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26 03, 2024

Accounts Payable Assistant

2024-03-26T15:13:42+00:00March 26th, 2024|Categories: Career|Tags: |

Role Overview

As a result of internal team progression, an opportunity has been created for an Accounts Payable
Assistant to join our finance function.
Reporting to the Company Accountant and mentored by the Financial Analyst, this role would suit a
person who is soon to complete, or has recently completed, their AAT Level 2 qualification and is
looking to grow their experience in a company which supports professional development.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

• Complying with all relevant Company Health, Safety and Environmental policies.
• Working in accordance with our Company Values.
• Processing of approximately 6,000 accounts payable invoices per annum, ensuring that all invoices are accurately entered into the accounting records and properly authorised in accordance with company policies.
• Reconciliation of supplier statements.
• Working with goods receiving and purchasing to resolve invoice queries.
• Preparation of weekly and monthly payment runs for approval.
• Other duties as required.

Key Skills

• Numerate with attention to detail.
• The ability to communicate in an effective and collaborative manner across the entire business.
• Customer service mindset.
• Approach to continuous improvement.

Qualifications, experience and attributes

• Reliability and dedication
• Educational attainment including grade C/4 GCSE Maths or equivalent

The above list is not exhaustive but it covers the main duties of the […]

26 03, 2024

Glazing Sales Estimator

2024-03-26T15:09:42+00:00March 26th, 2024|Categories: Career|Tags: |

Role Overview

As a result of team growth, we have a vacancy for a Glazing Sales Estimator, working within our busy
Glazing discipline.

Your role will be pivotal in generating leads, crafting quotations, fostering client relationships, and
ensuring seamless communication throughout the process. You will be responsible for estimating new
projects and building relationships with main contractors to be on the tender list for all upcoming

Experience within the aluminium glazing industry in a similar role is desirable.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

• Comply with all relevant Company Health, Safety and Environmental policies.
• Work in accordance with our Company Values.
• Take an inclusive, collaborative and creative approach to winning business.
• Utilise prospecting tools, historical data, and marketing campaigns to generate leads.
• Prepare detailed quotations for Glazing on commercial projects.
• Estimate project costs accurately.
• Cultivate long-term professional relationships with clients, maintaining regular contact.
• Identify and build relationships with tier 2 contractors.
• Negotiate terms with clients, ensuring optimal margins and contract conditions.
• Collaborate with REIDsteel Sales to convert quotations into orders.
• Stay informed about industry trends, market conditions, and gather pricing feedback on submitted quotations.
• Possess a good understanding of the contractual process and project risk.
• Have a detailed market awareness of customers, competitors […]

26 03, 2024

Site Manager

2024-03-26T15:05:09+00:00March 26th, 2024|Categories: Career|Tags: |

Role Overview

As a Site Manager you will work within our contracts discipline, reporting to our Contracts Director and liaising with the wider project team to manage the construction and delivery of your assigned projects.
You will be expected to approach your work in a flexible manner which will involve travel and working away from home on a regular basis.
You will adopt a safety first approach and be a reputable ambassador for the Company.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

• Complying with all relevant Company Health, Safety and Environmental and CDM policies and procedures.
• Working in accordance with, and actively promoting, our Company Values.
• Producing project specific method statements, erection sequences, crane lift plans and risk assessments.
• Making pre-site inspections and ensuring that the Safe Site Handover Certificate is properly administered and is in place prior to the commencement of works.
• Attending regular contracts coordination meetings, project meetings and client meetings as required. Being client facing on site.
• Providing expertise to Bid Managers on erection time, complexity and cost to support tenders.
• Working with the Project Manager to provide information for target programmes and to ensure compliance with specification and contractual arrangements.
• Communicating with designers to ensure safe construction […]

26 03, 2024

Export Manager

2024-03-26T14:57:32+00:00March 26th, 2024|Categories: Career|Tags: |

Role Overview

This exciting new role has been created within our team. As Export Manager you will work closely with
sales, contracts and logistics; assist with many aspects of the export process including: contracts of
sale; terms of shipment; export payment processes; export documentation; compliance; due diligence
checks; and putting in place agreements and managing relationships with third parties, such as agents.
Our export activities are key to our ongoing success and growth and this role will play an integral part in
that success.

