Careers

A Winning Team

Careers at Stortford

Opportunities for Career Progression

We are frequently seeking to recruit dynamic and resourceful staff.

Our Values

Resourceful

We have the ability to find quick and clever
ways to overcome project challenges.

Our Values

Exacting

Accuracy and exacting standards ensure a high quality of work and
that nothing is missed; there are no surprises, good or bad.

Our Values

Collaborative

We are easy to work with because we are collaborative. We are accommodating of our clients’ needs.

Our Values

Committed

We commit to strict processes, the CDP, sustainability, ethics, deadlines, specifications and budgets; because we know we’re only as good as our last job.

Our Values

Continually Improving

We don’t rest on our laurels. We’re constantly looking to improve our business.

Our Values

Principled

We’re good for our word. We won’t promise what we can’t deliver.

Our Values

Responsible

Be it health and safety, the environment or charitable causes and community projects, we care about our corporate social responsibility.

Latest Opportunities

Procurement Manager

Overview

To manage the company’s supply of products and services.
Procurement Manager responsibilities include strategizing to find cost-effective deals and suppliers. The Procurement Manager’s duty is to discover the best ways to cut procurement expenses, so that the company can invest in growth and people.

The role involves heading a department of two others to strategically manage the annual spend for SIL which encompasses Drywall/Suspended Ceilings/Joinery/Glass/Sanitaryware and allied products on multiple projects. It is a hands-on role based at our Head Office with a competitive salary and package benefits. The role reports to the MD and works closely with the Financial and Commercial functions. SIL use Redsky as our preferred software application for order placement, a background in a similar product is acceptable.

Salary
Competitive salary, 25 days holiday, private health insurance

Working hours
37.5 hours per week.

Requirements

To manage the company’s supply of products and services.
Procurement Manager responsibilities include strategizing to find cost-effective deals and suppliers. The Procurement Manager’s duty is to discover the best ways to cut procurement expenses, so that the company can invest in growth and people.

Key Responsibilities:
- Devise and use fruitful sourcing strategies
- Discover profitable suppliers and initiate business and organization partnerships
- Negotiate with external vendors to secure advantageous terms
- Approve the ordering of necessary goods and services
- Finalize purchase details of orders and deliveries
- Examine and test existing contracts
- Track and report key functional metrics to reduce expenses and improve effectiveness
- Collaborate with key persons to ensure clarity of the specifications and expectations of the company
- Foresee alterations in the comparative negotiating ability of suppliers and clients
- Expect unfavourable events through analysis of data and prepare control strategies
- Perform risk management for supply contracts and agreements
- Control spend and build a culture of long-term saving on procurement costs
- Create and update procurement price lists for key materials categories with preferred suppliers.
- Place material and plant orders for designated contracts with preferred suppliers referencing CP4 requisition sheets from site.
- Attend project handovers / site meetings when required to understand scope of works, materials required and site logistics.
- Dealing with any invoice discrepancies concerning designated projects and ensure these are resolved. Chase for Credit Notes or PODs if required and ensure Invoices are placed on hold until resolved. Ensure Surveyors are informed of the progress of any queries.
- Monitor materials in stores and carry out quarterly stock takes. Ensure that Site Managers are informed of material availability from stores to reduce stock.
- Carry out internal & external audits as required including FSC, and PEFC.
- Agree and keep a running record of Rebate Agreements with suppliers.

This job description is subject to change.
The Job Holder will do all tasks within his/her level of skill and ability

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Site / Project Surveyor

Overview

We are currently recruiting for a Site / Project Surveyor to join our team, working on projects in Central London. The role will also involve attending HO in Bishops Stortford as necessary eg. monthly CVR’s etc which is an attendance typically, once every two to three weeks. We are an expanding business, who undertake a range of interior architectural works including drywall, ceilings, glazed partitions, joinery and washroom / penthouse / reception fit outs which incorporate multiple trades including M&E, stonework, metalwork etc. We work for Tier 1 Contractors with projects typically ranging in value from £500k to £8m. Amongst other aspects, the role involves;

• Working with the Project Manager to ensure the successful delivery of the scheme
• Implementing agreed commercial strategies
• Attending Estimator handover
• Undertaking tender costing analysis / procurement schedules
• Monthly CVR reporting
• Applications for payment
• Cashflow management / forecasts
• Identifying / pricing / negotiating variations
• Contributing to the maintaining of company accreditations
• Material requisitions to the Buying department
• Placement of Sub-Contract Orders
• Sub-Contractor valuations / Payment Notices
• Payment authorisation via our Accounts software
• Final Account agreements
• Site records

Salary offered is competitive, plus car allowance, health care, pension (following completion of a probationary period), 25 days annual leave excluding BH’s and a discretionary bonus scheme.

Requirements

You will be expected to hold an appropriate level of qualification, a degree in Quantity Surveying or similar. You must hold a relevant and up to date CSCS card and have proficient Health & Safety knowledge. The successful candidate will be computer literate, have strong commercial awareness, outstanding management skills, be expected to communicate effectively and establish / maintain strong working relationships with both colleagues and clients.

