Careers

Why
Elland Steel?

Built on 50 years of knowledge and experience, we are one of the UK’s leading structural steel companies. We believe it is our people that make us who we are, and we are proud to have some of the most experienced, knowledgeable, passionate and dedicated individuals within our industry. 

At Elland Steel, we need the approachable, team-players with a can-do attitude, an eye for the detail and a head for the analysis. We are inclusive and welcoming, with an environment and culture to help you deliver a great performance. Join our team of dedicated experts and help us to reach our goals.

As part of the team, not only will you feel a sense of community, but you will also have access to a variety of benefits, exclusive to Elland Steel employees. These include access to our own discount website, offering savings on day-to-day shopping as well as larger purchases such as events and holidays.

Our Story

How it all started

Founded in 1973, Elland Steel has been working in collaboration with main contractors for 50 years. Providing a structural steel solution to many developments across the UK since its inception. 

EOT

Elland Steel is an Employee Owned Trust, meaning the business is owned and run by a board of Trustees who operate on behalf of the employees. This allows the business to share profits with each member of staff and also ensure the business is run for the long term benefit of the employees.

Showcase Projects

We are constantly working on new and innovative construction projects. Take a look at our showcase projects which demonstrate the scale, majesty and complexity of some of the projects we have been grateful to work on, you may have even seen them before…

Interesting Facts

Did you know:

  • The average contract requires 30 different employees to successfully deliver a project.
  • Our manufacturing facility is 200M in length with 4 bays in total.
  • It takes 8 minutes to complete a 6mm fillet weld on a metre long run.

Meet Our Team

Our teams are made up of a range of talented people, from estimators and designers, to platers and welders. Everyone has a part to play in delivering the best turnkey structural steel solution for our clients.

These are our main teams, please click to find out more about what they do and the roles we have.

Business
Development

Technical

Production

Support
Teams

Experts in Structural Steel

Elland Steel are experts in structural steel who translate their deep knowledge of the industry, into what matters most to our clients by delivering a turnkey service, offering the “whole package” when it comes to structural steelwork. Safety, Compliance, Quality and People – the four foundations that underpin our business and which our reputation is built on.

Mission

Our mission is to provide quality steelwork structures and associated super-structure packages for our customers, on time, to specification, without incident. To be a community base for talented hard working colleagues to grow as individuals and to add value to the business.

Vision

Our vision is to be the first choice structural steel partner for our preferred clients in our chosen sectors and to be a positive asset and role model to the Calderdale & Teesside communities.

Values

Client centric | Right first-time | Personal growth | Fairness | Continuous improvement everywhere | Act reasonably & ethically | Great behavioural safety

Benefits

EOT Bonus Scheme

Contributory Pension Scheme

Life Insurance


Discount Benefit Portal

On-Site Parking

Learn & Grow

Our team is full of experts in structural steel who have the knowledge and capabilities to deliver a truly outstanding service for our clients. We pride ourselves on developing and moulding talent to be one of our many experts. 

Take a look at some of the stories below, demonstrating how these team members have had the opportunity to flourish at Elland Steel.

Candidate Experience

Here at Elland Steel, we recruit for a variety of roles – from production and design to sales and project management.  Regardless of role, our recruitment typically involves an online or telephone interview, completing role specific cognitive tests, followed by a face to face interview.

However, depending on the nature of the roles, their may be additional steps to the selection process that you may need to complete.

In order to be transparent and so you are clear what to expect during our selection process, below highlights some of the key stages of our process.

We will often complete an initial screening interview which will either be online or via the phone.  This is for us to find out a bit more about you and your experience and whether you would be a good fit for the role we are recruiting for. 

This will typically last 30 minutes and there will also be the opportunity to ask us any questions about the role you’ve applied for and working at Elland Steel.

This will be a structured interview with set competency based questions designed to assess your skills, experiences, behaviours and overall suitability for the role you have applied for.  There will either be 1 or 2 interviewers.  

Again you will have the opportunity to ask questions about the role and any questions you may have about working for Elland Steel.  Where possible, we’ll also try and give you a quick tour of the site so you can see where you’ll be working if you are successful.

At some point during the selection process, you may be asked to complete an online test. This may be a specific cognitive test (such as numerical/verbal reasoning, memory, spatial ability, data checking); or a more general IQ test. These help us assess whether you meet the requirements for the job or job level. In most cases tests will be taken online at Elland Steel.

If you have a disability and need us to make any reasonable adjustments for you to complete the tests, please let the hiring manager know as soon as possible. Reasonable adjustment may include additional time to complete any timed tests; support in reading out the questions to any tests; changing the font type , font size, screen size or background to make it easier to read; completing a paper based test an alternative to online; identifying the best time of day for you to complete the tests etc.

If you have any questions about any part of the recruitment process at Elland Steel, if you have any specific needs or need us to make any reasonable adjustments for you at any part of the recruitment process, please discuss with the hiring manager or contact us using the contact details below:

All offers of employment are subject to us verifying the following:

  1. Your Identity
  2. Right to Work in the UK
  3. References

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Welder(s)


We are looking to widen our team of experts in our production department, could you be our new team member?

