Careers

Build a successful career with Nova Construction.

Nova Construction was established in 2001 and employs a team of over 50 industry professionals. The business has a firm commitment to its team and ensuring each employee has the opportunity to develop their chosen career. By supporting and encouraging its employees; Nova Construction remains at the forefront of construction in Cornwall building some of the county’s most admired properties.

Repeat Regional LABC Building Excellence Finalists and repeat Investors In People Award Recipients reiterates Nova Construction’s position as a main contractor of choice for customers and employees in Cornwall. It is this consistent external recognition that allows the business and its employees to continually prosper. Below are the details of the company’s current career opportunities.  

Careers

Current career opportunities

Finance Controller

Nova Construction is seeking an ATT or ACCA qualified, part qualified (or equivalent) individual to join its office team. The successful candidate will have similar demonstrable experience and be able to produce, analyse and interpret accurate and useful management information. Some experience of the construction sector would be an advantage but is not essential.

Based at the company’s modern purpose-built headquarters, the candidate will possess a strong initiative with the ability to work alone and as a team. A dynamic, analytical, adaptable and not afraid to challenge approach is very important. They must be comfortable presenting financial information and analysis to Directors and provide assistance in decision making and strategic planning.

Proficiency with Microsoft Excel (to create and maintain complex spreadsheets) and accounting software (Sage or similar) are both essential.An ability to stay focused in a busy construction office with a strong sense of humour and an appreciation for a team ethos are equally vital.  

Financial Accounting

• Production of monthly management accounts including P & L and balance sheet reports and analysis as required.

• Cash flow and forecasting.

Liaising with and assisting external accountants with end of year accounts.

• VAT review and on-line returns. 

• Dealing with HMRC queries. 

 

Cost Accounting

• Annual budgeting and periodic review. 

• Analysis and reporting for project sales including margins and variations. 

• Debt monitoring and assistance in arrangement for the collection of bad debts.

• Managing project retention payments both inwards (clients) and outwards (sub-contractors).

• Checking supplier invoices to agreed terms and prices. Dealing with supplier queries.Establishing thorough authorisation procedures to ensure overpayments are not made.

• Maintain Order Book values and forecasts. 

Payroll, Pension and Sub-contractor Payments

• Weekly and monthly payroll to include calculation of holiday, sick pay and other entitlements. 

• Submissions to HMRC via RTI system and payments to HMRC. 

• Processing payments to staff. 

• Arranging and processing salary sacrifice payments. 

• Annual payroll consolidation including reconciliation and CIS liabilities. 

• Operating company pension scheme. 

• Sub-contractor payments.

• HMRC CIS scheme administration. 

• Sub-contractor accruals across project cost centres.

• Annual CITB levy returns, handling levy queries and external audit.

 

Data

• General book keeping and data entry into Sage & Sage Construct.

This is a unique opportunity to join a growing business where your drive to succeed will be supported, encouraged and rewarded. In return, the company offers a competitive salary package, an array of employee benefits and the opportunity to work in Cornwall contributing to some of the county’s most distinctive construction projects.

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Quantity Surveyor

Based at the company’s modern purpose-built headquarters, the successful candidate will join a team of talented and motivated employees successfully delivering the financial management of a diverse range of projects.

Nova Construction was formed in 2001 and is one of Cornwall’s largest independent building contractors. With over 50 employees the company prides itself on the standard of its staff welfare and finished work. As a repeat Investors In People recipient, repeat LABC Building Excellence Finalist and longstanding trusted contractor with many prestigious contacts, the company is opening its doors to welcome its next talented team member.

On offer is a competitive salary package, an array of company benefits to enjoy and the opportunity to work in Cornwall contributing to some of the county’s most admired construction projects.

Typical Responsibilities Include:

• To prepare tender and contract documents

• Undertake cost analysis for a variety of works.

• Assist in establishing a client’s requirements.

• Producing feasibility studies.

• Perform risk, value management and cost control.

• Advise on a procurement strategies and opportunities for improvement.

• Identify, analyse and develop swift responses to commercial risks.

• Allocate and appoint work to subcontractors.

• Provide guidance on contractual claims.

• Analyse outcomes and produce detailed progress reports.

• Value completed work and coordinate payments.

• Maintain an awareness of all live projects.

• Assist with interim valuations on existing contracts

• When necessary, conduct remeasurements.

• Pre-pricing of variations

• Proactively engage with Project Managers.

• Work under own initiative.

• Preparation and agreeing of final accounts

• Preparation of cost value reports

• Prepare cash flow forecasts.

Qualifications and Experience Required:

• BSc or HND in quantity surveying

• A comprehensive level of commercial experience preferably with a residential building organisation.

• Financially astute • Knowledge of Health and Safety regulations

• Self-motivated and confident

• Great communication skills with the ability to interact with clients and employees.

• A confident decision maker.

This is a unique opportunity to join a growing business where your drive to succeed will be supported, encouraged and rewarded.

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Administrator

Due to continued growth, Nova Construction is looking to appoint an Administrator to assist in the delivery of its increasing portfolio. 

Typical Responsibilities Include:

• Distribute confidential information to key stakeholders and project contributors.

• Monitor, manage and update site programmes and documentation (training will be provided).

• Assist in the administrative delivery of a range of diverse high-value construction projects.

• Provide clerical and administrative assistance at the company’s bespoke head office.

• Ensure compliance with a Quality Management System.

• Coordinate diary appointments and meeting schedules.

Qualifications and Experience Required:

• Previous experience in a similar or administrative role.

• Access to own transport.

• Confident communicator.

The role is primarily based at the company’s head office near Redruth but may involve visiting live projects. All PPE will be provided but access to own transport will be necessary. The role is part-time and includes every Wednesday and either two full days or four half days.

This is a fantastic opportunity to be part of a successful team within a growing business in Cornwall.

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