all applicable contract documents and briefs,  POs, project plans, specifications, and providing comments when applicable;
  2. Liaise with other members of the Contracts Team & Supply Chain to ensure timely delivery of contracts
  3. Scheduling and conducting project review and proposals review meeting, focusing on terms and conditions of contract, scope of supply, cost, construction, and project scheduling;
  4. Advising Project Manager of project status while adhering to all appropriate policies and established safety procedures.
  5. Report any variations to Project Manager, including costs and problems which may change the forecast delivery, profitability, warranty etc of such contracts;
  6. Communicating promptly with customer on project schedule and any issues relating to that contract;
  7. Assistance in the development of monthly progress reports
  8. Health & Safety, Quality & Environmental
    1. Reviewing of Sub-contractor RAMS.
    2. Ensure projects are managed in compliance with the CDM Regulations
    3. Ensure subcontractors and suppliers are compliant with the Company’s policies, procedures and processes.
    4. Undertake regular Site Safety Inspections/Audits.
    5. Oversee and ensure that HSE related documents are kept up to date, submitted and filed appropriately.
    6. Liaise with third parties as required to ensure compliance with all standards, legislation, regulation and best practice.
    7. Performs all work in accordance with established health and safety, quality and environmental procedures as well as all company procedures including authorisations
  9. Other varied duties may be assigned as required reflecting the small team flexibility at the location

 

LOCAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following:

  1. Comply with all company procedures and authorisations when committing the company to agreement
  2. Management of Sites and supervision of direct labour and subcontractors
  3. Management of delivery of MEICA projects while ensuring high quality of work is achieved and maintained
  4. Set up schedules for the timely submission and completion of all drawings, technical data, manufacturing and installation schedules, as agreed with the customer.
  5. Oversee the progress on the project by holding regular meetings or discussions with the supply chain, sub contract team and client representatives.
  6. Maintain contact with the customer, advising of progress, responding to correspondence and any queries relating to that contract.
  7. Attend contractual meetings with the customer as necessary, both in the UK and Ireland if required
  8. Assist Project Manager in maintaining an effective system of contract management.
  9. Monitor any variation to the contract supply, terms and conditions, and ensure that all variations are reflected in the increased contract value and profitability.
  10. Monitor the warranty period and minimize the amount of warranty claims.
  11. Report any recurring warranty problems and where necessary produce reports for submission to the Technical department
  12. Ensuring compliance on site regarding RAMS, Toolbox Talks and adherence to safety, quality, and environmental procedures
  13. Attendance and contribution at client progress meetings
  14. Attendance and contribution at MEICA design meetings
  15. Liaising with Clients and consultant
  16. Keeping of site records

 

LEADERSHIP/SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Supervising the supply chain and sub contract teams on site
  2. Assisting the Project Manager in development of Construction Phase Plan
  3. Organising of Site Mobilisation
  4. Carrying out of Site Inductions
  5. Development of RAMS and reviewing subcontractor RAMS
  6. Controlling delivery of materials to site
  7. Knowledge of the Construction Site & Safety
  8. Knowledge of CDM Regulations
  9. Ensuring compliance on site regarding RAMS, Toolbox Talks and adherence to safety and environmental procedures

 

EDUCATION, TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE

HNC or higher in Electrical, Mechanical or Civil Engineering or similar discipline.

Related experience gained in construction site management environment plus related experience in delivering work packages.

5+ Years Supervisory Experience within the Water or Construction Industry

Knowledge of Conditions of Contract particularly NEC.

CSR Gold Card or equivalent

First Aid at Work Training

 

COMMUNICATION SKILLS

Ability to read, analyse, and interpret complex industry related documents.

Ability to respond effectively to technical and commercial issues.

Ability to prepare and communicate status reports.

 

INDEPENDENT JUDGMENT, DECISION MAKING & PROBLEM SOLVING:

Ability to make decisions requiring the use of a variety of variables in standard situations.


OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • IT Skills: Proficiency in Word, Excel, other MS Office programs and IT systems (eg network + email).
  • Mathematical Skills: Ability to apply advanced mathematical equations to a variety of complex, non-standard situations.
  • Travel: Travel in the UK and Ireland will be required to fulfil the role.
  • Overnight: You may be required to stay away from home on occasions, which we be planned in advance.
  • Other:
    • Ability to read and understand specification, fabrication, erection, and standard engineering drawings.
    • Knowledge of Water and Wastewater Treatment processes
    • Ability to work within a small multi-disciplined team.
    • CAD experience advantageous but not essential.
    • Ability to develop key skills and knowledge in water and wastewater treatment and infrastructure
    • Ability to develop key skills, knowledge and understanding of Commercial Terms & Conditions and Contract law.