Should you be interested in applying for the above role, please forward your CV to info@stortford-interiors.com

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Apprentice Dry Liners

Overview

Assist
The main duty of the apprentice dry liner is to help a dry liner or a group of dry liners with the menial tasks, such as removing debris from construction areas or retrieving tools for the other Dry liners. The apprentice dry liner spends most of his time watching and listening to the licensed Dry Liners, so he/she can learn as much about this skilled trade as possible. Sweeping up construction areas, laying out tools, refilling work pouches and other basic construction tasks are just part of the learning process.

Learn
Many parts of the construction process are broken down into different areas of construction, from steel of concrete frames with performing interior and exteriors construction. Drylining will entail learning how to install studwork partitions, performance partitions and plasterboard ceilings. Apprentice Dry liners over a 2-year apprenticeship are shown how to perform multiple task so they can learn every aspect of Dry Lining. Watching, asking questions and hands-on application are all part of the learning process for an apprentice Dry Liner

Tools
A lot of different tools are used for construction. Part of the job description of an apprentice Dry Liners is to know how to use every type of construction tool. Construction requires the use of more than just a hammer and nails. Tape measures, squares, levels and power-operated tools are used during construction. The apprentice Dry Liners are taught how to use each tool including stud guns, cordless drills and laser leveling Using different saws is also part of the job description of an apprentice carpenter. Skill saws, miter saws, jigsaws and some specialty hand saws are required during construction, and the apprentice Dry Liner learns how each saw operates and uses the saws to complete different work assignments.

Documents
Part of the job description of an apprentice Dry Liner is to read blueprints, architectural drawings and construction layouts. Apprentice Dry Liners also systematically plan parts of the construction project, so they can advance to become licensed Dry Liners generally, apprentice Dry Liners are assigned a basic task which requires them to read the blueprints and build a small piece of the construction project such as a section studwork wall. As the apprentice Dry Liner become more skilled in following blueprints and their construction skills become more advanced, they are assigned more difficult parts of the construction project, such as room layout and construction.

Key Responsibilities:
• Report to Project Managers Contract Managers & Directors on Project Delivery and Quality.
• To develop role with the use of training and experience.
• To help maintain good relationships with Supply Chain, Architects and Clients.
• To help achieve repeat business with Clients

Salary
£9 per hour, 20 days holiday, travel expenses, starter tool kits and personal protective equipment provided.
In built support in numeracy and literacy is included if required.

Requirements

No experience necessary. We are looking for motivated and dedicated individuals aged between 18-24 years old and looking to work with an award winning interior fit-out company.
This 2 year opportunity is ideally suited for young men and women residing in London as the sites you will be operating in are across central London.
You will be expected to attend college on day release studying for your NVQ Level 2 throughout the apprenticeship.

Working hours
40 hours per week.

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Apprentice Carpenters

Overview

Assist
The main duty of the apprentice carpenter is to help a carpenter or a group of carpenters with the menial tasks, such as removing debris from construction areas or retrieving tools for the other carpenters. The apprentice carpenter spends most of his time watching and listening to the licensed carpenters so he can learn as much about this skilled trade as possible. Sweeping up construction areas, laying out tools, refilling work pouches and other basic construction tasks are just part of the learning process.

Learn
Many parts of the construction process are broken down into different areas of construction, from the foundation where concrete, sand and gravel are being installed to framing the building, roofing the building, installing windows and doors and performing interior and exterior construction. Apprentice carpenters over a 2 year apprenticeship are shown how to perform multiple construction tasks so they can learn every aspect of carpentry. Watching, asking questions and hands-on application are all part of the learning process for an apprentice carpenter.

Tools
A lot of different tools are used for construction. Part of the job description of an apprentice carpenter is to know how to use every type of construction tool. Construction requires the use of more than just a hammer and nails. Tape measures, squares, levels and power-operated tools are used during construction. The apprentice carpenters are taught how to use each tool. Using different saws is also part of the job description of an apprentice carpenter. Skill saws, miter saws, jigsaws and some specialty saws are required during construction, and the apprentice carpenter learns how each saw operates and uses the saws to complete different work assignments.

Documents
Part of the job description of an apprentice carpenter is to read blueprints, architectural drawings and construction layouts. Apprentice carpenters also systematically plan parts of the construction project so they can advance to become licensed carpenters. Generally, apprentice carpenters are assigned a basic task which requires them to read the blueprints and build a small piece of the construction project such as a bay window or back porch add-on. As the apprentice carpenters become more skilled in following blueprints and their construction skills become more advanced, they are assigned more difficult parts of the construction project, such as room layout and construction.

Key Responsibilities:
• Report to Project Managers Contract Managers & Directors on Project Delivery and Quality.
• To develop role with the use of training and experience.
• To help maintain good relationships with Supply Chain, Architects and Clients.
• To help achieve repeat business with Clients

Salary
£9 per hour, 20 days holiday, travel expenses, starter tool kits and personal protective equipment provided.
In built support in numeracy and literacy is included if required.

Requirements

No experience necessary. We are looking for motivated and dedicated individuals aged between 18-24 years old and looking to work with an award winning interior fit-out company.
This 2 year opportunity is ideally suited for young men and women residing in London as the sites you will be operating in are across central London.
You will be expected to attend college on day release studying for your NVQ Level 2 throughout the apprenticeship.

Working hours
40 hours per week.

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