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Working for Optima offers an exclusive opportunity to develop a career with an internationally recognised partitioning specialist.

We have achieved our market leading position thanks to the skills, talent and dedication of our team members; 33% of whom have been with us for more than 10 years. Being an innovation company, we are continually looking for dedicated, self-motivated people to join us as we strive to deliver the highest quality products and services to some of the world’s leading businesses.

We are proud to provide a non-discriminatory and equal opportunity work environment; one within an open, friendly and supportive culture. In addition to the competitive benefits package that we offer, a variety of training courses are available at all levels, to further encourage you to develop whilst in your role and help you to nurture your skillsets and achieve your own personal goals.

Apprenticeships and higher education

For us, the most significant investment we can make in terms of development and growth is in the next generation. Apprenticeships, graduate programmes, and internships are just a few of the options we offer for those looking to further their education. Looking for your next step? Read our Apprentice & Graduate brochure to find out more about the exciting opportunities we offer. 

To apply to any of our roles, please email a copy of your CV along with a covering email to HR@OptimaSystems.com.

Quantity Surveyor

  • Location: Manchester
  • Salary: Competitive

Due to our continued success, we have an excellent opportunity for a Quantity Surveyor to join our Optima North team in Manchester.

Providing support to the Project Manager commercially, key responsibilities include:

  • Ensuring project costings are met
  • Ensuring compliance with the project requirements
  • Agreeing variations
  • Processing claims and payments
  • Producing and managing costing reports
  • Considering the Environmental Assessment Methods requirements when choosing suppliers and agreeing products/materials costs
  • Communicating with the Environmental & Sustainability Lead whether a Project targets one or more of the following Standards: BREEAM, LEED, SKA and WELL
  • Proving upon request estimated products costs

Specific duties include:

  • Receiving handovers from the Estimating department obtaining all cost information and quotations used in the tender.
  • Tender Cost Value – Reconciliation and producing tender CVR
  • Starting up financial files for each project
  • Establishing valuation dates with clients
  • Valuing all variations and submit valuation to Clients in accordance with the valuation dates
  • Cost value reconciliations
  • Submitting and agreeing final accounts
  • Managing invoice retention release
  • Placing orders to Sub-contractors
  • Instructing sub-contractors for variations
  • Attending Sub-contractor meetings
  • Visiting sites on a regular basis in coordination with the Project Manager

The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 3 years of industry experience and be educated to degree level in Quantity Surveying or Construction Cost Management.

In order to succeed you will need to be tenacious, able to quickly establish working relationships with a variety of people, and thrive in a varied and fast paced environment. 

It is preferable for candidates to live within a commutable distance of our offices in central Manchester.

You will join on a full-time, permanent basis and in return, you will receive a competitive salary and benefits, alongside the opportunity to work in a well-established and friendly company.

If you are interested in applying, please send a CV and a covering letter stating why you want to work for us to hr@optimasystems.com

Internal Partition Apprentice

  • Location: London and around the M25
  • Salary: Competitive

INTERNAL PARTITION APPRENTICE

Part of the Optima Group, Optima Installations Ltd is an aluminium framework, glass, and joinery contractor for commercial fit-outs within the UK. Part of the Optima Group, with over 25 years experience of delivering high-quality projects on time and on budget. Our ethos is to provide our clients with exceptional service from the initial design right through to practical completion.

We directly employ in the region of 40 highly skilled operatives, ranging from, Site Managers, Site Supervisors to partition installers & carpenters. We have the skills to undertake projects ranging from £5,000.00 to £10,000,000.00. Our aim is to develop and maintain strong lasting relationships, resulting in repeat business from clients who regularly seek our specialist services.

This vacancy is open to people who can travel and work within and around the M25, the majority of work being in Central London.

OVERALL RESPONSIBILITIES

To work within a team to deliver the highest quality glazed partitions. Take instructions from the site management team to ensure delivery of projects on time snag free.

To ensure that all company policies and procedures are fully implemented and adhered to on allocated contract sites. This specifically includes but is not limited to Health & Safety and the requirements of the Company Business Management System.

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to achieve an NVQ Level 2 Diploma in Interior Systems which will include college attendance of varying blocks (2, 3, and 4 weeks) at the National Construction College.

