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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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Proposals Engineer – Aylesford Office

SUMMARY

Prepare preliminary, budgetary and fixed price proposals (bids) in accordance with company standards, procedures and design protocol. Provide technical and pricing information to company representatives, engineers and clients to support proposal development. Liaise with the company key account managers and directly with customers to support sales objectives. Completes assigned activities under the direction of the Operations Manager or assigned personnel.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following:

  1. Prepare technical proposals and bids in accordance with Sales and Engineering specifications.
  2. Liaise with internal departments and external suppliers to establish the costs and key design parameters for the selected equipment.
  3. Maintain a customer focus approach and build key customer relationships.
  4. Produce a detailed technical, commercial and cost schedule specification for all tenders/quotations.
  5. Prepare tender documents for submission to the customer which outlines both commercial and technical aspects of the company’s offer.
  6. Review and incorporate customer and company health, safety and environment planning and management requirements of the project.
  7. Review technical proposals and bids for compliance with quality assurance guidelines.
  8. Review conditions of contract and / or conditions of purchase / sale
  9. Evaluate technical, scope and commercial risk and mitigation measures as part of the proposals process.
  10. Develop new proposal materials and update existing files to improve deliverables and response time.
  11. Work closely with Engineering to understand current standards and provide feed back from Sales staff to facilitate product evolution.
  12. Liaise with project delivery teams by way of an effective internal handover of a customer contract / order
  13. Performs all work in accordance with established procedures.

 

LOCAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following;

  1. Support sales department as and when required.
  2. As and when required attend site and pre-contract award meeting pertaining to duties of proposals engineer.
  3. Work with the supply chain to allocate risks and in support of producing competitive proposals
  4. Liaising with, reviewing and interpreting client’s enquiries.
  5. Distribution and allocation of tender documents.
  6. Significant commercial awareness.
  7. Excellent presentation skills to perform duties necessary for securing orders.
  8. Assist with customer framework bids and agreements as needed.
  9. Other duties may be assigned as required.

 

LEADERSHIP/SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Proposals leadership requiring organization of others to achieve objectives for on time, competitive, customer focused proposals.

 

EDUCATION, TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE:

HND/HNC or equivalent in an Engineering discipline, plus preferable 2 years directly related experience within a sales, projects or design environment within the Water Industry.

 

COMMUNICATION SKILLS:

Ability to read, analyze, and interpret industry related documents.
Ability to respond effectively to sensitive inquiries and complaints.
Ability to understand and both read, write and converse in English at high competence level.
Ability to converse with internal and external departments and personnel.
Confidence to make effective presentations to customers at all levels.

 

INDEPENDENT JUDGEMENT, DECISION MAKING & PROBLEM SOLVING:

Ability to make decisions relating to a range of situations requiring the use of a variety of variables and skills.

 

OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES

Computer skills: Must have computer experience using company standard software and high competence in Excel, Word, PowerPoint
Mathematical skills:
Ability to understand and apply higher mathematical concepts such as addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division.
Travel: May be required to attend liaison meetings/site visits with potential clients and suppliers or to other company premises.
Other:

  • Strong organization skills and capability to handle multiple and changing priorities.
  • Ability to understand and balance the relationship of customer needs with the technical aspects of a functional wastewater treatment plant.
  • Ability to read and interpret hydraulics, process & instrumentation diagrams, mechanical drawings, process terminology and specifications.

 

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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Parts & Service Propsals Administrator – West Bromwich Office

SUMMARY

Prepare preliminary, budgetary and fixed price proposals (bids) in accordance with company standards, procedures and design protocol. Provide technical and pricing information to company representatives, engineers and clients to support proposal development. Liaise with the company key account managers and directly with customers to support sales objectives. Completes assigned activities under the direction of the Operations Manager or assigned personnel.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following:

  1. Office based account management with customers and Jacopa Key Account Managers, maintain a working relationship, will require the occasional site visit, inspection and surveys.
  2. Interpret potential customer’s requirements and select relevant spare/replacement parts for the full range of Jacopa Products.
  3. Utilise internal systems including contract records/machine parts lists and liaise with internal departments and external suppliers to establish the parts required and associated costs.
  4. Produce a quotation/proposal for the parts required and submit to customer/KAM.
  5. Follow up quotation with customer/KAM and provide any additional assistance necessary to secure order.
  6. Review customer terms and conditions of sale / contract, enter into dialogue to negotiate best terms for Jacopa.
  7. Acknowledge receipt of orders and enter into internal computer system for processing/handover procedure to Project Engineer
  8. Prepare received order for handover to Projects Engineer
  9. Liaise closely with Projects Engineer to facilitate smooth completion of contract and margin prediction realization.
  10. Liaise with customer contacts/KAM’s following contract including undertaking review of plant condition reports when needed to fully support customer full life cycle of installed plant.
  11. Other duties may be assigned as required.

 

LOCAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following;

None

 

LEADERSHIP/SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:

None

 

EDUCATION, TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE:

Engineering Qualification Preferred
Water/Waste water or related industry experience

 

COMMUNICATION SKILLS:

Ability to resolve complaints respond to sensitive inquiries effectively;
Ability to understand and both read, write and converse in English and at advanced level.

 

INDEPENDENT JUDGEMENT, DECISION MAKING & PROBLEM SOLVING:

Ability to make decisions requiring the use of a variety of variables in standard and non-standard situations.
Requires discretion and independent judgment on matters of significance.

 

OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES

Computer Skills: Proficiency in Word, Excel, and other MS Office programs.
Mathematical Skills: Ability to understand and apply mathematical concepts such as addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division.
Travel: May need to travel within the UK.
Other:

  • Previous Proposal, Quotation or Design experience would be an advantage.
  • Ability to meet deadlines, multi-task, and be detail oriented in order to keep track of proposals and revisions made. Follow-through is also important to make sure conversion rates are improved upon regularly.

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

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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