Finance Assistant / Purchase Ledger Clerk

Duties

Code and check all purchase and sub-contractor invoices
Respond to all supplier queries
Liaising with other departments to ensure all invoices are authorised in a timely manner
Check and reconcile monthly supplier statements
Ensuring relevant accreditations and insurance documentation is filed and keep up to date for all subcontractors and suppliers
Set up new suppliers and subcontractors
Weekly Payment Runs
Processing and checking employee expenses
Logging credit card transactions and filing receipts
Ad-hoc finance duties as required
Assisting with general admin duties such as answering incoming calls, assisting with the planning of meetings, refreshments and/or lunches, taking parcels to the post office and arranging couriers / returns.

The Experience

A minimum of 1 year’s experience is required
Good knowledge of Microsoft Office, particularly Excel
Knowledge of Sage Line 50 would be beneficial but not essential, as full training will be provided to the right person
Accuracy coupled with excellent attention to detail is key, as is the ability to work on their own initiative
Excellent organisational, numerical and administration skills are important
The ability to be able to communicate professionally and in a friendly manner with clients and colleagues

The Salary

£20k to £23k depending on experience

Holiday Entitlement

24 days plus statutory bank holidays

The Hours

8.00 am to 5.00 pm Monday to Friday – the business necessitates flexibility so additional hours may be required

Interested? Please send your CV in the first instance to careers@stonehouseprojects.co.uk

Building Surveyor

Duties

Advise on schemes and projects to determine requirements.
Prepare outline scheme designs with costings, programmes for completion of projects and specification of works.
Determine the condition of existing buildings, identify and analyse defects, including proposals for repair.
Advise on energy efficiency, environmental impact and sustainable construction.
Instruct on the preservation/conservation of historic buildings.
Deal with planning applications and advise on property legislation and building regulations.
Assess and design buildings to meet the needs of people with disabilities.
Instruct on construction design and management regulations.
Negotiate dilapidations (when there is a legal liability for a property’s state of disrepair).
Within the role you will identify defects and advise on repair, maintenance and restoration options.
Undertake feasibility studies and assess suitability for development.
Advise on health and safety aspects of the buildings.
Advise on boundary and ‘right to light’ disputes and party wall procedures.

The Experience

A degree in building surveying combined with good technical knowledge and competence.
Experience in a similar role within construction, fit out and real estate including both new build and residential conversion developments essential.
Registered as a Chartered Surveyor accredited by RICS.
A logical and practical mind.
Good oral and written communications skills.
Negotiation, presentation and report writing skills.
The ability to analyse problems in order to identify solutions.
To take on high levels of responsibility with enthusiasm and motivation.
Good IT skills with the ability to interpret and read CAD drawings.

The Salary

Negotiable depending on experience, plus company vehicle and contributory pension scheme

Holiday Entitlement

24 days plus statutory bank holidays

The Hours

8.00 am to 5.00 pm Monday to Friday – the business necessitates flexibility so additional hours may be required

The Requirements

Driving is essential to undertake this role as travel for site attendance, surveys, assessments and any other associated meetings is essential.
The role will involve a large proportion of the working week spent out of the office travelling around the UK surveying of potential properties.

When not travelling you will be required to attend and work at the office in Apperley Bridge.

Interested? Please send your CV in the first instance to careers@stonehouseprojects.co.uk

