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In a sector with so many niche roles, it pays to use a specialist like us. Someone who knows the concrete difference between asphalt and macadam. And understands that you should never send a BID Manager to do a BIM Manager’s job. Or vice versa.

Construction and Civils Recruitment from Martin Veasey“construction_sector”

Having provided specialist recruitment in the construction and civils sector since 2003, we have a deep appreciation of the challenges involved in meeting ever more ambitious health and safety and sustainability goals. We also understand the importance of championing diversity and are proud to have given a number of executive-level candidates their first opportunity in the sector. It’s just one of the reasons several industry titans use us on a preferred supplier basis.

We can provide a recruitment strategy that covers all areas of construction, from engineers and site leadership through to procurement and technical managers and of course senior commercial and project executives. Need a whole team assembled? No problem. In the past we’ve placed entire multifunctional managerial teams of as many as 12 people under exceptionally tight timeframes – essential when contracts often include hefty penalties for late delivery.

Here are just a few reasons why we’re trusted to deliver in this sector:

  • We have 17+ years of specialised sector experience, including placing key roles within construction materials, building products, nuclear, and the renewable energy sector, builders’ merchants & DIY retail, HVAC, network access and civil engineering and the increasingly popular modular building industry.
  • Our trusted approach involves evaluating the unique culture of your business to ensure candidates will not only complement your existing construction teams but provide a rich mix of contrasting skills that will enable you to deliver your projects more effectively and efficiently.
  • We can help you source talent under the radar, operating with a high degree of confidentiality to ensure you secure the best candidates available from across the globe without risk of breaking any non-solicitation agreements.
  • We have successfully placed and headhunted talent in over 42 countries.
  • Thanks to our proactive approach to recruitment we already have a worldwide talent pool of over construction professionals, with many more leading candidates also on our radar.

If you’re looking for a role in construction and civils be sure to check out our latest vacancies or ping us your CV.


In their own words

“Martin Veasey Talent Solutions are different to many other recruitment agencies as they provide a very personable service for their prospective candidates. They very much practice what they preach!

When I first met Roheela for my initial interview it felt very much like an interview with the company. She was very knowledgeable about the job role, but also about the business, their culture, and more specifically the management team and their personality profiles in terms of where I could fit into the business. This really helped me prepare for the interview in the correct way, but also gave me an understanding of whether I felt I could fit into the team, which from a candidate’s point of view is very important if you are looking long-term. The level of detail provided about the role was also second to none and the role has lived up to the expectation set out at the start."

Category Procurement Manager


Role up, role up

Here are just some of the construction and civils positions we’ve filled for our UK and international clients over the years. Unable to see the role you’re looking for? Don’t worry, just get in touch and we’ll see how we can help.

  • Site Engineers
  • Construction Managers
  • Operations Managers
  • Commercial Managers
  • Quantity Surveyors
  • Pavement Design Specialists
  • Estimating Managers & Estimators
  • Managing Quantity Surveyors
  • Design Managers
  • Health & Safety Professionals
  • Environmental & Sustainability Professionals
  • BID Managers
  • BIM Managers
  • Specification Sales Managers
  • Business Development Managers
  • Supply Chain & Logistics
  • Project Managers
  • Technical Managers
  • Executive Directors including Commercial, Construction, Regional Directors & MDs
  • Procurement Specialists including EPC Procurement
  • Engineers - Mechanical, Electrical, Structural & Civil
  • Land Development Managers including After Use Planners
  • M & E Managers
  • HVAC Specialists
  • Building Services Managers
  • Facilities Managers
  • CAD Specialists
  • Design Engineers
  • MEP Project Engineers & Managers 

Let’s get down to details

From graduate to boardroom, interim to permanent, UK to international, we’ll uncover the best active and passive talent out there. Salaries in this sector generally range from £40,000-£120,000+.

Put our Recruitment Solutions to the test:

  • Executive Search and Headhunting
  • Advertised Selection
  • Fast-track Contingency/Database Search
  • International, Multiple Role and Team Recruitment

Take advantage of our HR and Talent Management services:

  • Psychometric Testing
  • Career and Executive Coaching
  • Talent and Strategy Planning>
  • Outplacement

Intrigued? Let’s talk

To find out how our tried, tested and trusted insight and innovation can deliver you the brightest construction and civils talent call 01905381320 or email info@martinveasey.com.

