Job Description

As Contracts Manager you will report to the Operations Manager regarding all respective projects and team performance. You will be required to ensure all relevant paperwork is completed for all projects. You will then work with the HSEQ Manager and other Piling Contracts Managers to ensure the successful delivery of projects and complete satisfaction of clients. 

You will manage the site teams and ensure project work deadlines are met. Ensure that work performance and issues are reviewed, with a vow of constantly striving to improve your team’s efficiency.

This position would suit both a well experienced candidate, and even a Graduate with relevant work experience. 

Salary, Hours and Benefits

  • £35,000 - £48,000, dependant on level and experience
  • 40 hours per week, 8:30am – 5:00pm (due to the nature of the role, extra hours will likely be required)
  • Homeworking
  • Company Car or Car Allowance
  • Private Medical Insurance
  • Life Insurance

Desired Skills, Experience and Qualifications

  • Demonstrable Contracts Manager experience
  • Construction Degree/Qualification (Preferable)
  • Sound construction knowledge and experience to include steel piling
  • Knowledge and understanding of various standard construction contracts
  • Passport to Safety
  • Appointed person for lifting operations

Key Responsibilities (but not limited to)

  • Conduct project file briefing prior to commencement of work to Works supervisor and conduct Prestart meetings. Upon completion of handover from the applicable estimator, undertake all necessary actions/arrangements for the delivery of the project.
  • The Contracts Manager will liaise with Clients as required and at close of project obtain Client’s feedback – from this, implement any action needed. When needed visit site and complete Site Visit Form along with relevant photos.
  • Issue HSEQ Manager with instructions to create a Site Folder for each project. These instructions have to include the following: Equipment to be used, Staffing levels and rolls, Location of project, Project plans, Site Visit Form and Commercial file. Ensure lift plans are completed and added to Site File along with supporting documentation.
  • Work with the Operations Manager to ensure the development of policies and procedures that clearly reflect and support the undertaking of the Contracts department and work closely and efficiently with other Contracts Managers ensuring smooth project delivery. Ensure the Works Supervisor is aware of the requirements regarding project paperwork and the client’s needs
  • Ensure that the Works Team have all been fully briefed on the project file and expectations by the Works Supervisor. Working with the Works Supervisor ensure all staff have and use the appropriate PPE.
  • Ensure all staff are aware of their responsibilities under the Health and Safety at Work Act and ensure all activities are undertaken correctly and safely. Conduct site inspections, audits and Toolbox Talks.
  • Contracts Manager will liaise with Yard Manager and Transport Manager for the successful delivery to site of necessary machinery and equipment. Provide regular reports and feedback to Operations Manager regarding project progress, delivery requirements, project issues and conduct of your team



Technical Support Technician – AutoCAD

We are working with an organisation that provides technology and state-of-the-art products to the Building Services industry, who are now seeing a fast return to pre-pandemic levels of orders and business for their products from their European customer base. 

Supporting the Technical Estimating and Technical Sales Teams a Technical Support Technician is required to assist in the design scope out and planning for the quote phases of new projects and support all document and CAD related requirements that will ensure the correct installation of products on to a customer’s site. 

Technical Support Technician salary package

  • £24,000 - £25,000
  • Pension 
  • Healthcare
  • 34 Days Holidays (Inc Bank Holidays)
  • Flexible Working including Remote Working 

The role will be 2D CAD centric with the ability to detail drawings for specific project installations, carry out and configure size and area dimensions and get directly involve in collating relevant information and test solutions documentation.

  • Producing Sales Quotes for customers from information provided by the internal Estimating and Technical Sales teams.
  • Support the quote and planning phases of projects by dealing with and answering customers queries, via telephone and email.
  • Support the estimating and sales teams with the rollout of new project initiatives to partners and customers. 
  • All CAD work will be carried out in 2D.

