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Leiths - Site Engineer

Rigifa, Cove(Full Time) 

An opportunity has arisen for a self-motivated, experienced Site Engineer to join our busy team working in the Civil Engineering and Surfacing Division based at our Headquarters in Aberdeen.

Main Duties:

Setting out using total stations, GPS equipment, and to be able to undertake traditional setting out using profiles, batter rail and pegs along with as built surveys.

Read and review construction drawings

Undertake basic take-off’s

Raising technical queries with designers and other members of the client team

Have a good commercial understanding.

Carry out relevant inspections and testing to ensure conformance of the works with the design and specification

Ensure all work complies with quality, safety and environmental policies and the requirements of the company procedures.

We are seeking a proactive problem solver, a confident communicator, with the ability to liaise effectively with a range of other professionals.

The ideal candidate will have previous experience of earthworks, drainage, highways, and some experience of reinforced concrete structures. Must also have a CSCS card in the appropriate discipline and ideally hold a CITB SMSTS/ SSSTS qualification.

A First Aid at Work qualification would also be desirable.

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Leiths - Senior Estimator

Rigifa, Cove(Full Time) 

An opportunity has arisen for a self-motivated, experienced Senior Estimator to join our busy team working in Civil Engineering and Surfacing Division based at our Headquarters in Aberdeen.

Producing estimates alongside other team members, maintaining and improving the quality of estimating techniques and processes, the successful candidate will be required to attend tender meetings and liaise with clients in order to gain a thorough understanding of the project requirements.

Other main duties include:

Manage and co-ordinate information for bids and tenders within designated area

Researching materials, equipment and labour costs

Gain and understanding of what the client’s needs are

Collecting quotes from suppliers and sub-contractors

Planning job timescales

Assessing and advising on commercial risk

Preparing and submitting quotations for work

Helping with bids for new contracts and supporting buying activities

Cleary convey the financial elements of a tender to site staff at tender handover

Ensure all work complies with quality, safety and environmental policies and the requirements of the company procedures

Involvement in review/ input to quality submissions

A strong background in civil engineering and preferably asphalt laying is required, along with a detailed understanding of estimating techniques as well as a sound knowledge of spreadsheets and other estimating software packages. The role will involve detailed analysis of direct and indirect costs along with regular reporting on the progress of tenders at all stages, and working to deadlines in order to achieve desirable results.

This role is mainly office based but occasional site visits will be required to expand technical knowledge and company culture.

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Leiths - Fleet Trainer

Rigifa, Cove(Full Time) 

We are currently looking to recruit a Fleet Trainer based at Rigifa, Cove. 

You will be required to assess new and existing drivers, and provide training where needs are identified ensuring professional standards of driving are achieved and maintained at all times to help our fleet run safely, legally and efficiently, whilst in compliance with all relevant legislation. 

You will also be required to carry out vocational training, accident investigation, assess risks and compile Safe Systems of Work relating to vehicle driving and operation.

We are looking for someone who is a versatile, flexible and accommodating worker who has a clean driving licence. Good communication skills are essential as is previous experience in a similar role.

The successful applicant will be required to commence at the earliest opportunity

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Leiths - Laboratory Services Manager

Rigifa, Cove(Full Time) 

We are currently recruiting a Laboratory Services Manager to join our Technical team based in Aberdeen, Scotland.  This is an exciting position for an experienced individual to participate in the success of one of Scotland’s largest privately-owned quarrying and civil engineering businesses by managing the services performed in a number of UKAS accredited laboratories.

Job Purpose

Responsible for the safe and effective management of the laboratories and related continuity of testing of construction materials.

Key Accountabilities

Ensure the prompt turn-around of sampling, analysis testing, recording and reporting of all products and incoming materials in accordance with UKAS and BSi accreditation requirements and all other related standards.

Ensure all testing equipment correct to the procedures and is maintained in a good working order with appropriate calibrations undertaken.

Develop new test equipment, procedures and practices as necessary.

Maintain all laboratory records to a high standard in accordance with the Laboratory Management System.

Perform a leading role in the design, research and development of construction materials.

Train, mentor and sign-off of competency of other technical staff on the correct laboratory procedures and practices.

Take a lead and participate in on-going internal and external audits.

