Work+ Apprenticeship Opportunity – P Keenan Quarries (Construction Engineering and Management)

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Employer Profile             P.Keenan Quarries

Apprenticeship Type      Construction Engineering & Management > Level 6

Positions                          1

Location                           35, Rocktown Road, Magherafelt, BT45 8QE

Start date                         01 Sep 2024

Location Type                  Site



  1. Keenan Quarries is a leading Quarrying and Civil Engineering contractor undertaking a wide range of public works across the Northern Ireland. We are seeking to recruit an enthusiastic Construction Engineering and Management Apprentice for 2024.

Job Description

This hands on, site based role will give you the opportunity to train and develop competencies across a wide range of Civil Engineering activities working as part of a team of experienced Civil Engineers.  Training will include time in a range of related departments offering a broader understanding of how the business operates by getting involved in interesting and challenging work as well as site visits to partner organisations and a number of relevant external courses.

This opportunity may be particularly suitable to candidates based within the areas of, or within close driving distance to Antrim, Derry, Tyrone and Fermanagh.  P. Keenan Quarries will provide transport to the successful candidate.  After initial training you will get responsibility from an early stage in your career and will play a key role in helping deliver projects on time and under budget.

Responsibilities to include;

  • Ensure all site activities are undertaken in compliance with P. Keenan Quarries policies and procedures
  • Assist with and ensure setting out of works is done on site to the contract drawings.
  • Produce weekly / monthly progress reports as appropriate
  • Communicate programme risks to the management team and maintain records for contractual correspondence
  • Ensure accurate daily records including site diary are maintained and communicated for labour, material and plant, including subcontractors
  • Communicate P. Keenan Quarries policies and procedures to site staff and ensure these are being observed
  • Ensure the management team are kept appraised of variations to the works and any matter likely to have commercial or contractual implications
  • Assist in the management of and direction of Site Staff and Subcontractors
  • Assist in the planning of works
  • Assist in the liaison with Client staff and other project stakeholders including attendance at meetings




Essential Skill Requirements of the candidate:

  • Excellent time keeper
  • Excellent communication & negotiation skills
  • High levels of organisational skills
  • Ability to meet deadlines
  • Excellent numerical, IT and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work in fast-moving environment
  • Ability to work on initiative with minimum supervision
  • Hold a full driving license



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