Careers

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Our people are the key to our success and this is why we seek to employ the best. Forkers has an enviable reputation in the industry for delivering high quality schemes and the only way to achieve this is by employing like-minded, hard-working, talented people who  take pride in their work and who strive for excellence.  


Being a family-owned business, family is very important to us and we want our employees to feel that they are part of the family too.  We actively promote equality, diversity and inclusion within our business and are working with other organisations in the industry/education sector to help change the face of construction, so that everyone is encouraged to consider a career in construction where there are no barriers.  Respect for one and other is extremely important and we expect all of our employees to treat each other, members of the public, clients, suppliers, etc with respect and dignity.


We are committed to the training and development of our employees, to ensure that everyone has the skills and knowledge to reach their full potential. We are actively looking into apprenticeships across all our business areas to ensure that we have the skills required to meet future demands and growth of our business.


        

Forkers are proud to announce that we are now a member of Women into Construction – an independent not-for-profit organisation that promotes gender equality in construction.  11% of our workforce is female and with 2 female board members we are delighted to be working with Women into Construction. 


The construction industry in the UK employs approx. 2.4 million people, but only 13% of these are female.  More surprisingly, only 1% of those employed in manual roles are women.   We are working to change this gender imbalance in both our business and in the industry as a whole, and are actively looking to recruit more women into our company.  We are also currently working with one of our major clients and their supply chain along with the education sector and local authorities to address the issues faced by women within this industry to encourage more women to consider a career in construction. 


The theme for International Women's Day 2020 is #EachforEqual – where an equal world is an enabled world.  If you are a woman who already has a career in construction and are looking to work for a forward thinking company like ourselves then please get in touch.  If you are uncertain about which career path to follow, i.e. if you are still studying or are looking for a career change, or if you know anyone who is, we would be pleased to hear from you/them and would be happy to provide advice, work experience, taster days, job opportunities, etc.


We currently have the following career opportunities so if you’re of the same mind-set and feel you’ve got what it takes to join the Forkers family we’d love to hear from you.


Current Vacancies



Experienced Setting Out Engineers


Required to cover current & future schemes in the following locations: 

Birmingham/Midlands

Buckinghamshire/Oxford/Wiltshire/Bedfordshire


The successful candidate should be qualified and have considerable experience in:


  • Setting out, levelling and surveying the site using GPS, total stations and dumpy levels
  • Checking plans, drawings and quantities for accuracy of calculations
  • Overseeing quality control - ensuring that all materials used and work performed are in accordance with the specifications
  • Monitoring health and safety
  • Completing inductions, tool box talks & start of shift briefings
  • Keeping a site diary
  • Resolving any unexpected technical problems
  • Overseeing the selection and requisition of materials
  • Liaising between design engineers and the construction team, to ensure plans and drawings are accurate and achievable


Must also hold the following:


  • Minimum of HNC in Civil Engineering
  • CSCS Gold Card (Supervisor)
  • SSSTS
  • First Aid


We are an equal opportunities employer


Please apply with CV to hr@forkers.com



MOBILE PLANT FITTER AND PLANT FITTER


  • Mobile and Work Shop Plant Fitters required for busy Civil and Drilling Engineering Company in Glasgow and Central Belt Scotland.
  • Experience and knowledge of heavy plant and small tools is essential together with a good understanding of hydraulics is important, also working on Drilling Rigs would be an advantage.
  • Someone who is self-motivated and ability to work on their own initiative.
  • Good rates of pay will be offered to the right candidate which will be based on level of experience.
  • Hours of Work: Basic 45 Hours/Week, with availability for overtime.
  • Holidays: 28 days inclusive of bank holidays.  

Please apply in writing with your CV either by e-mail or post to:


hr@forkers.com

P Forker Plant Hire Limited

Golds Green House

Shaw Street

West Bromwich

West Midlands

B70 0TX


We are an equal opportunities employer



Site Engineer – Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire

Site Engineer required to work predominantly night shifts, also occasional day shifts. Works will involve general setting out for the highway improvements works (kerbing, ducting, carriageway construction) using GPS, site diary, Quality/ITP records & paperwork. Current CSCS card required. SSSTS/SMSTS also beneficial but not necessary.


We are an equal opportunities employer



Please apply with CV to hr@forkers.com



Yard Assistant - Cambuslang

Yard Assistant required. Must be hard working and able to work on own initiative. Must have 360 Excavator experience, a forklift licence and a clean driving licence.

 

We are an equal opportunities employer


Please apply with CV to hr@forkers.com



Site Engineer

Site Engineer required for A34 Sprint Bus Route, Great Barr, Birmingham. Key tasks include:

Managing and assisting site management overseeing construction, supervising contracted staff and conducting toolbox talks

Setting out

Carrying out surveys

Preparing reports

Completion of site paperwork, permit to dig applications and RAM’s

Must be fully conversant in health and safety requirements.

 

We are an equal opportunities employer



Please apply with CV to hr@forkers.com




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  • ISO 9001, 14001, 45001
  • ISO 44001 Collaborative Business Relationship
  • Investors in People
  • Achilles UVDB (Utilities Vendor database) and ‘Verify’ audit
  • Achilles Building Confidence
  • Member of CECA Midlands Region The Civil Engineering Contractors Association
  • CHAS Contractors Health & Safety Scheme
  • Network Rail ‘Principal Contractors Licence’
  • Construction-line
  • Railway Industry Supplier Qualification Scheme
  • SAFEcontractor
  • SAFEcontractor PQQ
  • Member of the BDA British Drilling Association
  • Social Mobility Pledge
  • Women into Construction