The ideal candidate might have previous experience in a commercial export role, some knowledge or
experience of overseas markets in Africa or the wider-world, or come from an international trade
finance or shipping / logistics background. Training and mentoring will be provided to build on strong
experience already gained. Educational study support would also be considered for the right candidate.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

• Complying with all relevant Company Health, Safety and Environmental policies.
• Working in accordance with our Company Values.
• To be responsible for ensuring the company trades in compliance with regulations affecting international trade, such as: export licencing controls and sanctions. Liaising with government departments, agencies, professional bodies and clients to ensure compliance.
• Keeping up to date with international […]

26 03, 2024

Quantity Surveyor

2024-03-26T14:45:29+00:00March 26th, 2024|Categories: Career|Tags: |

Role Overview

To support our busy project management function, we have created a vacancy for an experienced QS.
Reporting to our Head of Project Management, you’ll provide real time cost data for all elements of our
projects and at each stage of the project lifecycle, facilitating effective decision making and contributing
to the overall success of our projects.

It is essential that you portray a flexible and collaborative approach in this role: to sharing information,
analysing risk and agreeing plans of action. Our One Team value is particularly relevant as we must
work effectively together with a common goal across all business areas.

This is a great opportunity to make a real difference within a role, for a Company that truly values all
individuals in its team.

Experience in a similar role is desirable.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

• Analyse cost vs budget data from Company ERP software.
• Evaluate time, labour costs and expenditure across all project disciplines (sales, design, drawing office, glazing, procurement, fabrication and construction).
• Generate weekly reports on project commercial status.
• Communicate weekly reports with project managers and assist in problem solving and determining action plans for mitigation where required.
• Perform risk, value management and cost control activities throughout project lifecycle.
• Identify commercial […]

3 01, 2024

Estimating Bid Manager

2024-03-26T14:53:20+00:00January 3rd, 2024|Categories: Career|Tags: |

Role Overview

As a result of team growth, we have a vacancy for an Estimator/Bid Manager, working within our busy Sales discipline on both steel and cladding, predominantly design & build projects.

You will join a motivated and successful sales team, with supporting interfaces to Business Development, Contracts, Design and our Drawing Office. You will be responsible for estimating new projects for our UK and export markets, preparing and presenting bids, building relationships and negotiating with clients/main contractors in order to win orders.

Experience within the steel and/or cladding industry in a similar role is desirable.

Main Duties and Responsibilities 

  • Taking an inclusive, collaborative and creative approach to winning business.
  • Providing sales estimates and proposals to our established customer base.
  • Working with Business Development to ensure proposals fit with client expectations and achieve our corporate goals, objectives and targets.
  • Liaising and communicating with the commercial discipline and suppliers and contractors to achieve best material prices, quality and lead-time.
  • Communicating closely with customers to understand project requirements.
  • In addition to bid preparation, chair handover and technical launch meetings to our delivery teams and ensure accuracy of information transfer.
  • Being client facing; customer visits and some travel may be […]
12 09, 2023

Steel Drawing Checker

2024-01-03T17:03:37+00:00September 12th, 2023|Categories: Career|Tags: |

Role Overview

An exciting new opportunity has been created in our busy Drawing office, reporting to our Head of Steel Detailing.

To support our quality control procedures your role will be to undertake an independent check of Steelwork 3D model & fabrication drawings prior to their release to production.

You will need to be a competent user of AutoCad & Tekla structures and have the ability to communicate technical subjects.

This role would suit a steel detailer looking for a new opportunity as experience of the job is essential.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • Work in accordance with the Drawing Office checking procedure.
  • Undertake the following tasks:
  • To check that all detailing is carried out in accordance with the relevant British Standards and the current Company Standards.
  • To check the Tekla Model against design calculations.
  • To check that information shown on the Arrangement drawings conforms to the client’s specification and design calculations.
  • To check that fabrication drawings have the correct welds and conform to Company Standards.
  • Accurately record electronically the checks carried out.
  • Make suggestions for improvement opportunities.

