Coulson Building Group, providing a comprehensive range of building services since 1884.

01223 423800

The Coulson Building Group are proud to run one of the largest directly employed workforces in the Cambridge Area. For over 125 years we have continued to maintain a training and recruitment programme that has produced some of the best managers and skilled craftsmen in the area.

Today we have over 100 directly employed staff covering all key trades including: Managers, Technical, Agents/Foreman, Administration, Carpenters, Joiners, Bricklayers, Masons, Labourers, Painters, Plasterers, Plumbers, Electricians and Plant Fitters.

Running a business means constantly improving and constantly learning. Our aim is to support and develop all employees, improving their performance and, in turn, that of our company.

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Current Vacancies

Plumbing & Heating Surveyor

We are currently recruiting for a Plumbing and Heating Surveyor to produce comprehensive and cost effective surveys, estimating and supervision resources to the Plumbing and Heating Department.

Your role will include the production of specifications and estimates based upon client enquiries, requisition of materials and the organisation and supervision of engineers.

This is an exciting opportunity to join a leading, well established contractor based in Cambridge and as such the successful candidate will need to have a good knowledge of industry practices, with a particular emphasis on Plumbing and Heating, the ability to communicate and interact with stakeholders at all levels and a motivated, proactive attitude.

You will need to possess relevant Plumbing and Heating qualifications i.e. City and Guilds or NVQ Level 2/3 or equivalent, supervisory experience is desireable. In turn we offer a competitive salary and Company vehicle.

To apply please contact for an application form.


Coulson Building Group currently have a number of Electrical vacancies available for both Approved Electricians and those who are qualified but have not yet achieved Approved status.

Successful candidates will join our busy Electrical Department working on commercial and domestic installation and maintenance in and around the Cambridge area. Experience of installing, servicing and maintaining electrical systems and appliances in accordance with current Wiring Regulations is essential.

This is an exciting opportunity to join a leading, well-established contractor and its expanding Electrical Department.

We offer competitive rates of pay, Company vehicle, PPE and workwear.

To apply please contact for an application form.

12 Month Construction Placement

We have a fantastic opportunity for two enthusiastic undergraduates, who are committed to a career in construction, to join us for their year in industry.

Placements start summer 2019, closing date for applications 18.01.19. Full details can be found below:

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Coulson Joinery manufacture a variety of high class bespoke joinery and require an experienced Joiner to join their team.

Machining experience desirable but not essential.

As one of the largest joinery companies in Cambridge we offer a clean, well equipped working environment and good rates of pay.

Please contact Tony Smith for an application form 01223 423800

All our current vacancies are listed on this page. In the first instance you will need to complete a Coulson Building Group employment application form. These can be requested by calling Glenda Matthews on
01223 423800 or complete our enquiry form.

Your application will then be passed to the relevant manager for review. We will inform you if you are required to attend an interview at our offices.

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