Requirements for a Technical Support Technician

  • A formal qualification in a Civil or Engineering subject.
  • Have a good proven working knowledge of Design and CAD (AutoCAD)
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Minimum of 2-year experience of working in a Technical Support or Estimating type of role. 
  • Excellent Administration skills (IT / MS Office)
  • A good understanding of the Building Services industry sectors)

Commutable from: Birmingham, Tamworth, Derby, Lichfield, Leicester, Burton, Coventry, Stone

Probe Technical Recruitment, providing Design, R&D & Projects Engineering Recruitment Support since 1994



This is a permanent work from home role, although you will need to travel to meet clients on-site.

The Quantity Surveyor You will be required to work on projects throughout the UK; across all sectors of the Construction industry. You will be expected to work autonomously, with a great deal of responsibility being handed over from the Commercial Director. This role needs to have a strong interface with the Estimating and Finance functions of the business.

Salary, Hours and Benefits

  • £35,000 - £40,000
  • Car allowance
  • Minimum 40 hrs per week as dictated to meet the needs of the business
  • Homeworking
  • Private Medical Insurance
  • Life Insurance

Desired Skills, Experience and Qualifications (but not limited to)

  • Proven record of success as an accomplished Quantity Surveyor within the Civil Engineering or Construction sector. Experience of working within a specialist sub-contracting organisation and/or the piling or geotechnical engineering sector would be desirable but not mandatory
  • Whilst specific formal commercial qualifications are not essential, they are highly desirable, ideally with a degree in Quantity Surveying, with in depth understanding of construction processes – ideally combined with knowledge of geotechnical activities
  • The pressure and fixed nature of deadlines for various commercial activities means some late nights may be needed. Overnight stays are rare, but you will need to travel to meet clients on site
  • Working knowledge of basic plant, equipment and materials. Experience of working for both parties of a contract, i.e. Main Contractor and Sub Contractor
  • The Quantity Surveyor will have good working knowledge of various forms of Conditions of Contract, particularly the NEC and JCT suites
  • Strong commercial awareness with excellent numeracy skills. Strong negotiator with the ability to articulate themselves extremely well in both written and verbal communications
  • Excellent IT skills and knowledge of relevant software, strong organisational skills, experience with project costing software and the ability to work flexibly and make decisions quickly

Quantity Surveyor Key Responsibilities (but not limited to)

  • Reviewing and agreeing Sub-Contract conditions with a wide variety of clients seeking to use various forms of contract, although mainly NEC and JCT
  • Monitoring and reporting of costs and revenue to determine the financial outcome and profitability of individual contracts
  • Carrying out and monitoring the applications for payments, following up and resolving late or disputed monies due
  • Ongoing and post contract administration. Carrying out checks on the creditworthiness of clients and where necessary, securing additional credit insurance and/or agreeing a suitable payment process
  • Liaising with both the Estimating and Contracts teams to ensure that the company’s objectives are met and where necessary, report risk to the Commercial Director
  • Monitor projects performance and visit sites on a regular basis and where necessary report risk to the Commercial Director
  • Assist with ensuring that all stakeholders understand and adhere to contractual obligations, ensuring that the financial aspects, risk and potential impact of a contract are clear to all parties and the training of other Quantity Surveyors as necessary

Probe Technical Recruitment, providing Technical Engineering Recruitment Support since 1994


Recruitment Consultant – Sutton Coldfield

Are you an experienced Recruiter or Salesperson, who perhaps loves what you do, but not where you do it?  Does specialist and niche interest you more than big and generalist?  Would you be inspired by, working with highly knowledgeable colleagues who could make you better at your job? If this has piqued your interest, please read on, as our two current vacancies may be of interest.

A common question I receive is, do I need experience?  There’s no doubt that it can be an advantage, particularly at first, but it’s your attitude to sales, and how you would build a successful long-term business, coupled with an openness to develop which is more important than experience.  If you possess these attributes, then you would do well here, just as others have, in some cases for 20 years.

With Probe, it’s not so much what you do, but how you do it that’s important.  Our Consultants are relationship builders rather than archetypal Salespeople.  They work with clients to help resolve a problem, rather than see a client as an opportunity to make a quick buck.  They understand that if they do the right things by their clients, those relationships should look after them in the future.

