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Our factory team works together to build high quality homes using the latest precision engineering technology. The team has backgrounds in all kinds of sectors, from fashion to cars, so our skills set is not at all limited to traditional construction.

what it’s like to work at ilke Homes

At ilke Homes we offer a collaborative culture, with our people at the heart of everything we do. In our fun and exciting working environment, we work together to deliver a product that meets the needs of modern living.

We offer excellent training and development programmes to grow our talent, as well as the opportunity to create and shape an innovative and dynamic business from every role of the organisation. We are also an above Living Wage employer and we are passionate about having a diverse team.

Additional benefits include:
  • Competitive salaries
  • Flexible working opportunities
  • Bonus scheme
  • Health insurance scheme
  • Company pension scheme
  • Paid sick leave
  • 25 days holiday plus bank holidays
  • Death in service

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Current Group Vacancies


Head of SHEQ

As our Head of SHEQ you have a pivotal strategic role to play in the development and growth of our business. You will manage teams of individual disciplines of SHEQ in manufacturing and construction environments, coaching and mentoring your team to be the embodiment of the behaviours and standards we set in our business.

At ilke Homes we are putting safety and quality at the heart of all we do. We believe that everyone deserves to work in a safe environment and is supported by our systems to meet our customers’ quality expectations. We are not an organisation that is driven by badges and certificates, instead we believe in putting in place the appropriate systems to ensure we safely produce quality homes on time and to standard. We are passionate about Shingo guiding principles and adopt them in everything we do.

On Offer:

  • Negotiable dependant upon experience
  • Car allowance
  • Annual bonus
  • Death in Service
  • Healthcare
  • 25 days holiday plus bank holidays
  • 37.5 hours – Mon to Fri

As we look to grow into a multi-site organisation. In this role you will design and deliver an integrated facilities management service strategy for all our UK locations, being responsible for ensuring compliance with statutory requirements and legislations. You will own and manage the Facilities budget and project manage all property projects, including all aspects building refurbishments.

This is a tough and challenging role, we are a business with huge ambition, well backed, with an energetic and growing team. You will relish the opportunity to shape the quality and safety culture of our business without the burden of existing practices and tradition. You are a self-starter, a strategic thinker who can imagine and realise the best possible safety and quality outcomes for our business.

You will work closely with our HR team to ensure the wellbeing of our team is considered, devising and implementing strategies that go beyond the typical access to help lines and stretch into the impact our activities have on our team’s overall wellbeing.

 

The role requires the ability to think and plan strategically, shape projects and deliver them to agreed timelines. Candidates must have a communication style and gravitas that allows them to influence and integrate at a senior level through building strong relationships. 

Primary Responsibilities:

  • To develop and implement the SHEQ strategies across the company
  • Lead on strategic activity and operational matters relating to Compliance, Safety, Health, Environment and Quality across the organisation
  • Liaise with business partners in HR to drive wellbeing into our business strategy, promoting, developing and establishing a positive safety culture within the Company, ensuring it can meet its legal requirements
  • Providing competent support and expert advice to stakeholders across the organisation
  • Team management and development of SHEQ Team to drive organisational SHEQ objectives & targets across the group
  • Providing the CEO and Senior management with information and reports in relation to compliance, SHEQ and facilities for presentation at leadership and board level
  • Full accountability for our Integrated Management System and obtaining and maintaining certifications such as BOPAS and NHBC standards
  • Liaison with Supply Chain Director to lead on Supplier Quality and Customer Care team to support in the management of Customer Satisfaction and feedback
  • Drive collaboration with the product design and development team to lead on Advanced Quality Planning (APQP) development, including risk-assessment, Standard work and Process Control Plans (PCP
  • Assure compliance with all relevant H&S regulations both in our manufacturing and construction environments
  • Collaboration with Learning and Development Team to develop training strategies relating to SHEQ to drive the business forward
  • Liaison with landlords and agents to select, manage and benchmark on appropriate land opportunities for business growth and working with in-house counsel to identify and pro-actively deal with lease expiries and renewals to ensure the most favourable terms for the business.
  • Asset and property management, including acquisition, development and disposal of facilities equipment
  • Engagement in the full range of contracted managed services facilities, including selection and relationship management of SLAs to enhance internal customer experience. Including:
    • Security contractors
    • Cleaning contractor
    • Canteen provisions
    • Waste Management services
  • Full ownership of facilities budget and associated KPIs.
  • Undertaking of property inspections and submit reports in compliance with KPI specifications
  • Lead the facilities management team do drive the hard facilities service i.e. car parking
  • Liaison with insurance providers to ensure policy compliance, specifically related to Property and Business Interruption
  • Involvement in developing and implementing effective Corporate Social Responsibility and business sustainability strategy.