 

WORK ENVIRONMENT

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


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Projects Manager – Newry

SUMMARY
Responsibilities of the Projects Manager include the financial and operational planning, monitoring and control of allocated Newry Projects, ensuring compliance with all Health, Safety, Environmental and Quality internal and external requirements and overall, implementing the Company’s procedures and objectives. The project Manager will also be responsible for the allocation of resources to Wastewater and Water Treatment projects

The Projects Manager will serve as the overall contractual contact for customers and will liaise closely with other departments of the Company to ensure efficient delivery of Projects to the satisfaction of the customer while meeting Company performance objectives. The Projects Manager will be responsible for maintaining and building on existing relationships with clients and their teams.

Completes assigned activities under general direction of the Contracts Manager.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following:

  1. Health, safety and environment
    1. By example, set the highest possible standards of leadership in promotion of HS&E planning and performance, procedures and best practice, ensuring full compliance with Company procedures and legal obligations
    2. Liaise closely with the Company’s QHSE Manager to regularly review plans and performance and seek professional guidance when needed
    3. Allocate HSE responsibilities and duties for site personnel, check understanding and organise training as necessary
    4. Ensure projects are managed in compliance with the CDM Regulations
    5. Maintain and manage construction sites and subcontractors, ensuring all subcontractors and suppliers follow the Company’s procedures and processes
    6. Undertake regular Site Safety Audits / Inspections
    7. Oversee and ensure that HSE related documents are kept up to date, submitted and filed appropriately.
    8. Liaise with third parties as required to ensure compliance with all standards, legislation, regulation and best practice
  2. Operational
    1. Effective direct management of the delivery team to meet all performance and compliance requirements, regularly set and monitor individual performance objectives
    2. Responsible to achieve budget gross margin for Projects; manage risks and opportunities to deliver improvements where possible
    3. Programme planning of all Projects
    4. Liaise with other members of the Contracts Team to ensure timely delivery of projects
    5. Plan Projects ensuring they are programmed to a level of detail necessary to meet contract / sub-contract obligations and for site operations
    6. Maintain an effective system of contract management.
    7. Ensure procurement is carried out in accordance with Company procedures to best value and to prevent delays
    8. Optimise cash flow for the Company
    9. Working with site management ensure site team compliance with Company policies and procedures
    10. Attend in person, or delegate as necessary, tender handover meetings and deliver pre-start meetings to the contract / sub-contract delivery team and site team
    11. Assist Contract Manager to ensure plans and forecasts are in place and monitored and formally reviewed monthly with the Company’s Finance Dept for the successful commercial delivery of all Projects
    12. Produce and analyse progress reports, updated costs and forecasts
    13. Ensure effective commercial engagement of subcontractors and suppliers to manage risk and performance
    14. Implement risk management, review risk register and check risk controls
    15. Review Projects for change and risk at least monthly with the delivery team, implementing necessary actions with the customer and the supply chain in accordance with the terms and conditions of the contract / sub-contract
    16. Formally brief the delivery team on contract / sub-contract particulars for initiation and completion of works to meet all contractual and customer satisfaction obligations
    17. Ensure weekly operational review of progress, budget resources and forward planning are carried out and look-ahead programmes are in place
    18. Chair and attend internal and external meetings and ensure the production of accurate records of any discussions and actions
    19. Working with the Engineering Design Office Manager, ensure timely management of both temporary and permanent design to meet the requirements of each project
    20. Report any recurring warranty problems and where necessary produce reports for submission to the Technical department.
    21. Close Projects in accordance with terms and conditions and effectively manage the defects period for ongoing risk to the Company
  1. Quality
    1. Ensure that project ITPs and / or Quality Plans are produced as contractually required or considered necessary to manage specific risks
    2. Establish and promote best practice in Quality management
    3. Liaise closely with the Company’s QHSE Manager to regularly review plans and performance and seek professional guidance when needed
  2. Customer relations
    1. Build and maintain constructive relationships with all customers & other stakeholders
    2. Chair and lead meetings with the customer and report on progress to date
    3. Ensure that works are carried out in a manner minimising community impact
  3. Other
    1. When needed mentor less experienced members of the team
    2. Attend Company management meetings as requested
    3. Review contract terms and conditions, specifications and other data and information
    4. Undertake compliance with the requirements of any customer Framework Agreement in conjunction with the Management Team
    5. Deputise for the Contracts Manager when required
    6. Support the Key Account Managers and Proposals Engineers to develop new business when needed
    7. Other duties may be assigned as required.

