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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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Available vacancies

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. 

Fabrication Co-Ordinator - CA Building Products Division

Job Summary / Key Responsibilities

> Producing itemised take offs for the order processing team, as and when required.

> Marking-up drawings for production purposes.

> Build and maintain excellent working relationship with Department Supervisor’s.

> Checking, assessing, and issuing jobs for production.

> Interaction with Purchasing and Stock Control to check material levels and future material requirements.

> Liaise with Despatch Department regarding external coating requirements and deliveries.

> Communication with customers and suppliers via telephone and e-mail.

> Cross department support.

> General office administration duties.


Knowledge, Skills and Experience:

> Ability to understand drawings.

> Excellent product knowledge.

> Excellent communication, numeracy, and IT skills.

> Methodical and organised.

> Accurate with a good attention to detail.

> Highly motivated.

> Ability to multi-task.

> Auto-cad experience (not essential).

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Maintenance Operative
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Job Summary/ Key Responsibilities:

> Carry out planned and unplanned maintenance activities as per our C Works electronic maintenance system.

> Work safely by carrying out safe systems of work, isolation of equipment prior to investigating faults.

> Seek guidance and instructions when unsure of how to address maintenance and breakdown activities.

> Carry out maintenance on all plant and equipment across the CA Group site.

> Carry out oil checks on plant / equipment

> Lubricating and greasing equipment in line with PPM requirements

> PAT testing

> Repairs to hand operated power tools and production air tools. Hydraulic and pneumatic systems, mechanical drive trains, service and trouble shoot on all plant and equipment, guidance will be required.

> Forward thinking offering suggesting on plant modifications to enable a more reliable plant operation.

> Operate cherry picker and scissor lift for high level building work repairs (upon successful training).

> Undertake internal and external training in line with maintenance activities.

> Plant, equipment and building maintenance.

> Communicate and organise contractors on site at Evenwood and plan daily, weekly and monthly activities.

> Ensure workshop areas are kept clean and tidy

Knowledge, Skills and Experience:

> Ability to work at height.

> Ability to work under pressure.

> Ability to work independently or as part of a team.

> Ability to work to deadlines and manage projects.

> Quality awareness.

> Health & Safety awareness.

> Good DIY skills.

> HNC qualification is desirable

Field Services Engineer

Reporting directly to the Field Services Manager, this role requires experience of dealing with customers, specifiers and main contractors at all levels.  You will be one of the key drivers of innovation and product excellence and have the use of in-house technical systems and software whilst providing support to various projects.  You will be provided support and training to develop in this role to deliver a high level of support to the Field Services Manager.

General summary:

> Carrying out such tasks and duties as directed by the Field Services Manager and Technical Director that are designed to develop levels of performance and competence for future progression

> The Company will provide all relevant training required for the role


Key Responsibilities:

> Become a key driver of product development of both existing and new products and systems

> Provide support to product testing, in-house and with external test houses /certification bodies

> Provide support to Apprentice Field Services Engineer(s)

> Produce new and update existing technical information papers, installation guides, documents and articles

> Deliver training and improvement initiatives, both in-house and to external customers

> Visit construction sites

> Undertake site inspections delivering product/system guidance and assistance to customers

> Produce site visit / inspection reports

> Develop, training, design, problem solving, research and development of existing product range including innovation of new markets, products, etc

> Assist with the design and specification of all metal roof and wall cladding systems, industrial drainage systems, rainscreen systems and all other fabricated accessories

> Assist in all areas of problem solving through factory and/or site visits



Knowledge, skills and experience:

> Experience of the roofing and cladding industry, and understanding of all types of roof and wall cladding is essential with the ability to demonstrate a high level of expertise

> Have experience of dealing with customers, specifiers, main contractors etc, at all levels, with the aptitude to communicate well and build strong relationships

> Be able to assess the needs of others to promote the products or services to suit both the customers and company requirements

> Be hardworking and self-motivated with an ambition to succeed and progress

> Excellent IT skills

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Apprentice Technical Engineer

We are looking for an apprentice to work within the company’s Technical Department.  The candidate could be either in full time or part time further education in an engineering discipline, but not essential. All engineering disciplines; BIM, architectural, electrical, mechanical and civil will be considered.  The successful candidate will be trained by the Company to become a qualified Technical Engineer.

Under the supervision of the Technical & Engineering Manager you will receive the appropriate on-the-job training and support to enable you to gain the necessary knowledge and skills.  This training will be combined with attending further education to study for an appropriate qualification.