Qualifications & Training:

  • Relevant degree and/or NEBOSH Diploma or equivalent
  • Relevant professional membership (CMIOSH preferred)
  • Qualifications in six sigma or statistical process control techniques and lean manufacturing philosophies advantageous
  • Facilities Management qualification (e.g.BIFM)

 Experience:

  • Quality management end-to-end, minimum 3 years
  • Extensive experience in a strategic role in either manufacturing or construction
  • Auditing to standards – ISO, NHBC, BOPAS all advantageous
  • Strategic experience of safety leadership including assuring compliance to statutory requirements
  • Experience of presenting at board level
  • Significant experience as a multi-site Estates or Facilities Manager, preferable in a manufacturing or engineering environment.
  • Demonstrable project management delivery in a growing manufacturing environment
  • Experience in working with 3rd party contracts and lease agreements
  • Track record of negotiating with building and equipment contractors
  • Extensive knowledge of Method Statements, Risk Assessments, Safe Systems of Work, Building and Electrical and Mechanical Regulations.

 Qualities & Attitude:

  • People focused, capable of building relationships with people at all levels
  • Skilled influencer, demonstrating ability to help others to change
  • Highly developed inter-personal skills
  • Ability to manage a high workload and prioritise effectively
  • Flexible, able to adapt to meet business needs and to work effectively with a range of people
  • Self-motivated, able to work with limited direction
  • Strong leadership skills
  • Excellent communicator.
  • Keen eye for details.
  • Ability to manage own projects as well as working collaboratively with others.
  • Excellent IT skills.
  • Willingness to travel throughout the UK including overnight stays.

Closing Date – 05 November 2019

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Section Leader

As a Section Leader you will be able to confidently lead and motivate skilled and unskilled staff as they carry out their standard work. Ideally exposed to working in a lean manufacturing environment, you will be used to standard work, standard time and producing On Time to Standard product every time.

Due to our success, substantial growth and new projects we are currently recruiting for a Section Leader to compliment our existing team in Flaxby, North Yorkshire.

Our Section Leaders manage a team of up to 30 people, of varying skill levels and are responsible for the safe and effective running of their area of responsibility, whilst supporting their colleagues to ensure a safe environment for all.

On Offer:

  • £36,000 per annum
  • Death in Service
  • Monday to Friday – 06:00 – 14:00
  • Death in Service
  • 25 days holiday plus bank holidays
  • Annual Bonus
  • Free Parking

You will be passionate about the safety of your colleagues and will champion an attitude to safety that drives an open culture of reporting near miss incidents with no blame, identifying risk and either eliminating it or mitigating it.

You will draw a clear link between a safe workplace being a clean workplace and will implement and manage appropriate standards in your area.

You will be comfortable managing a diverse team, ensuring they are following the drawings and work instructions provided and comfortable providing training and monitoring the performance of trainee colleagues. Taking a genuine interest in your team members you will be interested in investing in them as individuals.

You will take a flexible approach to working hours and be passionate about achieving results.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Manage a team of up to 20/30 people
  • Manage team performance through visual management tools and techniques (Daily SQCDP reviews)
  • Provide daily progress including issues and constraints to ensure adherence to the factory plan
  • Ensure processes are embedded to achieve prescribed quality and workmanship standards, culminating in completed and signed QIR’s.
  • Maintenance of shop equipment and tooling for your responsible area
  • Promote, engage and actively participate in continuous improvement activities.
  • Works in a consistent and harmonious way with other Section Leaders.
  • Create and provide a safe working environment. This includes housekeeping for your responsible area, equipment, and materials.
  • Manage sickness in accordance with company policies and procedures including effective return to work interviews
  • Maintain the HR Management System for your team in line with Company procedures
  • Promote an open and listening culture
  • Maintain a skills matrix as the basis for assuring your team can complete work on time to standard in a safe way
  • Carry out regular feedback sessions to manage individual and team performance, where performance is below acceptable levels ensure improvement plans are in place and effectively managed.

