Office Administrator – Croydon

The Opportunity

We have an exciting role for a business office administrator in our expanding Southern team due to significant success in growing our repeat business customer base and operations team to service that work.

Working in our vibrant Southern environmental consultancy team and based in our largest regional office in South Croydon, the role is to assist and support our operations team of c.22 staff based across the Winchester, Croydon and Huntingdon offices in a range of important administrative tasks to support those offices and staff in the field.

At REC an Office Administrator is a key member of the team whose work has a direct positive impact on the smooth running and delivery of our business.

You will be involved in all aspects of administration, from office duties to business administration, fleet to dealing with suppliers, and bid administration on an occasional basis.

 

The Role

  • The business office administrator will be responsible for a wide range of tasks such as filing, answering company emails and phone calls, dealing with enquires, booking appointments and meetings, data entry and keeping track of other colleagues in the field.
  • Arranging couriers
  • Assisting with purchase orders where required for siteworks and for the offices
  • Chasing-up timesheets and expenses
  • Financial elements such as assisting with third party cost management, invoicing, liaising with accounts
  • Maintaining staff and equipment records
  • Monitoring vehicle checks to ensure they are being carried out
  • General filing, office duties, arranging hotels, van hire
  • Bid administration – managing documents on our tender library and monitoring opportunities on public sector portals

Qualifications and experience we’re looking for 

  • Strong organisational skills
  • Strong communication skills as you will be interacting with staff, other teams and customers
  • Clear and demonstrable knowledge of Microsoft (Word, Excel, Office 365) and other business systems
  • Customer service oriented
  • Problem solving and ability to react in a fast-paced office environment
  • Ability to work autonomously with a hands-on practical approach
  • Confident and dynamic personality 

Working hours, location and line report

This role is based over Monday to Friday, 9am – 5.30pm with flexibility as needed, including that required to meet the needs of the business.  Travel between the offices may very occasionally be required.  The role is based in REC’s South Croydon office (REC Ltd, Capital Business Centre, 22 Carlton Rd, South Croydon CR2 0BS). The role will report to the Associate Director in our Land South business who is also based in South Croydon.

What you’ll get from us

We offer a range of learning and development opportunities tailored to the role. We offer structured career progression, more details of which can be discussed with you during the recruitment process.  In addition to a competitive salary, we offer as a minimum: Pension scheme, Healthcare Cash Plan, Retail Discount scheme, Cycle to Work scheme, Childcare Vouchers, Discounted Gym membership rates and local Reward & Recognition schemes.

More about REC Ltd

Resource Environmental Consultants Ltd (REC) is an independent, multi-disciplinary UK environmental consultancy providing in a comprehensive range of environmental and risk management services.  With over 20 years’ experience and 130 staff, REC delivers environmental solutions nationally from eight offices across the UK.  REC provides technical expertise in both the built and natural environment across a variety of sectors – from public sector bodies and housing associations, to major developers and industry. The Concept Group in turn is now part of Spectris PLC, a FTSE 250 listed international business. www.recltd.co.uk.

 

Asbestos Surveyor – South East

The Company

Resource and Environmental Consultants (REC) is a multi-disciplinary consultancy, specialising in a comprehensive range of environmental services, inspection, regulatory and risk management.  With over 20 years’ experience in the property and construction industry, REC delivers environmental solutions from eleven local offices throughout the UK and Ireland. REC provide technical expertise in both the built and natural environment across a variety of sectors – from large government agencies and major developers, to public sector bodies and housing associations.

The Role

REC Asbestos are industry leading specialists and one of the few asbestos consultancies to individually own and operate UKAS accredited testing laboratories. REC are UKAS accredited to ISO17020 (inspection) and ISO17025 (testing). Due to the growth of REC Asbestos we have a fantastic opportunity for an individual to join the Asbestos team as an Asbestos Surveyor or Asbestos Analyst. The role involves undertaking four-stage clearances, personal, background, reassurance, perimeter, leak and static air monitoring and the delivery of reports to clients on time in line with REC IMS and HSG264 and all related commercial objectives and practices.

