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Project Buyer (Mechanical)

  • Location
  • Closing date 19 Apr 2024

Kane Group are an established, and successful multi-disciplinary building-services solution contractor, with our Head Office based in Banbridge, Northern Ireland.

We're an innovative, forward-thinking company with continued steady growth serving residential, hospitality, education, commercial and healthcare sectors with offices in Northern Ireland, London, Birmingham, Glasgow and the Republic of Ireland.

You will be the lead technical buyer on multiple projects looking at the procurement of the Mechanical technical plant and materials selection, assisting and reporting to the head of procurement.

As part of this role you will liaise with the wider teams, including Design, Estimating, Commercial, Operations, Preconstruction, and finance. To ensure the smooth transition of all technical orders from requesting and reviewing quotes issuing and gaining approval of Technical Submittals, keeping budgets updated and the wider group on progress through trackers and progress meetings.

Key Responsibilities

  • Analyse & establish cost parameters against budgets for Plant & equipment including Lights and accessories purchases and Sub-Sub packages to ensure best value has been achieved.
  • Create and maintain good relationships with manufactures/suppliers.
  • Make professional decisions.
  • Maintain records of purchases, pricing, draw offs, and other important data relating to the project.
  • Review and analyse all vendors/suppliers, supply, and price options.
  • Use the current systems for purchasing equipment, services, and suppliers.
  • Negotiate the best deal whilst considering the whole supply chain.
  • Ensure that the products and supplies are high quality and delivered on time.
  • Maintain and update a list of suppliers, delivery times, and mitigate against delays.
  • Work with team members design mangers and head of technical buying to complete duties as needed.
  • Attend Project Meetings.
  • Train and educate junior technical buyers to carry out the required tasks covering quotes, PTSs and trackers when required.


  • Technical role – Trade/Contracts Management/Technical Procurement/Estimating
  • GCSEs minimum English & Maths
  • Industry Qualification – Plumbing/Heating/Engineering/Built Environment

Skills & Abilities

  • Proficient computer skills, including Microsoft Office Suite (Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Excel.
  • Ability to negotiate, establish, and bring deals over the line.
  • Excellent organisation and planning skills, ability to work to deadlines.
  • Managing own time effectively.
  • Problem solver.
  • Accurate and precise with attention to detail.
  • Ability to work well with management and staff at all levels.
  • Goal-oriented, organized team player.

Company Benefits

  • Cash Health Plan to include Employee Assistance Programme.
  • 4 x Salary Death in Service cover.
  • Auto Enrolment Company Pension scheme (Salary Sacrifice).
  • Company Sick Pay Scheme, which is available upon successful completion of probation, and increases with service.
  • Enhanced maternity & paternity benefits .
  • Paid professional subscriptions .
  • Variety of employee discounts.
  • Cycle to Work Scheme.
  • Corporate Gym discount for Kane employees.
  • Subsided gym membership.
  • Branded clothing.
  • Active Social and Wellbeing Committees.
  • Annual Health Checks.
  • Awards for long service.
  • Additional annual leave based on length of service.
  • Training and development opportunities.

Kane is an Equal Opportunities Employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

If you think you have the expertise and knowledge to fulfill this role.

Apply today by sending your CV

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