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So, why work for us? Here at Team Dunton it’s not just about what we do but how we do it! We care about the environment, we care about our customers and we care about each other.

We want ‘A Team’ players to work with us, to grow our business and make a huge positive impact on our organisation. This means you will not only have the skill and technical expertise that your chosen profession requires but also are a great communicator with a ‘can do’ attitude, you are enthusiastic and reliable and always strive to do the right thing for the right reasons. We reward great performance, not only with great packages and varied development opportunities, but also loyalty and support.

If this sounds like your kind of place, and you think you sound like our kind of person please check the currently available vacancies below. If there isn’t anything in your field or location please use the form to send us your CV, along with details of what you may be interested in and we’ll add you to our candidate database to keep in touch about future opportunities.

Dunton have sites across the UK and our new Head Office is now based in Aldridge Walsall.

We employ great people. When it comes to employee performance, we always aim for outstanding. That’s because we know that one outstanding employee can outshine an entire team. It’s our goal to hire and retain performing “A” Players.

Current Vacancies

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Job Description – Site Manager


Reporting to: Contracts Manager

Location: Site Based

Job Purpose Statement


The purpose of this role is to take accountability for the running and successful handover of the project to the client in a timely and professional manner and manage and ensure the smooth running of the site and ensure that policies and procedures are adhered to at all times.


Working Relationships


·         All Internal departments

·         Plant Hire and Suppliers

·         Directors

·         Client and his representatives

·         Commercial


Job Accountabilities


Primary responsibilities;


§  Delivering project in line with Quality, Cost and Programme.


§  Complete projects Incident and Injury free


§  Complete projects without ANY environmental incidents


§  Ensure ALL plant, labour and materials are ordered in a timely manner to meet the contract programme


Secondary responsibilities;


§  Representing DUNTON in a professional manner and maintaining the company’s corporate and commercial image.


§  Communicating issues in a timely manner with Line Management. Reviewing and agreeing key strategic decisions prior to communication with the customer/client.


§  Drawing up and agreeing detailed Cost and Programme targets at commencement in conjunction with the Contracts Manager


§  Developing a positive management style to utilise the skills and opportunities that exist, to help grow the business.


§  Monitoring and reporting back to the Health and Safety Manager and HR Department on the capabilities of personnel assigned to their projects and possible training requirements.


§  Ensuring that all work is planned and undertaken in line with the Company’s Health and Safety Policy.


§  Ensuring that SSMS is run and maintained on site.


§  Ensuring that where DE are main contractor that the project is run in line with the CDM Health and Safety Plan.


§  To draw up and instigate safe methods of work in liaison with Technical/Compliance utilising:

·         Method Statements

·         Risk Assessments

·         COSHH Assessments

·         Environmental Assessments


§  To draw up and instigate control measures for all work in accordance with DE ISO 9001 & 14001 & 18001 accreditation and procedures in liaison with technical/compliance:


·         Quality Plan

·         Environmental Plan

·         Test Record procedures

·         Testing Record Reports

·         Design Checks

·         Document Records (to and from client)


§  Maintain a Day-to-Day relationship with the “Customer”.


§  Ensuring and optimising DUNTON livery opportunities at all sites (Plant Hire equipment, Perimeter fences, site huts, PPE, etc.).


§  Ensuring all plant is hired and off hired in line with DE procurement procedures.


§  Overseeing the General Foreman to ensure all equipment is cleaned and maintained and that the weekly maintenance schedule is being kept up to date and reported.


§  Overseeing the General Foreman to ensures all tools and equipment are used in a safe and conscientious manner (includes daily check for wear and tear and tool replacement as necessary).


§  To ensure all Holiday Requests are submitted in writing for all staff, to either the Contracts Manager or HR Department 4 -6 weeks prior to the holiday for their full approval.


§  Completion and submission of administrative inputs on a timely basis to Head Office, weekly, monthly and contract completion etc.


·         Ensure Cost versus Target Cost Report (weekly)

·         Ensure Progress against targeted programme (weekly)

·         Plant Maintenance schedules (weekly)

·         Ensure completion of Allocation sheets (weekly)

·         Site Diaries (weekly)

·         Delivery notes (weekly)

·         Expense Forms (monthly)

·         Overseeing Breathe HR entries for Holiday requests and inputting of Sickness absence.

·         Measurement Records (as required by the Commercial Manager to meet the valuation dates)

·         SSMS Records (all records to be submitted to office on completion). (Friday packs)


§  Managing DUNTON and Sub-contractor employees.


§  Implementation all site-specific Health & Safety matters, including DE Sub-contractors.


·         Inductions

·         Practises

·         House-keeping (Safe Site, PPE equipment, etc.)

