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Apply for a Year Out Placement.

Part way through your construction degree? You could join us on a one-year, fixed term contract and put what you’ve learned to the test and apply it to real-life scenarios.

Year Out Placements

Our Year Out Placements are open to all students on track for a 2:2 degree in a built-environment related qualification. Our Year Out Placement programmes are a great step towards understanding more about our business – and a fantastic route into our hugely popular Graduate Trainee Programmes too.

Please note that some roles do require you to be in possession of a full driving licence to enable you to travel to the site as part of your role. Where essential, this is detailed in the job details.

Apply now and get hands-on experience, technical knowledge, career skills, and support from some of the industry’s best.

Many of our Senior Managers joined us through one of our Early Careers Programmes, and a large number of our Placement colleagues return to complete the remainder of our Graduate Trainee Programme – continuing to develop as an individual with the opportunity to progress onto Chartership.

Careers

Want to be part of our team? Become part of the Wates story.

Search our latest vacancies to find the perfect role for you.

Assistant Design Manager

Location: Leeds

Job Type: Design

Application Deadline: 08-03-2024

Wates are looking for an Assistant Design Manager to join our construction team in the Yorkshire/North East region, focussing on high profile, technically complex projects across multiple sectors. If you are passionate about design, working within a team environment and with proven technical skills looking for an opportunity to challenge the norm, bring fresh new ideas and elevate yourself within the industry then join us and help to create tomorrow together. This is a great opportunity to progress your career as part of a talented, diverse, and supportive team. ABOUT THE ROLE Our Assistant Design Managers are a valuable part of our business, supporting the team to drive quality outcomes, enhance buildability and foster innovation. Assistant Design Managers work collaboratively with our Design Managers/Senior Design Managers and in-house technical experts to ensure that the design develops in accordance with the brief with a firm focus on compliance, programme certainty, and best practice. As our Assistant Design Manager, you will: Work with the Design Manager to produce and manage the design programme and Information Required Schedule Provide guidance to the Project team on design related issues Coordinate project team comments, and resolve any design related construction queries with the design team WHAT WE OFFER Competitive salary & profit share scheme Flexible working Car Allowance / Company Car (subject to Role/Grade) Travel covered to any of our sites (subject to HMRC advisory rates) Extensive corporate benefits including, Private Medical, Pension 8% employers’ contribution, Health and Wellness programme, 26 days holidays + bank holidays and much more… One of the best learning and development programmes which is customizable to support your career progression goals. (c.7000 training sessions delivered year to date across the WATES Group) Industry leading family leave benefits to included 26 weeks fully paid maternity, 8 weeks fully paid paternity. To find out more about LIFE AT WATES please click on the following link https://www.wates.co.uk/careers/ We are always looking for a variety of new talent to join our teams, to help us grow and innovate as a business. Although you may not have all of the skills listed, many of them may be transferable to other roles within the WATES Group. If you would like clarity on any of our vacancies, discuss career opportunities in strict confidence or need anything to make our recruitment process easier, please contact our In-House Recruitment Team directly or via recruitment@wates.co.uk and one of us will get in touch as soon as possible. As a responsible and inclusive employer, we are committed to equality and are proud to have been recognised for this through a range of accolades including gold accreditation with Investors in People, we are also a Disability Confident employer. Being a family owned, business means we understand and value long term relationships.

