JN Bentley offers exciting commercial roles across a wide number of clients and sectors, from water, aerospace, environmental and sustainable engineering throughout England and Wales.

As a quantity surveyor, you will be involved throughout the entire project life cycle, from early contractor involvement, optioneering, tender negotiation through to the design, procurement, construct, commissioning and handover of schemes.

Dependant on the contract, you will play a key role as part of an integrated design and operational team alongside our key supply chain to support our clients to maximise opportunities and mitigate risks to influence the contractual and commercial aspects of schemes and help deliver successful outcomes.

Being part of this integrated team will also provide unique opportunities to contribute to greater social and sustainable outcomes.

The JN Bentley operations team work to deliver sustainable solutions for our clients customers, our communities and the environment.

The operational team are involved in all stages from input into tendering and design, to leading the construction, commissioning and handover phases of our projects to deliver innovative and efficient solutions for our clients. Working alongside design and commercial counterparts – as a triangle – to deliver high quality projects, on time, on budget and with zero injuries.

Engineering is at the very core of what we do. Be it civil, mechanical or electrical, our engineers are based on site and play a practical, hands-on role in the successful delivery of projects.

As an Engineer you'll work on projects that make a real difference to our environment and our communities - from improving flood defences, to upgrading water treatment works and providing nature-based solutions that improve biodiversity.

Our site agents play a pivotal role in the project’s success. Their responsibilities are extensive and include ensuring the involvement of the whole site team, to deliver safely, well planned and to program, managing quality to guarantee client satisfaction. They frequently liaise with the design and commercial teams to enhance delivery efficiency and promote opportunities while managing risk.

As a Contract Managers you’ll help instil the company culture and drive consistency across a number of schemes for the organisation, improving awareness, compliance and performance with company standards & processes, assisting in team development and staff retention. Managing a portfolio of schemes, our Contract Managers are great communicators, motivators & leaders, who have a wealth of technical knowledge, and have full ownership of the whole process from inception to handover.

We offer dynamic roles for design engineers across our varied portfolio of work in sectors. We offer the following roles across civil, mechanical and electrical disciplines; graduate engineer, project leader, design lead and design manager.

Our designers are involved in the full project lifecycle from solution definition within our precontract team, through to outline and detailed design, providing construction support and designing temporary works.

Our Business Support teams collaborate with the operational teams throughout the entirety of projects to help ensure a smooth workflow on site.

One of our main priorities is our most valuable resource - our people; making sure they have everything they need to thrive in their roles. The opportunities are vast from procurement to finance; human resources to communications; training and development to sustainability and digital excellence, we do it all- and probably more than you think!

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Why Choose JN Bentley Experienced Careers?

Our people are at the core of everything we do; from our extensive Learning and Development pathways to our generous benefit offering.

Choosing JN Bentley not only means you will be working on industry leading projects, but with people at the forefront of innovation and sustainability within civil engineering.

With roles across the UK for excellent people in Site Engineering, Design, Procurement, Sustainability and much, much more, now is the time to start your career with JN Bentley.

Experienced Careers FAQs

Are there opportunities to move around the business?

Yes, there are. There are opportunities to move between frameworks to get different experience, and/or to move between roles. These conversations are picked up in development conversations with your line manager and can help form your career plan.

How long will my application take?

We aim to review CVs within 72 hours of your application.

How will I know if I am unsuccessful?

You will receive an email for each application you submit, letting you know you have been unsuccessful.

Where will my interview take place?

Generally, our interviews are conducted via Teams. However, there might be instances where we would invite you to our local offices for a face-to-face interview.

How many interviews will I have?

Typically, we will carry out a single interview, although occasionally a second one may be necessary.

How long will I have to wait for a decision after my interview?

During your interview, our hiring managers will typically provide a date by which you can expect a decision. We always aim to provide feedback within one week.

What should I do if I’m interested in working at JNB but can’t find a suitable vacancy?

Send your CV to recruitment@jnbentley.co.uk or upload your CV here and one of the team will get in touch.

Who can I speak to about a role?

We have several recruiters in our team, to determine the most appropriate person to speak with, please visit our Contact Us page.

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