At Arden you receive first class training and continued support of your career development. You will be working for a dynamic and forward thinking company, and will help us continue to challenge the industry and how traditional contracting is done. You will become a part of one of the most honest and friendly teams in the industry.

The roles we most regularly recruit for are Construction Managers and Quantity Surveyors. We are also interested in wider skill groups such as administration, financial support and project support staff. Please see below to apply to one of our current vacancies.


Graduate Estimator

The role is to assist the Estimator in his duties. The ideal candidate will have a professional, pro active approach. You will be an effective communicator and be willing to learn skills in tender. This role would suit a candidate seeking a career opportunity with the ability to make the role their own and take ownership of their day to day responsibilities.

Key deliverables
• Receiving, acknowledging and checking tender documentation, raise queries as necessary
• Handle receipt and distribution of tender information and maintain good information control
• Setting up new tender enquiry
• Liaison of contract related information flow e.g. performance bond and insurance requirements request for quotation
• Assist with identifying work package
• Assist with compiling tender bid list
• Preliminary contact with supply chain to gauge interest
• Obtain and chase outstanding quotations
• Assist in financial analysis and due diligence
• Develop an understanding of drawings and specifications
• Take-off measurement from drawings
• Attend all training courses and experience modules as required under the Graduate Training scheme.
• Necessary administration duties
• To develop a detailed knowledge of the Conquest estimating system and use this as required
• To attend interviews and post tender discussion meetings
• To build up a good working relationship with our supply chain , professionals and clients

Essential skills and qualifications
• Relevant qualification (degree, RICS membership eg.)
• CSCS card holder
• Analytical and thorough
• Committed and hard working
• Willing to learn and ask questions
• IT literate in Excel and Word
• Confident and precise when working with numbers
• Attention to detail
• Work to various deadlines
• Organised approach to work
• Basic working knowledge of different form of contracts

Relationship with colleagues
• Able to work in a team and communicate well
• Flexible team player


Graduate Contracts Manager

Job Purpose
Responsible for assisting the Construction Manager in his duties.

The ideal candidate will have a professional, proactive approach. You will have a willingness to learn skills in managing people and progress on site as part of a project team. The following attributes will be present in the successful candidate; Strong work ethic; Highly motivated; Team player; Highly Focused; People person; Results Driven; Positive & effective communicator, willing to learn.

Key Deliverables
• To work closely with the Construction Manager & Engineering Manager.
• To work closely with the Health & Safety manager in planning the works
• To help identify problems and offer solutions prior to and during construction
• To help review design and shop drawings, the project programme and contribute where necessary
• To be aware of the existence of marketing relationships with external professionals and clients
• To actively promote 8build philosophy and culture
• To produce precise and succinct reports
• To help produce logistic plans and method statements
• To attend trade contractor meetings
• To assist in the preparation of detailed programmes with the project planner
• Produce short term programmes
• Develop a good understanding of M&E systems
• To develop computer skills and store all information on the 8build z-drive
• Implement Zero Defects Initiative
• To use and manage our procedures as outlined on the 8build electronic library
• Internal reporting to line manager including keeping fully informed of issues and potential risks to the business.

Essential Skills & Qualifications
• Recognised construction industry qualification (degree, CIOB etc)
• Analytical and thorough
• Committed and hard working
• Willing to learn and ask questions

Relationship with Colleagues
• Able to work in a team and communicate well
• Flexible 

Please note that we receive a large volume of job applications and will not be able to respond to each one individually. If you have been successful in your application, we will be in contact regarding the interview stage.