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zero carbon construction at Canada Water

We build great places for people to live and work in today, and develop solutions to meet the challenges of tomorrow

Our passion is delivering truly sustainable buildings that enhance people’s lives and the wider community. Whether building schools, hospitals, homes or offices, our commitment to innovation means we work tirelessly to provide the best solution to whatever unique challenges our customers might face.

4,600

new homes built in 2022

15,800

homes in planning and development

£43m

17 new schools under construction

Wellington Place

Innovation is everything

Whichever project we work on, we believe we can always find a better way to do things.

This means we try new technologies and innovative ways of working to create buildings that are more sustainable, and provide the best value for money possible for our customers.

This is because we believe that better buildings create healthier and more productive communities – and we are proud to help bring these about.

SERVICES

How we help

SECTORS

Who we help

Projects

Wellington Place high quality commercial office development in Leeds

11 and 12 Wellington Place, Leeds

The intention for 11 & 12 Wellington Place was to create two landmark buildings in the heart of Leeds City Centre.

Commercial
Sandwell Aquatics Centre

Sandwell Aquatics Centre, Smethwick

Delivering a world class sporting venue and a community legacy. Sandwell Aquatics Centre has been built to host one of the largest international sporting events of 2022.

Sport and Leisure
Astrazeneca Sterile Production Plant

Sterile Production Plant – AstraZeneca

We are part of the team currently on site at the AstraZeneca Macclesfield Campus.

Science and Technology
Havering 12 estates regeneration programme

LB of Havering Joint Venture Regeneration

A 12 year joint venture partnership to breathe new life into the community of Havering.

Residential
Daedalus Village, Gosport

Homes England partnership at Daedalus Village, Gosport

New 200 home seafront home development on preserved historic military complex.

Residential
Abbey Road, Camden

LB of Camden Residential Development in Abbey Road

A redevelopment project focused on the area around Abbey Road and Belsize Road in Kilburn, London.

Residential
We collaborate with our customers, working on sustainable, innovative designs that transform retail spaces

Marks & Spencer stores fit out

We have been working for Marks & Spencer (M&S) for over 20 years, delivering over 1,000 store refurbishment and fit out projects across the M&S full range of stores, including clothing & home and foodhalls.

Retail and the high street

Aintree, Fire and Rescue station & training academy

Our fifth project with Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service (MFRS), the new Fire and Rescue station and Training Academy and National Resilience Centre of Excellence is being constructed right in the heart of Aintree. 

Emergency Services
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CAREERS IN THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT

Want to be part of our team?

Divisional Manager

Location: Leicester

Job Type: Operational

Application Deadline: 02-08-2024

We have a great opportunity for an experienced and dynamic Divisional Manager to join Wates within our Wates Living Space team – one of the UK’s leading providers of planned and responsive maintenance services in the social housing sector, maintaining over 500,000 homes nationwide every year. The role will cover contracts across Midlands.Reporting into a Wates Living Space Regional Divisional Director, the primary focus for the role will be to win, direct and deliver through excellent management, profitable response maintenance of social housing stock for local authorities and housing associations. Key Accountabilities will include: Develop and performance manage the divisional strategy, from mobilisation to delivering exceptional customer satisfaction, via delivering the promise principles. Full profit and loss accountability for the region and lead major client accounts, managing all aspects of the account evolution, including expansion and organic growth, service levels, contract renewal, team development, retention strategy and overall profitability. Successfully lead on all aspects of HS&E ensuring divisional reporting and delivery of our Zero Harm strategy and Bold Commitments. Overall and complete accountability for the Customer relationship.To be successful in the role you will have experience of growing and developing contracts, including success in delivering the highest levels of customer service at regional level, whilst ensuring the ongoing growth, improvement and profitability across all contracts.Alongside this you will have the ability to influence at all levels and be a confident leader who is able to create value by shaping the future and delivering quality results.

