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Marketing Specialist (12-Month maternity cover)

We have a vacancy for a Marketing Specialist working within the Marketing team at our Blackburn Head Office for a 12 month maternity cover position. 

The successful candidate will support and assist the development and delivery of effective digital marketing communications activity, with responsibilities for the adoption of brand strategy and planning through online marketing tools and agencies.

This role has a strong emphasis on digital marketing with key responsibilities including:

  • Managing and tracking online campaign activity to assess effectiveness
  • Working with company websites and online tools to improve Tensar's online presence 
  • Daily maintenance of CRM, CMS and HubSpot

We are looking for a candidate with a degree or equivalent with two years marketing experience preferred but not essential.  

Applications should be made here. 

Marketing Specialist - Market Intelligence

We are seeking to appoint a Marketing Specialist – Market Intelligence to join our Blackburn team to support and assist the sales and marketing team with effective delivery of marketing analysis and research across all marketing and lead sources.

Further details to follow. Provide CV and cover letter to if you are interested in applying. 


Database & Reporting Analyst Vacancy

Job Purpose:

The Database and Reporting Analyst will provide high quality, timely and accurate reporting and analysis across all business functions to enable measured decision making, and support the day-to-day operations and continued growth of the business.

Aspects of the role will include developing and maintaining custom reporting solutions across the organisation from a variety of business systems and data sources, such as Microsoft Dynamics 365 (CRM) and Sage Line 500.

Relies on relevant experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals as well as providing specific technical knowledge to desktop support personnel.


  *   Lead responsibility for the EH business data, analysis and reporting (EMEA, APAC & Russia regions)

  *   Works alongside the Global cross-functional project teams to ensure corporate alignment, data consistency, availability and accuracy

  *   Collaborate with team members to identify needs and opportunities for improved data management and delivery

  *   Influences global system design & development for aligned data processing, prescribing rules and structures for data capture

  *   Translate business needs into reporting requirements, including mock-up reports

  *   Document specifications for business intelligence, reports, dashboards or other outputs

  *   Create tools or systems, including design of related databases, spreadsheets, or outputs

  *   Collect data from available sources, including companies business systems, but also industry reports, public information, field reports or other sources

  *   Generate standard or custom reports summarizing business, financial, or economic data for review by executives, managers, clients, and other stakeholders

  *   Design, implement and support all methods of data delivery, including reports and user interfaces

  *   Manage the master data of the business, and the tools to maintain it

  *   Disseminate information regarding tools, reports, or metadata enhancements

  *   Significant queries utilizing SQL and other data mining tools

  *   Maintain or update business intelligence tools, databases, dashboards, systems, or methods

  *   Seeks out business opportunities from leveraging/adopting advances in related technologies or techniques

  *   Manage timely flow of business intelligence information to users

 *   Provide technical support for existing reports, dashboards, or other tools

  *   Create or review technical design documentation to ensure the accurate development of reporting solutions

  *   Define, maintain and defend policies, procedures, and best practices for end users to follow including ensuring compliance with all applicable legal and administrative regulations


  *   Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university in Business, Information Technology or related field

  *   Extensive technical training with 3+ years of experience or equivalent combination

  *   Advanced Microsoft Office skills (Excel, PowerPoint, etc)

  *   Experience of administering and managing SQL Server 2008, 2012, 2016 with strong knowledge of relational databases

  *   Advanced understanding and working knowledge of the Microsoft BI Stack (SSIS, SSRS, SSAS)

  *   Knowledge of T-SQL, DAX query language and Stored Procedures, Indexes

  *   Experience developing reports using SSRS, Microsoft Excel and mobile report/dashboard generation

  *   Provide technical support for existing reports, dashboards, or other tools

  *   Experience of Power BI and Power BI Report Server (desirable)

  *   Experience of source control software such as TFS (desirable)

  *   Strong problem solving, mathematical, statistical, analytical and quantitative reasoning skills

  *   Whole problem solver, implements solutions to solve root cause problems

  *   Proven communication and organisation skills. Comfortable interacting with stakeholders at all levels throughout the business with the ability to express complex concepts effectively, both verbally and in writing to non-technical business partners

  *   Ability to focus on assigned tasks and prioritize work in order to meet established deadlines

  *   Desire to achieve excellent project outcomes, and exceed expectations

  *   Work with limited supervision, co-ordinating projects to closure

Success Characteristics:

  *   Maintains and ensures Data and Reporting system integrity and availability to provide full time access of this system to the company’s employees

  *   Ability to build and maintain cross functional teams to produce quality results within tight timeframes and simultaneously manage several projects.

  *   Pragmatic problem-solver who gets personally involved in finding solutions that deliver the critical insights necessary for business leadership to make informed, data driven decisions.

