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About CA Group

We’re independent, award-winning, have been recognised as one of the fastest-growing companies in the Northeast and have earned a strong reputation for our premium quality products, builds and industry expertise. Established in 1983, and an Employee Benefit Trust, we have a strong heritage and culture and a wealth of experience.  We enjoy a friendly and professional ethos, with a shared drive for continuous improvement, innovation and high-quality service.

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With roles ranging from Apprenticeships to Analysts, Quantity Surveyor to Quality Manager, Estimators to Engineer, we have a diverse range of disciplines and rewarding career opportunities on offer, in an environment that is both stimulating and challenging. We are always looking for talented individuals to join our team.See our list of vacancies for current opportunities. 

IT Apprentice

Job Summary / Key Responsibilities

> Maintain computer systems currently running on MS and IOS based operating systems

> Undertake backups, restores, storage and monitoring procedures

> Monitor systems to guarantee operational availability

> Maintain and improve procedures and documentation in line with CA Group requirements

> Participate in departmental and companywide programs and initiatives to support the business

> First line IT support, providing helpdesk style support for the office, shop floor based IT equipment  and software by problem solving and user education enabling productive / efficient practices

> Supporting remote workers and remote site IT operations from the central portals

> Ensure smooth operation and support of IT systems by monitoring and resolving dataflow issues

> Follow established CA Group procedures to maintain standards and continuity to improve central support and knowledge transfer between colleagues and users

> Follow established procedures for backup routines, media, storage and system monitoring to ensure data integrity, security and accuracy

> Ensure documentation and procedures are created, maintained and improved upon to enable smooth operations for common duties

> Assist in undertaking appropriate preventative maintenance on all essential equipment

> Assist in new IT developments and projects

> Upgrade and update hardware and software to meet business and user requirements to increase productivity and maintain stability

> Work with external suppliers and contractors to ensure department and company needs are met

> Participate and contribute to all activities across the CA Group


Knowledge, skills &experience

> Excellent communication and organisational skills

> Flexible attitude, motivated and reliable

> Strong customer facing skills

> Positive attitude to deliver excellent service and continuous improvement

> Able to act on own initiative

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IT Infrastructure Engineer

Job Summary / Key Responsibilities:

> Ensuring all IT system needs are meet throughout the business

> Monitoring and reacting to server & networked systems including VIOP

> Liaise with other members of staff to enrich and develop the existing IT systems

> Continuous development of knowledge base documentation, policies, and procedures

> Participate and contribute to continuous improvement activities throughout the company

> Management of third-party suppliers

> Provide strategic input into the future direction of IT within the company

In addition to the above, the post holder will also be required to undertake additional duties as appropriate to the nature and level of the role


Knowledge, Skills and Experience:

> Minimum of 3 years’ experience, preferable of working in a manufacturing environment

> Microsoft Windows OS support.(XP – 10)

> Microsoft Windows Server OS support(2008 – 2019), AD, GPO, DHCP, DNS etc)

> Microsoft 365 administration

> VM Ware administration

> SAN Administration (Nimble preferred)

> Network(TCP/IP, administration of network switches (Cisco Preferred)

> Firewall administration

> Veeam backups

> Sophos Antivirus

> Microsoft Office suite products up to Microsoft 365

> 3rd party relationship management

> Excellent communication and organizational skills

> Positive attitude to deliver excellent service and continuous improvement

> Strong end user facing skills

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Site Supervisor - CA Roofing Services Division

Job Summary/ Key Responsibilities:

> Control and implementation of procedures as set out in the Site Manager’s Site Safety Pack.

> To implement Method Statements and ensure the works are carried out in accordance with Health & Safety Regulations.

> Monitoring safety standards on site and action as required.

> The co-ordination and distribution of materials from date of shipment through to site installation.

> Inspection, checking and control that all deliveries are complete and free from damage, delivery tickets and orders check/sign off are complete.

> Producing, maintaining and issue of daily records including obtaining of site instructions and day works accordingly including the recording of delays/hold up’s etc.

> Organising and controlling of sub-contractor labour; including disciplinary matters.

> Controlling plant and materials.

> Ensuring high standards of workmanship and good housekeeping are achieved at all times.

> Ensuring works are completed, de-snagged and handed over as works progress.