Ensure daily interaction with Laboratory Supervisors to assess priorities and execute the assigned workload with minimal supervision

 Skills and Experience

In depth knowledge and understanding of British Test Methods and related standards

Previous laboratory experience at a senior level with a good understanding of laboratory quality accreditation eg. UKAS 17025 (ISO 9001)

Knowledge of and the interest in the design, research and development of construction materials

Strong IT skills

Excellent attention to detail and analytical skills

Good communication skills (verbal and written)

Professionalism in dealing with customers and colleagues

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Leiths - Senior Technician

Various, predominately Highlands of Scotland(Full Time) 

We are currently recruiting a Senior Construction Materials Technician to join our Technical team covering all Company sites, predominately in the Highlands of Scotland.

The skills and experience required for this position are:

Good understanding of UKAS and related British Test Standard

Can do attitude

Self-motivated with a hands-on approach to work

Strong and flexible work ethic

Excellent attention to detail

Good analytical skills

Good communication skills

Professionalism in dealing with customers and colleagues

Valid drivers licence

There will be be the opportunity for further external training and development with this role. 

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Leiths - Surfacing Screwman / Operative

Rigifa, Cove(Full Time) 

We are currently recruiting for a Surfacing Screwman / Operative, you will be based at Rigifa, Cove, Aberdeen but will be required to work at various sites across the North East of Scotland, this may require overnight stays.   

Applicants should be experienced at operating the Topcon and Moba levelling systems on various pavers, you must also be able to work without the aid of these systems.  You will be required to look after any levelling system under your care.  Paver types vary within the business from small footpath machines to large 6m wide pavers. 

You will be required to carry out various other duties within the surfacing squad as required.   

Applicants must have worked in a similar role and have experience of construction sites and should hold a current CSCS card qualification and a full driving licence. 

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Leiths - Quarry Supervisor

Highland Lime, Fort William(Full-time) 

We are currently recruiting for a Quarry Supervisor at our site in Fort William.

Reporting to the Quarry Manager, you will be responsible under Section 8 of the Quarries Regulations 1999 for the safe and efficient management of our Highland Lime Quarry, Fort William.

You will need to demonstrate a strong commitment to Health, Safety and Environmental management and possess the necessary competence and leadership skills to promote a positive team based culture.

Previous experience in a similar role is essential. The ideal candidate will have a sound working knowledge of quarry operations, as well as general maintenance activities. A flexible approach to work and good communication skills are also essential for this role and you would ideally hold or be working towards a SHE NVQ Level 3.

You must also hold a current UK driving licence and would ideally be available to commence employment at the earliest opportunity.

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M&M - Surfacing Operative

Edinburgh(Full Time) 

We are currently recruiting for a Surfacing Operative, you will be based at M&M Road Surfacing, Edinburgh but will be required to work at various sites across the North East of Scotland.    

You will be required to carry out various duties within the surfacing squad. Applicants will ideally have worked in a similar role and have experience of construction sites and should hold a current CSCS card qualification and a clean driving licence. 

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Leiths - Quarry Manager

New Forres Quarry(Full Time) 

Reporting to the Area Manager you will be responsible under Section 8 (1) (c) of the Quarries Regulations 1999 for assisting with the safe and efficient management of our New Forres quarry.

You will need to demonstrate a strong commitment to Health, Safety and Environmental management and possess the necessary competence and leadership skills to promote a positive team culture.

The ideal candidate should have previous management experience, a sound working knowledge of quarry and coated operations, as well as general maintenance activities. Flexible approach to work and good communication skills are essential for this role.

Previous experience in a similar role would be preferred as you will require a strong technical knowledge of fixed and mobile plant operations, blast design, shot firing and quarry development.

Ideally you will hold, or be working towards a SHE NVQ Level 4

The successful applicant will be required to commence at the earliest opportunity and hold a current UK driving licence. 

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Leiths - Civil Engineering Foreman

Grampian Area(Full Time ) 

We are currently seeking to recruit a Civil Engineering Foreman to work in the Grampian area.

The role requires a minimum of 5 years experience in drainage, earthworks, hard landscaping and general road construction as a foreman.

The role will be based out of Rigifa, Aberdeen and candidates will be expected to work throughout the north east of Scotland.

Candidates will hold a current driving license, CSCS card and CPCS card (dumper & Roller). It would be advantageous if candidates possess SSSTS qualification and first aid certification, however, this is not mandatory as training will be given.


