JOB VACANCIES

COOMBES is an established family run company that is looking to employ people that are keen, enthusiastic, punctual and have a desire to work as part of a team with long term prospects.

We are focused in four main areas, Utilities, Rail, forestry and land clearance.

There are a number of exciting opportunities for the right candidate. We are looking to recruit in several areas of our business, but please feel free to contact us and have a chat if you feel you have something to offer our company outside of these roles;

  • Project/Scheme Manager

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    Coombes requires an experienced Project/Scheme Manager to lead on geotechnical works on the Network Rail Southeast route, on a full time, permanent basis. The successful applicant will manage and be responsible for all aspects of the project and lead and motivate a team to deliver within time and on budget.

    As Project/Scheme Manager, you will be required to independently drive routine projects, and non-routine tasks, to include but limited to:

      • Embankment stabilisation works

      • Soil slopes rock faces

      • Construction of retaining walls

      • Installation of rock anchors

      • Emergency/Reactive works

    Building excellent working relationships with our clients, you will ensure that their requirements are accurately interpreted and incorporated into all aspects of the project, whilst adhering to internal and external policies, procedures and standards.

    As well as sharing the ethos and values of our Company, candidates should have the following:

    • Significant recent experience in rail project management

    • Significant recent experience in civils and vegetation clearance preferable

    • Excellent working knowledge of Quality, Environmental, Health and Safety standards

    • An inspirational leader with a `can do` attitude

    • Effective people management skills, with the ability to motivate teams

    • Strong planning, budgeting and organisational skills

    We offer the right candidate a competitive package and opportunities for your professional development.

    Working hours: 40 hours per week, to be worked Monday – Friday, 7:30am – 4:30pm with 1hr unpaid break each day.

    For more details about the role, please contact the HR Manager on 01730 231 761 or email recruitment@coombesuk.com. To apply for this opportunity, please send your CV and a covering letter/email to recruitment@coombesuk.com by 9am on Monday 16th November 2020.

    General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR). As part of our recruitment processes, Coombes collects and processes personal data relating to job applicants. Sending us your CV for a vacancy is your consent for us to process your data for the purpose of recruitment. Your data is not use in any other way and you can withdraw your consent at any point in the recruitment process.

    We will keep your CV on our records for 6 months after the closing date, at which point it will be destroyed.

  • Marketing Manager

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    Coombes requires a hands-on Marketing Manager to be responsible for the design and delivery of all marketing campaigns and activities that support the objectives and growth of the Company.  This is a new role created to develop brand awareness and engagement within our industries, across multiple communication channels.

    As well as maintaining and improving the professional and progressive image of Coombes, you will ensure creative development of our digital marketing and social media marketing.  You will implement activities across SEO/PPC, monitoring and reporting on marketing metrics and KPI’s. You will work autonomously in this generalist role and so the ideal candidate will be multi-skilled, with proven ability in graphic design, digital marketing and copywriting.

    Whilst this role will be primarily based in Petersfield, you will be required to produce client case studies which focus on our sites across the south-central area of England.  The successful candidate must therefore have a full driving licence and access to a vehicle. 

    Experience in or knowledge of the forestry/rails/civils industry would be beneficial, but Coombes is committed to providing training and professional development to colleagues who reflect the ethos and values of our Company.  

    Salary: £30-35,000 p.a. DOE

    Working hours: 37.5 hours per week, to be worked Monday – Friday, 9:00am – 5:00pm with 30mins unpaid break each day. 

    For further information about this opportunity please contact our Business Development Manager, Kevin Coltart, on 01730 231761 or email kevin@coombesuk.com

    To submit an application, please forward your CV and a covering letter/email by 9am on 24th November 2020 to recruitment@coombesuk.com or to our HR Manager at Coombes UK, Unit 6 New Farm Buildings, Winchester Road, Petersfield, Hampshire, GU32 3PB.

    General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR). As part of our recruitment processes, Coombes collects and processes personal data relating to job applicants. Sending us your CV for a vacancy is your consent for us to process your data for the purpose of recruitment. Your data is not use in any other way and you can withdraw your consent at any point in the recruitment process.

    We will keep your CV on our records for 6 months after the closing date, at which point it will be destroyed.

  • Forwarder Operator

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    Experienced Forwarder operator required for the HS2 Project. The successful applicant must hold the relevant FMOC certificates. Vehicle supplied
    Please send your CV and a covering letter to recruitment@coombesuk.com

  • Harvester Operator 

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    Experienced Harvester operator required. The successful applicant must hold the relevant FMOC certificates. Vehicle Supplied
    Please send your CV and a covering letter to recruitment@coombesuk.com

  • Operatives/Ground Staff

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    Enthusiastic, reliable and eager to learn various skills. CS30 (201) CS 31 desirable, but not necessary as on the job training to certification given to the right candidate.  This role will also cover candidates that are looking to progress into climbing, machinery operation and supervisory roles.

  • Chainsaw Operators

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    NPTC CS30/31 Qualified and experienced chainsaw operators preferably with CS38 and CS39. Utility/Rail qualifications and/or experience desirable

    Useful Competencies

  • Sub-contractors

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    Coombes are currently looking for sub-contract teams to work on rail contracts throughout the south of England.

  • Machine Operative

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    Experience is essential in these roles and ideally you will have the relevant certification such as FMOCs and CPCS. Driver and the ability to work well on your own as well as part of a team is a must.

  • Team Leader

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    We are able to offer team leader roles for candidates who have a proven track record with several years experience and have a broad range of competencies, driver essential.

  • Climbers

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    We have roles for both new and experienced climbers but must have the relevant certification.