ESSENTIAL PERSONAL REQUIREMENTS

  1. Extensive operational and financial experience of managing Projects within a water industry environment
  2. Good working knowledge of contract conditions, CDM regulations, design management, programme and risk management and cost control including forecasting, actual cost and value reporting
  3. Experience and use of MS project / Primavera P6
  4. Excellent skills with use of ERP system(s)
  5. Excellent skills in MS suite of Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Teams. Capability to quickly develop skills in other software
  6. Good knowledge and use of the latest NEC contract including the Early Warning and Compensation Event mechanisms
  7. Appropriate Health & Safety qualifications eg IOSH / NEBOSH
  8. Excellent people management skills with the ability to influence and mentor
  9. Excellent verbal and written communication skills with customers, supply chain, all stakeholders, including all levels of staff
  10. Excellent problem solving skills and analytical thinking

LEADERSHIP/SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Management of the human resources within the project engineering department (employees and contract staff)
  • Assign work and objectives to individuals in the delivery team
  • Regularly assess individual performance against objectives and set new objectives in line with overall contract / sub-contract obligations and Company goals. Implement performance action plans as required for underperformance

COMMUNICATION SKILLS

  • Ability to respond effectively to sensitive enquiries and complaints.
  • Ability to understand and both read, write and converse in English and at advanced level.
  • Must be able to communicate verbally and in writing on a technical level.
  • Must have demonstrated interpersonal and customer relations skills.

INDEPENDENT JUDGMENT, DECISION MAKING & PROBLEM SOLVING:

  • Ability to make decisions and solve problems using independent judgment in situations requiring the use of multiple variables in complex non-standard situations.
  • Operates with wide latitude for un-reviewed actions and decisions requiring independent judgment having direct impact on the company.

OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Mathematical Skills: Ability to apply advanced mathematical equations to a variety of complex, non-standard situations.
  • Travel: Occasionally travel is required to locations nationally and internationally which may involve trips of up to 5 days duration.
  • Other:

    • Will need to be financially astute with understanding of profit and loss margins;
    • Ability to read and understand specification, fabrication, erection, and standard engineering drawings;
    • Knowledge of machining, fabrication, and assembly techniques;
    • Knowledge and understanding of Commercial Terms & Conditions and Contract Law – NEC4 Training advantageous but not essential.
    • Educated to HNC/HND level or equivalent
    • Flexibility to work across all days of the week to take into account Company and customer requirements.
    • Attend training courses as directed by the Company

 

WORK ENVIRONMENT

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is likely to visit wastewater treatment works, pumping stations, water / sewerage mains infrastructure, water treatment plants and supply chain manufacturing / assembly premises in the normal course of employment in the role.


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Trainee Mechanical Fitter – West Bromwich

SUMMARY/JOB PURPOSE

To work as a trainee fitter in the workshop, assembly and stores areas of the Company supporting experienced fitters and other Company employees, while receiving in-house and external training to develop job related skills, knowledge and experience leading to vocational qualifications to support continuous personal development.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following.

  1. To work day to day to assemble, repair, refurbish, upgrade equipment used in the water industry
  2. To build detailed product knowledge and the skills to work on equipment
  3. To complete in-house training to be conducted within the Company’s workshops. Attend external training as necessary.
  4. To be proficient in the application and use of a wide range of machine tools.
  5. Fitting and assembly skills including the use of hand tools and marking out.
  6. Welding, fabrication and other jointing processes will be beneficial.
  7. Sheet metalwork including shearing, developing and folding etc. will be beneficial.
  8. Undertake pipe-fitting including flanged and screw joints.
  9. Measurement and inspection techniques using a variety of metrology equipment.
  10. Ability to read and understand Engineering drawings and use of Engineering P and ID drawings software packages
  11. Personal development leading to recognized mechanical qualifications.
  12. Performs all work in accordance with established safety procedures.
  13. Establish strong relationships within the department.
  14. Other duties may be assigned as required.

 

ESSENTIAL PERSONAL REQUIREMENTS

  1. Must possess good communication skills and respect for safety needs.
  2. Must possess team spirit, and be able to work closely with all relevant departments in particular Production, Installation, Aftermarket, Design & Engineering, Quality and Project Engineering
  3. Must be flexible in terms of work needs.
  4. Has excellent time keeping
  5. Learn about mechanical design, maintenance and operational features of the Company and other products.
  6. Have an understanding of electrical systems and principles.
  7. Should be adaptable and willing to learn and undertake mechanical tasks as required.
  8. Reviewing and adhering to specifications and applicable standards.
  9. Able to work with own initiative and take responsibility/ ownership of workload.
  10. Learn about the practical application of products and equipment in wastewater and water treatment.

