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Clade Engineering always welcomes applications from qualified and experienced individuals across the United Kingdom.

Our national coverage and continued growth mean we are continually looking for new people to join our business. Clade Engineering is a nationwide refrigeration, HVAC and building services business committed to providing the very best customer service to our growing customer base.

As a supplier of carbon conscious heating and cooling products and services to a range of sectors we welcome those who, like us, have concerns about climate change and its impact on people and the natural world. From our Technology Centre in Leeds, we develop heat pump products and refrigeration plant using only natural refrigerants; delivering these to industry sectors from Agriculture to Food Retail and Distribution.

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Job Role: Refrigeration Manufacturing Operative

Location: Leeds

To be responsible for the assembly and manufacture of goods and products within Clade Engineering Systems – Plant Manufacturing Division, predominantly but not limited to refrigeration plant and chillers or parts associated to the equipment.

You will be required to assemble or fabricate mechanical parts, pieces or products using a variety of tools and equipment according to required specifications in a specific area of a production line in our manufacturing facility whilst reporting to the – Manufacturing Supervisor.

Duties include:

  • Read, interpret and follow design, diagrams, engineering drawings, specifications, bills of materials and other written instructions or procedures to accurately assemble equipment and products.
  • Follow instruction from Supervisors and leadership team relating to allocated works and Health & Safety.
  • Utilise handheld tools safely as well as the use and safe operation of electrical equipment where trained and / or qualified.
  • Performing brazing (where quailed to), in line with safe working practises.
  • Maintain inventory of product in workstations – follow allocated works and job packs and complete on time as instructed. Ensure Supervisor and Production Coordinator is informed upon completion.
  • Perform quality work checks to ensure the product meets quality standards prior to office QA check by the Technical Support Engineer or Manufacturing Supervisor.
  • Identify product defects and complete appropriate documentation or report when defects are identified.
  • Rework and/or repair assembled equipment and products according to engineering specification changes or instruction given.
  • Perform all work in accordance with quality standards and established safety procedures.

Application Process:

Your application will be reviewed and you will be contacted within 14 days if you have been successful in being short listed for the role.

To apply please send your CV and salary expectations to hr@clade-es.com

No agencies please.

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Job Role: Trainee Commissioning Engineer

Location: Newcastle

Our Team at Clade Engineering Systems is looking to recruit a Trainee Commissioning Engineer who is flexible and willing to work at various site locations around UK.  The ideal candidate will have a refrigeration service background and ideally within a supermarket/retails setting. FGAS qualification is a must have and CO2 experience is preferred. A good attitude to work is essential within the refrigeration industry in order to fulfil deadlines set out by the clients. The role may require overnight stays or evening work therefore flexibility is needed.

This is an excellent opportunity to develop and grow with the role and we offer a very competitive salary and benefits.

Job Roles and responsibilities:

  • Development of a commissioning plan to ensure project delivery timescales can be achieved.
  • Completion of commissioning tasks and documentation.
  • Support the senior Engineers when needed.
  • Manage own stock levels.
  • Time management.
  • Resolving any technical issues allocated to ensure site is operating to specification
  • Ensuring work meets completion within the given timescale on time.

Requirements and qualifications:

  • Minimum GCSE pass in Maths and English as per college requirements.
  • CO2 experience preferred.
  • Eagerness to learn with good reading skills.
  • Ability to work on own initiative or as part of a team.
  • Willingness to undertake further qualifications.
  • Good housekeeping skills.
  • Punctuality essential.
  • Full driving license.
  • Good communication skills.

Application Process:

Your application will be reviewed and you will be contacted within 14 days if you have been successful in being short listed for the role.

To apply please send your CV and salary expectations to hr@clade-es.com

No agencies please.

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Job Role: Commissioning Engineer

Location: Leicester

Travel is required within the role.

Our Projects department within Clade Engineering Systems  is recruiting for another skilled Refrigeration Commissioning Engineer to join the growing team and assist with the commissioning of refrigeration plant, water chillers and pump stations. This is a great opportunity to make a real impact supporting our projects installation team by ensuring the commissioning of site based complex refrigeration systems across the UK.

Ideally you will have refrigeration commissioning experience gained within the food retail sector, using natural refrigerants and the latest controls for refrigeration plant. The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate the safe management of pressure testing and have an eye for quality.

Qualifications or recent experience and knowledge of working with most types of commercial or light industrial plant products will be helpful but not essential.

You will work principally in the region close to your home base however occasionally will also be required to work across the UK to cover holiday periods and at times of high demand. There may also be the opportunity to work overseas on occasions.