General Summary:

>  Carrying out such tasks and duties as directed by the Technical & Engineering Manager and Technical Director that are designed to develop levels of performance and competence for future progression.

> The Company will provide all relevant training required for the software packages used by the Technical Department, including, but not limited to ; AutoCAD, Inventor, Revit, Tekla TEDDS

Key Responsibilities:

To become proficient in all aspects of technical support to;

> interpret technical drawings and specifications

> understand specialist computer software to produce technical information; drawings, information papers, reports, etc.

> update and amend existing drawings and other technical documentation

> understand construction methods and processes

> participate in training and improvement initiatives

> develop, training, design, problem solving, research and development of existing product range including innovation of new markets, products, etc.

> assist with the design and specification of all metal roof and wall cladding systems, industrial drainage systems, rainscreen systems and all other fabricated accessories

>assist in all areas of problem solving through factory and/or site visits

> learn draughting skills to assist the team in all aspects of technical delivery, from generic specification drawings to project specific detailing

> learn to support external project development team, both internally and externally


Knowledge, skills and experience:

> Ability to prioritise workload to meet deadlines

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

> Good communication, literacy and numeracy skills

> Excellent IT skills

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Structural Design Engineer

Recognised as one of the fastest-growing NE companies and one of the largest building envelope firms in the UK, the CA Group brand continues to grow from strength-to-strength. We are recruiting for an experienced and local Structural Design Engineer to join our technical team.

As a member of the multi-disciplinary technical team, this Structural Engineer will play a crucial role in the delivery of technical solutions, acting in support of developing of the United Products cold rolled steel frame brand, balancing commercial, technical, and mentoring responsibilities.

Job Summary/ Key Responsibilities:

>  Development of the United Products Cold Rolled Frame systems and supporting development of CA Groups metal cladding systems.

> Ensuring the delivery of high quality solutions and the seamless sharing of information with the other discipline teams;

> Management of product development plans and project resources;

> Assisting in the preparation of technical and commercial bid proposals.

> Representing the company in liaising with clients, architects and other design team members;

> Develop and maintaining excellent client relationships through successful project execution;

> Develop talent by coaching and mentoring less experienced staff and supporting their technical career development;


The company is open to varying levels of experience and skill, but the ideal Structural Design Engineer will:

> Be degree qualified in Structural Engineering or an engineering-related field

> Have at least 5 years' experience in a similar role (5 - 10 years' ideally)

> Have experience using AutoCAD and be familiar with relevant design software include Revit and Tekla

> Relevant knowledge and experience in the design and specification of building structures to relevant standards and regulations.

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Rainscreen Design Engineer

Recognised as one of the fastest-growing NE companies and one of the largest building envelope firms in the UK, the CA Group brand is well established and continues to grow from strength-to-strength. We are recruiting for an experienced Rainscreen Design Engineer to join our technical team.

As a member of the multi-disciplinary technical team, this Rainscreen Design Engineer will play a crucial role in development of the Prime rainscreen brand, balancing commercial, technical, and mentoring responsibilities.

Job Summary / Key Responsibilities

> Development of Prime Rainscreen systems and its integration with other CA Group cladding systems;

> Ensuring the delivery of high quality technically excellent solutions and the seamless sharing of information with other discipline teams;

> Identifying and liaising with key suppliers of additional non-metal rainscreen solutions to add value to the Prime offering;

> Management of the products development plans and project resources;

> Assisting in the preparation of technical specifications and commercial budget proposals;

> Representing the company in liaising with clients, architects and other design team members;

> Develop and maintaining excellent client relationships through successful project design and execution;

> Develop talent by coaching and mentoring less experienced staff and supporting their technical career development;


The company is open to varying levels of experience and skill, but the ideal Rainscreen Design Engineer will:

> Have at least 5 years' experience in a similar role (5 - 10 years' ideally)

> Have experience using AutoCAD and be familiar with relevant design software include Revit

> Relevant knowledge and experience in the design and specification of rainscreen systems and testing to relevant standards and regulations.

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Fabrication Co-ordinator

Job Summary / Key Responsibilities

> Producing itemised take offs for the order processing team, as and when required.

> Marking-up drawings for production purposes.

> Build and maintain excellent working relationship with Department Supervisor’s.

> Checking, assessing, and issuing jobs for production.

> Interaction with Purchasing and Stock Control to check material levels and future material requirements.