·         Compliance

·         Understanding of RIDDOR requirements and submission of relevant data for Company Accident Book, e.g. written record of accidents to be submitted to Head Office


§  Conducting Toolbox talks as appropriate in conjunction with the General Foreman.


Skills and Aptitude

  • Planning
  • Programming projects
  • Record Keeping
  • Software applications commensurate with the position – Excel/Word/Outlook
  • Good communication skills
  • Commercial awareness
  • Team work
  • Flexible attitude
  • Full driving licence
  • Commercial acumen
  • Problem solving skills
  • Managing Performance skills
  • Budget Management


·         At least 5 years’ experience working within the waste industry

·         Good level of IT use and Budget Management



  • CSCS competency card
  • First Aid
  • WAMITAB – other equivalent waste qualification.
  • Degree in relevant subject, but experience is essential



Job Description – Contracts Manager


Reporting to/Responsible for: Operations Director. Responsible for managing the successful delivery of projectsSalary Range:
Department/Location: OperationsDate: 11 April 2022
Our Core Values:

· Show you Care

· Do your Best

· Do the Right Thing

· Do What You Say You’re Going To Do

Our Vision:

“Our vision is to do something so significant and lasting to improve and restore our environment, that its impact and legacy will be felt to mankind forever.”


Job Purpose Statement

Is to manage and oversee all projects by liaising with Project and Site Managers, commercial, technical & H&S to deliver projects accident & incident free, to budget and programme. To ensure projects are legally compliant and customer satisfaction is maintained/enhanced.


Working Relationships

Key relationships internal/external

·       Directors

·       Internal departments with emphasis on commercial and technical

·       External suppliers

·       Consultants

·       Future and existing clients


Job Accountabilities (may be %)




Measurement (cost/%)
·       Ensure the project resourced programme is in place 2 weeks prior to commencing on site

·       Lead & manage project review meetings and record actions

·       Ensure as a minimum we achieve 93% or better from H&S audits

·       Ensure orders are raised in line with the PRO system & are within budget

·       Maximise VE opportunities & identify and mitigate risks

·       To direct / motivate the team to deliver the business primary objectives

·       Ensure projects are legally compliant

·       CVR budgets do not exceed 10% of budget after any windfall



Ensuring the team understands the vision and values of the organisation and their fit. What the key accountabilities mean.


Monitor the regular progress of the project to ensure delivery in line with the programme


Work with commercial to identify and maximise VE or any other opportunists. Ensure all orders are raised correctly and to the budget.


Ensure RFI’s, early warnings, variations, EOT’s are requested/in place.  To correctly administer the contract.


Ensure projects are constructed to the correct specification and recorded properly


Work with technical to ensure testing & reporting is in line with the specification and budget and that the final report is submitted within the timescales given


Motivate and direct subordinates as required. Carry out monthly check-ins and help with performance management


Ensure the effective management of plant, labour & materials on site.





Ensuring team KPIs are met and monthly check-ins are undertaken to promote a goal orientated, transparent and motivated team.



1 Programme delivery

2 Programme issued 2 weeks prior to starting on site

3 Non-conformances against specification

4 Minimum 93% to be attained from audits

5 PRO system

6 Attain 2.5% betterment from budget through VE


Person Specification
Skills/abilities and Aptitude

(including team working, safety awareness)

The key skills, abilities and aptitude, including those relating to the core values, e.g. additional would be verbal/written communication, IT skills, team working).

Positive / Can Do, Integrity, Selfless, Accountable, Professional, Conscientious, Confident, Passionate, Common Sense, Entrepreneurial, Approachable, Flexible, Fun


Project Management Skills – to be able to monitor the effectiveness of the project/Site Manager

Good communication skills – required for passing and receiving information for all the stakeholders

Managing budgets and finances – including key account credit limits and company cash flow position

Performance Management – Ensure subordinate roles are accountable for their delivery of the project and company goal and objectives. To mentor and motivate where necessary.

Creative – To develop lateral problem-solving skills and raise ideas to produce real cost saving opportunities

Personal development – To grow as an individual and take responsibility for your own personal development



Experience (Essential/Desirable)

Any previous experience required to undertake the role, e.g. experience managing team etc.

·       Previous experience of managing individuals as well as teams

·       Experience working with plant

·       Experience in remediation and earthworks


Qualifications (Essential/Desirable)

Any relevant qualifications or formal training required to undertake the role, e.g. CIPD, relevant degree or good standard of written English, tractor driving proficiency.


General and Specialist Knowledge

Any general or specific knowledge required to undertake the role, e.g. knowledge of the construction sector


Special Requirements

Anything is outside the areas above, and is required to undertake the role, e.g. the ability to travel nationally, car driver etc.