But this is of course a sales role, and there would be targets, but you would be supported to achieve those targets, and you would enjoy all of the normal trappings of working within an established recruitment consultancy of nearly 30 years, such as an outstanding commission scheme, a structured career pathway, incentives, and working with an amazing team.

If you have some recruitment or sales experience, ideally within a technical field, and would like to find out whether we could be a good fit for you, then please contact Andy Davies directly – andy.davies@probejobs.co.uk / 0121 321 4311.



Reporting to the Piling Manager, the Piling Supervisor will manage contracts efficiently, profitably, and safely ensuring compliance with all statutory obligations.

Piling Supervisor Key Interfaces in this role: Piling Operatives & Foreman and Pile Testing

Hours and Benefits

  • £35,000 - £37,500
  • 41.5 hours per week
  • 33 days holiday, plus Christmas shutdown
  • Company car / car allowance
  • 6% employer pension
  • Life assurance

Commutable From: Bristol, Bath, Chippenham, Trowbridge, Frome, Swindon, 

Piling Supervisor Key Responsibilities (but not limited to)

  • Produce, monitor and maintain all piling files and enquiries, including archiving (hard copies and electronic) to comply with Company’s QA system
  • Obtain briefing from Piling Manager and carryout site visits to assess and manage works for the Piling operation
  • Advise the Piling Manager of variations in requirements of site conditions which may affect the tendered works, for example start dates
  • Inform the Piling Manager of any specific requirements prior to the placement of order requests. Advise and agree on extras with the Client and Manager
  • On a weekly basis carry out compliance checks on ongoing works, toolbox talks and site safety inspections. Where possible visit site on day one of the project to assess early driving conditions
  • Liaise daily with Operators on rig performance, daily rig figures and material deliveries to enable accurate monitoring of work in progress for submission to the departmental Quantity Surveyor
  • On completion of works ensure works meet specification, agree all variations and customer satisfaction 

Piling Supervisor Candidate Specification

  • The Piling Supervisor will have previous experience of managing piling contracts
  • Flexibility with nationwide travel 
  • Experience of carrying out pre-start meetings with clients and completing all QA documentation
  • Assist in organising mobilisation of the Company’s plant and materials to site
  • You will have experience of maintaining working relationships with client’s representatives and dealing with administrative matters arising during the contract period
  • Procurement of site paperwork including preparation of foreman’s pack, CDM pack and site-specific RAM’s and advise the office of materials to be cleared, close out work in progress and base CVR figures
  • Collection and collating of site production figures, reporting to area office on a weekly basis

We are a well-respected employer who produce products for a NON Automotive market sector, we are seeking to recruit a number of proven Maintenance Technicians, to join our maintenance team. 


  • Dependent on your chosen working hours we offer a starting salaries in the region of £31,500 - £36,750
  • Paid Overtime at Premium Rates
  • Company Pension
  • Stable Working Environment as we are a Key Worker Specific Sector.

Duties of a Maintenance Technician  

  • As a proven Maintenance Technician you will be required to undertake both planned and reactive maintenance across our plant, which will require you to have experience of supporting plant and equipment within either a manufacturing, process or production environment. 

Requirements of a Maintenance Technician  

  • You must hold formal Electrical qualifications to either a City & Guilds Level or NVQ standard and ideally be apprentice trained. The role will require you to have core electrical & reasonable mechanical abilities. 

The Maintenance Technician role is commutable from Bedworth, Coventry, Leamington, Nuneaton & Rugby

Probe Technical Recruitment, providing Maintenance, Reliability & Service Recruitment Support since 1994


A brand-new outstanding opportunity has a risen for a Sales Manager who has a strong Business/Account Management relationship experience.

Do you have previous experience as a Sales Manager in the Automotive industry? Would you like to be a part of an innovative company whose clients include many of the Automotive industry leaders?

The ideal candidate will have worked as a Sales Manager or as a Project Manager previously. With a track record in Business Development and experience in working with small and large OEM, within the Automotive sector. 

