We primarily operate in Oxford and the surrounding area. Our head office is located in Oxford Road, Cowley. There are approximately 50 full time employees.
Office staff roles include Contracts Management, Estimation, Finance, Procurement, Quantity Surveying, and Project Support. Site based staff include Site Managers, Carpenters, Plasterers and labourers. Other disciplines are sub-contracted through our proven supply chain.
Our company approach is to develop long term relationships with all our stakeholders including staff, clients, sub-contractors and consultants.
Due to the size and structure and long term approach of Benfield and Loxley we are able to offer:
To apply for any vacancy, please send your CV and a covering letter stating the vacancy for which you are applying. (No agencies please.)
We are looking for an inquisitive and self-motivated individual, who would enjoy working on a vast array of interesting construction projects in the Oxford area. A desire to learn from others and respond well to structured training is essential. The ability to hold and manage project information and drawings is an important feature. Effective communication, both in the verbal and written context, with both clients and consultants, is also a key attribute.
Ideally, you should have attained a good level of education, particularly in Maths and English at GCSE level and – BBC at A level or BTEC DMM. Numeracy is vital.
This uniquely permanent role, presents considerable potential, comprising accelerated career progression and an unrivalled opportunity to seek professionally recognised status. Initially commencing in an entirely supportive role to well-established Contract Managers, leading to being responsible for the delivery of smaller projects, thus ultimately aspiring to becoming an integral part of that management team. All related academic undertakings will be supported and underwritten by the Company.
An attractive salary and benefits package, commensurate with the perceived importance of the role, are on offer, along with welcome long term prospects.
In the first instance, please forward an outline CV, supported by a brief covering letter explaining why you feel that you should be considered for this opportunity, with specific reference to your interest in the construction industry.
In 1876 Oxford William Loxley teamed up with a fellow carpenter George Edward Benfield to work on the restoration of the roof of New College Chapel. Its first major building contract was for Magdalen College School (boarding) house. Since then B & L have worked on practically every college in Oxford and many other university and private school buildings.
In 1900 Benfield and Loxley built its own Brickworks at Sandford just outside Oxford. At the time this was the largest brickworks in the world, producing 10,000 bricks per week. The engines from the works were taken in to war service in 1914 and the site never operated again.
Benfield and Loxley erected the original Morris Motor works, now BMW, and subsequently completed other extension works including the office block still in use.
In 1937 the company bought the stone quarries at Bladon which they used to build the New Bodleian Library, 1937-1940 and Nuffield College 1949-1960.
In 1960 B & L became a public incorporated company and built many contemporary styled buildings in Oxford such as the Blackwells building. It also diversified into other geographical areas.
In 1984 the company was taken back into private ownership and focussed once again on the Oxford area, in particular the Colleges and private education sector since when it has continued to operate successfully.
Since its establishment in 1876, Benfield and Loxley has been constructing in and around Oxford focussing on the private education sector and taking pride in long-term relationships with our clients, staff, sub-contractors and consultants.