Qualifications & Training:

  • No formal education required for the right candidate
  • Formal Safety qualification e.g. IOSH Managing Safely is desired

Experience:

  • Leading a team of 10 or more in a manufacturing/production environment
  • Proven track record of managing people processes
  • Experience in complex low volume manufacturing
  • Behavioural Safety Champion
  • Risk assessment methodologies
  • Coaching & Developing new starters and continual team development
  • IT Skills / Microsoft packages

Demonstrable Qualities & Attitude:

  • Confident decision maker
  • Approachable with the aptitude to listen and be respectful
  • Positive approach to problem solving with a solution focused attitude

Closing Date: 5 November 2019

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Assistant Quantity Surveyor

The role reports to the Senior Quantity Surveyor who holds the responsibility for managing the contract between ilke and our client, sub-contract procurement, cost and value reconciliations and final account preparation.

Working for an innovative and dynamic, well capitalised business, we have a fantastic opportunity for an Assistant Quantity Surveyor to join our team. This is a unique opportunity to join a new, evolving business and define the structure for product costings and identify areas of potential savings/enhancements.

The Assistant Quantity Surveyor will be responsible for making applications for payment, recording delay events, managing contra charges, sub-contract procurement, assisting with cost and value reconciliations and final account preparation on a number of sites across England.

The right candidate will have the ability to think outside the box and be flexible and adaptable in a fast paced environment.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Assist the construction team in managing contract requirements
  • Making accurate applications for payment and ensuring payments are received on time
  • Collecting information for contractual claims
  • Tendering sub-contract work packages and ensuring new sub-contractors are set up on the ilke system
  • Sub-contract comparisons
  • Placing sub-contract orders
  • Sub-contract payments
  • Creating purchase orders
  • Identify and evaluate Client Variations and Additions
  • Monthly cost and value reconciliation reports
  • Attending site meetings where necessary

Qualifications & Training:

  • Minimum GCSE Maths and English grade C / 5 or above
  • Educated to HNC or working towards Degree in Quantity Surveying
  • Must be proficient in MS Office and Excel
  • Must be computer literate

Experience:

  • Housing experience would be an advantage
  • Background with major contractor, house builder or specialist contractor who have a reputation for delivering high quality homes in the UK would be desirable

Qualities & Attitude:

  • Excellent communication skills
  • Positive can-do attitude
  • Keen eye for detail
  • Ability to work in a fast paced, evolving business.
  • Commercially and technically minded

Closing Date: 02 November 2019

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BIM Coordinator

Working as part a factory-based product development team, under the leadership of the Head of Product Design, the BIM Coordinator will perform a variety of design coordination and interrogation duties as an integral part of the Product Design team. This would include management of all design models and deliverables within the CDE (BIM360), assembling coordinated models, managing the clash detection process, assigning model related actions working with the design lead and establish & maintain BIM protocols from conception to completion

Working for an innovative and dynamic, recently established, well capitalised business, we have a fantastic opportunity for a BIM Coordinator, proficient in Autodesk Revit and integrated systems.

Offer:
Salary – Negotiable dependant upon experience
Death in Service
Annual Bonus
Free Parking
Heathcare
Monday to Friday 37.5 hours

The BIM Coordinator will be responsible for the production and maintenance of the Product Design BIM Execution Plan and liaise with the manufacturing engineering team to ensure the digital output from the 3D models and seamlessly integrate into the CNC machines.

The Product Design team will also play a pivotal role in driving and controlling the Engineering Change Request system, as the product design evolves, maintaining the physical and digital records of both the base designs, the variants and the ‘as built’ records.

Primary Responsibilities:
Under the leadership of the Head of Product Design liaise with internal and external customers, end users, statutory bodies and design consultants to ensure smooth delivery of the project through all stages of design.
Assist on all stages of the new product design process to control and interrogate the activities of external design consultants and internal design team members.
Providing expert technical advice, maintaining consistent link to the end users, clients and statutory bodies.
Identify and manage risks identifying design solutions to eliminate, reduce or control risks during the construction and final operation of the building
Participate actively design team meetings.
Comply with the processes stipulated under the companies BOPAS and other Quality Assurance Processes, liaising with all relevant bodies as required.
Work with internal and external designers to discharge any conditions or approvals.
Provide relevant information and support to achieve/maintain BOPAS or other accreditation scheme compliance.
Work with a variety of specialist consultants including but not limited to:
Structural Engineers
Acoustician
SAP Assessors
Mechanical Designers
Electrical Designers
Architects
Develop and implement the BIM protocols and ensure consultant compliance with the BIM Execution Plan
To manage the digital output of the models to drive the CNC machines
Develop and refine the current digital architecture from start to finish
Assist in the company’s development to achieve BIM level 2 & ISO 9001
To work in a safe and sensible manner within the boundaries of the Company Health and Safety Policy and any additional site restrictions.
Qualifications & Training:
A good degree in an architecture, engineering or science based discipline
English and Maths pass at GCSE / ‘O’ Level