Main Duties

  • Produce and Compile reports, ensuring they are delivered promptly to the client.
  • Responsible for the undertaking management, refurbishment, demolition and re-inspection Surveys of domestic, commercial and industrial properties.
  • Assessment of work performed in terms of risk management and to ensure working practices and operations are safe and in line at all times with the Asbestos Quality Manual and REC IMS.
  • Ensure all equipment used is within calibration, making sure all equipment is given to DQM for calibration prior to expiry.
  • Ensure all associated paperwork is completed, checked and given to the associated office in a timely manner.
  • Ensure that all the necessary quality records are completed and made available for regular internal review by a member of the Quality or Management team. This includes all contract review documents, equipment registers and job files.
  • Develop and nurture client relationships, handling of enquiries and assist with the production of tenders.
  • To act as spokesperson for REC, communicating effectively with the other members to the Asbestos Team and Operations Managers.
  • Maintain impartiality, integrity and independence throughout.
  • Effectively communicating with Line/Operations Manager.
  • Proactively promoting all areas of the REC business to our existing and future client base including identifying cross-selling opportunities for the wider business.

Qualifications/Role Requirements:

  • BOHS P402 and meet the minimum experience requirements for the testing being conducted and undergo a satisfactory authorisation audit.
  • High level interpersonal skills.
  • Full clean driving licence.
  • IT Literate.

Working Hours

  • Full Time – 40 hours per week.
  • Monday to Friday 9am – 6pm with the requirement for flexibility dependent upon business requirement.

Company Benefits

We offer a range of learning and development opportunities depending on the role, with all employees having access to a range of internally delivered training modules as standard. In our science based roles we offer structured career progression, more details of which can be discussed during the recruitment process.  In addition to a competitive salary, we offer as a minimum: Pension scheme, Healthcare Cash Plan, Retail Discount scheme, Cycle to Work scheme, Childcare Vouchers, Discounted Gym membership rates and local Reward & Recognition schemes.

Asbestos Surveyor – Central/Midlands

The Company

Resource and Environmental Consultants (REC) is a multi-disciplinary consultancy, specialising in a comprehensive range of environmental services, inspection, regulatory and risk management.  With over 20 years’ experience in the property and construction industry, REC delivers environmental solutions from eleven local offices throughout the UK and Ireland. REC provide technical expertise in both the built and natural environment across a variety of sectors – from large government agencies and major developers, to public sector bodies and housing associations.

The Role

REC Asbestos are industry leading specialists and one of the few asbestos consultancies to individually own and operate UKAS accredited testing laboratories. REC are UKAS accredited to ISO17020 (inspection) and ISO17025 (testing). Due to the growth of REC Asbestos we have a fantastic opportunity for an individual to join the Asbestos team as an Asbestos Surveyor or Asbestos Analyst. The role involves undertaking four-stage clearances, personal, background, reassurance, perimeter, leak and static air monitoring and the delivery of reports to clients on time in line with REC IMS and HSG264 and all related commercial objectives and practices.

Main Duties

  • Produce and Compile reports, ensuring they are delivered promptly to the client.
  • Responsible for the undertaking management, refurbishment, demolition and re-inspection Surveys of domestic, commercial and industrial properties.
  • Assessment of work performed in terms of risk management and to ensure working practices and operations are safe and in line at all times with the Asbestos Quality Manual and REC IMS.
  • Ensure all equipment used is within calibration, making sure all equipment is given to DQM for calibration prior to expiry.
  • Ensure all associated paperwork is completed, checked and given to the associated office in a timely manner.
  • Ensure that all the necessary quality records are completed and made available for regular internal review by a member of the Quality or Management team. This includes all contract review documents, equipment registers and job files.
  • Develop and nurture client relationships, handling of enquiries and assist with the production of tenders.
  • To act as spokesperson for REC, communicating effectively with the other members to the Asbestos Team and Operations Managers.
  • Maintain impartiality, integrity and independence throughout.
  • Effectively communicating with Line/Operations Manager.
  • Proactively promoting all areas of the REC business to our existing and future client base including identifying cross-selling opportunities for the wider business.

Qualifications/Role Requirements:

  • BOHS P402 and meet the minimum experience requirements for the testing being conducted and undergo a satisfactory authorisation audit.
  • High level interpersonal skills.
  • Full clean driving licence.
  • IT Literate.

