Monthly Archives: June 2015

Tax Senior – UK Tax

Tax Senior          

My Client is looking to hire an experienced Tax Senior to work at their Belfast Practice.  This Tax Senior position is an excellent opportunity to work with a Big 4 company and progress in your career with this great company.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Responsibility for delivering corporation tax compliance and offshore fund reporting services in an efficient high-quality manner. This will include assisting in tax provisioning work (deferred tax etc) where appropriate and interaction with HM Revenue and Customs on enquiry matters. 
  • Planning of tax compliance and offshore fund reporting timetable and liaising closely with clients and audit teams where appropriate.
  • Assistance on due diligence and other transaction services work.
  • General administration, including working with capital management.
  • Strong Interpersonal skills, drive and enthusiasm are a must for this role.

Qualities and Skills:

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Minimum of 3.5 years in a professional tax environment
  • Qualified member of the Chartered Institute of Taxation
  • People management experience is ideal but not essential

This position offers an excellent remuneration package across all levels. Senior Level – will include an very competitive base salary along with paid overtime and a great benefits package. 

My Client rewards hard work and achievements through regular promotions that are on offer throughout the year with the company.  This truly is an opportunity to progress further in your career.

A relocation package will be offered where required to the successful candidate.

If you would like to apply for this great opportunity – please send CV to Donna via the link below or phone 028 90 33 99 68

SHEQ Officer (Construction)


CFM Recruitment is delighted to be working alongside a highly successful, construction and engineering company based in Belfast who currently have a requirement for a SHEQ Officer to join their team.



Due to on-going success within the building division and awarding of several high profile projects, they now have a requirement for a Health & Safety professional from a construction background to support the SHEQ Manager. As the SHEQ Advisor you will assist with all aspects of the delivery of the Company’s Safety, Health, Environmental and Quality Management Systems. This will include, but not limited to, undertaking audits and inspections, developing operating procedures, preparing reports and statistics, delivering presentations as well as providing advice and guidance to employees and sub contractors.



We are looking for motivated individuals who hold relevant professional qualifications in SHEQ and have the ability to perform a range of tasks within this field. You will be involved in collaborating with team members and reporting to management to perform tasks that meet business requirements.



Essential Criteria



You will hold a relevant professional qualification within the SHEQ field.

You will have a proven track record as an operational SHEQ officer within the Construction and Civil Engineering industry.

You will have knowledge of current Health, Safety and Environmental legislation and issues.

You will have working knowledge of quality standards, audit procedures and integrated management systems.

You will have experience in Accident and incident investigation.

You will have excellent oral and written communication skills.

You will have experience working in a team.

You will be IT proficient.

You will hold a full driving licence.




In return you will receive a competitive salary depending on your experience plus an excellent benefits package.  This is an exciting and challenging role with great career advancement opportunities.


Only those candidates who meet the essential criteria will be contacted and you must be eligible to work in the UK to be considered.


Ready for the next step up the career ladder? Simply click APPLY below, to forward a CV in the strictest of confidence – or contact Gavin Fletcher on 028 9031 1011 for a private consultation.


CFM Recruitment operates as both an Employment Agency and Employment Business, adheres to all relevant legislation and offer services regardless of age, sex, disability or religious belief.

Mechanical Site Manager

Job Title:  Mechanical Site Manager

Client Summary:              
Our client is a local Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Contractor seeking to recruit a Mechanical Site Manager to manage a project based in London.

Reporting to:     
This is a key role within the team and the Mechanical Site Manager will report at Director Level.


The successful Mechanical Site Manager will offer specialist technical expertise and solutions for proposals, customer enquiries, contracts or special assignments, contributing towards the production of accurate and complete cost estimates in respect of client enquiries.

Job Duties:                        

  • The primary purpose of this role is to ensure that assigned contract works are successfully delivered.

  • Secondly the Mechanical Site Manager will have experience in managing a team so it is imperative that they are able to manage multiple projects.

  • In addition and equally as important, the candidate will require the skills to develop a strategies and positive relationships, in order to secure additional work primarily with existing clients whilst actively promoting The Company and all its capabilities.

  • Identifying all material requirements and the definition of materials requirement plans.

