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We’re Recruiting – 360′ Excavator Driver

We are currently looking for a 360° Excavator Operator to join our team.

You will be passionate about the work you do with outstanding attention to detail and the ability to work within a team. You will also take Health & Safety seriously and be aware and conscious of others working around you.

You will ideally have and be able to demonstrate the following skills and attributes:

  • Demonstrable experience and relevant qualifications
  • A current CPCS ticket
  • Strong work ethic in a team and work to the objectives of the Company
  • Be approachable and happy to work both as a team and on your own initiative

We offer an excellent package for the right person, so if the above sounds like you, please send us your CV and covering letter stating the position you are applying for to Chris Thorne, Managing Director at info@thornegroupuk.com.

C J Thorne & Co Ltd. values diversity and promotes equality. No terminology in this advert is intended to discriminate against any of the protected characteristics that fall under the Equality Act 2010. We encourage and welcome applications from all sections of society and are more than happy to discuss reasonable adjustments and/or additional arrangements as required to support your application. Candidates must be eligible to live and work in the UK.

Adelaide Crescent

Adelaide Crescent, Brighton

As part of Thorne’s term contract for Coastal Protection and Structures Maintenance with Brighton and Hove City Council we carry out a variety of projects from beach clearance to concrete repairs to full groyne reconstruction. For this particular project we rebuilt this section of balustrade wall at Adelaide Crescent in Hove with help from specialist sub contractor, Fullers Plastering. Traditional methods of construction were used, running moulds with Roman cement. The before and after picture shown here is the 3rd section of balustrade wall that has been rebuilt.

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We’re Recruiting – Various Opportunities

Are you looking for a career in Civil Engineering? C. J. Thorne & Co Ltd is a family run specialist civil engineering company working with Clients in both the public and private sectors. Cost effectiveness is achieved through the Company’s directly employed workforce, extensive owned plant and transport fleet, and long-standing partnerships with trusted suppliers and specialist sub-contractors. In 2019 we will be celebrating 80 years in business.

We are currently recruiting for the following roles:

Site Engineers

CPCS Certificated Plant Operators

CSCS Certificated Skilled General Operatives

Site Engineers

An experienced Site Engineer, you will be responsible for all setting out and producing of as-built surveys and QA of our scope of works. You will be supported by the senior management and the senior engineer on site to ensure the smooth running of projects and solving any technical issues within the design.

  • You will be a Degree qualified engineer with ideally groundworks/utilities experience and at least a year’s site experience. Graduate opportunities are also available.
  • Ambitious and career driven
  • Exceptional management skills and communication skills verbal and written
  • Demonstrable experience in previous roles and the ability to deliver projects

CPCS Certificated Plant Operators in all areas, including:

  • Telescopic handler
  • 360° Excavator
  • Dumper
  • Roller

Skilled General Operatives

  • Ideally you will have experience working as a skilled general operative specialising in a particular area for 2 years, and will be comfortable using tools and equipment on site.
  • You will be conscious of health and safety on site and will be aware of others who are working alongside you
  •  A current CSCS ticket
  •  Strong work ethic in a team and ability to work to the objectives of the Company.

What to do next:

We offer an excellent package for the right person, so if the above sounds like you, please send us your CV and covering letter stating the position you are applying for to Chris Thorne, Managing Director at info@thornegroupuk.com.

C J Thorne & Co Ltd. values diversity and promotes equality. No terminology in this advert is intended to discriminate against any of the protected characteristics that fall under the Equality Act 2010. We encourage and welcome applications from all sections of society and are more than happy to discuss reasonable adjustments and/or additional arrangements as required to support your application.

Candidates must be eligible to live and work in the UK.

querreys Lodge Excavation May 2018

New Underground Garage Project, Kent

CJ Thorne started working on an interesting project constructing an underground garage for a private customer in Kent. The site has now been cleared and the excavation work is well underway. We required an Archaeologist in attendance during this work as the adjacent house itself is over 800 years old!

Karen Thorne performs at A Night in Nashville for Chailey Heritage

Our very own Karen Thorne received a standing ovation on Saturday, as after weeks of training she performed her fantastic dance routine to Dolly Parton’s 9-5 with partner Stuart Dawes from the Brighton Academy at this year’s Midsummer Ball hosted by the DM Thomas Foundation.

Four different acts representing their individual charities took to the stage to sing and dance, and Kaz certainly did not disappoint. Being the first act on stage, she wowed the audience with lifts, cartwheels and amazing footwork.

Unfortunately, she just missed out on the top spot to fellow competitors Charman and Alison who were representing Action Medical Research, but everyone here at C J Thorne are so proud of Kaz and in our eyes she was definitely the winner!

We are still awaiting the final figure of the total raised on the night, but we would like to thank all our suppliers, colleagues, friends and family, who helped Kaz personally raise £5,676.08.

Eatons Bridge June 3

Eatons Footbridge Replacement

Major progress has been made at Eatons Footbridge as the new footbridge foundations have now been constructed and the soil/seed mix bagged wall has been installed to prevent the river from undermining the bridge foundations in what is an active tidal area.

On 12th June, the new footbridge was lifted into position, re-connecting the footpath between Ashurst and Henfield after several years of waiting by local residents and Public Rights of Way.

Now all that’s outstanding are the new steps, gates and landscaping to both ends of the bridge to complete the project.

Uckfield Community Hospital June 20181

Uckfield Community Hospital Car Park

C J Thorne have this week started a new project in Uckfield at the local Community Hospital. The £37,000 project, which is being funded by the Hospital’s League of Friends will involve converting the grass verge opposite the ambulance station into additional car parking spaces for its staff.

National Cat Centre May 2018

National Cat Centre, Chelwood Gate

C J Thorne have recently started work on a new project at the National Cat Centre. The £250k project will involve upgrading the existing car park and providing additional parking spaces. A retaining wall will also be built in order to improve the line of sight on the site’s access road.

Eatons Footbridge, Henfield

C J Thorne has recently started work for West Sussex County Council to replace an existing historic footbridge that had fallen into disrepair.

The bridge is located over the River Adur so gaining access to the bridge was a bit of a challenge! Fortunately, due to the recent good weather, work is progressing well. The old bridge has now been removed with sections salvaged for the local museum.

The new piled foundations are nearly complete and the new 21 m footbridge was delivered to site from Holland this week, ready for installation.

Astral Towers, Crawley, Upgrade to existing car park

We have recently completed a project at Astral Towers in Crawley to extend the existing car park, which has provided 75 additional parking spaces.

The £220k project included earthworks and landscaping in an environmentally sensitive area and combined the skills of staff from both C J Thorne and Hobart Paving Ltd to complete the works. Well done to Steve, Lee and their team for doing a great job.