Key Skills

  • Ability to interpret engineering drawings.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Analytical, accurate and methodical.
  • Effective teamwork and good communication skills.
  • Desire to generate […]
10 12, 2020

Steel Erectors

2024-03-26T14:52:51+00:00December 10th, 2020|Categories: Career|Tags: |

Role Overview

*experienced candidates and trainees considered*

Due to continuing growth and internal progression, we are looking for an experienced steel erector. As a key member of the site team you will construct steel structures from large aircraft hangars to grandstands and highway bridges with all their steel components and associated roof and wall cladding.

You will have the opportunity to work on prestigious construction projects in the UK and potentially overseas.

In addition to experienced steel erectors, we are keen to discuss trainee opportunities for candidates with a great attitude and desire to start a career in the structural steel industry.

Main Duties and Responsibilities 

  • Read and understand drawings and follow safe working practices in the preassembly and erection of structural steelwork at low and high levels.
  • Sling loads, signal and work with cranes.
  • Working at height and operating high level access equipment e.g. Mobile Operating Platforms (MEWP’s).
  • Erect steelwork.
  • Operate site plant and equipment.
  • Fit prefabricated sheet metal (flashings and trims) and structural decking.
  • Install roof, vertical and horizontal cladding systems.

Key Requirements

  • A full UK driving licence is essential.
  • A valid CSCS Steel Erector and / or Cladder card resulting from NVQ (preferably L3) assessment.
  • A […]
10 07, 2017

Eyes on the prize: Export award entries are open

2017-07-10T14:35:49+01:00July 10th, 2017|Categories: News|

Entries have opened for this year’s prestigious Dorset Business Awards after a launch event at the Italian Villa at Compton Acres in Poole.

We’re proud to be sponsoring the UK Exporter of the Year award, which is a new category added for 2017.

Our Sales Manager Mike Chappell attended the launch along other sponsors, guests and dignitaries. Mike is pictured with Ian Girling, who is Chief Executive of organisers Dorset Chamber of Commerce and Industry (DCCI).

The UK Exporter of the Year Award aims to recognise businesses which have achieved the most sustainable levels of international growth through exporting.

As a four-times winner of the Queen’s Award for Enterprise in International Trade and a previous Dorset Business Awards winner, we felt it was important to show our support.

We’re encouraging businesses to enter to win recognition for their own excellence plus help raise the profile of international trade at a pivotal time for our country.

Our Managing Director Simon Boyd says: “Exporting is in our blood – we work hard to maintain our position at the forefront of the UK steel construction industry but have always seen the export market as an important […]

30 06, 2017

REIDsteel backs Dorset Business Awards

2017-06-30T12:58:24+01:00June 30th, 2017|Categories: News|

We’re backing Dorset businesses with sponsorship of the county’s prestigious annual awards.

The Dorset Business Awards will be launched in early July before the honours are announced at a glittering ceremony in November.

We’re proud to sponsor one of the new categories for this year’s awards although we can’t say which one until the official launch day.

Organisers from Dorset Chamber of Commerce and Industry (DCCI) are aiming for one of the biggest and best awards so far.

There are so many exceptional companies deserving recognition for their achievements and there has never been a better time to celebrate their successes as we look to new horizons following Brexit.

We’re delighted to show our support for the Chamber and the county’s brilliant businesses through our sponsorship and involvement with the awards.

We’re looking forward to seeing some outstanding entries. As a four times winner of the Queen’s Award for Enterprise (International Trade) and the Exporter of the Year title at the 2006 Dorset Business Awards, we know the benefits which success can bring.

It drives business enquiries, enhances brand recognition, acts as a valuable recruitment and staff retention tool, generates great publicity, makes staff […]

20 06, 2017

Brexit to the letter

2017-06-20T09:04:53+01:00June 20th, 2017|Categories: News|

Brexit to the letterOur managing director Simon Boyd has personally written to every single MP in the UK to urge a clean break from the European Union.
As debate continues at the start of formal Brexit negotiations today, Simon has sent letters to all 650 MPs at Westminster – including the Prime Minister – urging them not to ‘snatch defeat from the jaws of victory’.