> Ensuring the works are installed and completed in accordance with the specification, the relevant QA procedures.

> Implementation and control of site QA procedures.

> Ensuring Client satisfaction is maintained and enhanced.

> Review Reporting and application of all Company policies, which may from time to time

Note: The above is descriptive of your duties but not limited to. Any other duties as requested by Line Managers.


Summary of Health & Safety Responsibilities

> Will have a delegated duty and be directly responsible for the implementation of the organisation’s General Policy on Safety, Health and Environment, within all construction activities undertaken by CA Roofing Services.

> Will have a good understanding and work to the structure of the site health and safety files.

> Will personally develop and promote a safety culture and philosophy, which permeates into all activities undertaken and reaches all personnel involved in them.

> Will make channels of communication available to employees and sub-contractors so that safety, health and environment issues can be discussed and understood to ensure that stipulated systems of work are implemented e.g. verbal contact or formal meetings.

> Will ensure that all employees and subcontractors are competent and adequately trained to perform the tasks they will undertake, identifying training needs and arranging for them to be met and to gather in evidence of this training.

> Will ensure that all activities are covered by Method Statements, and safe systems of working, periodically reviewing each system for accuracy and content.

> Will monitor fire precautions in the area of control and ensure adequate arrangements for fire safety are made for any site work undertaken.  Will ensure that employees and sub contractors know what actions to take in the event of fire.

> Will ensure that the arrangements made for first aid provisions are appropriate to the hazards and risks involved and have been brought to the attention of all employees and sub-contractors.

> Will ensure that adequate welfare facilities are provided for all employees and subcontractors under control, where appropriate, by arrangement with the client/ principal contractor.

> Will ensure that all assessment duties, i.e. Risk, COSHH, Noise, Manual Handling, etc. have been undertaken and the necessary follow up actions taken, with relevant information provided to employees.

> Will investigate and report on all accidents and dangerous occurrences in the area of control and ensure all are recorded and reported as appropriate.

> Will ensure that all projects are carried out in compliance with legislation applicable to construction sites (CDM, etc).

> Will ensure that any sub-contractors used are adequately assessed for competence and their performance monitored to ensure that they work to their declared method statement and risk assessment.

> Will ensure that all items of plant, machinery and equipment receive appropriate maintenance and the necessary records kept, including all items of portable equipment used on site and in the office..

> Will ensure that a safe working environment is maintained in all areas under control.

> Will ensure adequate provision for health and safety within estimates.

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Trainee Draughtsperson

Job Summary/ Key Responsibilities:

> To interpret technical drawings and specifications

> To use specialist computer software to produce technical drawings to use for construction

> To update and amend existing drawings

> To understand construction methods and processes

> To become conversant with and apply the requirements of the QA procedures and drawing office systems

> To become conversant with the specification, estimating and enquiry drawings forming the basis of an order

> To prepare drawing work as required achieving approval, material take-off and installation needs in line with the agreed project programme

> To undertake scheduling and ordering of all materials to suit the agreed project programme

> To attend design and site meetings with Senior Draughtsperson as required

> To prepare a weekly progress report for the Contracting Design Manager

> To participate in training and improvement initiatives

> To assist the Drawing Office Management Team as required

Knowledge, Skills and Experience:

> Ability to prioritise workload to meet deadlines

> To work as part of a team whilst displaying own initiative

> An understanding of construction methods

> Good communication, literacy and numeracy skills

> Excellent IT skills

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Site Manager – CA Roofing Services Division

Job Summary/ Key Responsibilities:

> Control and implementation of procedures as set out in the Site Manager’s Site Safety Pack.

> To implement Method Statements and ensure the works are carried out in accordance with Health & Safety Regulations.

> Monitoring safety standards on site and action as required.

> The co-ordination and distribution of materials from date of shipment through to site installation.

> Inspection, checking and control that all deliveries are complete and free from damage, delivery tickets and orders check/sign off are complete.

> Producing, maintaining and issue of daily records including obtaining of site instructions and day works accordingly including the recording of delays/hold up’s etc.

> Monitor on site progress versus programme and action as required to maintain progress in line with programme period.

> Site adopting/creating systems of work and preparation to enable a more efficient utilisation of labour plant and materials.

> Organising and controlling of sub-contract labour including dealing with payments and disciplinary matters.