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1050102_1653058707
£40000 - £45000 per annum + 20% Bonus + Car/Allowance

REGIONAL SALES MANAGER - SOUTH - HOUSEBUILDER CHANNEL

 

"A Regional Sales Manager role for an innovative manufacturer of MMC Products."

 

£40-45000 (Dependent On Experience) 20% Bonus Car/Allowance

 

Field Based Hybrid Role -

 

M3, M25, M4, M23 Corridor Hampshire, Sussex, Surrey, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Thames Valley

 

 

If you had the choice between selling:

a) Standard building products that are the same as a million other companies' products.

b) A highly desirable, innovative MMC product.

 

Which would you pick?

 

If you went for option a) then, sorry, you're not the person our client is looking for. Enjoy trying to find the unique selling point of a brick.

 

However, if you chose option b), you could be a good match for this role. Because that's the essence of our client's business and they want to grow their company by increasing sales.

 

So, that's where you come in.

 

They want you to focus on building relationships with architects, housebuilders, and ground workers to position their products early in the process. The ultimate aim is to create long-term relationships where our client's products are specified in the initial plans.

 

As for your background, there is a technical element to this role which you'll need to understand when talking to clients. So, a building and construction qualification would be perfect, but our client is also happy to consider your experience in the construction industry. The main point is that you will understand the tendering process in the industry and know how to specification sell.

 

Ultimately, a core characteristic will be your drive and ambition to beat your sales targets and grow with the business.

 

This is primarily a field-based role, covering the Southern Home Counties in/around M3, M25, M4, M23 so if you are located in Hampshire, Surrey, Sussex, Berkshire, Thames Valley this would be an ideal role for you.

 

So, to start the process, please submit your CV, quoting reference LX 1050102 or call us on 44 (0)1905 381 320.

 

 

1052946_1653058200
£40000 - £45000 per annum + 20% Bonus + Car/Allowance

REGIONAL SALES MANAGER - MIDLANDS & NORTH - HOUSEBUILDER CHANNEL

"A Regional Sales Manager role for an innovative manufacturer of MMC Products."

 

£40-45000 (Dependent On Experience) 20% Bonus Car/Allowance

 

Field Based Hybrid Role

 

M5/M6 Corridor - West Midlands, Staffordshire, Shropshire, Cheshire, Greater Manchester, Lancashire

 

 

If you had the choice between selling:

a) Standard building products that are the same as a million other companies' products.

b) A highly desirable, innovative MMC product.

 

Which would you pick?

 

If you went for option a) then, sorry, you're not the person our client is looking for. Enjoy trying to find the unique selling point of a brick.

 

However, if you chose option b), you could be a good match for this role. Because that's the essence of our client's business and they want to grow their company by increasing sales.

 

So, that's where you come in.

 

They want you to focus on building relationships with architects, housebuilders, and ground workers to position their products early in the process. The ultimate aim is to create long-term relationships where our client's products are specified in the initial plans.

 

As for your background, there is a technical element to this role which you'll need to understand when talking to clients. So, a building and construction qualification would be perfect, but our client is also happy to consider your experience in the construction industry. The main point is that you will understand the tendering process in the industry and know how to specification sell.

 

Ultimately, a core characteristic will be your drive and ambition to beat your sales targets and grow with the business.

 

This is primarily a field-based role, covering the Southern Home Counties in/around M5/M6 corridor so if you are located in the West Midlands, Staffordshire, Shropshire, Cheshire, Greater Manchester, Lancashire this would be an ideal role for you.

 

So, to start the process, please submit your CV, quoting reference LX 1052946 to or call us on 44 (0)1905 381 320.

 

 

949205_1652871587
£35000 - £66000 per annum Bonus Benefits inc Relocation

PRODUCTION MANAGER


"Excellent opportunity to for lean engineering professional to join key strategic site within a market leader as P:roduction Manager".


