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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.

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

Project Manager / Quantity Surveyor

  • Location: Birmingham / Midlands
  • Salary: Competitive

OVERALL RESPONSIBILITY:

Overall responsibility for managing projects from start to completion. Accountable for Site managers, working foreman, site engineers and general labour.

SPECIFIC DUTIES:

  • Set up contract file.
  • Agree site set up with site manager, surveyor and director.
  • Produce construction programme.
  • Produce procurement schedules – subcontract and purchase procurement schedules to be produced based on the construction programme, to be produced in conjunction with the Surveyor (where applicable) and identify when financial information will be required.
  • Produce method statements, COSHH and risk assessments as per Health and Safety Plan.
  • Ensure a drawing register is produced and maintained.
  • Place sub-contract orders.
  • Order plant and materials.
  • Report all significant problems on the project.
  • Set up Health and Safety site file.
  • Agree site manager’s duties.
  • Attend regular internal contract review meetings.
  • Review subcontract performance at end of project.
  • Ensure a copy of all relevant information to site.
  • Issue progress report at every client progress meeting.
  • Produce O & M manuals.

HEALTH AND SAFETY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • To have an adequate knowledge of, and comply with, the Health and Safety Policy and legislative requirements consistent with your responsibilities, and to delegate these responsibilities to subordinate staff.
  • To ensure that the company’s responsibilities under the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 1994 are complied with in respect of notification of a project (where applicable) and the preparation of any Health and Safety Plan/File are complied with utilising the services of the appointed Safety Consultants, where applicable.
  • Ensure that provision is made at the pre-contract planning stage for health, safety and welfare.
  • To develop and issue the Construction Phase Safety Plan to include initial risk assessments and COSHH assessments together with method statements. This is to be available on site on the first day of work.
  • Ensure the provision of risk assessments/method statements by the company or its sub-contractors prior to the commencement of the relevant work activity.
  • Ensure that any sub-contractor appointed has provided satisfactory evidence of their competency in relation to the health and safety considerations of their work activity.
  • Ensure that any sub-contractors appointed have been provided with adequate details of the company’s requirements in respect of health, safety and welfare and that they have been provided with adequate information to enable them to prepare their own risk assessments/method statements.
  • Ensure that sub-contractors are notified in writing of any breaches of statutory requirements, their own or the Group Health and Safety Policy, or their risk assessments/method statements, and obtain from them their explanation of why such breach occurred and their proposals to prevent recurrence.
  • Discuss safety on a regular basis with site management and, where appropriate, the safety implications of their requirements or instructions.
  • Reporting to the Safety Task Force all accidents and dangerous occurrences.

SURVEYING RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Prepare all sub-contract payment schedules for approval, they must be back to back with CVR’s.  Assist in the preparation of monthly WIP data. 
  • Prepare all sub-contract orders, they must be within limits of tender amounts.
  • Assist with monthly supervision schedule for accounts, they must fall within CVR allowances.
  • Assist in obtaining retention releases for projects. 
  • Monitor invoicing in respect of month on month WIP forecast for projects.
  • Prepare detailed CVRs for projects.
  • Attend financial meetings for each project you are involved with and prepare initial CVR and budget constraints data.
  • Prepare valuations.
  • Carry out audits for QA. 
  • Resolve query invoices from buying. 
  • Deal with and monitor contractual correspondence. 
  • Ensure that the projects in which you are involved have a successful financial outcome.

Any other such reasonable duties as may be given to you from time to time.

To apply please contact HR@OptimaSystems.com

Regional Account Manager

  • Location: Midlands
  • Salary: Competitive

PURPOSE:

Account Management of a selected group of accounts exclusively for all areas in and around Birmingham. To form strong relationships with key individuals with a view to establishing contacts for new projects and/or repeat work.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • The management of a number of key architectural accounts, focussing specifically on new practices or strengthening the relationship with existing practices.
  • The management of a number of key Contractor accounts, focussing specifically on new Contractors or strengthening the relationship with existing Contractors.
  • Development of a list of prospects to be tracked on a daily basis.
  • Provision of a technical advisory role to architects and contractors.
  • Liaison with the entire project team, architect/designer, quantity surveyor, project manager and main contractor(s) from initial lead through to job start.
  • Writing specifications.
  • Preparation of budget quotations where necessary.
  • Preparation of tender and post-tender presentations (written and oral).
  • Liaison with the Estimating Department during the tender period and overseeing preparation of tender presentations.
  • Conducting technical seminars to architectural practices.
  • Compiling a list of relevant press cuttings for leads and following these up.
  • Attendance at all Sales or other meetings as directed.
  • Such other duties as may be considered appropriate from time to time.

To apply please contact HR@OptimaSystems.com

 

Construction Apprentice

  • Location: Manchester & Liverpool
  • Salary: Competitive

24 month programme

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

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