Materials Buyer

Duties

Reporting to the Commercial Manager, this role is busy, varied and demands a strong, solid background as a buyer gained within the Construction industry, especially refurbishment projects in office, residential and new build conversions.
Responsible for the efforts and results of the buying division within the commercial department and overseeing day to day operations to ensure all duties are undertaken.
Identifying, sourcing and negotiating with suppliers in the purchasing of materials and plant hire for Construction projects requires in-depth understanding of the industry, build methods, sub-contractor/supplier materials and what they are used for.
Developing a materials database and system to improve efficiency, output and cost management
Attending site to monitor site purchases, keeping close attention to purchased materials, quality, specification and performance of suppliers to agreed project terms. Effective communication and leadership skills must be strong to ensure collaborative working is maintained at all levels.
Timely reporting with accurate costa analysis information into the Commercial Manager. Having the ability to be highly efficient, accurate and logical in their work by demonstrating, cost control, best value and negotiating skills to achieve corporate goals both project to project and as a whole for the department/business.
Negotiating agreements, rates, retrospective discounts, payment terms and preparing associate documentation for execution. A good understanding of contractual terminology and buying processes is important.
Monitoring service levels and performance and working with the Commercial Manager regarding the appointment or termination of suppliers/sub-contractors as necessary.
Working a sole buyer across the business.
Management of overheads and the strategic review of direct and associated costs.
Working closely with the commercial team to understand and analyse profitability, financial risk and corporate challenges of projects regarding both clients and sub-contractors.
Checking and approving all invoices against purchase orders and proof of delivery notes.

The Experience

At least 8 years experience in a similar role with a blend of technical expertise, commercial and financial acumen.
Industry experience in the Construction, fit out, joinery sector, residential and new build developments.
Have the ability to create, monitor, manage systems and procedures efficiently with a logically approach.
Excellent numeracy, interpersonal, analytical, organisation and IT skills.
Good time management and prioritising skills are essential.
An excellent working knowledge of advanced Excel, Word and cost management systems would be a distinct advantage.
The ability to work on your own initiative, quickly pick up new systems and processes, coupled with a passion to succeed.

The Salary

Negotiable depending on experience, plus company vehicle and contributory pension scheme

Holiday Entitlement

24 days plus statutory bank holidays

The Hours

8.00 am to 5.00 pm Monday to Friday – the business necessitates flexibility so additional hours may be required

The Requirements

Driving is essential to undertake this role for site attendance, surveys and client meetings/sub-contractor meetings is essential

Interested? Please send your CV in the first instance to careers@stonehouseprojects.co.uk

Planning Officer

Duties

Working closely with in house designers and architects
Providing planning advice and preparation of the necessary planning documentation
Develop and create original planning solutions to satisfy all parties involved including Architects, Surveyors, Conservation Officers, Town Planners and local authorities
Managing all planning applications and monitoring outcomes of decisions
Research and design planning policies to guide developments
Communicating with relevant parties regarding the status of planning applications and queries
Producing planning application reports whilst managing a variety of planning applications, appeals and pre-application enquiries
Updating planning IT systems and portals with the necessary information and project status
Keeping up to date with planning regulations, policies and legislations
Ensuring the necessary resources are available to meet planning targets and deadlines
Attending and present at planning boards, appeals and any public inquiries when required
Creative thinking with problem solving and analytical skills to provide solutions to planning issues
The role is largely office based but you will be expected to travel for site visits, client meetings and any other external meetings as necessary
Weekly reporting to key team members and Directors

The Experience

Degree educated in either town planning or a related discipline
Member of The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors or The Royal Town Planning Institute
Previous background experience gained within residential new build, commercial fit out and refurbishment from either the private or public sectors
Preferred experience and knowledge of heritage, historical and listed building control regulations
Good analytical skills to assess the viability of planning proposals and assess suitability against the various planning laws
Outstanding time management skills with an ability to manage planning application deadlines and submission dates
The ability to communicate clearly and negotiate confidently coupled with experience in the planning process from start to completion
Strong organisation skills with an ability to juggle multiple projects, work well under pressure and prioritise associated administration duties
Good IT skills

The Salary

Negotiable depending on experience, plus company vehicle and contributory pension scheme

Holiday Entitlement

24 days plus statutory bank holidays

The Hours

8.00 am to 5.00 pm Monday to Friday – the business necessitates flexibility so additional hours may be required

The Requirements

Driving is essential to undertake this role as travel for site attendance and any associated meeting as necessary

Interested? Please send your CV in the first instance to careers@stonehouseprojects.co.uk

Designer

The Role

This is predominately an office-based role in a casual/smart, office environment.