Working Hours

  • Full Time – 40 hours per week.
  • Monday to Friday 9am – 6pm with the requirement for flexibility dependent upon business requirement.

Company Benefits

We offer a range of learning and development opportunities depending on the role, with all employees having access to a range of internally delivered training modules as standard. In our science based roles we offer structured career progression, more details of which can be discussed during the recruitment process.  In addition to a competitive salary, we offer as a minimum: Pension scheme, Healthcare Cash Plan, Retail Discount scheme, Cycle to Work scheme, Childcare Vouchers, Discounted Gym membership rates and local Reward & Recognition schemes.

Asbestos Surveyor – Yorkshire

The Company

Resource and Environmental Consultants (REC) is a multi-disciplinary consultancy, specialising in a comprehensive range of environmental services, inspection, regulatory and risk management.  With over 20 years’ experience in the property and construction industry, REC delivers environmental solutions from eleven local offices throughout the UK and Ireland. REC provide technical expertise in both the built and natural environment across a variety of sectors – from large government agencies and major developers, to public sector bodies and housing associations.

The Role

REC Asbestos are industry leading specialists and one of the few asbestos consultancies to individually own and operate UKAS accredited testing laboratories. REC are UKAS accredited to ISO17020 (inspection) and ISO17025 (testing). Due to the growth of REC Asbestos we have a fantastic opportunity for an individual to join the Asbestos team as an Asbestos Surveyor or Asbestos Analyst. The role involves undertaking four-stage clearances, personal, background, reassurance, perimeter, leak and static air monitoring and the delivery of reports to clients on time in line with REC IMS and HSG264 and all related commercial objectives and practices.

Main Duties

  • Produce and Compile reports, ensuring they are delivered promptly to the client.
  • Responsible for the undertaking management, refurbishment, demolition and re-inspection Surveys of domestic, commercial and industrial properties.
  • Assessment of work performed in terms of risk management and to ensure working practices and operations are safe and in line at all times with the Asbestos Quality Manual and REC IMS.
  • Ensure all equipment used is within calibration, making sure all equipment is given to DQM for calibration prior to expiry.
  • Ensure all associated paperwork is completed, checked and given to the associated office in a timely manner.
  • Ensure that all the necessary quality records are completed and made available for regular internal review by a member of the Quality or Management team. This includes all contract review documents, equipment registers and job files.
  • Develop and nurture client relationships, handling of enquiries and assist with the production of tenders.
  • To act as spokesperson for REC, communicating effectively with the other members to the Asbestos Team and Operations Managers.
  • Maintain impartiality, integrity and independence throughout.
  • Effectively communicating with Line/Operations Manager.
  • Proactively promoting all areas of the REC business to our existing and future client base including identifying cross-selling opportunities for the wider business.

Qualifications/Role Requirements:

  • BOHS P402 and meet the minimum experience requirements for the testing being conducted and undergo a satisfactory authorisation audit.
  • High level interpersonal skills.
  • Full clean driving licence.
  • IT Literate.

Working Hours

  • Full Time – 40 hours per week.
  • Monday to Friday 9am – 6pm with the requirement for flexibility dependent upon business requirement.

Company Benefits

We offer a range of learning and development opportunities depending on the role, with all employees having access to a range of internally delivered training modules as standard. In our science based roles we offer structured career progression, more details of which can be discussed during the recruitment process.  In addition to a competitive salary, we offer as a minimum: Pension scheme, Healthcare Cash Plan, Retail Discount scheme, Cycle to Work scheme, Childcare Vouchers, Discounted Gym membership rates and local Reward & Recognition schemes.

Asbestos Surveyor – North East

The Company

Resource and Environmental Consultants (REC) is a multi-disciplinary consultancy, specialising in a comprehensive range of environmental services, inspection, regulatory and risk management.  With over 20 years’ experience in the property and construction industry, REC delivers environmental solutions from eleven local offices throughout the UK and Ireland. REC provide technical expertise in both the built and natural environment across a variety of sectors – from large government agencies and major developers, to public sector bodies and housing associations.