He warned that watered down Brexit plans would hit thousands of businesses – especially SMEs – and be a betrayal of the will of the people.
Mr Boyd writes in his letter: “We voted Out and that means Out please.

Out of the EU but not Out of Europe. Out of the damaging jurisdiction of the European Court of Justice. Out of the single market that only works for the few.
“Out of the customs union that ties us to trading to a protectionist block.”

Simon’s letter comes after PM Theresa May vowed to keep pre-election plans to leave the single market and customs union to allow the UK to negotiate free trade partnerships around the world.

As a four-times winner of the Queen’s Award for Enterprise (International […]

15 05, 2017

Now is the time to invest in export

2017-05-15T14:39:11+01:00May 15th, 2017|Categories: News|

Press Release:

Simon Boyd, Managing Director of REIDsteel and Chairman of pro-Brexit Business for Britain South West, urged firms to prioritise investment following new growth figures and reports in the wake of the Bank of England’s interest rate decision.

He said: “With interest rates kept on hold and the continued weaker pound, now is the vital time for exporters to invest.

“The Bank of England has taken a more upbeat global outlook, based on better investment incentives and more competitive export opportunities.

“With growth in 2018 and 2019 forecast to be stronger than expected, businesses and especially exporters can use the time during Brexit negotiations by investing wisely and making sure they are ready to hit the ground running when we eventually leave the EU.”

Mr Boyd’s comments come before Labour and Conservative party manifestos are published this week.

He said: “Politicians of all colours must back exporters in their election campaigns and make sure support is available to help businesses drive investment, create jobs, boost growth and secure Great Britain’s place on the world stage post Brexit.”

The latest regional Purchasing Managers’ Index report from Lloyds’ Bank showed growth at its fastest […]

30 03, 2017

Article 50 paves way for positive future

2017-03-30T11:09:09+01:00March 30th, 2017|Categories: News|

Press Release:

Multi-award winning REIDsteel has welcomed the historic moment as a once in a lifetime opportunity for the UK to confidently shape an even greater place in the world.

The 130-strong company, which has served the UK and international markets since 1919, says Article 50 also heralds the re-emergence of British Standards as the finest worldwide.

Family-owned REIDsteel, which is based in Christchurch, Dorset, is a four times winner of the Queen’s Award’s for Enterprise (International Trade).

It has the capability to design, manufacture, ship and erect entire steel buildings including their cladding and or glazing requirements anywhere in Great Britain and the world – from factory buildings in Mauritius and bridges in Africa to aircraft hangars and industrial buildings in the UK.

Boris Johnson visited REIDsteel on the Vote Leave battle bus late May 2016 during the EU Referendum campaign.

Managing Director Simon Boyd, who was regional Chairman of Business for Britain South West during the EU Referendum campaign, said: “This is a pivotal moment for Great Britain to take control of its own destiny.

“It is an exciting opportunity to build a global Britain and develop new trade alliances with friends […]

9 03, 2017

REIDsteel Strengthens School Ties

2017-03-22T11:17:12+00:00March 9th, 2017|Categories: News|

Pupils and staff from Twynham School and The Grange School visited REIDsteel.

Students swapped the classroom for our workshops on a special visit to our headquarters with Dorset Chamber of Commerce and Industry (DCCI) and our local MP Chris Chope. The 17-strong party from the Twynham and the Grange schools – both local to our premises in Christchurch, Dorset – were joined by our Managing Director Simon Boyd, Chairman Tim Reid and DCCI chief executive Ian Girling as well as Portfolio Holder for Economy at Christchurch Borough Council Vicki Hallam.

We were delighted to welcome the pupils and their head teachers for a visit after we sponsored both schools to become members of DCCI’s trailblazing Young Chamber Programme to link business and education.

The pupils and staff heard more about our wide-ranging work as a structural steel company with the ability to design and construct entire buildings around the world – from cathedrals in Central America and bridges in Africa to football stadiums and industrial units in the UK.

Our QHSE Manager Mark Bradbury and Works Manager John White led the tour, which included a presentation […]

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