  • Identifying all potential contract variations for potential commercial issues and client notification in order to identify any corrective or other actions that may be required.

  • Managing and coordinating all activities on assigned contracts and accurately reporting performance, contractual status and the anticipated/actual commercial position for inclusion in various monthly reports.

  • The continuous monitoring of contract progress to ensure contract objectives are being met.

Essential Criteria:           

  • ONC/HNC in Building Services and/or a HVAC or Refrigeration apprenticeship.

  • 3 years’ plus experience in managing sites.

  • Contract Management experience delivering response and planned maintenance tasks.

Salary Range: £30-35k
Consultant: Gareth

Reference: VS11797


VickerStock Recruitment is a specialist, focused on engineering roles throughout Europe. Our NI division has over 20 years of experience recruiting for the engineering sector. For additional information on this vacancy and other engineering opportunities contact us on 02890313720 or send a current updated CV in strict confidence using the link below.


VickerStock operates as both an employment agency and employment business. We adhere to all relevant legislation and offer services regardless race, age, sex, disability or religious belief. All applications are handled in strict confidence. For further information on the services we supply please visit our website.

Data and BOMs Engineer (Antrim)

Our Fabulous Client based South of Belfast is currently recruiting for a Data and BOMs Engineer to join their already experienced team. You will report to the Engineering Manager and will have good experiences within manufacturing using an MRP system and working with BOM’s and various departments. Candidates with experience of Lean may have an advantage

The Role

  • Create and manage engineering Bill of materials
  • Migrate data from original costing system to a new and improved costing system
  • Develop and set up a new sales order 
  • Provide an effective interface between production, manufacturing, materials and finance functions
  • Develop systems, processes, procedures and training to continually improve the effectiveness of the ERP system.

The Person

  • An engineering degree is advantageous but not necessary
  • Experience in creation and management of engineering bill of materials  
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office
  • Should have good experiencse ousing an MRP/ERP systems
  • Strong IT skills will be advantageous


In Return our Client will offer a competitive salary based on experience and provide the opportunity to work at a major engineering company.

Interested? Please send your CV immediately to the link provided. For further information on the role and a confidential chat please contact Pádraig at Cranmore Recruitment on 02890 669019

Keywords: manufacturing engineer, engineering, engineer, mechanical engineer, lean improvement engineer, continuous improvement, ERP, MRP, IT, bill of materials, BOM Practitioner data engineer materials engineers BOMs controller northern ireland



Co. Tyrone

Negotiable on experience

Temp to Perm

Ref: JO33

An urgent need for an Administrator has become available with our client based in Cookstown. A family business that supply quality produce to leading retailers, manufacturers, foodservice

providers and butchers across the world.  

Role profile:

·Sorting incoming and outgoing mail

·Completing delivery notes on system

·Inputting invoices on system

·Answering incoming calls, taking messages & transferring calls

·General admin duties – Filing, Faxing & Photocopying

·Completing weekly product spread sheets

·Reception duties – Meeting & greeting visitors to the office

Essential Criteria:

·A Minimum of 2 years administrative experience 

·Computer literacy – Outlook, Word, Excel

·Experienced of switchboard duties

Desired Criteria:

·Ability to work as part of a team

·Must be well organised and able to plan work load efficiently

·Ability to show communication skills & organisation skills

This will be a temporary role with the view to going permanent.

Hours of work will be approx. 9am – 5pm and maybe required to stay on longer in order to meet the business needs.

Interested in this role?

To express your interest in this role, please complete the following instructions; 

Please forward your C.V. to us in “word format” with an accompanying cover letter/email highlighting your suitability for the role and how you meet the essential criteria.

You must also include the Job Reference Number AND the Job Title. Suitable candidates will be screened and contacted, your interest gauged and permission sought to send your C.V. to our hiring client for review. All applications are treated in strict confidence.

Additional Information:

Our clients reserve the right to enhance the short listing criteria where and when this is deemed necessary.

Candidates who do not meet the essential criteria for this role may be contacted in the future to discuss other roles.

Sending your CV to us is initially an expression of interest in a role not a direct application, suitable applicants will be contacted to discuss further prior to their CV being released to a client.