The Role

REC Asbestos are industry leading specialists and one of the few asbestos consultancies to individually own and operate UKAS accredited testing laboratories. REC are UKAS accredited to ISO17020 (inspection) and ISO17025 (testing). Due to the growth of REC Asbestos we have a fantastic opportunity for an individual to join the Asbestos team as an Asbestos Surveyor or Asbestos Analyst. The role involves undertaking four-stage clearances, personal, background, reassurance, perimeter, leak and static air monitoring and the delivery of reports to clients on time in line with REC IMS and HSG264 and all related commercial objectives and practices.

Main Duties

  • Produce and Compile reports, ensuring they are delivered promptly to the client.
  • Responsible for the undertaking management, refurbishment, demolition and re-inspection Surveys of domestic, commercial and industrial properties.
  • Assessment of work performed in terms of risk management and to ensure working practices and operations are safe and in line at all times with the Asbestos Quality Manual and REC IMS.
  • Ensure all equipment used is within calibration, making sure all equipment is given to DQM for calibration prior to expiry.
  • Ensure all associated paperwork is completed, checked and given to the associated office in a timely manner.
  • Ensure that all the necessary quality records are completed and made available for regular internal review by a member of the Quality or Management team. This includes all contract review documents, equipment registers and job files.
  • Develop and nurture client relationships, handling of enquiries and assist with the production of tenders.
  • To act as spokesperson for REC, communicating effectively with the other members to the Asbestos Team and Operations Managers.
  • Maintain impartiality, integrity and independence throughout.
  • Effectively communicating with Line/Operations Manager.
  • Proactively promoting all areas of the REC business to our existing and future client base including identifying cross-selling opportunities for the wider business.

Qualifications/Role Requirements:

  • BOHS P402 and meet the minimum experience requirements for the testing being conducted and undergo a satisfactory authorisation audit.
  • High level interpersonal skills.
  • Full clean driving licence.
  • IT Literate.

Working Hours

  • Full Time – 40 hours per week.
  • Monday to Friday 9am – 6pm with the requirement for flexibility dependent upon business requirement.

Company Benefits

We offer a range of learning and development opportunities depending on the role, with all employees having access to a range of internally delivered training modules as standard. In our science based roles we offer structured career progression, more details of which can be discussed during the recruitment process.  In addition to a competitive salary, we offer as a minimum: Pension scheme, Healthcare Cash Plan, Retail Discount scheme, Cycle to Work scheme, Childcare Vouchers, Discounted Gym membership rates and local Reward & Recognition schemes.

Asbestos Surveyor – Stoke-on-Trent

The Company

Resource and Environmental Consultants (REC) is a multi-disciplinary consultancy, specialising in a comprehensive range of environmental services, inspection, regulatory and risk management.  With over 20 years’ experience in the property and construction industry, REC delivers environmental solutions from eleven local offices throughout the UK and Ireland. REC provide technical expertise in both the built and natural environment across a variety of sectors – from large government agencies and major developers, to public sector bodies and housing associations.

The Role

REC Asbestos are industry leading specialists and one of the few asbestos consultancies to individually own and operate UKAS accredited testing laboratories. REC are UKAS accredited to ISO17020 (inspection) and ISO17025 (testing). Due to the growth of REC Asbestos we have a fantastic opportunity for an individual to join the Asbestos team as an Asbestos Surveyor or Asbestos Analyst. The role involves undertaking four-stage clearances, personal, background, reassurance, perimeter, leak and static air monitoring and the delivery of reports to clients on time in line with REC IMS and HSG264 and all related commercial objectives and practices.

Main Duties

  • Produce and Compile reports, ensuring they are delivered promptly to the client.
  • Responsible for the undertaking management, refurbishment, demolition and re-inspection Surveys of domestic, commercial and industrial properties.
  • Assessment of work performed in terms of risk management and to ensure working practices and operations are safe and in line at all times with the Asbestos Quality Manual and REC IMS.
  • Ensure all equipment used is within calibration, making sure all equipment is given to DQM for calibration prior to expiry.
  • Ensure all associated paperwork is completed, checked and given to the associated office in a timely manner.
  • Ensure that all the necessary quality records are completed and made available for regular internal review by a member of the Quality or Management team. This includes all contract review documents, equipment registers and job files.
  • Develop and nurture client relationships, handling of enquiries and assist with the production of tenders.
  • To act as spokesperson for REC, communicating effectively with the other members to the Asbestos Team and Operations Managers.
  • Maintain impartiality, integrity and independence throughout.
  • Effectively communicating with Line/Operations Manager.
  • Proactively promoting all areas of the REC business to our existing and future client base including identifying cross-selling opportunities for the wider business.