> Controlling plant and materials including costs.

> Ensuring high standards of workmanship and good housekeeping are achieved at all times.

> Ensuring works are completed, de-snagged and handed over as works progress.

> Ensuring the works are installed and completed in accordance with the specification, the relevant QA procedures.

> Implementation and control of site QA procedures.

> Attend meetings with the main contractor/client such as, programme, co-ordination, safety etc.

> Ensuring Client satisfaction is maintained and enhanced.

> Reporting and application of all Company policies, which may from time to time, be reviewed.

> The above is descriptive of your duties but not limited to.

> Any other duties as requested by Line Managers.


Summary Of Health And Safety Responsibilities

> Will have a delegated duty and be directly responsible for the implementation of the organisation’s General Policy on Safety, Health and Environment, within all construction activities undertaken by CA Roofing Services.

> Will have a good understanding and work to the structure of the site health and safety files.

> Will be instrumental in setting the safety action plan devised as a result of a risk assessment, reviewing progress towards achievement of the objectives, so that progressive improvement is being attained and maintained.

> Will personally develop and promote a safety culture and philosophy which permeates into all activities undertaken and reaches all personnel involved in them.

> Will have a good understanding of the Regulations, Approved Code of Practices and industry guidance which govern the organisation’s activities.

> Will make channels of communication available to employees and sub-contractors so that safety, health and environment issues can be discussed and understood to ensure that stipulated systems of work are implemented e.g. verbal contact or formal meetings.

> Will ensure that all employees and subcontractors are competent and adequately trained to perform the tasks they will undertake, identifying training needs and arranging for them to be met and to gather in evidence of this training.

> Will ensure that all activities are covered by Method Statements, and safe systems of working, periodically reviewing each system for accuracy and content.

> Will monitor fire precautions in the area of control and ensure adequate arrangements for fire safety are made for any site work undertaken. Will ensure that employees and subcontractors know what actions to take in the event of fire.

> Will ensure that the arrangements made for first aid provisions are appropriate to the hazards and risks involved and have been brought to the attention of all employees and sub contractors.

> Will ensure that adequate welfare facilities are provided for all employees and subcontractors under control, where appropriate, by arrangement with the client / principal contractor.

> Will ensure that all assessment duties, i.e. Risk, COSHH, Noise, Manual Handling, etc have been undertaken and the necessary follow up actions taken, with relevant information provided to employees.

> Will investigate and report on all accidents and dangerous occurrences in the area of control and ensure all are recorded and reported as appropriate.

> Will ensure that all projects are carried out in compliance with legislation applicable to construction sites (CDM, etc).

> Will ensure that any sub contractors used are adequately assessed for competence and their performance monitored to ensure that they work to their declared method statement and risk assessment.

> Will ensure that all items of plant, machinery and equipment receive appropriate maintenance and the necessary records kept, including all items of portable equipment used on site and in the office.

> Will ensure that a safe working environment is maintained in all areas under control.

> Will ensure adequate provision for health and safety within estimates.

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Product Engineering Team Leader – CA Building Products Division

The Product Engineering Team Leader is responsible for the day-to-day running and development of the Product Engineering office

Job Summary/ Key Responsibilities:

> Lead and motivate Product Engineering team.

> Set department daily KPI’s and present to management team on a weekly basis.

> Manage and plan workload effectively and efficiently in line with production requirements and customer delivery dates.

> Program and provide support of the RADAN CAD software.

> Manage the programing of the Salvagnini software for the Press and Robot in line with production requirements.

> Manage the programing of the AXYZ router software in line with production requirements.

> Provide inter-department support where required.

> Provide cross-department support where required.

> Provide / progress opportunities to enhance the departments’ functions.

> Highlight wastes within the department processes and identify OFI (Opportunities For Improvement).

> Ownership of all standardised working practices


Knowledge, Skills & Experience:

> Strong leadership skills.

> Good communicator and able to liaise at all levels.

> Creating SOP’s/W.I (Standard Operating Procedures/Work Instructions).

> AutoCAD, Revit, Radan Software, Salvagnini Software (Advantageous) experience.

> Interpreting customer and technical drawings.

> Highly motivated individual.

> Project management skills.

> Problem solving and Continuous Improvement experience.

> Ability to work under pressure and multi task with excellent time management / organisational skills.

