Careers

Why
Elland Steel?

Built on over 40 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 Tier 1 contractors for over 40 years. Providing a structural steel solution to many developments across the UK since its inception.

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.

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…

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.

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.

  • Initial Screening Interview
  • Face-to-Face Interview
  • Testing
  • Questions & Support
  • Pre-employment Checks

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

Opportunities

Employment Opportunities
at Elland Steel

All information provided as part of an application will be handled in accordance with our privacy policy for candidates and all relevant data protection laws and principles.

In order to see full details of the information considered and how we will process and store it please review our privacy policy which can be found here.

Senior Coordinator/
Project Manager

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

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TEKLA Draughtsperson

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 CAD Technician

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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)

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Trainee Plater/Welder

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Technical Administrator

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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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Commercial Administrator

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

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Trainee Quantity Surveyor

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

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Accounts Administrator

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Senior Coordinator/
Project Manager

Technical Department

Job Introduction

We are looking to recruit a senior member to our team operating from our Halifax office or our Billingham office. They would assist the technical delivery on a variety of projects across the country.

Expected Responsibilities

  • Attending initial project launch meetings.
  • Preparing IRS to submit to clients team.
  • Generating technical programmes.
  • Raising technical queries.
  • Maintain the flow of information.
  • Liaising with Structural Engineers, Architects & Design managers.
  • Compiling reports for the client on progress using ESS demands and noting of any delay to the technical programme and the reasons why.
  • Monitoring drawing office on projects, linking with the design coordinator to ensure the technical programme can be met.
  • Assisting junior coordinators in their development.
  • Preparing drawing\sketches to assist in best practice for specifics on the project using Tekla.
  • Developing with BIM working methods.
  • Coordinating sub trades
  • Managing Sub-contract drawing offices.

Required Skills/Experience

  • 10 Years’ experience in the Structural Steelwork industry, ideally in the technical department.
  • Experience with 3D modelling, preferably Tekla Structures.
  • Proactive problem solver.
  • Great organisation skills.
  • Work to deadlines.
  • Good communicator at all levels.
  • Strive to offer excellent service to our clients.
If this is of interest please send your CV referencing the position you wish to be considered for.

TEKLA Draughtsperson

Technical Department

Job Introduction

Join the technical department of a leading Structural Steelwork company Elland Steel Structures Ltd, we have availability for this developing role at both our Halifax-West Yorkshire and Billingham-North East offices.

Expected Responsibilities

  • Produce GA’s and fabrication drawing packages to a high standard.
  • Detailed design of steel structures.
  • Detailed design of connections between members.
  • 3D Modelling in a BIM environment.
  • Project coordination.
  • Liaising with Structural Engineers, Architects & Design managers.
  • Oversee trainees.

Required Skills/Experience

  • High level of IT competency.
  • Minimum 5 year’s experience in the Structural Steelwork industry.
  • Minimum desired 5 years experience using Tekla Structures, able to commence the 3D model and manage all the processes.
  • Great communication skills.
  • Work on own initiative for smaller projects, or as part of a team on our major structures.
  • Working alongside a team
If this is of interest please send your CV referencing the position you wish to be considered for.

Trainee CAD Technician

Technical Department

Job Introduction

This is a trainee role to learn, develop and progress to be a Structural Draughtsperson. You learn the role from bottom up being mentored by a growing and experienced team of CAD technicians and Senior Draughts people with many years experience in the industry. You’ll have the opportunity to contribute to working on structural designs for some iconic buildings across the UK.

Expected Responsibilities

  • Supporting the technical administration department with filing, printing, photocopying.
  • Working with the companies own computer network, filing data and producing forms for distribution to other departments, sending and receiving e-mail.
  • Using client-based Intranet sites; retrieving information and uploading own drawings and documents.
  • Other duties seen fit by Elland Steel Structures Ltd within general guidelines for an administration role. This will give you an understanding of how the industry works as well as teaching you to read & understand drawings.
  • On completion of your administration training, your responsibilities will be:
  • To prepare Tekla detailing packages
  • Prepare general arrangement drawings, 3D modelling in a BIM environment
  • Project coordination with customers and other tasks seen fit by ESS Ltd within the general guidelines established for a role as a Structural draughtsperson.

Required Skills/Experience

  • Minimum 5 GCSE’s at grade 4 or above, including English language and Mathematics. Please include all your grades on the CV sent to us.
  • Any CAD Experience will be seen as a bonus but training provided if not.
  • Aptitude to read technical drawings
  • Good mathematical ability
  • Good computer skills including Excel and Outlook
  • Ability to learn quickly and apply knowledge gain
  • Able to communicate effectively
  • Demonstrate analytical thinking and attention to detail
If this is of interest please send your CV referencing the position you wish to be considered for.

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. This posting is for night shift work.

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.

Trainee Plater/Welder

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 the opportunity to contribute to working on structural designs for some iconic buildings across the UK.

Expected Responsibilities

  • Working alongside experienced palter/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.

Technical Administrator

Technical Department

Job Introduction

This is a part time role, working alongside the technical team to assist employees with technical duties.

Expected Responsibilities

  • Filing, printing, photocopying and other general administrative duties
  • Working with the companies own computer network. 
  • Filing/logging data and producing forms to distribute.
  • Using client based intranet portals.
  • Working alongside architects and engineers retrieving information and uploading drawings/documents.
  • Working alongside other departments in distributing information.

Required Skills/Experience

  • Good level of IT competency, strong Excel and Microsoft skills preferred for data compilation and analysis.
  • Minimum C or equivalent in Maths & English Language
  • Competent using intranet portals.
  • Great communication skills with different stakeholders – internal and external.
  • Ability to work in busy and fast paced team.
  • Must be able to work unattended with a high degree of accuracy.
If this is of interest please send your CV referencing the position you wish to be considered for.