Further information:
• This is a site based commissioning role working on predominantly supermarket refrigeration systems.
• The role will include the setup, testing, checking and fault finding of new and existing refrigeration plant and systems on new and existing food retail sites.
• In addition to food retail, there will be opportunities to work on refrigeration systems in other related fields such as industrial sites.
• There will be opportunities to work on the very latest in refrigeration technology, specifically brand new equipment from the UK and overseas.
• The role reports to the Clade Commissioning Supervisor whilst working closely with the National Installations Manager and fellow Clade Commissioning Engineers.
• The successful candidate will be joining a growing and ambitious company and will have the opportunity to play a key role for the future.

Skills and attributes required for the role:
• Experience in working on CO2 and HFC refrigeration systems is essential
• The candidate must have good technical knowledge and experience of working on refrigeration systems within the food retail sector
• A ‘can do’ attitude and self-motivation is crucial in this role
• Flexibility in working hours and travel requirements is needed
• The candidate must be IT literate and hold a full clean driving licence
• Must have excellent organisation and communication skills

Application Process:
Your application will be reviewed and you will be contacted within 14 days if you have been successful in being short listed for the role.

To apply please send your CV and salary expectations to hr@clade-es.com

No agencies please.

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Job Role: Trainee Commissioning Engineer

Location: Peterborough

Our Team at Clade Engineering Systems is looking to recruit a Trainee Commissioning Engineer who is flexible and willing to work at various site locations around UK.  The ideal candidate will have a refrigeration service background and ideally within a supermarket/retails setting. FGAS qualification is a must have and CO2 experience is preferred. A good attitude to work is essential within the refrigeration industry in order to fulfil deadlines set out by the clients. The role may require overnight stays or evening work therefore flexibility is needed.

This is an excellent opportunity to develop and grow with the role and we offer a very competitive salary and benefits.

Job Roles and responsibilities:

  • Development of a commissioning plan to ensure project delivery timescales can be achieved.
  • Completion of commissioning tasks and documentation.
  • Support the senior Engineers when needed.
  • Manage own stock levels.
  • Time management.
  • Resolving any technical issues allocated to ensure site is operating to specification
  • Ensuring work meets completion within the given timescale on time.

Requirements and qualifications:

  • Minimum GCSE pass in Maths and English as per college requirements.
  • CO2 experience preferred.
  • Eagerness to learn with good reading skills.
  • Ability to work on own initiative or as part of a team.
  • Willingness to undertake further qualifications.
  • Good housekeeping skills.
  • Punctuality essential.
  • Full driving license.
  • Good communication skills.

Application Process:

Your application will be reviewed and you will be contacted within 14 days if you have been successful in being short listed for the role.

To apply please send your CV and salary expectations to hr@clade-es.com

No agencies please.

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Job Role: Project Manager x 2

Location: Oxford region and Manchester region

Project Manager

Reporting into our Projects Operations Manager, we are looking to expand our Projects department due to growth with two new roles.

Responsibilities:

  • ‘Cradle to grave’ approach to the project management of refrigeration installation schemes within the food retail sector.
  • All projects must be delivered on time, within scope, budget and to a high standard.
  • Establish and maintain relationships with clients and other relevant stakeholders.
  • Survey sites and create scoping documents based on client specification, preferences and good refrigeration practices.
  • Create programmes, phasing plans or other requirements as determined by the project needs, constraints and responsibilities to meet all of the customer’s requirements.
  • Create and maintain comprehensive project documentation, such as H&S files, programmes, labour request forms and O&Ms.
  • Create and submit pricing documents for each allocated project using a mixture of client and internal schedules where necessary.
  • Take financial responsibility for each scheme including cost tracking and profit forecasting.
  • Work closely with the Clade Installations Manager to select site resource at the correct rates, skillset and levels of experience.
  • Order all materials required for each project based on the designs provided, scope of works and client specification.
  • Visit each live project site on a regular basis and communicate daily with the customer, principal contractor and internal teams.
  • Manage your own time effectively and productively whilst meeting the project requirements and never letting the customer down.
  • Capture all project variations throughout and communicate these appropriately.
  • Identify cost saving options at every opportunity whilst maintaining quality and the specification requirements.
  • Provide the Clade Projects Operations Manager with regular reports and updates on project progress (minimum weekly).

Requirements:

  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in food retail project management.
  • Knowledge of refrigeration is essential.
  • Experience in planning, programming, procurement, and project delivery.
  • Excellent organisation, forward thinking and planning skills are essential.
  • Ability to solve problems and cope well under pressure.
  • Leadership skills and business acumen.
  • Ability to maintain the highest level of customer service at all times.
  • Positive and enthusiastic approach.
  • Good time management and general proactive behaviour.
  • Ability to successfully manage multiple tasks in a fast-paced work environment.
  • Excellent client-facing and internal communication skills. (written & verbal).
  • Understanding of financials and profitability.
  • Flexibility to work outside of regular working hours, as required.
  • Willingness to travel (within UK) where required.
  • Valid driver’s licence and safe driving record (clean driving licence).
  • IT literate.

