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Current vacancies

Please see below a list of job vacancies currently available within the Group. Keep checking back regularly for new positions.



We are looking to grow our team with like minded individuals who want to make a difference and be part of a successful company.

We have a variety of new and exciting positions from machine operators, civil engineering ground workers, site supervisors, and managerial positions as part of our growth plan.

Please click on the following link to view our current vacancies: https://www.indeedjobs.com/barton-plant-ltd 


Barton are seeking a dynamic and self motivated estimator who can work at the fast changing pace of our business. You will be the initial contact for our clients and your role will to be assist them in finding the most cost effective solution with a ‘can-do attitude’. You must be able to deal with multiple tenders concurrently and have a good understanding of cut and fill earthworks along with drainage and highway construction and preferably a knowledge of stabilisation.

The Role:

  • Assist with selection of designer / likely JV partners
  • Identification of key subcontractors
  • Meetings with key stakeholders / subcontractors to develop early relationships
  • Review available information from tender documents
  • Assist in the preparation and response to PQQ’s
  • Research technologies / project background
  • Prepare tender submissions
  • Pricing of tenders to ensure that the works can be delivered within the Client requirements, highlighting to the Managing Director any issues which would prevent a bid from being submitted.
  • Drive the development of Value Engineering/innovation
  • Provide technical input on methodology and programme
  • Identify client decision makers
  • Identify the work winning angles of how Barton can implement their Unique Selling point (USP)
  • Review tender and advise on key deliverables within the bid, highlight the workscope to the Contracts Manager/Managing Director to review if the project will be tendered by Barton.

Skills required:

  • Proven IT skill so Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to juggle multiple priorities within demanding timescales.
  • Ability to effectively delegate duties to supporting staff
  • Ability to manage line managers
  • Ability to continually improve the quality of work sent out by the company
  • Design / Build process experience / understanding
  • Risk and Value management

The Package:

  • Competitive salary
  • Company vehicle
  • Mobile phone & laptop
  • 24 days holiday (plus 8 statutory days)
  • Company pension scheme

Project Manager

We are looking for an energetic Project Manager to join our growing team, who can multi task in the management of multiple projects, providing support, direction and leadership to our site teams. The person applying for the role must have previous experience in a similar role either as a Project Manager in a similar size company or as a Site Agent/sub-agent in a larger organisation.

The role

  • Deliver successful project
  • Maintain successful teams
  • Maintain personal training and development as example to others
  • To represent the company in the delivery of project or part of a large scheme.
  • To receive instruction on behalf of the company and to issue instruction and provide direction in order to ensure the successful delivery of project assigned by Senior Management
  • Management of each of the sites you are responsible for.
  • Timely escalation of issues to senior managers
  • Ensure all project team members align to the principles of an injury free environment.
  • Be familiar with and observe all relevant statutory provisions applicable to construction and related industries.
  • Implement the company’s procedures for dealing with sub-contractors
  • Provide an overall health & safety plan for each site, making an adequate assessment of the risks involved, and ensuring that safe systems of work and method statements are produced, followed and reviewed.
  • Prepare cost plan in conjunction with the Project QS.
  • Reconcile costs spent to date and future costs on a fortnightly basis
  • Monitor labour and plant costs on a weekly basis against planned activity.
  • Reconcile bulk materials and wastage.
  • Report additional unplanned costs.
  • Assess the impact of change and entitlement to Extension of Time (EOT).
  • Ensure programme revisions are issued to the client team monthly.
  • Ensure detailed programmes that support delivery of the main programme are produced, used and reported again at weekly team meetings.
  • Ensure compliance with the Barton Management System, quality and environmental plans.
  • Assist with audits
  • Ensure NO acceleration without Contracts Manager or Managing Director approval


  • Good communicator
  • Team Leader
  • Commercially aware
  • Contractual knowledge of NEC options A & B, JCT D&B, JCT Minor works.
  • Technical and management abilities
  • Organisational and management skills
  • Knowledge of the requirements of CDM regulations
  • Ability to produce Work Package Plans, Task Briefing Sheets,
  • Knowledge of Safety, Quality and Environmental issues

The Package

  • Competitive salary
  • Company vehicle
  • Mobile phone & laptop
  • 24 days holiday (plus 8 statutory days)
  • Company pension scheme

Commercial Manager

We are seeking an enthusiastic Commercial Manager to join our growing team at Barton. The role would suit a person looking for the next step up from a Senior Quantity Surveying position who has a proven track record in a similar role. Experience of earthworks and civil engineering infrastructure is a must. You will be working with the Contracts Manager and Managing Director and you will have full accountability for the successful delivery of a sustainable business. This includes the full range of business activities from business development, work winning, staff selection and development, project or framework delivery, client and subcontractor relationships to external representation of Barton Plant and in particular providing a high level of commercial and contractual support to the business.

The Role

  • Accountable (together with the Contracts Manager) for maintaining a forward workload plan with sufficient high calibre, suitable opportunities to sustain the business unit at its target size and growth plans.
  • Establish and maintain effective client relationships that develop, repeat, work-on-work, negotiated or framework opportunities.
  • Provide and direct suitable commercial resources that reduce commercial risk and maximise potential opportunities in work winning bids.
  • Provide personal commercial input to tender settlement including but not limited to Programme review

Preliminaries (staff, attendances, etc.)

