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Construction Department – Buyer

An experienced buyer is required for our Construction Department.

Responsible to the Construction Director

Key Responsibilities:                                                           

  • Material and services delivery from estimation to site
  • Achieving best value
  • Creating and managing term contracts
  • Giving feedback and anticipation of market trends
  • Maintaining the efficient payment of invoices

Key Skills

1. Obtain and select tenders
  • Obtain tenders                                  
  • Assess and select successful tenders


2. Select, prepare and agree contracts          
  • Negotiate and conclude a contract for the supply of goods, materials and services


3. Seek, evaluate and organize information for action
  • Obtain and evaluate information to aid decision making            
  • Forecast trends and developments which affect objectives
  • Record and store information         


4.  Change information to solve problems and make decisions
  • Lead meetings and group discussions to solve problems and make decisions
  • Contribute to discussions to solve problems and make decisions
  • Advise and inform others                     


5. Procure resources for the project          
  • Establish requirements for project materials                   
  • Monitor project material supply     
  • Develop improvements in supplier performance


6. Establish, maintain and enhance effective working relationships     
  • Maintain relationships with colleagues
  • Identify and minimize inter-personal conflict
  • Establish and maintain relationships with clients and suppliers
  • Maintain equality of opportunity in the development of working arrangements


7. Plan, allocate and evaluate work carried out by teams, individuals and self
  • Give feedback                            
  • Evaluate cost v estimate                  
  • Provide feedback to suppliers on their performance


Please email your CV to 


Construction - Senior Ganger/Groundworker

Key Responsibilities

  • To control/co-ordinate incoming materials, stores, site welfare, plant on a day-to-day basis including security of site
  • To work in a safe manner at all times
  • To co-operate with Management and carry out all responsible requests, maintaining high standards of workmanship in line with the project specification and Company Quality Standards
  • To manage others to achieve the above when required
  • Maintain quality, safety and environmental standards
  • To  manage others to achieve the above when required


Must have experience in

  • Foundations/concrete
  • Drainage
  • External works/paving/kerbs


Minimum requirements

  • Plant operator qualified - minimum Dumper/Roller
  • CSCS card holder
  • Driving licence

You will be site based across the Yorkshire region,

For more information either call 01482 320486 or email your interest, along with a CV to 


Building & Maintenance - Joiners

Due to continued expansion we are looking for NVQ Level 2 and Level 3 joiners to work on projects within the East Riding of Yorkshire with an immediate start.

For more information either call 01482 385185 or email your interest, along with a CV to


Sorry, we do not have any other vacancies at present but please submit your CV to if you would like to be considered for a position in the future.


Houlton are an Equal Opportunities Employer.

Equal Opportunities and Diversity Policy

Houlton has a policy of equal opportunity for all employees. It also seeks not to discriminate against any other person it comes into contact with including customers, visitors, suppliers, subcontractors, consultants or the general public and to treat all with due respect. 

The Houlton Board of Directors believes that its services are accessible to all however should any concerned person wish to make observation or critical comment then the Financial Controller (01482 320486) would be pleased to listen, to investigate as appropriate, and to ensure relevant measures are taken to improve the accessibility of those services and the way all are dealt with. 

A full copy of the policy is available on request from the Financial Controller.