Support Engineer (Tyrone / Armagh)

Our Thriving Manufacturing Client require a Product Support Engineer. You will be from an engineering/ manufacturing background and have experience of liaising with dealers and warranties in a service/ product support capacity. You’ll ulimately make product improvement recommendations whilst working closely with your customers.

The Role

  • Conduct warranty analysis to direct and follow up on emerging or open issues. Document and provide feedback to Dealer network and Field engineers.
  • Capture and respond to dealer service reports. Direct dealer actions and provide information and recommendations for final resolution. Direct dealers in repair activity and promote quality standards alignment.
  • Provide technical assistance to Warranty, Field team and Supplier Quality groups where appropriate and required. Measure quality of dealer inputs for development opportunity.
  • Build strong working relations and maintain high quality of communication with internal departments and international dealer network
  • Provide field technical support and assistance as required.

The Person

  • Ideal candidates will have a mechanical or electrical engineering qual or strong relevant experience to replace.
  • You will have worked in a technical role within a busy service support or manufacturing environment
  • You will have at least a year’s experience in a service support role liaising with Dealers/ Customers
  • You will have great problem solving skills as well as an aptitude for IT systems.
  • You will have strong relationship building skills and enjoy occasional travel when it presents itself (eg USA twice yearly)

In return our Client will offer an attractive salary and a professional working environment with a clear career path in Northern Ireland or further afield.

Interested? Plesae send yuor CV immediately via the link provided. For a confidential chat and further information on the role please contact Padraig on 02890 669019

Keywords: mechanical engineer mechanical design engineer product support engineer technical support engineer warranties and dealer support jobs northern ireland down armagh mechanical design engineer 

General Operative

3D Personnel are are recruiting General Operatives for a site based in Ballymoney, Northern Ireland

This is an ongoing project with great pay rates.

Must have previous experience in operating a power saw.

Must Have CSR

This Job vacancy is being advertised on behalf of 3D Personnel, who are acting as an employment business.

Electrical Maintenance Engineer (Shifts/Dungannon)

Our client is seeking to recruit an Electrical Maintenance Engineer to cover existing and new production facilities in the Dungannon area.


To complete electrical repairs, installations and carry out planned and unplanned maintenance to ensure that the factory is kept running at maximum efficiency.

Duties include:

  • Electrical fault finding and repairs on PLC controlled automated equipment in breakdown situations
  • Electrical and control system installations and upgrades
  • Prepare bills of materials for electrical installations
  • Carry out mechanical repairs as and when required
  • Complete maintenance according to Preventative Maintenance Schedule and recommend changes where necessary
  • Maintain records of all work carried out
  • Identify and order spare parts required
  • Supervision of external contractors working on site
  • Provide cover outside of normal hours when required
  • Ensure all work is carried out to a high standard and in accordance with all Health and Safety Requirements

Essential Requirements:

  • Completed Electrical Apprenticeship and minimum 2 years’ experience in an industrial installation or maintenance role; or Electrical/Electronic Engineering Degree with practical experience
  • Understanding and knowledge of PLC based control systems
  • Ability to read Electrical Diagrams
  • Self-motivated with ability to work on own initiative
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Current full driving licence and own vehicle
  • Able to travel as required

Desirable Criteria (but not essential):

  • Previous experience in packaging sector  food processing sector
  • PLC programming experience
  • SCADA control system experience

Hours:  40hrs/week on rotating 3 shift pattern with weekend overtime.  Weekend work would be expected approximately 1/3 or probably 1/4.

Salary:  £20,000-£30,000 depending on experience.

To apply please forward your CV – in WORD format – using the link provided.   TechMet is a dedicated Engineering and Technical Recruitment Consultancy.

The consultant managing your application will be an MEng or MSc qualified Engineer with experience in industry.  They are professionally qualified to advise on your technical suitability for this role or other vacancies.

To apply please forward your CV (in Word format) using the link provided, or for a confidential conversation on this or any other roles in the pipeline please telephone Sean Metrustry  (Director) on 028 9446 2620.

Operations Manager

The Company: 

Our client, designs and manufactures niche textiles products. It supplies costumes to customers across the world from its production facility in Belfast.  Having recently moved premises to accommodate increased business it is now seeking to appoint a suitably focused individual to introduce systems and processes to increase efficiencies and ensure the team is well managed and developed.