  • Support all post submission tasks required to convert tender into an award.
  • Assess the Main Contract conditions and advise on risk and scope areas including timely production of the tender risk assessment
  • Assess sub-contract packages for incorporation into the main tender when required.
  • Assist the Estimating team as required.
  • Undertake ‘Health checks’ for every live project on a monthly basis as a minimum with particular focus on change management and adherence to notifications required under the Contract
  • Check suitability and effectiveness of project strategies being implemented. Redirect as appropriate and support team by identifying true priorities.
  • Report project and business status to MD as required on a monthly basis and fortnightly as a minimum
  • Communicate business critical information to project teams as directed.
  • Carry out line management approvals as required by management systems.
  • Proactively engage in extra-curricular activities that require Barton Plant representation.
  • Manage recruitment for business unit and assist with allocation of internal resources
  • Maintain collaborative links in to key suppliers and designers to maximise win-win opportunities at all stages.
  • Ensure that the client aspirations are understood, met and exceeded
  • Ensure consultant relationships are professional and productive
  • Being aware of and actioning any potential business development opportunities
  • Support and develop the whole team in their general commercial awareness

The Skills

  • Excellent commercial and contractual skills
  • Ability to enable improvement and change
  • IT skills – Excellent knowledge of excel, excellent competence in word.
  • Contractual knowledge – JCT D&B, NEC 3 & 4.
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to work under pressure and produce accurate time critical information
  • Desire to make a difference
  • Good Communication Skills

Site Engineer

We are looking for dynamic, self motivated site engineers with experience in earthworks and infrastructure projects to join our expanding team at Barton. You must be proficient in trimble GPS and modelling, able to upload and interrogate setting out data used in our 3D dig systems. You should also have a proven track record of delivering works on site to a high standard, attention detail and to producing a quality product is a must. You are also required to have a good understanding of the specification for highway works, in particular the earthworks and drainage series in order to competently deliver our earthworks and groundworks projects. You will be part of a growing team, working on exciting projects across the midlands and south east.

The Role:

  • Establish accurate and clear setting out on the ground that site operatives can work to.
  • Communicate clearly to the operatives what the setting out is and how it should be used.
  • Set out in advance so that time is available to carry out any secondary checks.
  • Maintain the long term setting out.
  • Get involved in the planning of your particular section so that you are aware when setting out control is required.
  • Plan a small section of your work and monitor progress to get an understanding of outputs.
  • Be aware of the information requirements.
  • Keep accurate records of as built dates in diaries and on construction drawings.
  • Keep accurate records of events which are affecting the project plan or disrupting the work.
  • Communicate on a timely basis any such event to your Site Supervisor and Project Manager and a member of the Quantity Surveying staff.
  • Carry out your responsibilities from the site management plan.
  • Conduct as built surveys
  • Complete the HSQE hand over file
  • Compile RAMS with input from your Site Supervisor and Project Manager


  • BTEC/Degree in Civil Engineering
  • Computer literate
  • Ability to set out using GPS and total station
  • Ability to use proficiently LSS and trimble systems
  • Calculate volumes and setting out requirements

The Package

  • Competitive salary
  • Company vehicle
  • Mobile phone & laptop
  • 24 days holiday (plus 8 statutory days)
  • Company pension scheme


Bennie Equipment

Forklift Engineer (Mobile)

We are looking to recruit a Mobile Forklift Engineer to cover the East Midlands with occasional travel to other regions. You should have at least one years’ experience as a forklift engineer, the successful candidate will have a very good back up support function but must also be capable of working well on their own. They must also be someone with high standards of workmanship & be able to conduct themselves in a professional manner when on our customers sites.

The successful candidate should be conscious that they are representing Bennie Equipment.

On offer is an attractive benefits package, which includes company van, telephone and PDA.

To apply, please forward a CV to [email protected] or phone 01536 720444


Trainee/Junior Field Sales Representative

We are looking for an enthusiastic, energetic and passionate individual to join our existing team and drive growth in line with our business plans.

The Role:

  • Identify new prospects and develop these accounts to generate new business
  • Manage existing customers to maintain and increase revenue
  • Co-ordinate order pipeline with production team to ensure stock availability
  • Generate, issue and follow up quotations to conclusion, recording all sales and activity on a CRM
  • Market research using industry leads systems, digital mapping, social media and all other available resources to identify new markets and business opportunities
  • Analysis of CRM for sales opportunities, including linked sales and potential for up and cross-selling
  • Develop application and product knowledge to increase effectiveness and confidence
  • Attend trade shows, events and exhibitions to promote full range of products and services.

Skills required:

  • Excellent communication skills
  • Confident and determined approach
  • Tenacity and patience
  • Self-motivation and driven
  • A competitive streak
  • Full UK Driving Licence

The Package:

  • Competitive salary along with a generous commission scheme
  • Company vehicle
  • Mobile phone & laptop
  • 24 days holiday (plus 8 statutory days)
  • Company pension scheme

Peter Bennie

Sales Co-ordinator

We are looking for an enthusiastic, motivated and organised individual with a ‘can do’ attitude to join the team as a sales co-ordinator.

The Role:

  • Collate and manage sales enquiries both on the phone and via email
  • Manage confirmed orders from new and existing trade accounts
  • Assign orders and enquiries to appropriate teams and sites
  • Manage and issue current stock lists to active and potential customers
  • Analyse sales data to manage minimum stock levels for routine business
  • Liaise with production team to ensure availability of stock for major projects
  • Liaise with weighbridge operators regarding anticipated daily demands
  • Assist with marketing promotion and campaigns to increase sales revenue
  • Manage and maintain accurate customer database
  • Manage and maintain routine KPI and performance reports

Skills Required:

  • Excellent communication skills
  • Excellent IT skills
  • A confident and determined approach
  • Tenacity and patience
  • Self-motivation and drive

The Package:

  • Competitive salary along with a generous commission scheme
  • Mobile phone & laptop
  • 24 days holiday (Also Bank Hols)
  • Company pension scheme


If  you are interested in any position please read the How to apply section and send your CV with covering letter to [email protected]We look forward to hearing from you.

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