Duties

Working closely with the Design Manager, Senior Designer, Commercial, Project Delivery and Administration teams.
Liaising with internal parties, clients, client agents and suppliers at all levels to develop, understand and interpret design briefs essential.
Using creativeness and design flair to explore and produce excellent, accurate and functional design concepts.
Design scope: Working drawings, full drawing packs, visualisation, mood/creative boards, presentations, challenging conventions, providing logical, functional, desirable solutions.
Liaising with planning departments and / or other governing bodies to ensure compliance as required.
Attending site surveys and undertaking feasibility studies in relation to design options v cost.
Specifying product: Good understanding of materials, finishes and furniture.
Management of own time by ensuring scheduled workload is planned and undertaken to meet associated deadlines.
Work allocation is managed by the Design Manager and this will include daily / weekly reporting on progress of activities and working alongside the Senior Designer.
Having an excellent understanding of all technical drawings and knowledge of AutoCAD, additional software products would be advantageous and willingness to learn new products
Filing of all design related documentation within the quotation and project files coupled with good administration practices

The Experience

6 years experience preferably degree educated within Interior design or with industry experience in Construction and Fit Out.
Excellent negotiation, interpersonal, organisation and IT skills.
Managing their time effectively with the ability to prioritise workloads is a must.
Good knowledge of CAD Software such as AutoCAD, Adobe Creative Suite, SketchUp and MS packages.
Knowledge of Autodesk Revit BIM software advantageous but not necessary but a willingness to learn more to enhance current skill set would be an expectation.
Hardworking, efficient, enthusiastic and being a team player is a must.

The Salary

Negotiable depending on experience, plus company vehicle and contributory pension scheme

Holiday Entitlement

24 days plus statutory bank holidays

The Hours

9.00 am to 5.00 pm Monday to Friday – the business necessitates flexibility so additional hours may be required

The Requirements

Driving is essential to undertake this role as travel for site attendance and any associated meeting as necessary.

Interested? Please send your CV in the first instance to careers@stonehouseprojects.co.uk

Senior Quantity Surveyor

The Role

This is a predominately office-based role in a smart, corporate office environment and encompasses conception to completion commercial responsibility on a project by project basis.

Liaising with clients / sub-contractors and suppliers at all levels to ensure projects are efficiently costed and managed thoroughly.

Pricing – generating quotations, PQQ’s and tender submissions for minor and/or major works of values £20k – £3m.

Duties

Pricing of preliminaries including method related options/solutions
Producing analytical price build ups and subcontract comparisons
Sourcing and negotiating terms with subcontractors
Producing sub-contractor tender packs to contractual standards JCT / NEC3
Presentation of tender analysis for Director adjudication
Internal handovers to project management team
Managing QS duties as required on a job-by-job basis: raising sub-contract orders, valuations, payment certificates, cost build ups, project margin trackers etc.
Attending as required site surveys / meetings with projects team directors as necessary
Having an excellent understanding of all technical drawings and knowledge of AutoCAD
Managing documentation and associated filing within the company quotation / project folders
Maintaining and working to deadlines and having an in-depth knowledge of materials, feasibility and timescales
Working closely with the Commercial Manager, Quantity Surveyors and support the projects team as necessary from a commercial perspective.

The Experience

At least 8-10 year’s experience in a similar role within the construction, fit out, and joinery within both new build and residential conversion developments advantageous
Have the ability to create, monitor and manage systems and procedures efficiently in a logical manner
Excellent numeracy, accuracy, interpersonal, analytical, organisational and time management skills.
Advanced level of Excel, Word and previous experience of cost management systems would be a distinct advantage.
The ability to work on your own initiative, quickly pick up new systems and processes, coupled with a passion to succeed.