> Liaise with Despatch Department regarding external coating requirements and deliveries.

> Communication with customers and suppliers via telephone and e-mail.

> Cross department support.

> General office administration duties.


Knowledge, Skills and Experience:

> Ability to understand drawings.

> Excellent product knowledge.

> Excellent communication, numeracy, and IT skills.

> Methodical and organised.

> Accurate with a good attention to detail.

> Highly motivated.

> Ability to multi-task.

> Auto-cad experience (not essential).

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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.

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

> Any other duties as requested by Line Managers.


Knowledge, Skills and Experience:

> 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 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 onsite 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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Labourer / Assistant – CA Building Products Division

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


Summary Of Health And Safety Responsibilities

> Counterbalance forklift truck driving

> Aptitude for using hand tools

> Quality awareness

> Health & Safety awareness

> Understanding manufacturing tolerances

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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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Business Administration Apprentice

Providing clerical and administrative support and assistance within the CA Building Products Department.

Job Summary / Key Responsibilities

> Communication via telephone and email

> Switchboard

> Photocopying

> Filing

> Scanning

> Data entry of stock cards onto an in-house system

> Processing purchase orders using the in-house SAP system

> Liaising with other departments throughout the business

> Organising post and TNT deliveries

> Other duties as instructed by Line Manager

> To complete all College assignments and projects within necessary timescales


Job Summary / Key Responsibilities

> Flexible attitude, motivated and reliable

> Ability to work to deadlines

> 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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Technical Engineer

Reporting directly to the Technical & Engineering Manager, this role requires experience of dealing with customers, specifiers and main contractors at all levels.  You will be one of the key drivers of innovation and product excellence and have the use of in-house technical systems and software whilst providing support to various projects and in-house departments.  You will be provided support and training to develop in this role to deliver a high level of support to the Technical & Engineering Manager.

General Summary:

> Carrying out such tasks and duties as directed by the Technical & Engineering Manager and Technical Director that are designed to develop levels of performance and competence for future progression

> The Company will provide all relevant training required for the software packages used by the Technical Department, including, but not limited to ; AutoCAD, Inventor, Revit, Tekla TEDDS


Job Summary / Key Responsibilities

> Become a key driver of product development of both existing and new products and systems

> Utilising in-house technical systems and software whilst providing support to external customers, specifiers and in-house departments

> Produce wind load calculations to current standards and provide advice / recommendations

> Provide support and guidance to;
> Apprentice Technical Engineer(s)
> External sales and development teams

> Produce design concepts, supporting sketches and fully detailed technical drawings for the R&D of existing systems and new innovations

> Dealing with day-to-day technical enquiries and calculations providing prompt and accurate information to customers and clients

> Produce new and update existing technical information papers, drawings, documents and articles



Knowledge, Skills & Experience:

> Proven experience within an engineering discipline (all engineering disciplines; BIM, architectural, electrical and mechanical will be considered), with minimum HNC qualification (or working towards)

> Conversant with one or more of the following; AutoDesk packages; AutoCAD, Inventor, Revit

> Experience with Tekla TEDDS, would be preferred but not essential

> Experience of the BIM environment, would be preferred but not essential

> Have experience of dealing with customers, specifiers, main contractors etc, at all levels, with the aptitude to communicate well and build strong relationships

> Be able to assess the needs of others to promote the products or services to suit both the customers and company requirements

> Be hardworking and self-motivated with an ambition to succeed and progress

> Excellent IT skills

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Cleaner

Keeping our buildings clean and in an orderly condition

Job Summary / Key Responsibilities

> Perform various cleaning actions such as dusting, sweeping hoovering, mopping etc.

> Perform and track routine inspection.

> Clean buildings by servicing toilets and wiping down communal areas including staircases.

> Empty rubbish bins internal and external.

> Notify your manager of any hazards.

> Ensuring you place warning signs such as wet floor signs.

> Monitor levels of cleaning materials and re stock when necessary.

> External litter picking.

> Ability to use ride on sweeper.

> Other reasonable duties as requested by your line manager.

Knowledge, skills &experience

> Previous cleaning experience is essential.

> Experience of using a ride on sweeper (preferred).

> Ability to bend, push, pull and lift repetitively during working hours.

> Knowledge of cleaning chemicals, proper storage and disposal methods.

> Excellent communication skills and the ability to work as part of a team.

> Excellent organisational and timekeeping skills are essential.

> Self-motivation and the ability to identify and complete needed tasks without direct supervision.

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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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