Experience:
Full working knowledge of Autodesk Revit is essential
Full knowledge and training in BIM standards and protocols
Experience and knowledge of BIM360 preferred
Qualities & Attitude:
Positive, self-motivated and able to work effectively without close supervision
Excellent communications skills, oral, written and using PowerPoint or similar
With the ability to work as part of a multi-functional team, respecting alternative professional skills and opinions
Skilled in the use of IT equipment and common office products such as the Microsoft Office suite and email

Closing Date: 14 October 2019

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Contracts Manager - Midlands

Working as member of the Construction team and reporting to the Head of Delivery & Installation, you will have the ability to work on your own initiative and lead multiple projects to meet tight deadlines. To be successful in this role, you will establish, work to, lead and drive process.

Due to our substantial growth and success we are excited to be recruiting for a Contracts Manager to work predominantly across the Midlands.

The Role & Responsibilities:

You will work within the construction team, manage your site teams and sub-contractors, and collaborate with all business departments, including SHEQ, Production and Design to ensure projects are delivered on time, within budget and comply with all current statutory legislation.
Leading numerous projects at any given time ensuring all key deadlines are achieved.

Offer:
Competitive Salary
Healthcare
Annual Bonus
Car allowance
Death in service

Development and management of construction programmes including providing regular updates to the business.
Ensure quality standards of work are maintained at all times.
Manage and control project costs in line with agreed budgets.
Manage client’s expectations throughout projects.
Control direct labour, subcontractors and coordinate the works ensuring the works are completed on time & to budget.
Establish good relationships with clients and all key stakeholders.
Lead, manage and work in a safe manner within the boundaries of the Company Health & Safety Policy and any additional site restrictions.

Qualifications & Training:
Preferably qualified to degree level, HND, industry experienced or equivalent
MCIOB, RICS, MAPM or equivalent
Possesses current SMSTS qualification.
Holds a current CSCS / CPCS card.
Holds a current full clean driving licence.
Strong IT literate & can use Microsoft excel, word & project

Experience:

Experience of working within the modular building industry – desirable
Experience of working within the house building industry – essential
Experience in a similar role working with contracts of a value of between £100k – £1m with a reputable contractor – essential
Will have proven experience and ability to work effectively with both internal departments and external client’s.

Qualities & Attitude:

Positive, self-motivated and able to work effectively without close supervision.
Excellent communications skills.
Strong work ethic for doing things the right way.
Ability to support and challenge in equal measure, pushing back as required.
Solid leader of both people and process.

Closing Date: 28th November 2019

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Mechanical & Electrical Design Engineer

The M&E Design Technician will be responsible for interpreting the requirements of the customer and the architectural designers to ensure that the products, components and parts designed meet these requirements and comply with appropriate building codes, regulations and other relevant compliance standards. The Design team plays a pivotal role in driving and controlling the Engineering Change Request system, as the product design evolves, maintaining the physical and digital records of both the base designs, the variants and the ‘as built’ records.

Working as part a factory based technical team, under the leadership of the Technical Design Manager, the M&E Design Technician will perform a variety of design and drafting activities, including preparing and updating the product 3D models, preparing assembly and manufacturing drawings in an appropriate 2D format, to maximise the flexibility of the design and to deal effectively with the increasing requirement for product variety and variations.

On Offer:
Salary – Negotiable dependant on skills and experience
Annual bonus
Monday to Friday 37.5 hours
Healthcare

Primary Responsibilities:
Support the liaison with internal and external customers, end users, statutory bodies and design consultants to ensure smooth delivery of the project through all stages of design.
Assist on all stages of the new product design process to control and interrogate the activities of external design consultants and internal design team members.
Providing expert technical advice, maintaining consistent link to the factory floor, site electricians, plumbers and statutory bodies.
Identify and manage risks identifying design solutions to eliminate, reduce or control risks during the construction and final operation of the building
Liaise with internal and external clients, end users, statutory bodies and design consultants to ensure smooth delivery of the project through all stages of design.
Participate actively design team meetings.
Comply with the processes stipulated under the companies BOPAS and other Quality Assurance Processes, liaising with all relevant bodies as required.
Work with internal and external designers to discharge any conditions or approvals.
Provide information and support to achieve/maintain BOPAS or other accreditation scheme compliance.
Work with a variety of specialist consultants including but not limited to: Structural Engineers.
Acoustician
Fire Consultants
Mechanical Designers
Electrical Designers
Architects
Ensure that projects are delivered in accordance with ilke Homes BIM Protocols
To work in a safe and sensible manner within the boundaries of the Company Health and Safety Policy and any additional site restrictions.
Qualifications & Training:
A good degree/HND in an engineering or science-based discipline
English and Maths pass at GCSE / ‘O’ Level