M&E Regional Commercial Manager

Location: London NW1

Job Type: Commercial

Application Deadline: 09-08-2024

SES are currently looking for a M&E Regional Commercial Manager to join their growing team in London.ABOUT THE ROLEReporting to the Regional Commercial Director, this role entails the commercial management of approximately £50 million of self-delivery of MEP services. The position holds total accountability for the commercial function within the region, including ensuring profitability, team management, appointing MEP subcontractors, and overseeing financial administration.As our M&E Regional Commercial Manager, some of your key responsibilities will include: Procurement and Compliance: Ensure MEP subcontractors and suppliers are procured on time, meet safety and quality standards, and comply with financial requirements; escalate issues as necessary. Financial Oversight: Complete and discuss monthly MEP Monthly Cost Reports with the Construction Commercial function; regularly consult with the MEP Regional Commercial Director, advising on recovery strategies as needed. Profit Monitoring: Agree on MEP project profit plans and stretch profit plans and monitor these throughout the procurement and construction processes; escalate concerns as appropriate. Team: Support, develop and grow the commercial team, in accordance with the company values. Input to trainee intake programmes through to the development of senior members of the team. Leadership and Liaison: Demonstrate leadership and uphold Wates values; ensure MEP commercial staff understand and follow the Code of Conduct; liaise with construction Regional Commercial Managers/Directors on all MEP commercial matters to maximise value.We are looking for someone who can lead the MEP commercial function within the region, maintaining strong relationships with the Construction Commercial function and being recognised as a respected MEP Commercial expert. The ideal candidate will possess excellent commercial acumen, strong financial skills, and a logical approach to decision-making and problem-solving. They will be committed to accurate and timely financial reporting, developing, and nurturing the MEP commercial team, and treating colleagues with respect. Additionally, they should be adept at managing subcontractor expectations fairly and effectively, promoting the Wates H&S ethos, and utilising good negotiation skills to influence both the supply chain and colleagues for the most beneficial outcomes.WHAT WE OFFER Competitive salary & Profit Share Car Allowance / Car Scheme Flexible working Travel covered to any of our sites (subject to HMRC advisory rates) Extensive corporate benefits including, Private Medical, Pension 6% employers’ contribution, Health and Wellness programme, 26 days holidays + your Birthday off + 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, 12 weeks fully paid paternity.

Site Manager

Location: Wembley

Job Type: Operational

Application Deadline: 02-08-2024

Wates Group are looking for a Site Manager to join our London team on a new regeneration housing scheme in Brent, London.Wates Residential is a developer contractor; we invest, develop, build and sell quality affordable housing, either contracting or in a form of partnership with Local Authorities, Registered Providers and public bodies, such as Homes England.If you are Site Manager 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 Site Managers are a valuable part of our business, driving quality outcomes and achieving the highest standards of safety, health, and environmental controls. Site Manager work collaboratively with our Project Managers to ensure the completion of the project to the highest standard.As our Site Manager you will: Maintain accurate site record, daily diaries and weekly progress reports. Review design drawings for build-ability and co-ordination. Manage the flow of sub-contractors design information as delegated by the Project Manager to suit the programme of works on site. Assist the Project Manager and or Design Manager to produce and monitor the MIRS. Agree sub-contractors long term and short term programme and monitor performance against these programmes. Monitor and understand position against contract programme, discuss and agree recovery programmes with the Project ManagerWHAT WE OFFER Competitive salary & profit share scheme Flexible working 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, 12 weeks fully paid paternity.To find out more about LIFE AT WATES please click on the following link https://www.wates.co.uk/careers/

Pre Construction Manager

Location: Leatherhead

Job Type: Bid

Application Deadline: 30-07-2024

Wates are seeking a talented Pre-Construction Manager to join our Residential team to be a key member of the team delivering and executing Pre-Construction strategies and activities, focussing on joint venture development schemes or potential high profile, technically complex construction-only projects. If you are passionate about the residential sector and experienced in delivering developments in joint venture partnerships and / or contracting only-partnerships, then we have an opportunity to join our successful and growing team.Our Pre-Construction Managers are a valuable part of our business, being the key lead for our JV or Contractor tenders, with IP and tactics that will position us as a market-leader to be the partner of choice for our public sector residential partners.As our Pre Construction Manager you will: Take responsibility for the leadership of project bid teams, liaising with multiple internal and external stakeholders, coordinating all inputs and analysis holding to tender or preconstruction programmes. Maintain a customer focussed approach. Drive win strategies, commercially and quality-wise. Be confident in chairing meetings with peers and Board, influencing win themes and leading conversations around key decisions. Interface effectively with our Clients and Client Advisors at required intervals ensuring their requirements are clearly understood, reflected and enhanced in our tender. Drive best practice internally, ensuring we are ahead of the competition and setting ourselves up for success. Ensure that all members of the project bid team have a clear understanding of their role and required outputs. Ensure all bids are carried out and settled in accordance with Wates governance; Planning ahead for the required series of Investment Committees and Governance gateways, ensuring the right internal stakeholders are taken ‘on the journey’ in a timely manner.What we offer: Competitive salary & profit share scheme Flexible working Car Allowance / Company Car 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, 12 weeks fully paid paternity.

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