Qualifications/Role Requirements:

  • BOHS P402 and meet the minimum experience requirements for the testing being conducted and undergo a satisfactory authorisation audit.
  • High level interpersonal skills.
  • Full clean driving licence.
  • IT Literate.

Working Hours

  • Full Time – 40 hours per week.
  • Monday to Friday 9am – 6pm with the requirement for flexibility dependent upon business requirement.

Company Benefits

We offer a range of learning and development opportunities depending on the role, with all employees having access to a range of internally delivered training modules as standard. In our science based roles we offer structured career progression, more details of which can be discussed during the recruitment process.  In addition to a competitive salary, we offer as a minimum: Pension scheme, Healthcare Cash Plan, Retail Discount scheme, Cycle to Work scheme, Childcare Vouchers, Discounted Gym membership rates and local Reward & Recognition schemes.

Plan Drawer – Manchester

The Role

Based at the REC office near Media City, Manchester this role involves reviewing and editing survey data and drawing plans for commercial buildings. The Plan Drawer will be joining an established asbestos team based in the North West. You will have an opportunity to work directly with a range of individuals from management to consultants. This is a full time permanent position.

Main Duties to:

  • Drawing and editing plans using Visio/AutoCAD Lite for commercial properties.
  • Reviewing and editing data to ensure accuracy of reports for the rest of the team.
  • Liaising with surveyors if any issues are found and support in resolving these issues.
  • Responding to clients queries by Email or Telephone.

Qualifications/Role Requirements:

  • Experience using Visio or AutoCAD
  • You must have excellent attention to detail and accuracy
  • Written and oral communication skills
  • Excellent telephone manner
  • Competent time and work management
  • Organisational skills
  • Able to work on own initiate and a desire to show initiative
  • Self-motivated
  • Ability to stay calm under pressure
  • A background in asbestos would be desired. 

Working Hours 

  • Full time (40 hours per week). 

Company Benefits

We offer a range of learning and development opportunities depending on the role, with all employees having access to a range of internally delivered training modules as standard.  In our science based roles we offer structured career progression, more details of which can be discussed during the recruitment process.  In addition to a competitive salary, we offer as a minimum: Pension scheme, Healthcare Cash Plan, Retail Discount scheme, Cycle to Work scheme, Childcare Vouchers, Discounted Gym membership rates and local Reward & Recognition schemes.

 

Resource Planner – Manchester

The Role

Based at the REC office near Media City, Manchester this role involves making calls to public houses to arrange for access for REC Surveyors to come out to the property and complete a full survey.  This is a full time permanent position.

Your Duties:

  • Contacting clients to book in surveys using telephone, text services and post.
  • Take incoming calls from clients wishing to book in surveys.
  • Keeping an up to date appointment system for surveys using excel.
  • Generating reports through the in-house system and checking these for grammatical and formatting errors.
  • Generating plans using a variety of systems from excel through to CAD.
  • Issuing the above reports once they have been checked and ensuring milestones are kept every step of the way.
  • Chasing in missing information both internally and externally.
  • Getting involved with other ad hoc duties as and when required.

 

Qualifications/Role Requirements:

  • Clear and demonstrable Microsoft Excel experience.
  • Organised and able to manage your own time effectively.
  • Knowledge of the asbestos industry is preferred.
  • Strong administration experience is essential.
  • High levels of attention to detail.
  • Confident communicator over the telephone.
  • Ability to work to tight deadlines.
  • Ability to work with online database formats.

 

Working Hours

The role involves working over Monday to Friday 9am to 5.30pm.

 

 

Asbestos Surveyor – Plymouth

The Role

To undertake four-stage clearances, personal, background, reassurance, perimeter, leak and static air monitoring and the delivery of reports to clients on time in line with REC IMS and HSG264 and all related commercial objectives and practices.