 *   Professional written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills.

  *   Must be self-motivated and flexible

Applications should be made here. 


Area Sales Manager, Spain & Portugal

- Through the development and implementation strategic and tactical plans, deliver or exceed the agreed financial objectives. 

- Implement sales and marketing strategies which enable the company and its distributors to grow their business in existing and new markets.

- Build a strong partnership of collaboration and trust with channel partners and jointly identify new market opportunities for Tensar’s value propositions.

- Ensure the Company has the appropriate processes and systems in place, for the area of responsibility, to monitor and control its operations effectively and achieve its financial targets.

- Managing, developing and training the distribution channel in the area of responsibility.

- Provide support to distributors to promote, specify, quote and sell to projects

- Monitor project progress and provide on-site support as necessary

- Provide sales forecast and project leads report

- Based in Madrid

Application can be made using this link

Shift Electrical Engineer

We have a vacancy for a person to work in our Engineering Department as a Shift Electrical Engineer, based at the Shadsworth Manufacturing Site in Blackburn.

The ideal candidate should be apprentice trained and qualified preferably to HNC or C & G Tech Pt 2/ONC level, with several years experience of web process industry, manufacturing paper, textiles or plastics products. 

Experience and knowledge of preventative maintenance techniques, electronic instrumentation, PLC’s and variable A.C/D.C drives as well as conventional electrical and pneumatic control, is required.

This is a permanent position working a 3 shift pattern 6-2, 2-10, 10-6.

In addition to excellent working conditions, a basic salary with generous shift allowance is offered to the successful candidate.

The successful candidate will receive full training to enable them to safely fulfil the requirements of the role.

Closing date for applications is Friday 6th July, 2018.

This vacancy is open to both internal and external applicants.

Application can be made using this link


Area Civil Engineer

We are looking for an Area Civil Engineer in the UK who will be responsible for the generation of sales of Tensar products by offering solutions to Consultant Engineers and Contractors in all construction markets such as Civil Engineering, Rail, Housebuilding, Landscape, etc.

Historically sales are generated by providing solutions to Consulting Engineers and gaining specifications for projects. These projects need to be tracked through all stages through to completion and the ACE is responsible for managing the internal resources of Tensar to best provide a complete service to the Consultant/Contractor.

The ACE has a defined sales territory and is responsible for the communication and management of all potential sales opportunities in this territory including identifying and managing an existing and potential customer base so as to achieve agreed budgets.

The ACE is also part of a larger sales team and is responsible for working closely with colleagues to maximise potential sales opportunities as an influencer on own customer base that has a sales opportunity in other territories.

The ACE is predominantly self-managing and needs to manage territory to provide a timely and professional service and solution offering to customer base.

Based in the North

Application can be made using this link


IT Helpdesk Support


IT Helpdesk Support is required to join a leading global organisation. This is a fantastic opportunity to join an organisation with enterprise technology and career progression. 

As an IT Helpdesk Support you will be required to provide first class customer service across the business, you will be providing support to employees across the organisation's EMEA offices. You will have the opportunity to work on the best of technology and develop your skills, with on the job training and IT training courses provided. 

Required skills:

-Excellent customer service skills required

-At least 2 years' experience providing 1st or 2nd line IT support

-Positive attitude and willingness to learn

-Excellent knowledge of Windows 7 and 10 – with experience of configuring and repairing PC’s & Laptops, hardware and software

-Knowledge of Microsoft Active Directory and Office 365

-A good knowledge of Windows applications with strong Microsoft Office skills

-Good communication skills, with a professional telephone manner.

-A general understanding of networks – TCP/IP, switches and broadband routers

-A general understanding of communications (VPN / broadband / RAS)

-Experience of CRM/ERP systems (desirable)

Responsibilities Include:

-1st & 2nd line local and remote technical support 

-Monitoring and administering the helpdesk ticket system 

-Configuration and installation of PC's and laptops

-Creating and managing user accounts 

-Undertaking of small to medium sized IT projects, and assisting with larger initiatives


Application can be made using this link.

Independent Sales Agent, Spain & Portugal


-Thorough understanding of geographical territory so as to provide an accurate opportunity analysis for Tensar sales within the territory, including market segment awareness.

-Communicate the benefits of Tensar products and solutions to existing and potential customers/influencers so as to grow the market knowledge of Tensar services.

-Work closely with all members of the Tensar sales team so as to provide the Tensar service offering to own customer base but also influence project sales in other territories.

-Provide technical communication forums for customer base through Workshops, seminars, case studies, technical papers, literature, press articles, referrals etc. Objective is to differentiate our offering from that of our competitors

-Organise sales team support for territory through all stages of projects, and customer requirements by utilising all resources such as Key Account Managers, Design, Customer Services, Marketing, Finance etc. so as to provide customers with all levels of support and to maintain excellent sales relationships.

