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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

Vacancies

Engineering Manager

Location: Hallen, Bristol

If you are interested in this vacancy please contact Karen on 01179 829561 or send your CV to Karen.alexander@bristolandavon.co.uk

Do you want to work in an exciting and challenging role that facilitates earthwork solutions for the construction industry across disciplines such as core earthworks, reinstatement, residential, commercial and industrial project ground preparations. We need a sharp, hardworking individual in the contracting division to ultimately increase B&A’s commercial dominance of the South-West.

The ideal candidate will have a solid engineering background in civils, groundworks and / or earthworks, professional demeanour and be flexible and adapt when required. A hardworking, can-do attitude is a must. B&A can rapidly deploy and quickly effect positive change on client project sites. Overseeing and capturing measurement data, and then present the implications to the project team is a key aspect. B&A have grown the contracting division three-fold in the last year and require an additional in-house engineering manager.

This unique position will empower the right candidate to feed and streamline information into many aspects of B&A works. This person will be key to calibrating project success from estimation to day-to-day operations.

Objective roles and responsibilities

Setting Out

Stockpile Surveys

Production of drawings

Manipulation and Interpretation of data using CAD

Weekly and Monthly data capture summary appraisals

Production of Machine Control files on Trimble Business Centre platform

Use of the Matrice M300 RTK

Qualifications & Experience

Civil Engineering Degree (complete with Internship) - Preferred but not essential

Minimum 5 years employment for an Earthworks Contractor, Civil Engineering or Groundworks contractor

Other qualifications may be considered. Experience essential.

Machine Control Systems – Trimble (essential)

Civils 3D (essential)

Drone experience / GVC pilots licence

Trimble Business Centre

Pix 4D (desired)

Trimble Works Manager

Trimble Works OS

DJI Terra (desired)

Necessary Skills

Numerical / Analytical / Manipulation of data

Ability to factor practical considerations of site work and haulage (wagons are key to B&A)

Communication at all levels – HGV drivers to Chartered Consultants and Directors.

Drawing production

Time management

Leadership

Drivers licence

Overview

As the waste and construction industry moves closer to sustainable practices and away from Landfill disposal, the opportunities to diversify are increasing. B & A are already making strides using alternative materials such as pulverised fuel ash from power stations as fill material. End-of-life wastes are also being treated to generate light-weight aggregates for pipe bedding and block production.

Moving materials under the CL:AIRE CoP has become the first option to legalise bulk subsoil movements quickly while still complying with the EA legislature. Accurately assessing, modelling, controlling, and accounting for volumes and all to a client’s specification and design is core to doing this efficiently.

We require fresh and promising talent to help further our expansion into these areas. 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.

We believe that our clients’ expectations is a focus for delivering a quality service. Let’s grow together to enable greatness.

If you are interested in this vacancy please contact Karen on 01179 829561 or send your CV to Karen.alexander@bristolandavon.co.uk

Project Manager / Quantity Surveyor

Location: Hallen, Bristol

If you are interested in this vacancy please contact Karen on 01179 829561 or send your CV to Karen.alexander@bristolandavon.co.uk

Do you want to work in an exciting and challenging role that facilitates earthwork solutions for the construction industry across disciplines such as core earthworks, reinstatement, residential, commercial and industrial project ground preparations?

We need a sharp, hardworking individual in the contracting division to ultimately increase B&A’s commercial dominance of the South-West. The ideal candidate will have Tier 1 experience in a large national or international construction company and have a fundamental understanding on project delivery and dealing with sub-contractors. Quantity surveying and checking of chargeable items against the project works done and completion of valuations is desired skill.

An objective hardworking, can-do attitude is a must. B&A can rapidly deploy and quickly effect positive change on client project sites. Overseeing and capturing decisions and cost implications, working with the engineering, transport and operational team is a key aspect. B&A have grown the contracting division three-fold in the last year and seek to expand further with your help.

With time, training and experience, B&A will help mould the individual to be the complete earthmoving solution for our clients and benefit B&A and themselves in the process.

Objective roles and responsibilities

Project Management of a £2M contract with a Tier 1 Construction Company

Taking lead / support role on other contracts (subject to experience)

Providing feedback to department heads in preparation of large quotes and tenders (up to ~£5M)

Undertaking detailed review of drawings, specifications, and other job parameters.

Contract management from tender negotiations stage, stakeholder liaison / monthly meetings

Help plan works with one eye on site and another on the contract, programme and bill of quants.

Help build supplier base

Help expand client base for business growth

Getting feedback on production rates and processes from site for internal department calibrations

  • Understanding risk in various forms and can comprehend ways to minimise this against project contractual stipulations
  • Ensuring client (and other stakeholders) notifications are submitted in a timely manner during project changes
  • Diligent record keeping of documentation.
  • Bringing risk situations to the attention of management
  • Understanding and identification of when variations or deviations to works are requested. Subsequent capture, presentation, and obtaining CE agreement from client including risk capture
  • Liaising with the transport and operation teams when required
  • Proficient use of Project Management Software

Qualifications & Experience

  • Tier 1 experience
  • Relevant HNC or degree in project management quantity surveying preferred
  • At least 5 years industry experience
  • Subcontracting / contracting experience in groundworks, civil engineering or earthworks desired. Other experience will be considered where opportunity exists
  • Understanding of NEC and other formats of legal subcontracts

Necessary Skills

Project Management Software

Numerical / Analytical / Manipulation of data / Spreadsheets

Understanding drawings

Ability to factor practical considerations of site work, plant and haulage

Drivers licence

Auto CAD / DWG True View (a bonus, not essential)

Overview

As the waste and construction industry moves closer to sustainable practices and away from Landfill disposal, the opportunities to diversify are increasing. B&A are already making strides using recycled materials and intend to expand on this with substantial re-investment in the next 18 months in the form of a £7M wash-plant.

Moving materials under the CL:AIRE CoP is regularly used for bulk subsoil movements. Quantity Surveying contracts and jobs is a key input into B&A Group’s success. We move staggering volumes of materials while exhibiting technical finesse and quality for projects such as noise attenuation bunds, construction of pile mats and development platforms, landscaping, reinstatement, contaminated land removal and more.

We require fresh and promising talent to help further our expansion into these areas and contracting in particular. 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.

We believe that our clients’ expectations is a focus for delivering a quality service. Let’s grow together to enable greatness.

If you are interested in this vacancy please contact Karen on 01179 829561 or send your CV to Karen.alexander@bristolandavon.co.uk

Geo-Environmental Technician

Location: Hallen, Bristol

If you are interested in this vacancy please contact Karen on 01179 829561 or send your CV to Karen.alexander@bristolandavon.co.uk

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

Purchasing

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.

Qualifications

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

Overview

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.

www.bristolandavon.co.uk

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 Karen.alexander@bristolandavon.co.uk