 

LEADERSHIP/ SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • None.
  • Take responsibility for the health, safety and wellbeing of own self and others

 

EDUCATION, TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE

  • A minimum of 4 GCSE’s, or equivalent, at Grade A* to C including English, Math’s and a science related subject.
  • Evidence of interest and/or experience of working in a mechanical/fitting/maintenance role.

 

COMMUNICATION SKILLS

Ability to understand, read, write and converse in English.

 

INDEPENDENT JUDGEMENT, DECISION MAKING & PROBLEM SOLVING:

  • Able to follow directions and make decisions based on specific directions and outlines.
  • Able to use basic judgment in the performance of job duties with supervisor support.

 

OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES

Computer skills:  Basic understanding of Word and Excel or equivalent software.

  • Demonstrable interest in an engineering discipline with the ability to work efficiently and accurately with high motivation.  Also have aptitude for practical science or engineering skills
  • Ability to work as a team member and possess good interpersonal, communication and literacy skills.
  • To work with efficiency, accuracy and to be able to meet deadlines.
  • To be able to prioritise workload and work under own initiative.
  • High level of flexibility and dependability

 

Mathematical skills: Ability to understand and apply basic mathematical concepts including trigonometry and geometry.

Travel:  Supplier sites, customer sites, training venues

Other:  None

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job the employee is regularly required to talk or hear.  The employee frequently is required to walk, sit, use hands and fingers to handle, or feel; and reach with hands and arms.  The employee is frequently required to stand for extended hours.  The demands of the role include the need for an amount of manual handling.

 

WORK ENVIRONMENT

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Company workshop / supplier workshop / customer wastewater & water treatment sites and infrastructure. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.


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Parts and Service Spares Sales Administrator – West Bromwich

SUMMARY

Responsible for pursuing Parts and Service Sales, installation, refurbishments and spares contracts from existing and new customers by promoting and selling the Company’s products and services.

Completes assigned activities under the direction of the Parts and Service Team Leader and Manager

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following.

  1. Maintain effective relationships with existing, new and potential clients.
  2. Preparing quotations and framework proposals for submission to the customer outlining both commercial and technical aspects of the company’s offer.
  3. Handle RFQ’s from customer for standard and non-standard parts.
  4. Interpret customer’s requirements and select suitable processes and products from the Company portfolio together with ancillary items.
  5. Performs all work in accordance with established safety procedures.
  6. Other duties may be assigned as required.

 

LOCAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following;

  1. Liaise with internal departments and external suppliers to establish costs and design parameters.
  2. Follow up quotation with customer and provide any additional assistance necessary to secure the contract.
  3. Extend and develop business relationships to encourage further business from the end user.
  4. Establish contacts at all levels within the order chain.
  5. Review orders technically and commercially and issue an internal specification of the service being supplied.
  6. Provide back-up for the sales department as required.
  7. Assist in the project management of all contracts as required.
  8. Attend liaison meeting/site visits with existing and new clients which may involve overnight stays away from home.
  9. Assist in the production of monthly and annual rolling sales forecasts and reports.

 

LEADERSHIP/SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:

None

 

EDUCATION, TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE:

Previous sales, telephone sales and key account experience preferably gained within the Water industry preferred but not essential.

Experience in proposal, quotations or Design Engineering would be an advantage.

 

COMMUNICATION SKILLS:

Ability to respond effectively to sensitive enquiries and complaints.

Ability to understand and both read, write and converse in English.

Must be able to communicate verbally and in writing on a technical level and assist with preparing and delivering formal presentations.

 

INDEPENDENT JUDGEMENT, DECISION MAKING & PROBLEM SOLVING:

Ability to make decisions requiring the use of a single variable in standard situations.

Ability to make decisions when selling products to enhance company profitability.

 

OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES

Computer skills:  Excellent computer skills, including in MS suite of Outlook, Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Teams. Capability to quickly develop skills in other software, experience in the use of ERP systems an advantage but not essential as full training available

Mathematical skills: Ability to understand and apply basic mathematical concepts such as addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.

Travel:  Some travel to clients sites may be required.

Other: Ability to work conscientiously whilst unsupervised.

Ability to understand the sales of Capital and Commodity related products to the Water Industry.

Ability to recognize potential sales or service opportunities.

 

WORK ENVIRONMENT

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.


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