-Utilise all sales tools offered by the Company so as to best manage opportunities and time within territory.

-Provide regular input to the Gateway NPI process by using routine contacts with customers and specifiers to actively seek out and identify problems, unmet needs and unarticulated needs that may generate ideas or directions for new product development



-Degree standard or similar in Civil Engineering or equivalent.

-Sound understanding of Contract law to ensure that the Company’s position is protected.

-Several years experience in Civil Engineering design and Construction with particular emphasis on geotechnical engineering at similar level to main contacts   [Consultants, Project Engineers etc.]

-Ability to communicate effectively and to establish good working relationships within company and external customers.

-Extensive knowledge of geosynthetic market place.

-Proven technical competence.

-The ability to develop solutions to construction problems using internal/external experiences.

-Good motivational/communication of strategy skills.


-To be aware of the safety aspects and responsibilities of site work.

-Willingness to strive for self teaching with regards to market technology.

-Adequate computer literacy so as to use E-mail, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, CRM systems etc


Success Characteristics:

-Responsible for achievement of agreed yearly budget on geographical territory. Geographical territory defined by agreed Counties.

-Responsibility to achieve agreed product specific budgets within financial year, profitably.

-To promote the Tensar solution and product offering through Workshops in defined territory – 2 per year.

-To promote the Tensar solution and product offering through Lunchtime presentations in defined territory – 24 per year.

-Knowledge of existing customer base within defined territory – number of Consulting Engineer groups, number Contractors and Projects and understanding of potential customer base.

-Contact of complete customer base within financial year, strategy to be developed using potential of customer  ie. Personal visit, phone call, mail, telemarketing etc.


Application can be made using this link.


Financial Accountant, UK


Job Purpose:

As financial accountant you will work along side the Financial controller and be involved in the preparation of statutory accounts, monthly reporting of the foreign subsidiaries into our consolidations package whilst ensuring inter-company transactions balance. This will include regular communication with global partner and with all levels and departments of the business internally.



-Preparation of the UK GAAP Statutory Financial Statements including the main trading companies TIL, TML, TTL. Along with Roll forwards of the Non-trading 13 dormant companies. Knowledge of the conversion of management accounts from US GAAP to FRS 102 would be advantageous.

-Full responsibility for the compilation and coordination of TR Holdings Ltd (Cyprus) Financial Statements under IFRS Reporting, liaising with Cypriot Accountant and Audit. Calculation and analysis for corporate tax submission

-Month End Management Reporting – Overseas entities and head office Companies accounting, including Spain, France, Czech, Russia, Luxembourg, liaising with the bookkeeper in each country, accrual journals for recharges and foreign exchange etc., Ensure inter companies balance, and all Management Accounts information is loaded into the Group Consolidation system (Longview).

-Intercompany monthly reconciliations for the Eastern Hemisphere.

-Supplementary Audit Packs - Analysis of the data required to complete the footnotes for the Tensar corporation Consolidated Financial Statements (US). Which includes analysis of capitalized software, Intangibles and Operating / Capital leases. Facilitating the co-ordination of all EH entities.

-Compilation of the data required to populate the 5471 US Tax Returns for EH entities.

-Fixed asset management - Custodian of the Fixed Asset Registers for the UK entities, including the revalued assets post acquisition. Asset appraisal including DCF modelling and R.O.C.I evaluation.

-Preparation and execution of Fixed Asset Additions and Disposals through the Sage Fixed Asset module. AFE approval process, Month end CIP reconciliations, Depreciation budget.

-Responsibility for the collation of lease agreements for the UK companies, including analysis for audit and tax purposes.

-Assistance as necessary in collation of the annual budget and monthly forecasting, including operating expense, depreciation and capital spend.

-General monthly administrative support, control and analysis for expenditure of legal, pensions and other professional fees. Along with monitoring against budget.


Other Ad hoc:

-UK Tax Computation analysis & support

-Year-end Sage rollover for UK and support for Germany, UAE and Neth

-Review of small foreign entities Statutory accounts Spain, France, Czech, Russia

-National Statistics – Annual PRODCOM, Price Indices, Construction in progress, Business survey

-VAT- cover for the preparation of the monthly VAT return including ensuring controls over VAT on pensions, restricted VAT, Duty.