Bid Manager

Location: Market Harborough

Job Type: Bid

Application Deadline: 15-03-2024

Wates are looking for a Bid Manager to join our Major Projects Construction team in Market Harbourer. Focussing on high profile, technically complex project across a large Major Project.If you are passionate about design, working within a team environment and with proven technical skills looking for an opportunity to challenge the norm, bring fresh new ideas and elevate yourself within the industry then join us and help to create tomorrow together.This is a great opportunity to progress your career as part of a talented, diverse, and supportive team.ABOUT THE ROLEThe focus of this role will be to manage the project bid process to ensure that a considered and co-ordinated bid can be presented for adjudication; as well as to manage the second stage of the bid. We are looking for this role to primarily support in the areas of commercial, Public / Private opportunities and residential.As our Bid Manager, you will: Lead in new bids from concept through to fruition ensuring our offers are clearly articulated, cost estimate is adjudicated and signed off and final submissions are reviewed Produce a bid strategy and brief tender team Ensure correct selection of subcontractors and suppliers for key packages and organise distribution of tender documents/amendments for appropriate parties Develop presentations to potential clients using graphic design skills and utilise external graphic designers and printers Responsibility for the quality of all aspects of the bid, including written documentation and presentations, ensuring that written work is clear, concise and compelling Attend hand-over meeting briefing the team on tender bids.WHAT WE OFFER Competitive salary & profit share scheme Flexible working Car Allowance / Company Car (subject to Role/Grade) Travel covered to any of our sites (subject to HMRC advisory rates) Extensive corporate benefits including, Private Medical, Pension 8% employers’ contribution, Health and Wellness programme, 26 days holidays + bank holidays and much more… Excellent range of learning and development activity to support your career progression Industry leading family leave benefits to included 26 weeks fully paid maternity, 8 weeks fully paid paternity.To find out more about LIFE AT WATES please click on the following link https://www.wates.co.uk/careers/

Design Manager

Location: Warrington

Job Type: Design

Application Deadline: 08-03-2024

Our Fit-Out and Retail business – Smartspace, are looking for a Design Manager to join our team based out of the Warrington office, focussing on design support for our clients in multiple sectors.If you are passionate about design, working within a team environment and with proven technical skills looking for an opportunity to challenge the norm, bring fresh new ideas and elevate yourself within the industry then join us and help to create tomorrow together.This is a great opportunity to progress your career as part of a talented, diverse, and supportive team.ABOUT THE ROLEOur Design Managers are a valuable part of our business, driving quality outcomes, enhancing buildability and fostering innovation. Design Managers work collaboratively with our industry specialists and in-house technical experts to ensure that the design develops in accordance with the brief with a firm focus on added value, compliance, commercial viability, and best practice.As our Design Manager you will: Work with all relevant parties, to produce and manage a realistic design programme and information required schedule to facilitate design, procurement and fit-out activities Support the implementation of Continuous Improvement initiatives and innovation Ensure the design has been reviewed and verified to achieve compliance and mitigate Health and Safety, design and buildability issues prior to construction and identify key risks and opportunities at each stage of the design and delivery process. Visit site to participate in key meetings. Co-ordinate and manage the design disciplines. Work closely with the sustainability team to co-ordinate design proposal to meet the business’s sustainable goals and client goals. Assistant with client communications and support our clients with implementation of their design standards WHAT WE OFFER Competitive salary & profit share scheme Flexible working Travel covered to any of our sites (subject to HMRC advisory rates) Car allowance or company car scheme Extensive corporate benefits including, Private Medical, Pension 8% employers’ contribution, Health and Wellness programme, 26 days holidays + bank holidays and much more… One of the best learning and development programmes which is customizable to support your career progression goals. (c.7000 training sessions delivered year to date across the WATES Group) Excellent range of learning and development activity to support your career progression. Industry leading family leave benefits to included 26 weeks fully paid maternity, 8 weeks fully paid paternity.To find out more about LIFE AT WATES please click on the following link https://www.wates.co.uk/careers/Please note that candidates represented by Agencies will not be considered at this time.

Divisional Commercial Manager

Location: Wembley

Job Type: Operational

Application Deadline: 15-03-2024

We have an opportunity for a Divisional Commercial Manager to join our Wates team within our Responsive Maintenance division covering various contracts. The successful candidate will provide strong functional leadership, management, governance and excellence for all commercial activities pre and post contract across a portfolio of programmes. The role specifically covers both work winning and the operational delivery of projects.Key Accountabilities will include: Budget responsibility, commercial management and client commercial liaison for applicable contract(s) Manage and oversee Assistant / Quantity Surveyors in all line-manager duties. Manage Cost Value Reconciliation (CVR) process for your contract(s) to be review and signed off by RCM in accordance with CVR timetable. Lead commercially in the monthly Contract Review Meetings (CRM’s) with Operations Manager. Assist Senior Management in tender adjudication. Liaise with buying department to ensure that relevant material prices are procured.We are looking for a proactive and experienced Commercial Manager who has worked in a similar maintenance industry.To be successful in this role you will have the ability to lead and develop a highly talented and motivated commercial team as well as build excellent relationships with other business functions, customers, consultants and the supply chain.


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