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Plater(s)

We are looking to widen our team of experts in our production department, could you be our new team member?

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Senior Design Engineer/Coordinator

We are looking to widen our team of experts in our technical department, could you be our new team member?

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Trainee Loader & Paint Sprayer

We are looking to widen our team of experts in our production department, could you be our new team member?

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Plater/Welder Apprentice

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Loader & Paint Sprayer

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Senior Estimator

We are looking to widen our team of experts in our commercial department, could you be our new team member?

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IT Trainee

We are looking to widen our team of experts in our IT department, could you be our new team member?

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Welder

Production Department

Job Introduction

Reporting to the Production Manager, the candidate will be responsible for ensuring structural steelwork is fabricated safely & correctly to the deadlines given. We are recruiting for a night shift welder and a day shift welder. 

Expected Responsibilities

  • Reading and interpreting detailed fabrication drawings.
  • Successfully execute variety of welds including Fillet and Butt welds following the appropriate welding procedure.
  • Lifting, turning, manipulating and moving heavy loads with cranes.
  • Working to production deadlines.
  • Carrying out self-inspection of fabrications & assisting others in inspecting their work.
  • Welding duties in accordance with qualifications.
  • Maintaining a safe working environment by only adopting safe working practices and ensuring that housekeeping is of the highest standard.

Required Skills/Experience

  • Must have a ‘D’ or equivalent in GCSE Math’s & English or above.
  • Ability to read lists and drawings and works instructions
  • Mechanical engineering qualifications or time worked apprenticeship
  • Previous experience of working in a manufacturing / production / engineering environment
  • Team player and willingness to get the job done
  • Able to communicate effectively
If this is of interest please send your CV referencing the position you wish to be considered for.

Plater

Production Department

Job Introduction

Reporting to the Production Manager, the job holder will be responsible for ensuring structural steelwork is fabricated safely & correctly to the deadlines given. This posting is for night shift work.

Expected Responsibilities

  • Setting out of complex fabrications using the appropriate equipment
  • Reading and interpreting detailed fabrication drawings.
  • Tack welding components into position following the appropriate welding procedure.
  • Profiling of components using Oxy/Propane cutting equipment.
  • Lifting, turning, manipulating and moving heavy loads with cranes.
  • Working to production deadlines.
  • Carrying out self-inspection of fabrications & assisting others in inspecting their work.
  • Welding duties in accordance with qualifications.
  • Maintaining a safe working environment by only adopting safe working practices and ensuring that housekeeping is of the highest standard.

Required Skills/Experience

  • Must have a ‘D’ or equivalent in GCSE Math’s & English or above.
  • Ability to read lists and drawings and works instructions
  • Mechanical engineering qualifications or time worked apprenticeship
  • Previous experience of working in a manufacturing / production / engineering environment
  • Team player and willingness to get the job done
  • Able to communicate effectively
If this is of interest please send your CV referencing the position you wish to be considered for.

Senior Design Engineer/Coordinator

Technical Department

Job Introduction

Join the technical department of one of the leading Structural Steelwork companies, Elland Steel Structures Ltd.

Expected Responsibilities

  • Undertake design work to specification and agreed Eurocode standards.
  • Liaising with structural engineers\architects\design managers.
  • Design administration and project coordination.
  • Work to company QA procedures.
  • Maintain a high standard of design service.
  • Maintain great relationships with clients and achieve excellent feedback.

Required Skills/Experience

  • Degree educated ideally working towards incorporated or chartered status.
  • Minimum 10  years’ experience in structural steelwork design
  • Experienced in structural steelwork member design and steelwork connection design
  • Conversant in using Tekla Structural Designer, Tekla Portal Designer and Masterseries design software
  • Experience in designing temporary works would be advantageous.
  • Familiar with working to the Eurocodes for design.
  • Must be able to work on their own initiative, raise necessary queries and co-ordinate information with clients, engineers, architects, and subcontractors.
If this is of interest please send your CV referencing the position you wish to be considered for.

Loader & Paint Sprayer

Production Department

Job Introduction

Reporting to the Production Management & Paint Shop Supervisor. The job holder will be responsible for ensuring structural steelwork is painted/loaded safely & correctly to the deadlines given. This positing is for day shift work.

Expected Responsibilities

  • Structural Steel Painting.
  • Loading of structural steel onto trailers.
  • Getting in steel to paint.
  • Fork truck, Side Loader & Shunter Licence Preferred but can be trained.
  • Overhead crane Experience Preferred but can be trained.

Required Skills/Experience

  • Must have a ‘D’ or equivalent in GCSE Maths & English or above.
  • Ability to read lists, drawings and works instructions.
  • Previous experience of working in a manufacturing / production / engineering environment.
  • Team player and willingness to get the job done
  • Able to communicate effectively
If this is of interest please send your CV referencing the position you wish to be considered for.