-Other day to day analysis as prescribed by the Director of Finance for Eastern Hemisphere


-“A” levels or equivalent


Professional accounting qualification:

-CIMA/ACCA/ACA or similar or part qualified

-Previous experience in a similar role including international exposure in commensurate with accounting and reporting in various foreign currencies. Handling currency transnationals and foreign book keeping

-High level of interpersonal skills to enable integration across all levels within the organization and external advisors

Success Characteristics:


-Practical approach to problem solving

-Team Player

-Challenges, whilst accepts constructive feedback

-International Exposure

-Knowledge of US GAAP

-Strong Excel skills

-Proficiency in ERP systems e.g. Sage L 500; also, implementation would be useful

-Experience of Consolidation packages ideally Longview, or MS Dynamics would be advantageous

-A second foreign European language would be beneficial

Experience within a manufacturing environment:

-This position is located in Blackburn. Pay is commensurate with skill set and experience. Tensar International Limited is an Equal Opportunity Employer offering competitive compensation and an excellent benefits package.


Application can be made using this link.


Pavement Design Engineer, UK:


Job Purpose:

-The principal function of this position is to undertake elements of highway design on projects using Tensars software and to assist the Tensar Area Civil Engineers with overall delivery of projects using the designed solutoin.

-The Pavement Design Engineer is also part of a larger sales team and is responsible for working closely and assisting colleagues so as to maximise potential sales opportunities in the UK.

-In this role you will be required to manage the day to day coordination and review of design documentation for large, medium and small projects. You will manage the design workflow, which will include compiling relevant reporting, managing a large amount of stakeholders to whom you will have to act as the main point of contact and be able to provide direction and guidance as well as explaining the concept and the nature of the Tensar design. In this role you will lead with specification selling and be able to help the sales team defend specification designs.

-Working alongside Tensars Design Manager and Highways Manager to promote schemes through a value engineering management process.

-This is a part technical and a part commercial role and would suit someone wanting to have both qualities working for a global leader in Geosynthetics.


Minimum Requirements:


The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate an understanding of the industry with demonstrable experience in the technical support of projects and be conversant with the current UK design and technical standards that apply. Knowledge of AASHTO Pavement Design methods is a distinct advantage. We are looking for an ambitious team player with strong development skills who wishes to assist in the development of innovative, cost effective and buildable solutions in an environment that is collaborative, stimulating and demanding.



-Preparation of specifications and development of designs for pavement optimisation of the full pavement for both client organisations and contractors

-Work independently and proactively on all aspects of pavement design, at all stages from concept and feasibility through to detailed design and contract awarded.

-Prepare technical and commercial documents, maintain CRM, including reports, programmes and other documents to monitor, control and report progress of the design[s]

-Report to the local Highways Team Leader and Sales Manager and liaise on a regular basis with other internal teams, clients and external contacts the progress of designs completed

-Able to author competent technical reports and designs of acceptable technical and presentational quality.

-Increase knowledge, and uses, of Tensars capabilities and solutions outside and into other business units if required.

-Ability to market technical capability internally as well as externally to major clients within Tensar CRM.



-A qualified Civil Engineer with a relevant civil engineering degree, either chartered or heading towards CEng status; you will should demonstrate recent and relevant experience in working with the design of roads and highways. Strong communication skills, both written and verbal, as well as strong computer skills are essential.

-CAD experience in a consulting environment is desirable

-Must be able to communicate effectively with colleagues and clients using the telephone and email.

-Must be fully proficient in the use of pavement design software

-Must have experience with best value and value engineeried solutions

-Strong communication skills both written and verbal

-Ability to work well as part of a close-knit design & sales team

-Familiarity with Microsoft CRM Dynamics would be advantageous

-Familiarity with ground investigation, geotechnical studies, and design of geotechnical works for road schemes that could include slopes, foundations, retaining structures, strengthened earthworks, track bed and road pavement would also be an advantage

-Knowledge and experience of relevant Eurocodes and UK standards and specifications, as well as those of Network Rail and Highways England.


Mandatory Requirements:

-A team player

-A degree in Civil Engineering from an institute of repute or/and university.

-Minimum 3 years of experience in design of Highways.

-Working experience to DMRB/ AASHTO

-Good written and verbal English language communication skills.

-Ability to work effectively with colleagues, seniors, team members and clients.

-Experience of technical leadership for major highway projects at feasibility and detailed design stages.

-Ability to fully understand, explain, present, and solve complex technical problems for technical and non-technical audiences.

-Working knowledge of pavement design

-Proven experience in road design, horizontal & vertical geometry, road alignment, pavement build-up, setting out, cross sections, long sections, ground modelling, excavation level, formation level, finished level, cut/ fill, earthwork, contours

-Valid UK driving license. Willing to travel to construction sites and client offices within the UK and to occasionally undertake short assignments into Ireland.


This position is Field Based. Pay is commensurate with skill set and experience. Tensar International Limited is an Equal Opportunity Employer offering competitive compensation and an excellent benefits package.


Application can be made using this link.