If you are looking to progress your career and join a growing company, then this is the position for you

  • £60,000 - £64,000 – Basic Salary – Negotiable on Experience 
  • Earn Great Commission
  • Private Medical Insurance
  • 25 days holiday plus statutory holidays
  • Modern working environment and flexible working practices

Sales Manager Duties:

  • Consistently Win New Business 
  • Relationship Management: Develop and maintain relationships with leaders, decision makers, and key employees externally (at customers) and internally within the company
  • Comfortable travelling within the UK and potentially worldwide
  • Brand Advocate: Educate and inform customers of the competencies, experience and portfolio of services and products that the company offer locally and globally
  • Drive Growth and Ensure Client Satisfaction

Sales Manager Requirements:

  • Experience working with Key Decision Makers, Partners and Stakeholders
  • Experience in Automotive Engineering and its typical Development processes & lifecycle
  • History of Winning New Major Clients 
  • Preferable has an Engineering or Business Degree 
  • Entrepreneurial spirit and great Negotiation skills

This is an exciting role and ideally suitable for someone with previous experience as a Sales Manager/Project Manager, who is looking to advance their career in the Automotive sector at an industry leading company.

This role is commutable from: Tamworth, Sutton Coldfield, Burton-on-Trent, Stafford, Derby, Coventry, Wolverhampton, Cannock, Lichfield

Probe Technical Recruitment, providing Sales Engineering Recruitment Support since 1994


One of the leading Technology Research and Development organisations in the Midlands are currently seeking an experienced Systems Engineer, to design system solutions to enhance a vehicles, safety, performance and energy efficiency.

The company have over four decades of experience in the development and proving of electronic and mechatronic control and energy saving systems and applications for the Automotive sector. 

Systems Engineer – Salary Package:

  • Salary £40,000 - £50,000
  • Private Healthcare
  • Pension Scheme 
  • 33 Days Holidays (Inc Bank Hols)
  • Childcare Voucher Scheme 
  • A Multiple Project Technology Environment. 

Duties of a Systems Engineer 

  • The analysis of customer requirements, functional safety requirements, relevant legislation and standards to develop system requirement specifications. 
  • The use of proven system analysis and design methodologies to develop elegant efficient solutions to meet the project requirements. 
  • Working closely with the Functional Safety Department to ensure the analysis and development of appropriate functional safety requirements. 
  • Liaison with other engineering disciplines to develop system design specifications and algorithms. 
  • Plan, conduct and review testing of new software, hardware and calibrations at a variety of levels including integration testing, dyno testing and vehicle level testing, sometimes including worldwide field trips. 
  • The calibration of system functions to comply with project requirements. Complete sign-off procedures for vehicle algorithms, calibrations and final product testing. Undertake system and vehicle development and problem-solving within tight timescales. 
  • Fully document the design development and verification of developed systems. 
  • Understand and comply with company and customer confidentiality agreements and maintain the security of company and customer property. 

Systems Engineer – Requirements:

  • A formal qualification / Degree in a relevant science or Engineering disciplines. 
  • Experience of requirements analysis and management, preferably using dedicated requirements management tools (e.g., DOORS, Cradle, MKS).
  • Good experience of Configuration management Tools (e.g., MKS) 
  • Experience of systems design methodologies 
  • Hands on experience of developing control algorithms for automotive applications 
  • Knowledge or familiarity of, Software C-code, MATLAB, CAN and flexray communication protocols and toolchain. 
  • A good understanding of electronic hardware techniques and an ability to interpret circuit schematics. 
  • Knowledge of the use of microcontrollers within real time embedded systems 
  • Proficiency with standard office tools: Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint etc. 

This is a great opportunity to be part of the generation of new energy saving and performance enhancing technologies for the vehicles of tomorrow. 

Commutable from: Coventry, Derby, Lichfield, Burton upon Trent, Birmingham, Leicester, Wolverhampton, Stafford, West Bromwich

Probe Technical Recruitment, providing Design, R&D & Projects Engineering Recruitment Support since 1994