The Salary

Negotiable depending on experience, plus company vehicle and contributory pension scheme

Holiday Entitlement

24 days plus statutory bank holidays

The Hours

8.00 am to 5.00 pm Monday to Friday – the business necessitates flexibility so additional hours may be required

The Personality

Be highly organised, motivated, enthusiastic, conscientious, professional, willing to learn, outgoing and above all want to be part of a team of great people!

The Requirements

Driving is essential to undertake this role, and use of own vehicle for travel for site attendance, surveys and client meetings/sub-contractor meetings is essential.

Interested? Please send your CV in the first instance to careers@stonehouseprojects.co.uk

Site Manager – Southern Based

Duties

Reporting to the Contracts / Projects Manager, this is a site-based role. Attendance at the company’s offices when between projects.
Liaising professionally with clients, sub-contractors and suppliers at all levels to ensure projects are managed efficiently.
Understanding and implementing of project programmes independently and/or alongside Contract and Project Managers.
Managing day to day sub-contract works to ensure these are undertaken safely, as per scope, programme and contract terms.
Completion, compliance and control of site paperwork including filing of documentation.
Site / client facing meetings as necessary.
Working closely with and supporting Contract and Project Manager, Commercial Team, Directors and other team members on a regular basis.
Being aware of project programme dates, sub-contractors engaged to undertake the works, variations to works and completion dates.
Site surveys including providing reports back to the Project Manager as necessary.
Responsible and accountable for health & safety and welfare of all on site works.
Weekly project reporting to direct management on project progress.
Following company processes and procedures in line with ISO quality standards.

The Experience

Minimum 5 year’s experience within a Site / Project Management role.
Qualifications required, CSCS, SMSTS/SSSTS, First Aid at Work, Asbestos Awareness.
An excellent understanding of CDM Regulations 2015, Health & Safety on site and the prevention of accidents and incidents.
Excellent interpersonal, organisational and leadership skills, incorporating a professional and authoritative management style with the ability to prioritise and delegate effectively as necessary.
Good working knowledge of Excel, ASTA Powerproject for the preparation of programmes and documentation including reports.
Ability to work on your own initiative, learn quickly but more importantly be very much a team player.

The Salary

Negotiable depending on experience, plus company vehicle and statutory pension scheme

Holiday Entitlement

24 days plus statutory bank holidays

The Hours

8.00 am to 5.00 pm Monday to Friday – the business necessitates flexibility so additional hours may be required

The Personality

Be highly organised, motivated, enthusiastic, conscientious, professional, willing to learn, outgoing and above all want to be part of a team of great people!

The Requirements

Driving is essential to undertake this role with travel to project sites and Stonehouse offices as required.

Interested? Please send your CV in the first instance to careers@stonehouseprojects.co.uk

Stonehouse Christmas Fundraising Begins

The festive season is now upon us and we would like to share our intentions for any gifts received into the company this year.

 

As our Christmas raffle has been such a success over the last couple of years raising over £500 for our chosen charities, we have decided to raffle all gifts we receive for our staff during December, and again donate the ticket sales.

This year we have made the decision to support VETERANS WITH DOGS who provide assistance dogs exclusively for current and former members of the British Armed Forces diagnosed with a mental health condition. https://veteranswithdogs.uk/

Veterans With Dogs was founded for the purpose of training fully accredited assistance dogs to help mitigate the symptoms of mental health difficulties for our Veterans and active-duty service members. They produce exceptional assistance dog partnerships for mental health through their comprehensive training programme PALS. Veterans who qualify through their programme have partnerships that they can depend on to help them recognise earlier the increasing symptoms of their difficulties. The dogs are trained to intervene with interruptive behaviours to help their Veteran with emotional regulation, grounding, and to remain safe.

Stonehouse are proud to be representing such a great charity, and it is an absolute pleasure to be able to give a little back to those who sacrificed so much for us and our country.

Our draw this year will take place on Friday 17th December, and a notification of our donation will be shared with all contributors at the end of December. Any prizes big or small are very much appreciated to help boost the monies raised.