£Very Competitive Bonus & Benefits including Relocation Assistance


East Lothian, Scotland


Commutable from: Edinburgh, Berwick upon Tweed, Dunbar, North Berwick, Haddington, East Linton, Musselbergh, South Queensferry, Livingston, Dalkeith, Bonnyrigg, Bathgate, Glasgow, Coatbridge


Our client is a market leader within the construction materials sector and operates several plants in the UK.
Our client is a seeking degree educated Production Manager at a strategically important site located in Scotland. The site is currently focused on transformation including equipment upgrade to streamline processes, improve cost effectiveness and efficiency in order to meet rising volumes/throughput. You will play a key role in driving the production department's contributions and changes to support plant performance and reliability goals. Ideally you will have previous heavy industrial processing operations/production coordination or management experience and will be experienced at managing shift teams, contractors and day support teams. You will be familiar with working cross functionally with colleagues across maintenance and process optimisation as well senior management on site.


The Role:
As Assistant Production Manager you will be responsible for managing the operation of the Shift teams to optimise performance, improve reliability and achieve the works and departmental KPIs and objectives for safety, housekeeping, environment, quality, production, and costs.

This will also include performance monitoring and incident investigation relating to shift production activities. Reporting to the Operations Manager, you will also supervise the department's day support teams and contractors on routine tasks.


The role will also require effective coordination with the maintenance engineering and process optimisation teams to improve performance and develop the reliability strategy.


The Ideal Candidate:

  • Educated to minimum HND/University degree in Engineering
  • NEBOSH Certificate preferred. Experience of ISO 14001 an ISO 18001 highly advantageous.
  • At least 5 years' experience in a supervisory or management role within a heavy industrial manufacturing/ production operations environment.
  • Strong people management skills, preferably at least 3 years' experience of managing a function or team in a results orientated environment.
  • Excellent knowledge of a heavy industrial Manufacturing Process and/or Production operations eg cement, bricks, chemicals, steel, glass, building materials, energy/power or similar
  • High awareness of safety, quality and environmental issues. Lean CI approach.
  • An understanding of maintenance practices and requirements would be an advantage.
  • Computer Literate in MS Office packages, Pi and Maximo or SAP

Our client offers a highly competitive salary and benefits package including bonus.
To apply, without delay, please email your CV quoting reference LX 949205

967278_1652792752
£45000 - £60000 per annum Bonus Excellent Benefits Hybrid Working

SENIOR BUYER/CATEGORY SPECIALIST -FM & CORPORATE/SITE SERVICES


"Graduate calibre, CIPS qualified Senior Buyer/ Category Specialist or Category Manager sought by global energy leader."


C£50-58000 (Dependent on Experience) Bonus Excellent Blue Chip Benefits Package


Location: North West (Hybrid Working)


Commutable from Ellesmere Port, Mold, Wrexham, Birkenhead, Wallasey, Chester, Warrington, Runcorn, Widnes, Liverpool, Crewe, Knutsford, Macclesfield, South Manchester, Wigan, Newton le Willows, Leigh, Heywood, Skelmersdale.

This is a permanent career development opportunity for a graduate calibre, CIPS qualified procurement professional to join a global multinational energy environment within its indirect spend area covering corporate and site services. Our client is a multi-site manufacturing/processing and complex matrix organisation.
Our client has an opportunity for a Senior Buyer/Category Specialist for its Indirect Services Category Management team. Specifically, you will support categories such as Corporate & Professional Services, Site Services, Facilities Management, Engineering, MRO, Operational Support and Consumables with tactical and operational buying activities.
The Senior Buyer/Category Specialist will operate as part of a large procurement category management team, and will work closely with national, European and global divisions and business units.


The Role:

  • The delivery of agreed category plans through the execution of strategic sourcing projects to meet business partner requirements, maximizing value for our client.
  • Contributing to the development of category plans by creating and owning sub-category plans
  • Support the development of medium to long range category plans and be able to influence the development of value delivery plans through knowledge of local needs and local supply markets.
  • The implementation of strategic sourcing and supplier management activities to deliver in year value as well as using knowledge of local needs and supplier capabilities to contribute to the development of long-range category plans developed using standard company tools and communicated through the appropriate governance models.
  • Savings delivery is a critical component of the role and Senior Buyer will be responsible for ensuring the accuracy of reporting and management of value outlooks in standard company reporting tools.
  • Collaborate with project specific stakeholders to ensure change management is efficient and effective to guarantee sustainable value delivery.
  • Change management is a key challenge in the role and Senior Buyers must have expert influencing and negotiation skills alongside key technical competencies relating to procurement transactional planning, commercial contract management and supplier relationship management.
  • Senior Buyers will provide the first line of supplier performance management activities to ensure sustainable and secure supply of goods and services to support ongoing safe and effective operation of facilities.