Your Duties:

  • Produce and Compile air quality assessing reports, ensuring they are delivered promptly to the client.
  • Undertaking personal air monitoring on a minimum of 10.
  • Responsible for the undertaking of the various types of air monitoring.
  • Ensure all associated paperwork is completed, checked and given to the associated office in a timely manner
  • Maintain impartiality, integrity and independence throughout
  • Effectively communicating with Line/Operations Manager
  • Communicating with clients (where appropriate)
  • Attend target and review meetings as required
  • To act as spokesperson for REC, communicating effectively between the other members to the Asbestos Team and Operations Managers
  • Assessment of work performed in terms of risk management and to ensure working practices and operations are safe and in line at all times with the Asbestos Quality Manual and REC IMS
  • Ensure that all the necessary quality records are completed and made available for regular internal review by a member of the Quality or Management team. This includes all contract review documents, equipment registers and job files.
  • Develop and nurture client relationships, handling of enquiries and assist with the production of tenders
  • Proactively promoting all areas of the REC business to our existing and future client base including identifying cross selling opportunities for the wider business. 

Qualifications/Role Requirements:

  • BOHS P402 and meet the minimum experience requirements for the testing being conducted and undergo a satisfactory authorisation audit.
  • High level interpersonal skills.
  • Full clean driving licence.
  • IT Literate. 

Working Hours

Monday to Friday 9am – 6pm with the requirement for flexibility dependent upon business requirement

Senior Geo-Environmental Consultant – Manchester

The Role

REC is currently expanding its Geo-Environmental business in the North West in response to significant growth in the region. You will be a part of this expanding team and the role will require you to be involved in the full lifecycle of projects.

We are seeking an individual who can advise clients, design and implement suitable work programmes and has excellent written and verbal communication skills. The role will be principally office based as you will be required to support the geo-environmental lead through management of projects, business development and mentoring and guidance for junior staff.

You should be highly motivated, able to work under your own initiative and have a drive and ambition to contribute to the ongoing success of the business. You will be expected to have strong communication skills and be able to deal with suppliers, clients and peers effectively at all levels.

Working for REC you can expect to be part of a highly motivated team within a forward thinking aspirational business.

Your duties:

  • Management of projects to ensure that they are delivered on time, to the desired quality and standard and within budget;
  • Regular communication with the client, team members and other stakeholders to keep them up to date with the progress, status and findings of projects;
  • Timely and accurate response to all client enquiries in line with the REC business vision and values;
  • Communication with the northern geo-environmental lead at all times to keep them up to date with new proposals, enquiries, projects and related matters
  • Deputising for the northern geo-environmental lead during periods of annual leave or as required;
  • Assisting the northern environmental lead with forecasting, invoicing and resourcing;
  • Acting as a professional representative for the REC business and in doing so pro-actively promoting the REC brand and values both internally and externally;
  • Support business development of the full breadth of REC services with both the existing client base and working to secure new clients over time;
  • Coaching and mentoring of junior staff to support their career development and with future team expansion line management of junior staff;
  • Pro-actively identifying opportunities for continuous improvement and efficient ways of working within projects and more widely across the business ensuring that this is appropriately shared with colleagues; and
  • Champion for a safe working environment and commitment to REC’s Health & Safety Policies.

Qualifications:

  • BSc (Hons), MSc (Preferable) in a related subject such as Geology, Environmental Science, Contaminated Land, Geotechnics, Engineering Geology, etc;
  • Membership of professional organization, commitment towards continuing professional development and be chartered or with a clearly defined plan to apply within the next 12 months (e.g. CGeol, C Sci, C Env or similar); and
  • SMSTS Training desirable but not essential.

Experience

  • Around 5 or more years’ experience within a similar role in a consultancy or contracting environment.
  • Geotechnical background preferred but not essential. 

Working Hours

40 hours per week

Company Benefits

We offer a range of learning and development opportunities depending upon the role, with all employees having access to a range of internally delivered training modules and external training as standard.  In our science based roles we offer structured career progression, more details of which can be discussed during the recruitment process.  In addition to a competitive salary, we offer as a minimum: Pension scheme, Healthcare Cash Plan, Retail Discount Scheme, Cycle to Work scheme, Childcare Vouchers, Discounted Gym membership rates and local Reward & Recognition schemes.