In addition to our raffle we will be holding some internal fundraising events in the lead up to Christmas, so look out on our social pages for updates!

To read more on the charities that Stonehouse support, please see Charities We Support page.

Purchase Ledger & Administration Assistant

The Role

The role will be combined to support both the Finance and Administration Departments
An exciting opportunity has arisen for this newly created position and would suit someone who is looking for variety and enjoys being busy.

Ideally this role would suit someone looking for their next career move who would like to develop and grow their experience within both finance and administration

Duties

Input of purchase invoices to assist the finance department as required
Code and check all purchase and sub-contractor invoices and submit for authorisation
Checking monthly supplier statements against the ledger
Dealing with any queries on invoices
Processing and checking employee expenses
Liaising with other departments to ensure all invoices are authorised in a timely manner
Managing the purchase ledger email in box to ensure that all correspondence is logged and circulated as necessary
Assisting with the preparation of weekly finance reports for management and keeping to weekly deadlines
Ensuring relevant accreditations and insurance documentation is filed and keep up to date for all sub-contractors and suppliers
Ad-hoc finance duties as required
Answering all incoming calls, transferring and message taking from clients and colleagues
Welcoming of visitors and assisting with the planning of meetings, refreshments and/or lunches as required
Accepting and signing for deliveries
Opening post, taking parcels and letters to the post office and arranging couriers / returns
Responsible for office stationery and company PPE and Workwear
Printing, laminating and binding of documentation, as required
Filing of documentation on the company server and hard copy project files / archiving
Assisting and supporting with company travel, hotels and reservations
Assisting with any other general administrative duties and project file auditing in line with ISO 9001-2015 quality management standard
Any other ad-hoc duties as required

The Experience

Previous experience within a busy working environment is essential and past employment within a fit-out or construction company would be an advantage, but not essential
Good working knowledge of Excel, including formatting of spreadsheets and Word are required
Knowledge of Sage Line 50 would be beneficial but not essential, as full training will be provided to the right person
Accuracy coupled with excellent attention to detail is key, as is the ability and be able to work on their own initiative
Excellent organisational, numerical and administration skills are important
The ability to be able to communicate professionally and in a friendly manner with clients and colleagues

The Salary

Negotiable upon experience

Benefits

24 days holiday plus bank holidays and company pension scheme

The Hours

Full Time 9.00 a.m. – 5.00 p.m. Monday to Friday

The Personality

Be highly organised, motivated, enthusiastic, conscientious, professional, willing to learn, outgoing and above all want to be part of a team of great people!

The Requirements

Driving is essential as our premises are situation approx 1 km from the nearest bus route or train station.

Interested? Please send your CV in the first instance to careers@stonehouseprojects.co.uk

Quantity Surveyor

This is a predominately office-based role in a smart, corporate office environment and encompasses conception to completion commercial responsibility on a job-by-job basis – this will be discussed more at interview.
Liaising with clients / sub-contractors and suppliers at all levels to ensure projects are efficiently costed and managed through.
Pricing – generating quotations, PQQ’s and tender submissions for minor and/or major works of values £20k – £3m.
Pricing of preliminaries including method related options/solutions.
Producing analytical price build ups and subcontract comparisons.
Sourcing and negotiating terms with subcontractors.
Producing sub-contractor tender packs to contractual standards JCT / NEC3.
Presentation of tender analysis for Director adjudication.
Internal handovers to project management team.
Managing QS duties as required on a job-by-job basis: raising sub-contract orders, valuations, payment certificates, cost build ups, project margin trackers etc.
Accompanied / unaccompanied site surveys / meetings with project managers / directors as necessary
Having an excellent understanding of all technical drawings and knowledge of AutoCAD
Creating and managing company Project Files
Used to working to deadlines and having an in-depth knowledge of materials, feasibility, and timescales
Working closely with the Commercial Manager and supporting project managers as necessary from a commercial perspective

To apply for this position please send you CV in the first instance to