Plater/Welder Apprentice

Production Department

Job Introduction

This is a trainee role to learn, develop and progress to be a Plater/Welder. You learn the role from being mentored by a growing and experienced team of Plater/Welders in the production department with many years experience in the industry. You’ll have day release learning via an apprenticeship too. You’ll have the opportunity to work on  structural designs for some iconic buildings across the UK.

Expected Responsibilities

  • Working alongside experienced plater/welders.
  • Shadowing them and learning the skills and techniques required to execute jobs successfully.
  • Learn to read and interpret technical drawings.
  • Taught how to safely handle material and use overhead cranage
  • Learn to use tools such as grinders, oxy/propane cutting equipment. 
  • Learn tacking and welding techniques and procedures.
  • Carry out self-inspection of fabrications and assisting colleagues on other duties.

Required Skills/Experience

  • Must have achieved a ‘D’ or equivalent in GCSE Math’s & English (or above)
  • Ability to read lists, drawings and works’ instructions
  • Able to communicate effectively
  • Team player and willingness to get the job done safely and to a high standard.
  • Appetite to learn and develop
If this is of interest please send your CV referencing the position you wish to be considered for.

Senior Estimator

Commercial Department

Job Introduction

We are expanding our commercial team and this estimator role at Elland Steel is key to converting sales opportunities into project revenue. This involves managing the process of accurately estimating the costs of projects to ensure they are competitive but also within agreed margins.  

Key Accountabilities

  • Deal with incoming enquiries.
  • Liaise & negotiate with sub-trades to receive competitive prices.
  • Liaise with clients’ engineers, architects, other designers and internal divisions/departments.
  • Produce accurate reports on status of enquiries and pipeline.
  • Produce reports and content for pre-tender interviews and post tender presentations
  • Develop client and consultant relationships.

Required Skills/Experience

  • BSc/HNC in Building Studies or similar.
  • Building construction knowledge.
  • Good level of structural and civil engineering knowledge.
  • Accurate interpretation of drawings and technical specifications.
  • Can demonstrate pricing of structural steel projects.
  • Be able to price a job on demand (using experience).
  • Plan, control and report on enquiries.
  • Previous experience of dealing with contractors, engineers, architects and who they are.
  • Commercial awareness of economic construction techniques.
  • Experience of operating to an ISO 9001 quality system.
  • Understanding of the costing processes.
  • Previous experience of operating in a similar company/environment/across similar projects.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work under own initiative.
  • High degree of self-motivation and a commitment to quality.
  • The ability to communicate confidently with external and internal teams.
  • The ability to present plans clearly and accurately.
  • Experience of value engineering and finding practical solutions to overcome barriers.
  • Literate in Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint
  • Use of 3D model software would be an advantage
If this is of interest please send your CV referencing the position you wish to be considered for.

IT Trainee

IT Department

Job Introduction

As one of the country’s leading structural steel companies, Elland Steel Structures is looking for an enthusiastic individual to assist with the support of our computer systems and development of our in-house software.

Working with the IT team you will be involved in providing general IT support for users alongside, implementing changes to our existing bespoke software. 

Expected Responsibilities

  • Answer telephone calls to the IT department providing 1st line technical support to staff.
  • Undertake routine maintenance to computer systems.
  • Develop new features for our in-house software applications.
  • Undertake software testing on internally developed applications.
  • Any other duties required to assist the IT team

Required Skills/Experience

  • 5 GCSE’s (or equivalent) at grades 4+, including English language.
  • GCSE Maths at level 6, A-Level Maths would be an advantage.
  • Good computer skills preferably shown via a GCSE in computer science or an equivalent course.
  • Good knowledge of Microsoft applications including Windows, Excel and Outlook.
  • Knowledge of computer programming (in particular Visual Basic or C#) would be an advantage, but training will be provided.
If this is of interest please send your CV referencing the position you wish to be considered for.

Andrew Sutcliffe

Contracts Director

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Tom Smith

Assistant Production Manager

When did you join Elland Steel?

31st October 2011, so over 9 years ago

Why did you join Elland Steel?

Because I wanted to pursue a career in engineering

How have your developed and grown since you started?

I have held various roles within the business which gave me abroad appreciation for the steel industry. It has also helped develop my overall knowledge of structural steel engineering, from detailing to welding.

What do you love about working at Elland Steel?

I love seeing a job go from a conceptual vision to an actual building, and I love playing a part in this process

James Greenwood

Design Engineer

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Paul Kitching

Technical Director

What is your current role?

Technical director, soon to become the Managing director

Why did you join Elland Steel?

After leaving university in 1997 I wanted to combine my technical skills together with my shop floor apprenticeship experience in structural steelwork, Elland Steel gave me the opportunity to develop within the drawing office.

How have your developed and grown since you started?

I began within the company as a GA draughtsman, when the opportunity arose, I put myself forward for the drawing office manager role in 1999. I was then promoted to technical manager in 2006, responsible for the design and drawing offices both at Halifax and Billingham. In 2008 I became the technical director, soon to become the managing director in 2021.

What do you love about working at Elland Steel?

Knowing that your working for a company that is passionate about delivering projects to the highest of standard.

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