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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 Estimator

A Fabrication Estimator is responsible for estimating how much it will cost the company to manufacture and deliver product(s).  This position sits within the internal sales team, providing accurate and detailed costings in support of  customers.  The fabrication product range is vast, ranging from all forms of rainwater goods and flashings, to bespoke one offs and rainscreen systems.

Job Summary / Key Responsibilities

> Assist customers with sales enquiries over the phone, via email or in person, balancing pricing issues with customer requirements.

> Prepare quotations inclusive of all forms of metal work fabrication often with limited data and in turn produce accurate costs.

> Ability to interpret both detailed component and layout drawings whilst ensuring tenders are submitted professionally and accurately.

> Regular liaison with the external sales team to ensure leads and enquiries are followed up in an efficient and professional manner.

> Optimise the use of the MRP system to provide a consistent approach to quotations.

> Communicate effectively with internal companies / departments to maintain business development and continuously innovate new profitable outcomes.

> Promoting business products and services to maximise sale opportunities.

> Maintain relationships with existing clients keeping a sales-minded attitude and seek out and build relationships with new clients.

> Develop a good working relationship with work colleagues through proactive contact.

> To work within the company management system, processes and procedures, so as to be fully compliant with all standards, legislation, governance and specifications.

> Maintain technical knowledge by attending educational workshops and reviewing technical papers.


Knowledge, skills &experience

> Knowledge and experience of metal fabrication would be advantageous.

> A self-starter, who is proactive, resilient and resourceful.

> Excellent commercial awareness and analytical skills.

> Excellent communication, influencing and negotiation skills.

>  Experience of estimating in a fast-paced environment.

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Product Engineer - CA Building Poroducts Division

A Fabrication Estimator is responsible for estimating how much it will cost the company to manufacture and deliver product(s).  This position sits within the internal sales team, providing accurate and detailed costings in support of  customers.  The fabrication product range is vast, ranging from all forms of rainwater goods and flashings, to bespoke one offs and rainscreen systems.

Job Summary / Key Responsibilities

> Program RADAN CAD software

> Program Robot (training provided)

> Programme AXYZ machine (training provided)

> Provide inter-departmental support where required

> Liaise with Quality and Production departments to facilitate best practice


Knowledge, skills &experience

> Highly motivated individual

> Knowledge of tooling

> Knowledge of AXYZ machine (desirable but not essential)

> Knowledge of sheet utilisation

> Possess a basic understanding of machine tolerances

> Strong IT skills

> Possess a strong knowledge of CA Products

> An ability to both read and understand manufacturing drawings

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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

Job Summary / 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 roofand 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 hard working and self-motivated with an ambition to succeed and progress

> Excellent IT skills

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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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Project Development Engineer  

The role of the Project Development Team is to establish working relationships with architects, clients and developers as well as their professional teams, delivering technical excellence and demonstrating ability to provide solutions to their needs. This emphasis is proven to deliver stronger, more robust specifications, ensuring that our client’s requirements are achieved.

Job Summary/ Key Responsibilities:

>  The management of our clients / developers requirements within their architectural, consultant and contractor supply base. Development of client projects include;
> System specifications
> Reviewing drawings
> Offering value engineering (VE) solutions
> Providing budget rate

> Development of strong long term relationships with Main Contractors, Architects, Cost Consultants and Project Managers, capable of managing and expanding the customer base.

> Working with the CA Group Technical Department to deliver solutions to overcome client issues, often through creative and adaptive approaches.

> Day-to-day enquiries from the industry – Main Contractors, Architects, Cost Consultants, Project Managers, etc. by telephone and email.

> Present CPD / Technical Workshops in a professional manner.

> Supporting the other members of the Project Development Team.

> Liaising with technical and commercial teams.

> Research and development of existing systems and new innovations.


Knowledge, Skills and Experience:

> Have experience in dealing with Main Contractors, Architects, Cost Consultants, Project Managers, etc. at all levels, building strong relationships, communicating well, assessing the needs of others to promote the products or services to suit both the customer and the company requirements.

> Be hard working, self-motivated with a proven track record in building envelope customer relationships.

> Ideally have knowledge of the metal roofing and cladding industry and /or construction market.

> Be technically strong and comfortable with emerging technologies and changes to regulations.

> Must be prepared for extensive travel.

> Be experienced in AutoCAD, Windows Office Suite including PowerPoint and Excel.

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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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Accounts Department - Payroll Administrator

Job Summary / Key Responsibilities

> Responsible for the input of invoices and multi-company credit notes on to the purchase ledger

> Reconciliation of vendor statements

> Responsible for the month end payment run to vendors.

> Provide cover for processing of weekly payroll on to Sage. Completion of BACS payment and costing journals.

> Monthly company credit card reconciliation and submission using Concur.

> Reconciliation of fuel logs relating to company car users for private fuel reimbursement.

> Support with the transition from SAP to Epicor.

> Processing of sub-contractor labour payments for holiday cover.

> Management of GPO mail.

> Management of petty cash.

> Weekly banking.


Knowledge, skills and experience

> Working knowledge of Sage payroll software.

> SAP knowledge is advantageous.

> Excellent numeracy, Excel and IT skills

> Methodical and organised.

> A high level of accuracy and attention to detail.

> Full driving license.

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Manufacturing Manager - CA Building Products Division

The Manufacturing Manager reports to the Operations Director and is responsible for the management of the manufacturing teams and coordination of daily operations.

Job Summary / Key Responsibilities

> Manage the day-to-day production activity of the site ensuring agreed output targets are met.

> To manage, further develop and mentor the front line leadership team.

> Ensure attainment of business objectives and production schedules whilst ensuring product standards are met.

> To work alongside the current management team to ensure the highest service standards at lowest costs.

> To manage, further develop and mentor the front line leadership team.

> Ensure the effective management of the development of staff competences.

> Prepare and maintain production reporting, providing commentary on production expenditure for the month and provide explanation for variances.

> Initiate plans and processes which minimise manufacturing costs through effective utilisation of manpower, equipment, facilities, material and capital.

> Lead regular briefings and production meetings and instruct staff to meet production targets.

> Resolving day-to-day production issues in a timely manner.

> Root cause analysis and countermeasure implementation for any failed targets.

> Compliance with Health & Safety, Quality and Environmental Legislation.

> Ensure effective communication of performance and business issues.



Knowledge, Skills & Experience:

> Previous experience of working within an ERP system environment – Epicor preferable.

> Previous experience of using MES tools within a fast moving, reactive manufacturing environment.

> The ability to balance attention between process management, performance management, problem solving and people development.

> Maintain a high level of contact directly with your team.

> Must be a strong communicator with excellent leadership skills.

> Create and encourage a positive environment that drives continuous improvement.

> Raise the capability of your team to focus on stabilising, standardising and improving processes, quality and efficiencies.

> To empower your team, aligning mindset and behaviours to the business expectations.

> Ensure the appropriate performance indicators and review mechanisms are in place to drive departmental performance improvements.

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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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IT Infrastructure Engineer

Providing support for day-to-day operations of the IT department.

General Summary:

> 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.


Job Summary / Key Responsibilities

> 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).

> Microsoft365 administration

> VMWare 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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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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