Job Purpose:


Responsible for the leadership, management and development of the operations team to deliver high quality products, excellent customer service and efficient production performance in line with agreed goals. 


Key Responsibilities:


·         Manage day to day operations through the team to ensure that customer orders are consistently delivered to meet customer requirements

·         Ensure that plans and systems are in place to enable effective operations

·         Plan daily production and assign work to staff and performance and achievement of required deadlines

·         Manage materials stock and purchasing to support production plans and customer requirements

·         Ensure that effective control of quality is place and operated effectively to ensure right first time quality to meet customer expectations

·         Ensure that performance at business, team and individual level is both measured and reviewed to drive improvement

·         Manage costs, and performance to meet agreed goals

·         Promote continuous improvement, and strong workplace organisation and housekeeping standards

·         Ensure compliance with legislative and statutory requirements for Health & Safety, Equal Opportunities and Employment Law and strive for best practice in all of the company’s human resources policies and practices.

·         Any other duties required to support the successful operation of the business


Candidate Profile:

  •  Familiar with the operation of modern manufacturing processes and facilities
  •  Conversant with all aspects of people management in a team setting
  •  Working knowledge of modern manufacturing methods including lean
  • Significant management experience with operational responsibility for a largely autonomous manufacturing operation
  • Proven Experience in leading, managing, developing and motivating teams
  • Clear track record of achieving business and improvement goals
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills including presentation and influencing skills
  •  Strong skills in customer relationships and building customer focus amongst the tea
  • Capable of working flexible hours as required to meet business needs



·         Knowledge of textile manufacturing technology and equipment (inc CAD design)

·         Direct experience of working in a bespoke, fast response customer service environment


Reply Instructions: 

If you are interested in this role and feel you have the required experience and necessary attributes to deliver on the company’s plans for this department, then please send your CV to or contact Neal Lucas directly on (028) 9268 8818 for a confidential discussion.

Software Product Owner

Software Product Owner

Why this role?

This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced Software Product Owner or Software Developer who wish to progress into this role, to join a dynamic and fast paced software group, to help shape the future of our market leading software solutions.

Our Client:

Our client is an international company with research and development locations worldwide. Due to an increase in demand of product growth the company is looking for a Software Product Owner/ Developer to join their team and develop the next generation of products and systems.

The Role:

As the Software Product Owner you will play an important role within the Agile software development team. While not a project manager in the traditional sense, you will manage the backlog of requirements from all stakeholders and through planning, coordination, communication and facilitation take responsibility to deliver quality software providing maximum business value

Primary responsibilities:

  • Gain high level of understanding of the domain, product and system architecture
  • Collaborate closely with software development team and other engineering colleagues, to answer queries in a timely fashion
  • Liaise and negotiate with internal and external stakeholders to clarify schedule and requirements, creating detailed user stories
  • Create a product backlog and roadmap and produce a prioritised list of clear and concise user stories with acceptance criteria
  • Work in an Agile development environment, planning iterations and releases to meet business objectives while effectively managing risk and scope and having a good understanding of the technical challenges.
  • Produce customer release notes.


  • Degree in Computer science / software engineering or equivalent
  • Experience in C++, C#, Java or any other OOP language
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience working as a software developer
  • Experience with UML or other modelling languages
  • Good understanding of software development processes and technologies such as SCRUM, Continuous Integration, Test-driven development, Extreme Programming, etc.

For more information or to apply please do not hesitate to get in touch – or 02890 313157

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Abacus is a multi award-winning specialist recruitment agency based in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Established in 2003, our qualified team has more than 90 years’ experience and manage permanent, contract and temporary jobs with leading employers and new entrant firms within the markets of ICT, Legal, Accountancy, Sales, Banking, Financial Services, Insurance, HR, Marketing and Engineering. Abacus is an Investor in People (IIP) employer and holds the REC Gold Audit for Recruitment Excellence. Abacus operates as both an Employment Agency and Employment Business and does not discriminate on the grounds of gender, sexual orientation, political opinion, religious belief, marital status, age or disability.