You will be comfortable working as a team leader with a drive to maintain high quality standards and achieve set goals.  Attention to detail along with a focus on Health & Safety is vital for this role.

A company van will be provided and pay will be dependent on experience.

Particular consideration will be given to candidates applying for the role bringing with them an established squad of civil engineering operatives.

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Markon - Planer Operative/Level Man

Aberdeen or Cumbernauld(Full Time) 

We are currently looking to recruit a Planer Operative/Level Man, this position can be based from Cumbernauld or Aberdeen with work being carried out at various sites across the North East of Scotland.

You will be responsible for carrying out planing operations in a safe manner ensuring contract requirements are met. 

The ideal candidate should have previous experience and sound knowledge of the machine and hold a CSCS card or similar.

Applicants must be able to use their own initiative and be self-motivated as you will often be unsupervised.

If you feel you have the right skills & qualities to take on this role please contact Scott Darling, Planing Director at Markon on 01236 875134

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Leiths - Quarry Fitter

Highland Lime, Fort William(Full Time) 

We are currently look to recruit a Quarry Fitter to be based at Highland Lime, Fort William.

You will be required to carry out routine repairs, maintenance, fabrication and installation works on our wide range of quarry plant and equipment which includes crushing and screening, sand and gravel washing, milling and ready mix concrete. In addition a sound knowledge of mobile plant would be advantageous.

All works must be carried out in a safe and efficient manner ensuring the Company’s Health, Safety and Environmental policies are adhered to at all times. Essentially you will be a team player who can also work alone in order to meet the demands of this busy site.

You must hold a current driving licence as you will be required to travel to our other sites as and when required.

Previous experience in a similar role would be desirable. 

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Leiths - Surfacing Operative

Various locations throughout Scotland(Full Time) 

We are currently recruiting for a Surfacing Operative.  You will be based at Rigifa, Cove but will be required to work at various sites across the North East of Scotland.    

Applicants will ideally have worked within a surfacing squad environment holding a minimum of CSCS card qualification. 

 

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Leiths - Concrete Finisher

Lochton Pre-Cast, Durris(Full Time) 

We are currently seeking to recruit a Concrete Finisher for our Lochton Pre-Cast Division.

 

You will be responsible for the safe and efficient production of Concrete Products. Duties will include operating Pan Mixers, Filling Moulds and Finishing Products to the required standards.

 

Previous experience in a similar role would be preferred however training will be given.

 

The ideal candidate would be hardworking, reliable and a good team player.

 

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Leiths - Skilled Ground Workers

Various locations through NE Scotland(Full-time) 

We are currently seeking to recruit Skilled Ground Workers for our Construction & Surfacing Division. You will be required to work at various customer locations in the North East of Scotland.

The main duties will include general hard landscaping works such as foundations, kerbing, slabbing, drainage, ducts and excavations. 

The ideal candidate will hold a CPCS / CSCS card, have previous experience in a similar role, be hardworking, reliable, a good team player and available to commence at the earliest opportunity.

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Markon - 12 A/B Foreman/Operatives

Cumbernauld(Full-time) 

We are currently recruiting for 12 A/B Foreman / Operatives

Duties will include:

  • Installing and removing temporary traffic signal systems/road lane closures/diversion signing and contra flow systems
  • Carrying out convoy traffic management systems
  • Installing and removing vehicle and pedestrian barriers
  • General maintenance duties of traffic management set ups
  • Mobile lane closures and hard shoulder cover

 

You should be fully qualified, have demonstrable previous experience and be flexible with regards to working hours; the successful candidates will be rewarded with good rates of pay.

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Markon - IPV Live Lane Foreman/Operative

Cumbernauld(Full-time) 

We are currently recruiting for IPV Live Lane Foreman / Operative

Duties will include:

  • Installing and removing temporary traffic signal systems/road lane closures/diversion signing and contra flow systems
  • Carrying out convoy traffic management systems
  • Installing and removing vehicle and pedestrian barriers
  • General maintenance duties of traffic management set ups
  • Mobile lane closures and hard shoulder cover

 

You should be fully qualified, have demonstrable previous experience and be flexible with regards to working hours; the successful candidates will be rewarded with good rates of pay.

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