Experience:
Preferable experience in offsite product manufacture with specific knowledge of new product design development but not essential
Working knowledge of CDM 2015 Regulations
Knowledge of Building Regulations, including Part P
Full working knowledge of Autodesk Revit
Experience and knowledge of BIM360 would be an advantage
Qualities & Attitude:
Positive, self-motivated and able to work effectively without close supervision
Excellent communications skills, oral and written.
With the ability to work as part of a multi-functional team, respecting alternative professional skills and opinions
Skilled in the use of IT equipment and common office products such as the Microsoft Office suite and email

Closing Date: 14 October 2019

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Payroll & Benefits Manager

As an innovative, dynamic and well-capitalised start up business, we are very excited to be recruiting for an experienced Payroll and Benefits Manager to join the team on a permanent basis. As a new role in the organisation, you will really be able to make your mark and build this role into a value-added function of the business.

Working closely with the HR and Finance Teams, the Payroll and Benefits Manager will own the full payroll process across the business, which currently encompasses two group companies.
Reporting to the Head of HR, the Payroll and Benefits Manager will be self-motivated and keen to deliver a proactive payroll and benefits service.
This is a standalone role which requires the ability to think and plan strategically, with a high level of adaptability to juggle conflicting priorities in an ever-changing environment where tight deadlines are in place.

On Offer:

  • Annual Bonus
  • Onsite Parking
  • Death in Service
  • 25 days holiday plus bank holidays
  • Monday to Friday 37.5 hours a week

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Prepare and process group monthly payrolls in partnership with our outsourced partner.
  • Support and manage the outsourced partners performance.
  • Management of statutory regulation changes whilst adhering to internal payroll policies
  • Collaboration with HR team to ensure accuracy of data
  • Updating and maintaining of records within HR System as required
  • Ensure accurate maintenance of statutory data through regular data cleansing and running reports to identify potential issues
  • Prepare monthly payroll forecasts for the finance team
  • Handle questions from employees regarding payroll such as underpayments, incorrect tax codes, SMP, queries etc
  • Oversee all benefits provided across the business, working with brokers and vendors on contract negotiations and internally promoting the benefits to employees
  • Ensure effective, timely and accurate responses to any payroll issues and queries by ensuring company best practice is followed on all occasions
  • Manage all internal and external payroll audits
  • Oversee the development of statutory payroll processes by challenging existing practices and making suggestions for improvement
  • Build a strong and collaborative relationship with HR and the Finance departments
  • Maintain high professional and ethical standards at all times ensuring privacy of sensitive information
  • Ensure that the payroll systems are robust, compliant and support current activities and future growth
  • Contribute to salary and benefits planning and design as the company grows
  • Provide payroll support and guidance to other functions and individuals where appropriate
  • Manage process of adding payroll and benefits information to the main accounts and provide analysis on these
  • Work collaboratively with Heads of Department to prepare and manage salary budgeting and bonus payments.
  • Be responsible for end of year P60 and P11d reporting for HMRC along with supporting the people function in rewards management and reporting
  • Work with the Head of HR and CFO to prepare annual remcom paper
  • Ensure all payroll KPIs are met
  • Liaison with the Recruitment Manager on benchmarking activity

Qualifications & Training:

  • CIPP Qualified

Experience:

  • Experience of working in a fast-paced, changing environment
  • Commercial understanding and budgeting experience
  • Experience of working in a start-up organisation is advantageous
  • Experienced in implementing and managing employee benefits working with brokers, advisors and vendors
  • Previous experience of managing complex payroll tasks
  • Experience of managing outsourced payroll bureau
  • Thorough understanding of tax and NI rules to calculate advances, arrears, and additional payment values
  • Advanced Excel skills
  • Experience of working with Cascade HR is advantageous.

Qualities & Attitude:

  • Strong communicator at all levels of an organisation, building solid relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Highly organised with a strong attention to detail
  • Positive can-do attitude
  • Excellent collaborator
  • Solid IT skills
  • Ability to work in a fast paced, evolving business
  • Flexibility to suit the needs of our talent pool
  • Able to handle highly confidential information

 

Job Type: Full-time
Salary: £40,000.00 to £47,000.00 per annum

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