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Buyer – Groundworks

Buyer – Groundworks

We are looking for a proactive experienced buyer with groundworks/civil engineering experience to join our growing team in Hertfordshire. You must be a self starter and have the ability to work on your own initiative and as part of a team.


Your role will include but it not limited to:

  • Pricing up all materials included in project plans and drawings.
  • Getting quotes for and procuring construction plant and equipment for purchase and hire.
  • Researching, potential suppliers and new products.
  • Gathering, quotes from supplier’s negotiating on price and lead times ensuring that they are competitive
  • Keeping detailed records and maintaining a well‐organised work schedule.
  • Raising purchase orders in accordance with procurement schedules and requests
  • Regularly assessing the reliability of suppliers.
  • Effectively manage the flow of materials with the suppliers
  • Ensuring all the materials and service comply with Health and Safety regulations and standards.
  • Giving indicative pricing to the project estimator for individual and multiple items
  • Working closely with the estimator during the tendering stage to ensure that an accurate project cost is provided.
  • Negotiating and agreeing the most favourable terms possible with suppliers once a contract has been secured.


The ideal person will have:

  • Excellent communication and organisational skills.
  • Minimum 2 years experience in a similar role
  • Construction and groundworks buying experience
  • Be IT literate with experience of using costing/ordering software.
  • Understanding of construction and civils materials.
  • Strong negotiation skills
  • Budgeting skills
  • Have your own transport and be within a 30mmin drive to Borehamwood and Hertford (we are moving to Hertford next year)

Job Type: Permanent


Type Of Role



Dependent on experience per annum


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