> Knowledge of punch and routing processes –Software, capabilities, tooling etc.

> Knowledge of sheet utilisation.

> IT skills– Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook), ERP System (Epicor).

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HR Administrator - Human Resources Department

Job Summary / Key Responsibilities

> Deliver a high level of administration support to the HR Manager and other stakeholders.

> Handle first line HR queries on HR policies and procedures

> Oversee the vacancy section of the Company website to ensure it is kept up-to-date with the Company’s current job vacancies.

> Write and place job adverts both internally and externally. Liaise with marketing on tone and messaging.

> Liaise with recruitment agencies to source candidates and arrange interviews.

> Review application forms and assist with the selection process, responding to all applicants.

> Co-ordinate the entire recruitment process.

> Preparation of HR documentation, including; offer letters, contracts of employment and induction

> Input of all new employee details onto HR systems

> Support Line Managers by being first port of call for HR related queries.

> Organise training courses with colleges and training providers.

> Regularly update the Company’s training matrix to ensure all ongoing and completed training is accurately recorded, to ensure training requirements can be assessed and identified.

> Daily management of the Company’s time and attendance system including weekly and monthly timesheet processing.

> Provide reporting on staff turnover, sickness, absence and time-keeping.

> Preparation of paperwork for Line Managers for disciplinary and grievance meetings

> Attending disciplinary and grievance meetings and taking accurate notes.

> Managing the Company’s occupational health programme and ensuring that employees are screened in line with H&S legislation.

> Maintaining HR systems and databases (Excel and Word).

> Undertake all aspects of administration work within the HR Department.

> Keep all employee related systems up to date.

> Provide regular reports on HR metrics.


Knowledge, skills and experience

> CIPD Level 3 qualification is desirable.

> Previous experience within a HR Administrator role.

> Previous experience of the utilisation of the apprenticeship levy is desirable.

> Excellent interpersonal skills and communication skills

> A can do, proactive attitude is essential within this varied role.

> Ability to use initiative, offer new ideas and resolve problems.

> Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality.

> High level of accuracy and attention to detail.

> Excellent organisational skills.

> Good verbal and written communication skills

> High level of competence with Microsoft Office applications

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Plant Controller - CA Roofing Services Division

To be the point of contact between CARS site team, CARS drawing office and internal and external supply chain.  Responsible for scheduling deliveries.

Job Summary / Key Responsibilities

> Liaise with suppliers to ensure items are delivered when requested and inform site of any possible delays

> To input all order details onto call offs and issue call offs to suppliers and contract team

> Work closely with the site teams and make visits to site when needed to determine site restrictions and progress of contract for programming purposes

> To log and close out all non conformance reports from site teams with Quality Engineer

> To check all orders against reservation orders to ensure correct materials are being used and correct rates are being charged

> Liaise with CA Building Products planner to schedule deliveries around workloads and prioritise orders for site

> Set up and modify contract data, materials, and contract costs on SAP

> To attend launch meetings and liaise with the Estimating Team on contract specifications and restrictions on site

> To liaise with Drawing Office Co-ordinator regarding orders which are not ordered as and when the call off dictates

> Amend contract programmes in line with any changes made by the site teams

> To ensure site teams place orders as soon as possible to ensure our buying departments can arrange deliveries as required, on time and with no delay

> Cover order input / plant hire in case of absence

> Other duties as instructed by Line Manager
Knowledge, Skills & Experience:

> Experience with the hiring of plant and construction equipment

> Ability to work under pressure and to deadlines

> Ability to work quickly and have good data entry skills

> Ability to work under own initiative, to be proactive and work efficiently as part of a team

> Excellent communication skills

> Excellent numeracy and IT skills

> Methodical and organised

> Accurate with a good attention to detail

> A good level of spelling and grammar

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Continuous Improvement / Lean Engineer

Focusing on improving and documenting manufacturing processes within CA Building Products in order to achieve efficiency and quality improvements.

Job Summary / Key Responsibilities

> Develop, improve and lead a plant wide programme for Lean and Continuous Improvement implementation.

> Identifying and implementing process improvements to reduce manufacturing costs and improve product quality.

> Undertake champion tasks in areas including 5S/C, TPM, Lean and Continuous Improvement initiatives.

> Training workforce in Continuous Improvement & Lean tools and techniques through workshop activities.

