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Buyer role - Civil Engineering

  • Location: Lancashire
  • Salary: £35k - 45k per year
  • Job Type:Permanent

Posted 8 months ago

  • Sector: Construction
  • Contact: Alex Smith
  • Contact Email:
  • Contact Phone: 0161 832 7577
  • Expiry Date: 01 December 2023
  • Job Ref: 404956ASM

Job Title: Buyer
Reporting to: Facilities Manager
Location: Bolton
Contract Type: Permanent (subject to successful completion of a 3-month probationary period)
Working Hours: 42.5 hours per week
Monday – Friday: 08:00 – 17:00 (30 min unpaid lunch break)
Renumeration £35,000 - £45,000 per annum
Annual Profit Related Bonus
Workplace Pension
Accident and Life Cover (after successful probationary period)
Holidays 35 days including bank holidays (pro rate for Part time)
Sufficient days will need to be saved for the Christmas Shutdown
The client
We are a specialist civil engineering and highways contractor serving local and transport authorities throughout the North West of England. Their aim is to deliver sustainable projects within the North West, enhancing infrastructure and accessibility of communities, whilst minimising environmental impact and reinvesting locally. With over 75 years of experience working on North West highway projects, we have gained a distinguished reputation for delivering hugely successful schemes. Our multi award-winning collaborative and proactive methods guarantee the best level of service for our clients. The business provides a wide range of civil engineering and highway construction services, utilising its highly skilled internal workforce and a network of subcontractors. Its area of expertise lies in executing intricate and challenging projects, including but not limited to drainage schemes, intersection enhancements, and public infrastructure development.
The majority of their income, approximately 80%, is generated from extended framework contracts with local Northwest authorities, which typically span from 4 to 10 years. In addition, the company also serves House Builders and Tier 1 Contractors, carrying out S278 and S38 works on their behalf. They thrive by working with our clients from early inception of the project to provide cost effective solutions. Additionally, they assist clients in preparing funding bids and provide initiatives in community engagement and methods of delivery. Our Social and Environmental responsibility track record is exceptionally strong, surpassing our competitors on Quality Bids and Social Value Matrices. Our Clear Management controls and structure ensure efficiency, and as partners of Framework contracts, we have a sizable forward order book extending over four years. Projects are solely located within the North West of England, with most of our schemes within Greater Manchester or the neighbouring areas.
Answering calls from suppliers and sites
Raising plant and materials orders with suppliers and entering onto database
Completing cost comparisons for materials
Updating plant and materials databases to include changes on site and all plant paperwork
Assisting estimating in providing materials prices for tenders
Checking, authorising and querying plant and materials invoices against purchase orders
Working with accounts team to ensure month end deadline is met and queries are logged and recorded accurately
Assisting the Facility Manager in reviewing pricing agreements and suppliers
Inputting yard stock information against database
General administration duties as required
Maintain sub-contractor database – chase up insurances and other information
Candidate Requirements
Experience within the Construction Industry
Experience in a plant hire and construction materials purchasing role.
Able to work to under pressure and to deadlines, whilst maintaining a high level of accuracy
Working knowledge of MS Office, particularly Excel
Excellent Administration Skills Desirable
CIPS qualified or working towards.
Ability to understand Construction Drawings. Personal Qualities
Team Player
Ability to use own initiative
Efficient and organised
Able to Manage own workload

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