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Working at B&A Group

We’re constantly growing our team here at B&A, with an ever-increasing client base around the South West. Get in touch with us today for more information on our latest vacancies and details on how to apply.

Who we are

B&A Group remains a family-owned business with over 50 years industry experience and is a leader in the South West for land regeneration solutions, material management services and the supply of recycled & quarried aggregates. Established by the late Jimmy Berkely, whose goal at the time was to provide quality, safe, well paid work to all his employees to ensure they could provide for themselves and their families, B&A Group remain committed to delivering these promises, respecting our clients and producing the highest quality work in safe environments. These core values set by our founder help us to fulfil our vision to be responsible, reliable and ready and to continue to grow and adapt as the industry does.

We are proud to have evolved into a team of around 70, operating a substantial fleet of over 50 vehicles, with access to an additional 50 approved subcontractors.

Our culture

Our company ethos is based on being 'Responsible, Reliable & Ready'.

We are ready to employ new ways of doing things, to solve challenges and to support our clients and supply chain partners. We are reliable, doing what we say we will with the skills, drive and resources to make things happen. We are responsible, striving to do the “right thing” and leave a sustainable impact on the places and people where we work. We are always ready to think to the future, embrace and drive change and tackle the challenges facing society and the planet. We are responsible and seek to create sustainable value for our partners, project stakeholders and neighbours.

Why work with us?

We have a long-standing reputation among employees and sub-contractors for delivering a first-rate service to our customers. In addition, we offer numerous incentives for those who join the team including competitive salary, generous holiday packages and an employee benefits scheme which is available to all.

B&A Group is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. Applications from individuals are encouraged regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, pregnancy, race, religion or belief.

“Working for a family run business makes a huge difference, they have great values and always go the extra mile to look after their staff. It helps to create a positive work culture and make sure everyone feels important in their role, whether they operate machinery like myself, or work behind the scenes in the office which can be quite rare, especially in this industry.”
Paul Coleman Plant Operator
“I have been working at B&A Group for over five years now and it is a fabulous place to work, there is a great family feel and every day is different. As a family-based business, employees are treated as individuals and as such one’s strengths and ambitions are recognised and encouraged.”
Clare Raby Sub-contractor Support & Social Value Co-Ordinator
“In my five years at the B&A Group, I have had the opportunity to work on a variety of projects, from very small to very large scale residential schemes and extremely large commercial developments. Everyone works hard to deliver projects on time and exceed clients expectations, which is a result of the company ethos of being Responsible, Reliable & Ready.”
Rob Lewis Project Manager


Geo-Environmental Technician

Location: Hallen, Bristol

Do you want to work in an exciting and challenging role that facilitates subsoil reuse and waste removal from the construction industry? This position will have you meeting quality and compliance responsibilities while increasing Bristol & Avon’s reputation of quality in the South West and beyond. The ideal candidate will have a firm scientific grounding, professional demeanour and be prepared to get their hands dirty now and then. A hardworking, can-do attitude is a must.

Objective roles and responsibilities

Manage large Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental data sets

Check data against site specific criteria and specifications

Read, Interpret and Fundamentally Understand Earthwork Specifications and Industry Standards

Supervise / Manage collection of data onsite

Liaise with 3rd party testing houses

Contribute to the project compliance and quality teams

Scheduling testing

Record keeping


In-house sampling as required

Initial roles and responsibilities

This is role would ideally suit a candidate with previous employment in a geotechnical testing house although other experience will be considered. The ideal candidate will have the ability to expand into a more technical oversight and responsibility of quality assurance for large scale earthworks projects. Capturing crucial data at key project milestones is as important as regular validation testing. Working alongside site and project managers is required.


Minimum 2nd class Degree, HND or Equivalent from Higher Education in a Geo-Technical, Environmental or Scientific discipline

CSCS / NPORS Carded individuals would be attractive for quick deployment to 3rd party sites.

WAMITAB would be reviewed also

Necessary Skills

Analytical / Manipulation of scientific data

Ability to factor practical considerations of site work and testing / sampling times as part of wider project goals

Communication at all levels – Excavator drivers to Chartered Environmental Consultants.

Report Writing

IT Skills - MS Office

Drivers licence


Bristol & Avon Transport & Recycling’s primary revenue stream is moving and re-using subsoil and recycling hardcore waste to produce recycled aggregates. We have a fleet of over 20 HGV tipper vehicles and 80+ subcontractors which require flexible management to maximise the tonnages hauled across Bristol and the South West. Delivering soil reuse projects for flood defence, noise attenuation, development platforms and ground improvement is key to our company group performance. Take a look at our website to get a feel for our services.

As the waste and construction industry moves closer to sustainable practices and away from Landfill disposal, the opportunities to diversify are increasing. Moving materials under the CL:AIRE CoP has become an alternative option to legalise bulk movements quickly while still complying with the EA legislature. B&A also operate bespoke waste facilities to recover or recycle waste soils and produce WRAP Quality Aggregates. We require fresh and promising talent to help further our expansion into new areas such as these. We will nurture your development with full training both in-house and externally to ensure your professional development and enhance your contribution to our company.

If you are interested in this vacancy please contact Karen on 01179 829561 or send your CV to No Agencies please.