Job Description – Foreman/ Works Manager


Reporting to: Site Foreman

Location: Site based at Kilnwood Vale with potential for other national projects

Job Purpose Statement


To directly oversee section of a project operation and to maintain an efficient and safe delivery of the project objectives, ensuring all policies and procedures are always adhered to.


Working Relationships


·         All site workers

·         Project Manager

·         Plant Hire and suppliers

·         Directors

·         Client and his representatives


Job Accountabilities


Primary Responsibilities;


§  Complete sections of the project Incident and Injury free


§  Complete sections of the project without ANY environmental incidents


§  Ensure ALL plant, labour and materials are ordered in a timely manner to meet the contract programme


§  Managing DUNTON and Sub-contractor employees in line with the Project programme/timescales


§  Complete projects to the agreed specification and quality


§  Ensure required paperwork is completed in a timely manner


Secondary Responsibilities;


§  Representing DUNTON in a professional manner and maintaining the company’s corporate and commercial image.


§  Ensuring that all work is planned and undertaken in line with the Company’s Health and Safety and Environmental Policy.


§  Ensuring that SSMS is run and maintained on every project.


§  Maintain a Day-to-Day relationship with the “Customer”.


§  Ensure all equipment is clean and maintained and the weekly maintenance schedule is kept up to date and reported.


§  Ensure all tools and equipment are used in a safe and conscientious manner (includes daily check for wear and tear and tool replacement as necessary).


§  Implementation in conjunction with the Site Manager all site-specific Health & Safety matters including DE Sub-contractors.


·         Inductions

·         Practises

·         House-keeping (Safe Site, PPE equipment, etc.)

·         Compliance


§  Conducting Toolbox talks as appropriate in conjunction with the Site Manager.


Skills and Aptitude


·         Planning and organisation of the site

·         Ability to prioritise workload

·         Be able to communicate at all levels

·         Ensure Health, Safety and Environmental compliance are adhered to




·         Minimum of 3 years on site management experience within a similar role




·         CSCS

·         CPCS (Where applicable)

·         SMSTS

·         First Aid



360 Excavator Operator (30 Tonne) – Midlands

Dunton Environmental are a ground works construction company and we are looking for an experienced 360 Excavator operator to join us.

Pay rate:

Staring from £18 per hour

Shift pattern:

9-10 hour shifts as dictated by site / Day shift

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Operating a 360 Excavator on site
  • Bulk Excavation
  • Level and line control
  • Maintain machinery and reporting all defects
  • Navigating around site safely
  • Ensuring all health and safety guidelines are adhered to at all times

Experience and Qualifications (Essential requirements):

  • CPCS Blue card/MPQC/NPORS
  • GPS experience – 1 year (preferred)
  • 360 Excavator operator – 5 year (preferred)
  • Experience of earthworks and remediation


  • Material segregation/disposal
  • Lifting operation

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Salary: From £150.00 per day


  • 10 hour shift
  • Day shift
  • Monday to Friday
  • Overtime

COVID-19 considerations:
Dunton Environmental have method statements in place for Head Office, Operations and for visitors which consider and direct processes in accordance with regulations.

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • West Midlands: reliably commute or plan to relocate before starting work (preferred)


  • Excavator: 5 years (required)


  • CPCS (required)

Job Description – Quantity Surveyor


Reporting to: Commercial Manager/Operations Executive

Location: Head Office based but there will be a requirement to travel to sites across the UK.

Job Purpose Statement


The purpose of this role will be to work as part of a growing team in the commercial department and to carry out all duties in relation to cost management including cost mitigation, vetting client contracts, preparing sub-contracts, to undertake valuations in accordance with the contract, agree and process relevant sub-contractor payments. You will also need experience in cost analysis and cost forecasting. You will also be required to visit sites and offer commercial advice as well as identify and correctly notify variations, extensions of time, etc.


Working Relationships


·         All Internal Departments

·         Directors

·         Plant Hire and Suppliers

·         Client and his representatives

·         Sub-contractors

·         Consultants


Job Accountabilities


Primary responsibilities;


·         Vetting of the client’s main contract and terms and conditions

·         Ongoing cost analysis of projects including forecast cost to completion

·         Perform risk and value management

·         In conjunction with the Contracts Manager prepare sub-contracts and scope documents

·         Agree interim payments with the clients and final accounts

·         Prepare monthly project costs and value reports

·         Agree interim payments with the sub-contractors and final accounts

·         Manage retention payments

·         Prepare a monthly financial report for the board of directors


Secondary responsibilities;


·         Reconcile tipping schedules for projects for payment reconciliation with the supplier and for valuation purposes

·         Liaise with the site and collect and then compile day works sheets and review contract extra works and submit in valuations

·         Deal with any claims to the clients (with the help of payments)

·         Agree any extra works and day works with client

·         Monitor payments and shortfalls and action for all projects in table to include – contract sum, extras, value to date, % complete, budgeted cost, actual costs, variance, accruals, retention, payment terms, valuation dates etc.