SPECIFIC DUTIES

During the apprenticeship, you will be given a variety of job duties, such as;

  • Reading and understanding plan drawings as to set out location of partitions
  • Reading and understanding detailed drawings as to build what is required
  • Install structures or fixtures, such as aluminium framework, timber framework using carpenters hand or power tools
  • Follow established safety rules and regulations and maintain a safe and clean environment
  • Shape or cut material to specified measurements, using hand tools, machines, or power saws
  • Measure and mark cutting lines on materials
  • Installing various sizes/specifications of glass to partition system
  • Cleaning, protecting, and maintaining protection to the glass
  • Work towards an apprenticeship framework set out by the appointed college
  • Such other reasonable duties as may be required from time to time

To apply please contact HR@OptimaSystems.com

Finance Administrator

  • Location: High Wycombe
  • Salary: Salary £24,000 - £26,000 per annum, FTE depending upon experience
  • Part Time (25 hours per week)

Optima Contracting Ltd specialises in the high-quality interior fit-out of commercial office space generally for blue chip clients throughout the whole of England, Wales, and Scotland, ensuring we deliver high-quality installations that exceed expectations.

We have our own “Optima” branded range of partitioning systems which are highly regarded and have secured numerous industry awards. We aim to be the first choice internationally for glazed partitioning systems. Our expertise has enabled us to establish ourselves as a market leader in our key markets already.

We have an exciting opportunity for a Finance Administrator to provide daily support and assistance to the financial and management accounts team at our head office in High Wycombe.

This is a varied role where you will be responsible for the daily posting of bank statements and reconciliation of bank balances for the Group. You will complete bank transfers and import payments as well as carry out weekly analysis of committed costs information.

The Finance Administrator will process approved cost allocations and transfers to the job costing records. Managing the inter-company recharge control accounts for all Group companies and submitting sales invoice requests to the Sales and Credit team as required.

You will also assist with the preparation, submission, and payment of PAYE/NI returns for our UK companies.

Previous management accounts experience is desirable, and any accounting qualifications would be advantageous – Along with good IT skills, competency in MS Office (especially Excel), and being able to work independently, managing own workload.

Working hours: 25 hours per week, 5 hours per day. Set hours will be agreed with the successful candidate.

Excellent salary, 25 days holiday plus bank holidays, Pension contribution, Cycle to work scheme and private medical insurance (subject to qualifying periods).

Please refer to the Job Description when completing your application.

If you are interested in applying for any of the above opportunities please send a CV and a covering letter stating why you want to work for us to hr@optimasystems.com

Designer

  • Location: High Wycombe
  • Salary: Competitive

Due to our continued success, we have an excellent opportunity for a Designer to join our Optima Major Works team in High Wycombe.

Working alongside our team of experienced Designers you will undertake the following activities:

  • Assist Sales / Estimating departments by locating, or generating, if necessary, details for projects in the sales or estimating departments
  • Attend Design Handover Meetings from the estimating department and agree/ compile a design brief for the project.
  • Identify key interfaces with adjacent structures or finishing trades.
  • Prepare requests for Information / Query sheets as required and monitor replies.
  • Produce Drawing Schedules, Models, Families, General Arrangement, and Working drawings for Design team approval, following the design procedure laid out in Optima Group BMS.
  • Ensure delivery of all information to design team, and approval thereof, in accordance with project programme requirements.
  • Ensure all design solutions offered by Optima are fully compliant with the project particulars, statutory requirements, building regulations, relevant codes of practice, and good practice.
  • Design Review – revise and re-issue commented drawings. For projects where BIM is required revise and re-issue models.
  • Attend Design Meetings as required throughout the design process. Attend, or organise if necessary, internal design review meetings with the project manager / financial manager.  Ensure via review, that the design is proceeding in an economic and practical manner.
  • Produce Fabrication information or component drawings, as required, to an agreed program.
  • Undertake checking responsibilities for drawings and fabrication information generated by other Designers.
  • Visit Sites as necessary to ascertain conditions, carrying out basic surveying if required.
  • Represent Optima Design at Pre / Mid / Post Tender interviews for forthcoming projects
  • Select external designer/structural engineers/consultants where relevant.
  • Take on responsibility for a proportion of the design office workload as agreed and discussed with Optima Design Director
  • Check all elements of a project, including Models, Drawing Schedules, General Arrangement Drawings, Working Drawings, and Fabrication information.
  • Be aware of current Optima project workload and project timings. Maintain regular contact with each member of the Optima design team and monitor their progress against programs.
  • Assist Contract/Project Managers with the production of accurate, realistic design programs for current or forthcoming projects.
  • Provide Design and Technical Support for all other departments as required.
  • Check Project BIM requirements/protocols on any new project. Implement into the design program all models and information needed.

Any other appropriate duties as may be required. This role is based full-time at our High Wycombe head office.

Essential skills / Experience

  • This role is suited to candidates graduates with a design discipline.
  • An interest/ ambition to work in a design / technical role.
  • Experience with Revit, 2D or 3D CAD would be beneficial.
  • Eligible to work full time in the UK

If you are interested in applying for any of the above opportunities please send a CV and a covering letter stating why you want to work for us to hr@optimasystems.com

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