> Analyse data in order to target processes to identify improvements.

> Work with and lead staff to make change happen.

> Provide guidance, training, problem solving and root cause analysis to promote a world class manufacturing approach.

> Support the maintenance of product quality standards and health and safety practices.

> Produce best working practices through workshops and projects.

> Introduce data capture and process control on machines and processes.
Knowledge, Skills & Experience:

> Ideally educated to HNC/equivalent level.

> Previous experience in a fast paced manufacturing environment preferred.

> Previous quality, lean and continuous improvement experience – 5S/C, TPM, Standardised Work, Kanban etc.

> Problem solving experience.

> A persuasive and influential approach in order to promote change

> Excellent work ethic.

> Flexible working to suit activities in line with production requirements.

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Labourer / Assistant

A Labourer / Assistant is responsible for undertaking manual work and providing assistance to Operators and Tradesmen.

Job Summary/ Key Responsibilities:

> Bonding, Riveting, Drilling, Hammering

> Assembly

> Wrapping

> Loading / unloading of machines

> Working with operator / tradesman

> Manual handling

> Housekeeping

> Emptying scrap bins

> Work as part of a team


Knowledge, Skills & Experience:

> Counterbalance forklift truck driving

> Aptitude for using hand tools

> Quality awareness

> Health & Safety awareness

> Understanding manufacturing tolerances

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Quantity Surveyor - CA Roofing Services Division

Job Summary / Key Responsibilities

>  Preparing and agreeing valuations with clients and ensuring payments are received in accordance with subcontract agreements

>  Preparing accurate take off of material quantities from drawings

>  Follow procedures to ensure proper allocation of job cost

>  Pricing of contract variations

>  Preparing subcontractor payment certificates, calculation and allocation of subcontractor payments and updating spreadsheets accordingly

>  Assist in the control of supply chain ensuring full visibility of liabilities

>  Issue of subcontract enquiries, comparison of quotes, undertake negotiations and placing of comprehensive orders

>  Contribute to the formulation of monthly financial reports

>  Negotiation and agreement of final accounts with main contractor QS

>  Cash flow forecasting across all contracts to project company turnover

>  Liaising with estimating, design, purchasing and contracts teams to ensure any changes and potential cost overspends are identified as soon as practicable, ensuring costs are recovered and future overspends avoided wherever possible

>  Working with the Commercial Manager to provide cost control and reporting on individual contracts, as well as overview and cost management of all contracts for CA Roofing Services division

>  Supervision and training of assistant / trainee QS

>  General administration duties as required.


Knowledge, Skills & Experience:

>  Confident personality with the ability to communicate across all disciplines and at all levels within the organisation

>  Previous experience of working for a specialist sub-contractor essential

>  Cladding knowledge preferred

>  Pro-active, flexible approach with an ability to work to deadlines.

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Estimator - CA Roofing Services Division

CA Group Ltd requires an Estimator within their Roofing Services Division. The individual will require creativity to assess the quotation specification and formulate the most cost effective solution. The ideal candidate will take great pride in their work, possess a strong commercial focus and be a team player.

Job Summary / Key Responsibilities

>  Establish and develop close working relationships with clients, architects, contractors.

>  Prepare detailed estimates by gathering all data required to formulate budget costings.

>  The review and preparation of tender documents.

>  Present prepared estimates by assembling and displaying numerical and descriptive information.

>  Maintain technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing technical publications.

>  Responsibility for estimating the total project cost, including design, procurement, manufacture and delivery.

>  Liaise with the external sales team to ensure leads and enquiries are managed in an efficient and professional manner.

>  Strive to retain existing clients and ensure the maximum longevity of your relationship with the Company through proactive contact and appropriate relationship development.


Knowledge, Skills & Experience:

> A minimum of three years’ experience within a similar role

> Experience liaising with architects and main contractors

> Excellent commercial awareness

> Excellent analytical skills

> Good communication, influencing and negotiation skills

> Experience within the Roofing and Cladding industry would be beneficial although not essential

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how to apply

To apply for any of the vacancies above, please email your CV with covering letter to careers@cagroup.co.uk or to the postal address below;

Human Resources
CA Group
Evenwood Industrial Estate
Copeland Road
Evenwood
County Durham
DL14 9SF

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