Clade offer an excellent package, industry leading rates of pay for skilled candidates and exciting career opportunities.

Application Process:

Your application will be reviewed and you will be contacted within 21 days if you have been successful in being short listed for the role.

To apply please send your CV and salary expectations to hr@clade-es.com

No agencies please.

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Job Role: Projects Team Administrator

Location: Leeds

This role provides dedicated administration support to our Project Managers, Projects Operations Manager and Projects Director.  You will work proactively to anticipate needs while exceeding targets and expectations prioritising customer requirements within the retail refrigeration sector.  This fast-paced role will offer the right candidate the opportunity to grow and develop within Clade.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Checking financial reports on a regular basis and highlighting basic errors and observations back to the Project Managers.
  • Updating project values within the company finance system.
  • Resolve any basic problems found with financial reports where possible to do so.
  • Screening phone calls, enquiries and requests and handling them when appropriate.
  • Organising and maintaining diaries for the team and making appointments as required.
  • Organising and attending meetings, ensuring the team are well prepared for meetings and summarising notes for team for meetings where not in attendance.
  • Devising/maintaining office systems, including data management.
  • Meeting and greeting visitors at all levels of seniority including customers.
  • Dealing with incoming emails and correspondence on behalf of the team.
  • Producing documents, briefing papers, reports and presentations for the team.
  • Typing up notes for the management team and printing key documentation for the Project Managers where required.

Candidate requirement

  • A high standard of written, verbal and numerical skills is essential.
  • Experience of working within a finance team is desirable but not essential.
  • Experience within a similar stand-alone role where all levels of administration are covered is desirable.
  • Excellent attitude, attention to detail and approach to work.
  • Highly self-reliant, motivated and enthusiastic.
  • Approachable, open and able to work as part of a team.
  • Excellent customer care and interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent knowledge of the key Microsoft applications.
  • Ability to multitask and prioritise.

Application Process:

Your application will be reviewed and you will be contacted within 14 days if you have been successful in being short listed for the role.

To apply please send your CV and salary expectations to hr@clade-es.com

No agencies please.

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Job Role: Graduate Project Manager

Location: Leeds or Manchester

We are seeking a talented Graduate to join our expanding team.  If you hold at least a 2:1 degree in Project Management (may be combined with eg Business Management) or Engineering; or hold recognised Project Management qualifications such as Prince 2 or accredited APM (Association for Project Management) courses then keep reading.

Main Purpose and Scope of the job

With the required support and guidance, the aim of the role is to lead and support the delivery of allocated projects in line with our customers specifications following Clade processes and procedures.

Your responsibilities will include (beginning by shadowing a Project Manager to learn the requirements of the role as listed below):

  • Ensure that all projects are proactively managed and delivered on-time, within scope and within budget in conjunction with the customers needs.
  • Ownership of all financial aspects of allocated projects including labour and materials.
  • Assist in the definition of project scope and objectives, involving all relevant stakeholders and ensuring technical feasibility.
  • Develop a detailed project plan to monitor, track and measure progress escalating movement and challenges as they arise
  • Manage changes to the project scope, project schedule and project costs using appropriate verification techniques.
  • Create and maintain comprehensive project documentation.
  • Meet with customers to take detailed ordering briefs and clarify specific requirements of each project as well as providing milestone updates.
  • Track project performance, specifically to analyze the successful completion of short and long-term goals.
  • Meet budgetary objectives and adjust project constraints based on financial analysis.
  • Develop comprehensive project plans to be shared with customers as well as other stakeholders.
  • Ensuring compliance with legal, technical, contractual, quality and health & safety standards.

Person Specification

  • As a training role, the thirst for knowledge and an inquisitive nature is a must.
  • Positive attitude and approach to work.
  • Self-reliant, motivated and enthusiastic.
  • Approachable, open and able to work as part of a team.
  • Excellent customer care and interpersonal skills.
  • Commitment to quality and attention to detail.

 Skill Set, Qualifications and Experience

  • Hold at least a 2:1 degree in Project Management (may be combined with eg Business Management) or Engineering; or hold recognised Project Management qualifications such as Prince 2 or accredited APM (Association for Project Management) courses.
  • Ability to adapt to change and manage customers expectations.
  • Excellent knowledge of the key Microsoft applications (Excel, outlook, word).
  • Ability to multitask and prioritise.
  • Excellent numeracy, analytical skills both written and verbally.
  • Excellent attention to detail and forward thinking.
  • Team working as well as working under own initiative.
  • Must have excellent interpersonal, time management and organisation skills.
  • Able to travel to sites across the UK (full clean driving license required).