·         Prepare cost to complete budgets

·         Regular meetings with the client PQS

·         Assisting the estimating team with commercial input



Skills and Aptitude


·         Strong numeracy and financial management skills

·         Strong communication and negotiation skills

·         Team worker with good interpersonal skills

·         Motivated and hardworking

·         Be proficient in using a wide variety of computer programmes.

·         Ability to prioritise and to meet demanding deadlines.

·         Be a problem solver


Experience and Knowledge


·         Be well versed with all forms of contract

·         Have negotiating experience

·         Must have between 3 and 5 years` experience as a Quantity Surveyor preferably with an earthworks/remediation contractor.

·         Sound building and construction knowledge.

·         The candidate will be very hands-on with a sound knowledge of the civil engineering sector.




·         The successful candidate will be suitably qualified preferably with a degree in Quantity Surveying although other applicants with a long history in Quantity Surveying will be considered



Job Description

Geo-environmental Technician


Reporting to: Project Manager/Site Agent


Salary: TBC

Job Purpose Statement


The purpose of this role is to provide support to the Project Manager in relation environmental monitoring, earthworks testing and materials management.


Working Relationships


·         Site manager and foreman, senior technician

·         Suppliers (laboratories etc)



Job Accountabilities


·         Undertake site monitoring using instrumentation including vibration, dust, noise and vapour at multiple locations around, within and external to site.

·         Download instrumentation and correlate data into spreadsheets

·         Undertake visual checks to perimeters and provide records.

·         Collect, batch up containers (bottles, jars etc), compete chain of custody records and complete soil samples at frequencies required.

·         Collect, batch up, compete chain of custody records and complete water samples at frequencies required including turbidly and water quality samples from river.

·         Prepare and maintain site testing databases.

·         Charge up and maintain instrumentation.

·         Compilation and interpretation of materials test data.

·         Comparison of data with specifications in conjunction with site manager

·         Compile and summarise import and export duty of care records.

·         Work with site management team and help with general admin and safety.



Skills and Aptitude

·         Ability to work well under pressure and work to tight deadline

·         Aptitude to learn quickly, and seek guidance when needed.

·         IT skills preferred to include Excel

·         Personal Organisational skills

·         Ability to prioritise

·         Proactivity and ability to check and review.

·         Professional and confident

·         Have an awareness of current H&S legislation, CDM 2015 and other relevant construction industry legislation, preferred but induction and training to be provided.

·         Will need to undertake CSCS safety certification as soon as appointed.

·         Work will require to carry equipment, soil samples and



·         On the job training will be provided.

·         Ideally environmentally aware with an understanding of soil science but not essential



·         Ideally in sandwich placement or post grad Civil Engineering or Geotechnical or Geo-environmental Engineering


Job description

We are seeking an individual to provide comprehensive administration and support to the Company across all aspects of Safety, Health, Quality and Environmental. Working closely with, reporting to and supporting the Health & Safety Manager to ensure a high quality of service is delivered to the business.

Key duties and responsibilities:

  • Provide support with the current Health and Safety system, procedures and RAMs, COSHH Assessments for our projects
  • Provide general administration support and assistance to the Health and Safety Manager
  • Assist in the management of staff compliance in undertaking health and safety training and maintain records including CSCS/CPCS
  • Assist the Health and Safety Manager in the arrangement of health and safety investigations and monitoring activities and maintaining records.
  • Assist in the production of reports and follow up of actions for the health & safety packs.
  • Report accidents and incidents on the company BESAFE system
  • Provide administrative support on the company ISO systems for 9001, 14001 and 45001
  • Assisting in the production of company board reports for directors
  • Provide day to day contact with sites on matters of health and safety
  • Update and manage the training budget
  • Ordering and maintaining PPE stock levels
  • Carry out annual in-house training to the office staff
  • Carry out in house health & safety inspections/fire drills/water checks/office checks
  • Send out regular occupational health campaign updates to all projects
  • Assist with the STOP Card Health & Safety campaign and safety pledge award nominations

Skills and Aptitude:

  • Ability to work well under pressure
  • Ability to manage and consider multiple admin tasks across multiple projects at any one time
  • Organisational skills
  • Ability to prioritise
  • Proactivity
  • Communication skills (verbal and written)
  • Numerate
  • Commercial acumen
  • Integrity and trust
  • Professional and confident
  • Effective communication skills and the ability to communicate with people at all level

Qualifications and Experience:

  • IOSH Managing Safely – desirable
  • Have an awareness of current H&S legislation, CDM 2015 and other relevant construction industry legislation – desirable
  • At least 3 years’ experience within a similar role – desirable

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Salary: Competitive 

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