Careers

Are you ready to unlock your potential in a new career with Oakmere?

As a growing company with ambitious plans, we’re on the lookout for outstanding individuals to join our highly motivated team.

Contracts Manager

Location: South Cumbria / North Lancashire

Due to continued growth Oakmere Homes have an opportunity for an experienced Contracts Manager to join their construction team.

We are looking for a confident, dynamic and customer-focused leader who can inspire the Site Teams to make every home the best it can be.

Candidates must have a proven track record of delivering safely to agreed timescales, costs parameters and high levels of customer satisfaction with attention to detail being of paramount importance.
The position reports to the Senior Construction manager, with excellent rates of pay, a car allowance, business fuel and a generous employer pension contribution for the successful candidate.

The Role Involves:

Working alongside the Site and Office based teams to deliver complete project management of the developments from start to finish, on time & on budget across 3 /4 sites
Overseeing Health and safety management across all site operations
Management of and forming strong relationships with subcontractors
Working closely with pre and after sales to ensure the customer receives an excellent service and home every time.
Mentoring site managers and their assistants to develop their competencies

Your Experience / Qualifications:
Experience managing multiple concurrent Housing projects
Demonstrable leadership skills and a proven track record of delivering quality houses on budget and to programme.
Site management experience within the new build residential development sector.
SMSTS, CSCS and First Aid qualifications.
NVQ to Level 6 preferred but not essential
Thorough knowledge of health, safety and environmental legislation and risk management through developing and endorsing safe operating procedures, including those related to COVID-19.
Ability to plan and make effective decisions, consistently monitor work output and quality whilst working to agreed timescales.
A strong communicator with excellent record keeping skills, using the company’s systems to provide insights and business information to the management team.

Benefits:
Competitive salary
Enhanced workplace pension scheme
Car allowance / company vehicle
Training and development opportunities

Please email your CV to: careers@oakmerehomes.co.uk

Quantity Surveyor

The Role:
Due to our continued growth, we are looking to recruit an experienced full-time Quantity Surveyor, with house-building experience, to take a pro-active role within the current team.

Key Responsibilities:
Take-offs and budgets
Organising tenders and sub-contractor negotiations
Sub-contractor valuations and payments including checking on site
Implementing cost saving ideas
Managing variations, sales extras and contra charges
Regular cost reporting

Key Competencies:
Comprehensive knowledge of the house-building industry
Good negotiation skills
Ability to recognise value engineering solutions
High competency in Groundworks is very important.
Excellent people skills and team player with both office and site staff
Strong IT skills including excel, word and outlook
Hold a full driving licence

This role is an opportunity for somebody who enjoys being part of a team and variety of work. The applicant needs to show their ability to deal with all aspects of quantity surveying.

Benefits:
Competitive salary
Enhanced workplace pension scheme
Car allowance / company vehicle
Training and development opportunities

The role is based at our Natland Head Office, Nr. Kendal – full time 37.5 hours, 8:30 – 17:00, Mon-Fri. Please email your CV to: careers@oakmerehomes.co.uk

Assistant / Graduate Quantity Surveyor

The Role:
Due to our continued growth, we are looking to recruit a full-time Assistant Quantity Surveyor, preferably with house-building experience to take a pro-active role alongside the QS team.

Role will work towards assisting the QS team with the following:
Take-offs and budgets
Organising tenders and sub-contractor negotiations
Sub-contractor valuations and payments including checking on site
Implementing cost saving ideas
Managing variations, sales extras and contra charges
Regular cost reporting

Key Competencies:
Knowledge of the house-building industry preferable
Good communication skills
At least a basic understanding of groundworks would be beneficial
Competent with excel, word and outlook
Have or are currently working toward a construction related qualification / training
Hold a full driving licence

This role is an opportunity for somebody who enjoys being part of a team and variety of work. The applicant needs to show their ability to deal with all aspects of quantity surveying.

Benefits:
Competitive salary
Enhanced workplace pension scheme
Training and development opportunities
28 days holiday

The role is based at our Natland Head Office, Nr. Kendal – full time 37.5 hours, 8:30 – 17:00, Mon-Fri. Please email your CV to: careers@oakmerehomes.co.uk

Bricklayers Required

Kendal, Clitheroe, Lancaster, Ulverston and Barrow-In-Furness areas
Long term position
Priceworks

Please contact Andrew Macklin, Quantity Surveyor on 07585 905 339

Site Managers and Tradesmen

We’re also always on the lookout for high quality Site Managers and Tradesmen in the areas we operate. If you would like to register your interest, please email us at: careers@oakmerehomes.co.uk