Why settle for a job when you can build a career?

Challenge yourself, develop new skills and help us deliver quality construction projects for satisfied clients. Surround yourself with innovative and forward-thinking people, all pushing in the same direction. Sound appealing? Come and join us…

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Benefits

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Personal Development

Further your career through sponsored training and development.

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Annual Leave

27 days holidays as standard, plus bank holidays, increasing to 29 through length of service.

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ULEV Vehicle Leasing

Personally financed ULEV vehicle in exchange for a reduction in your salary.

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Performance Bonus

Discretionary bonus scheme based on individual and business performance.

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Annual Leave Sacrifice

Option to buy and sell up to 5 days holiday each year, paid at salary rate.

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Medicash

Cashback on everyday healthcare treatments including dentistry, opticians and physio treatment.

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Hybrid Working

Improve your work/life balance through agile working between your home, Esh offices and sites.

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Birthday Leave

Celebrate by taking 1 additional day annual leave on or near to your birthday.

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Benefit Hub

Discounts and rewards from major retailers, hotels, gyms, restaurants, travel agents and supermarkets.

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Core Values

Join an innovative and forward-thinking team who share and demonstrate Esh’s core values.

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Carbon Reduction

Join a carbon conscious contractor striving to achieve NetZero by 2040 – your ideas are important.

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Pension Support

Employer contribution of up to 10% and impartial, independent advice services.

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Volunteering

Support our industry leading Social Value programme through our inhouse volunteering scheme.

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Cycle to Work

Save 26-40% on a new bike for work. Save money and spread the cost of a new bike and accessories.

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Private Health Care

Optional private healthcare from BUPA - one of the UK's leading healthcare specialists.

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Refer a Friend

Receive £500 if your friend is employed and passes their probationary period, following your recommendation.

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Fuel Card Scheme

Reduce your vehicle fuel bills by joining our generous company fuel card scheme.

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Life Assurance

Protect your family - up to 4x salary paid to a named recipient.

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There are jobs, and there are careers...

Join one of the North of England’s largest contractors, challenge yourself, develop new skills and help us deliver quality construction projects and award-winning added value for satisfied clients. A competitive salary and our comprehensive benefits scheme are just the start.

As a growing business it is essential we grow our people.

Everyone at Esh has a regular personal development reviews and access to the group’s in house training team who manage apprenticeships, degree and master’s further education, CPD and the renewal of mandatory training through our training passport system.

Care, Trust, Integrity, Respect and Working Together.

It is not just ‘what you do’ that matters, but also ‘how you do it’. Our values underpin everything we do and help us retain the honest, passionate, hardworking philosophy on which our business is built. Everyone who joins Esh must share our core values.

An inclusive working environment for all.

Every Esh employee is given equal opportunities, equal pay, and are accepted for their differences – creating an inclusive and conducive work environment where employees feel secure and happy. We do not stand for any form of discrimination in our workplace.

The Construction & Built Environment sector really does provide a career for everyone.

To improve the industry’s gender pay gap we need more women to join our sector. We are doing our utmost to encourage women to join the sector by challenging outdated misconceptions of the construction industry and providing females with high quality career guidance within their education.

Our employees are our most important asset.

We are committed to providing mental health and wellbeing support to ensure a happy, engaged and productive workforce. It is important we talk about our feelings – we have an in house team of mental health first aiders who are here to provide support.

Our People

I joined Esh after completing an English Degree at University.

I have worked in several different roles in my time at Esh including working in our Bid Team; submitting tenders, creating case studies and CVs, working as a commercial assistant on one of our major frameworks, helping to form a collaborative team. I have also had some experience working in our customer team.

I greatly appreciate how the company adapted and has grown since the global pandemic as I now have a better work/life balance and enjoy working from home. My managers and colleagues have also been very flexible in my return to work after maternity leave and have made the transition easy for me which I am very grateful for.

Catherine Brown

Framework & Commercial Assistant

I joined Esh over 20 years ago at the ripe young age of 18 straight from sixth form. I started as an Assistant Setting-Out Engineer then progressed through multiple roles to Contracts Manager moving around within the business gaining knowledge of the different sectors.

I have recently been promoted to Construction Manager covering General Civils projects ranging in value from approximately £500k up to £8m.

My role covers all aspects of construction management involved in delivering multiple high quality schemes simultaneously and coordinating between all project parties to achieve our overall objective. This includes factors such as health and safety and ensuring our work does not affect the local environment and natural ecology.

Alan Croft

Construction Manager

Before joining Esh I worked as an office manager for a small family run building company.

I am responsible for regulatory matters including document control, 3rd party engagement, ensuring our cloud based Viewpoint system is accurate and up to date and providing relevant paperwork to clients at scheme handover stage.

I would recommend Esh to anyone considering a career in construction. We have a wide variety of job roles and colleagues can use their transferable skills to work on different projects - we are one big team, and no two days are the same.

Michelle Hannant

Technical Coordinator

Before joining Esh in 2000, I was a HGV mechanic for a local stone quarrying company. I started as workshop foreman before being promoted to workshop manager.

My role is primarily to keep our fleet operational and compliant, but I also get involved with all sorts of things from purchasing new vehicles to repairing office windows and everything in between.

I really like the variety which comes with my role, and the ongoing training and development opportunities Esh provide all staff. I would recommend Esh because of its values and its committed staff, plus there are some good staff benefits on offer.

Phil Bassett

I joined Esh in 2015 as an Apprentice Administrator working in the Group's training team. After completing my apprenticeship in Business & Administration, I progressed into the role of a Training Coordinator.

Now, I work across a number of training and development processes, from maintaining our workforce's training passports by organising wide range or fit for purpose training courses, to managing certification and grant claims to the recruitment and development of apprentices and graduates.

I enjoy meeting new recruits and following them through their apprenticeships and degrees, supporting them and their line managers, watching them grow and progress.

Beth Swainston

Training Coordinator

I worked in Civil Engineering for nearly 40 years prior to joining Esh in 2020 as a contracts manager on a flagship infrastructure scheme in Sunderland - a project close to my home which offered a fine work life balance.

Today I oversee several civil engineering projects ensuring they are suitably resourced and managed. My role is very rewarding; I get involved at the concept stage of a project, support the construction phase and enjoy seeing the finished article - something which I will never tire of.

I work with a fabulous group of people every day, all with a common goal to provide a professional service with a quality end product for our clients. I can honestly say the last two and a half years have flown by, at times they have been challenging, yet on reflection some the most enjoyable of my career, largely due to great coworkers.

Rod Milne

Contracts Manager

Catherine Brown

Framework & Commercial Assistant

Alan Croft

Construction Manager

Michelle Hannant

Technical Coordinator

Phil Bassett

Beth Swainston

Training Coordinator

Rod Milne

Contracts Manager

Contact our HR Team

Lisa Burton

Group HR Administrator

Sarah Berriman

Group HR Administrator