Estimator

Commercial Department

Job Introduction

This is a critical role at Elland Steel, key to converting sales opportunities into project revenue. The involves the process of accurately estimating the costs of projects to ensure they are competitive but also within agreed margins. Reporting into the Commercial Director, whilst supporting the wider Estimating team.

Expected Responsibilities

  • Fully participate in the management of all incoming enquiries.
  • Liaise & negotiate with Subtrades to receive competitive prices.
  • Personally execute/convert a minimum of 3 enquiries per week and support the Estimating team in achieving their individual targets.
  • Liaise with clients’ engineers, architects, other designers and internal divisions/departments.
  • Produce accurate reports on status of enquiries and pipeline for Leadership Team on a weekly basis.
  • Attend pre-tender interviews and post tender presentations
  • Develop client and consultant relationships.

Required Skills/Experience

  • BSc/HNC in Building Studies or similar
  • Chartership to MCIOB or RICS would be advantageous but not a necessity
  • Building construction knowledge.
  • Good level of structural and civil engineering knowledge.
  • Steelwork design experience.
  • Accurate interpretation of drawings and technical specifications.
  • Can demonstrate experience in pricing of both simple and more complex projects.
  • Be able to budget 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.
  • Experience of 3D computer analysis systems.
  • 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
If this is of interest please send your CV referencing the position you wish to be considered for.

Commercial Administrator

Commercial Department

Job Introduction

Administrator to the Estimating Department, tasked with handling enquiries through e-mail and intranet portals. Using in-house computer program to organise these potential tender opportunities. Managing the client database and reporting on the estimating department for management reviews etc. Sending out sub-trade enquiries to aid the tender process.

Expected Responsibilities

  • General administration duties including answering phones, responding to emails, typing reports, filing of documentation (electronically).
  • Handling and inputting client and project information into a database, spreadsheet or internal system.
  • Using the in-house estimate program to filter and organise potential tender opportunities.
  • Using intranet portals for downloading tender documents and drawings.
  • Receiving tender opportunities through emails.
  • Printing off documents/drawings then collating information to distribute to relevant estimators.
  • Reporting on the departments functions as wells as pipeline overviews.
  • Assists in documenting business processes.
    Prepare presentation material for project status reviews.
  • Perform basic calculations to support estimation team.

Required Skills/Experience

  • High level of IT competency, strong Excel and Microsoft skills preferred for data compilation and analysis.
  • Good level of financial understanding and analytical ability.
  • Competent using intranet portals.
  • Great communication skills with different stakeholders – internal and external.
  • Ability to work in busy and fast paced team.
  • Enjoy working with and analysing data.
  • Is self motivated and demonstrates a willingness to learn
If this is of interest please send your CV referencing the position you wish to be considered for.

Trainee Quantity Surveyor

Contracts Department

Job Introduction

The Trainee Quantity Surveyor will proactively support the Quantity Surveyor / Managing Quantity Surveyor on the successful management and control all aspects of the commercial / financial and contractual elements of the designated projects in order to control and maximise the company’s profitability, protect the companies legal and contractual obligations under the contract and to manage proactively the control of all commercial issues.

Expected Responsibilities

  • To assist the QS with commercial administration and management on a number of live projects or projects at pre-construction phase
  • Assist in the preparation of interim and final account
  • Provide quotation and build up values for client variations
  • Collate information for expenditure and forecasting.
  • Review and measure against technical drawings
  • Gain knowledge in contract law and implement under various contracts
  • Maximise potential for financial recovery for the business.
  • Be responsible for your safety and others around you
  • Attend project and company related meetings
  • Develop an understanding of the designated contract, specification and pricing ensuring compliance with conditions throughout

Required Skills/Experience

  • Minimum of 5 GCSE at ‘C’ or above including Maths & English
  • Aptitude to read technical drawings
  • Good mathematical ability
  • Good computer skills including Excel and Outlook
  • Ability to learn quickly and apply knowledge gain
  • Able to communicate effectively
  • Demonstrate analytical thinking and attention to detail
If this is of interest please send your CV referencing the position you wish to be considered for.

Accounts Administrator

Front Office

Job Introduction

A vacancy has arisen in our busy reception/accounts team for an accounts administrator. Assisting the team with admin tasks across the department covering reception, accounts and HR.

Expected Responsibilities

  • General reception admin duties, answering telephone, taking messages and passing calls to the relevant person.
  • Greeting visitors, signing them in and ensuring they are promptly dealt with
  • Signing in delivery drivers and directing them to the relevant delivery bay.
  • Printing, filing, scanning emailing and copying.
  • Answering email enquiries.
  • Processing purchase orders, using the information to cost supplier invoices to the correct project code
  • Checking invoices against price lists, resolving invoice queries as they arise.
  • Maintaining supplier account details ensuring information is accurate and up to date, verifying addresses and bank details.
  • Processing timesheet information from both the factory and office staff, allocating time to projects and tasks accurately to ensure projects run to budget
  • Dealing with incoming & outgoing post
  • Providing refreshments for visitors and clients
  • HR related tasks such as maintaining sickness, absence and holiday information;
  • Creating standard letters from templates for recruitment of new roles within the company.
  • Assisting with ordering stationery, cleaning equipment and canteen goods.
  • Other requests/tasks to ensure the smooth and effective running of the company

Required Skills/Experience

  • • Good computer skills, experience in Word, Excel and Outlook
  • Specific accounts software experience is not essential as training will be developed on the job, but an interest in this area will be beneficial to the role.
  • Good telephone manner and interpersonal skills
  • GCSE level Maths and English
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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