Our People

Opportunities at Beard

Construction – everything to do with the construction process

At any time, you will find us working on approximately 50+ sites in towns, cities and rural areas across the south of England, each one presenting unique challenges.  Our site, project, contract managers and working foreman work to deliver quality design and build, new build, restoration work and refurbishment on a range of projects up to £10 million, as well as providing turnkey maintenance services for smaller projects.  To do this, we need people who can bring fresh thinking and imagination on one hand; and the commercial ability to manage people, budgets and costs on the other.

Business Development and Marketing – a critical part of our business

Working with senior managers to develop and implement growth opportunities for the business.  Looking for and targeting new work streams to secure new projects and build relationships. Communicating – both internal and external with staff and customers, new and existing. Creative and personable you will enjoy talking to and meeting new people.

Finance – the team that keeps the money in check

Each project we’re working on has numerous third parties and suppliers to keep engaged, satisfying many deadlines to ensure that projects run smoothly.  With constant pressure on margins, construction is a fiercely competitive sector in which to work and try to gain a business advantage.  As a crucial driver in our continued success and performance, finance offers staff the opportunity to make a real contribution to our business, and keep budgets on track.

Commercial – assisting with the delivery of quality projects and best value for customers

Every part of a building project has a cost, with every delay having a financial implication. Each decision – whether it’s the choice of flooring or the exact cost of painting a new build – has an impact on customer satisfaction.  With a watching brief on these, and other critical issues, our Commercial team – comprising of Estimators, Quantity Surveyors and Buyers – has one objective: to deliver a great and quality project, on a prompt and faultless delivery basis: this means on time, on budget and without defects. The work they do is an essential part of our continued position in the market place and as a construction provider of choice.

Support and Admin – the people who keep our front-line teams on track

Providing essential support to operational teams, sites and individuals; you might be dealing with enquiries from other construction professionals, helping employees with training or HR issues, or transporting equipment and plant to site.  The work varies, but our key requirements don’t: you need to have common sense and a sense of humour as well as being extremely helpful and resourceful, and above all be able to use your initiative and take ownership.

Graduates and gap year placements – Developing their construction knowledge and growing in confidence and experience

Open to construction students taking a gap year and wanting to get ‘hands on’ experience , the programme offers an all-round introduction to construction roles; giving gap year students the opportunity to experience different roles and graduates the support to get their careers off and running in their chosen construction role.  Prove yourself during this time and a job offer could be yours on graduation the following year.

Trainees  and apprentices – fostering and developing new talent, encouraging personal development and the highest standards

A programme for development, combining office based and college learning: whether a craft or technical trainee there is a day-release college programme for you.   We understand that young people need to develop in different ways, and other learning opportunities and career development paths can be discussed once your traineeship has been completed.

Our People

“I thought that I would just be the tea boy at first,” Liam explains. “However it wasn’t like that at all and I had lots of hands on experience from the outset. I was taught carpentry, but I also had the opportunity to experience a variety of other trades such as painting and plumbing, which I learnt through observation and working with lots of different people.”
Liam Rice, Trainee.

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