Application Process:

To apply, please send your CV to hr@clade-es.com

Your application will be reviewed and you will be contacted within 14 days if you have been successful in being short listed for the role.

No agencies please.

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Job Role: Production Manager

Location: Leeds

As Production Manager you will have operational accountability for the manufacturing of heat pump and refrigeration solutions, using CO2 and Hydrocarbon.  Our primary heat pump focus is towards food manufacturing, hospitality, education, commercial, domestic, food retail and industrial markets, where our UK manufactured systems range from a small R290 air source heat pump, through to industrial-sized ground source CO2 heat pumps.

We also have a vast range of refrigerated plant products, from small condensing units through to large transcritical CO2 packaged units and Hydrocarbon / glycol chillers, which we supply to various food retail, industrial and food processing customers.

This role requires a natural, inspirational leader who is passionate about driving continuous improvement & success through people. You will be an exceptional candidate with a strong track record of delivering results and the ability to engage and energise a workforce, as well as push their development.

Driving and facilitating change to enhance good business practices and process, business growth and profitability will be key to success.  You will take responsibility for all aspects of resource, process and performance. You will provide strong leadership and direction ensuring the business attracts, develops and retains talent.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Overseeing the daily site operations whilst managing the operational P&L with the Head of Manufacturing.
  • Control and improve efficiency through effective cost control, budgeting and setting of financial targets.
  • Drive operational excellence and best practice across the business.
  • Project managing business critical programmes that will significantly impact the performance of the site.
  • Ensure that the team on site have clear targets and SLA’s and are driven and motivated to always achieve them.
  • Formulate, agree and deliver the performance objectives of the site, considering the ways in which an increase in the scope and profitability of the site’s performance whilst embracing and encouraging change.
  • Being consistently visible on site and leading by example.
  • Maintain an awareness of innovative operational developments within the industry to suggest leading edge solutions to the customer where appropriate.
  • Ensuring all requirements relating to Health, Safety, Environment and Quality are being fully implemented.

Skill Set, Qualifications and Experience

  • A motivational, forward thinking and adaptable style of leadership consistently investing in people.
  • A strong understanding of reporting and recording performance statistics.
  • Exposure to dealing directly with large customer accounts.
  • Experience of managing an operational P&L.
  • The ability to communicate at all levels.
  • Persuading and influencing skills.
  • Ability to deliver multiple requirements to tight deadlines and react to change.
  • Ability to work under pressure.
  • Senior stakeholder management.
  • Collaborative, involved style.
  • Self-starter, plenty of initiative and drive.
  • Excellent knowledge of the key Microsoft applications and Sage.

Application Process:

To apply, please send your CV and salary expectations to hr@clade-es.com

Your application will be reviewed and you will be contacted within 14 days if you have been successful in being short listed for the role.

No agencies please.

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Job Role: Lead Heat Pump Systems Engineer

Location: Leeds

An opportunity to join our dynamic team leading the decarbonisation of heat and cooling has arisen. A technical and customer facing role, this offering has the opportunity to demonstrate technical excellence and advance your career in leadership and engineering management.

We’re looking for an ambitious engineer who wants to build on a strong technical background in the process, industrial or construction sectors.

Our customer base includes a wide variety of projects in many different sectors with a strong element of developmental engineering and innovation. The role will support the sales team, the projects team and include the opportunity to build the core engineering capabilities of Clade.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Sales support – to provide technical support for sales opportunities across plant and projects.
  • Project engineering – to develop designs, support commissioning and installation teams.
  • Innovation – to lead innovation in the application of heat pumps to meet customers requirements.
  • Engineering capability development – to assist and / or lead the implementation of engineering processes, systems and ways of working to improve Clade’s core capability.

Requirements:

  • Chartered Engineer.
  • Proven team leadership experience (project or business unit).
  • Customer facing experience.
  • Full, clean driving licence.

Application Process:

To apply, please send your CV and salary expectations to hr@clade-es.com

Your application will be reviewed and you will be contacted within 14 days if you have been successful in being short listed for the role.

No agencies please.

 

 

 

If you’re seeking a cleaner and greener future career with an employer that is supporting industry in reducing carbon emissions, please contact:
HR@clade-es.com

We offer an excellent package, with a competitive salary and exciting career opportunities.

We aim to be an equal opportunities employer and we are determined to ensure that no applicant or employee receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of gender, age, disability, religion, belief, sexual orientation, marital status, or race, or is disadvantaged by conditions or requirements which cannot be shown to be justifiable.