The Ideal Candidate:

  • Will be university degree educated, part or fully qualified CIPS, with previous multinational strategic commercial procurement, buying and sourcing experience ideally within indirect categories, although experience in direct categories would still be of interest.
  • Commercial procurement/tactical and strategic buying experience gained within a multinational matrix organisation.
  • Currently working as a Buyer, Senior Buyer, Category Specialist or Category Manager for a large matrix organisation.
  • Experienced in sourcing, negotiation, and management of £multi million spend categories.
  • Experienced in developing strategic category plans.
  • A proven track record of working with senior stakeholders across multiple sites.
  • Self-starter, with lots of initiative, drive, and ambition to succeed.
  • Confidence and capability Must be able to influence at all levels of the organisation through strong relationship management.
  • Excellent analytical, research, communication, and presentation skills.
  • Excellent team working ability, particularly with suppliers and sourcing managers.
  • Ability to develop and manage strong relationships both internally and externally (e.g. suppliers).
  • Highly motivated with a drive for results - performance focussed.
  • Strong integrity ensuring procurement operates to high standards and is fully trusted by its internal and external stakeholders.
  • Naturally analytical and inquisitive.
  • Experience of SAP/SAP Ariba procurement systems essential.
  • Demonstrate attention to detail to derive accurate and insightful recommendations.

Our client offers excellent development and the opportunity to make a real difference in a business that really values its people.
To apply without delay, please email your CV quoting reference LX 967278

1025976_1652263957
Competitive Bonus Benefits

SENIOR PROCESS OPTIMISATION ENGINEER

 

"Excellent opportunity for experienced chemical process engineer to join a flagship heavy industrial processing & manufacturing plant."

 

Salary: Competitive Bonus Benefits

 

Cheshire/Derbyshire Borders

 

Commutable from: Derbyshire, Cheshire, Manchester, Staffordshire, Macclesfield, Chapel en le Frith, Leek, Stoke on Trent, Stockport, Buxton, Sheffield, Chesterfield, Matlock, Burton on Trent, Ashbourne, Belper, Rotherham, Dronfield, Worksop.

 

This is an exciting career development opportunity for a degree educated and ambitious Chemical Engineer to join the plant optimisation team of a UK market leader.

 

Reporting to a Site Optimisation Manager and working closely with production, maintenance, project and environmental management colleagues, you will play a key role in developing and leading the optimisation of technical, HSE and quality, environmental and economic performance of the cement operation, whilst ensuring legal compliance.

 

The main elements of the role are to:

  • Leading safety in the Optimisation team, demonstrating a clear commitment to achieving zero harm on the Plant. Ensuring that high safety standards are met, coaching and challenging others to work safely.
  • Manage and develop team members; coach and support to develop individual's technical skills and develop their understanding of the wider business issues relevant to their job.
  • Analyse plant technical information on a daily, weekly and monthly basis to advise production, quality, environment, systems and maintenance departments on improvement opportunities.
  • Advise production and quality departments on plant running parameters / targets.
  • Organise and contribute to the implementation of process inspections (both running and stopped) on main plant as per IPEA guidelines and Plant needs. Report the findings and liaise with relevant departments so that findings and recommendations are followed-up and actions progressed.
  • In partnership with production department, develop and update the Standard Operating Procedures for Control Room Operators so that the plant is running at optimum level at all times.
  • Contribute to root cause analysis process for stoppages related to process/production issues.
  • Contribute to scope definition and then integration on site of capital projects impacting process. Depending on projects, he/she may be in charge of the Operational preparation.
  • The role would be expected to cover the Optimisation Manager and any other reasonable duty in relation to the role.

 

The Ideal Candidate:

  • Chemical Engineering / related Degree is ideal or equivalent
  • IChemE associated - working towards or willing to attain chartered engineer status.
  • NEBOSH qualification or equivalent would be desirable
  • 5 years proven experience in the chemical process engineering industry is required for this role. This could be steel, cement, chemicals, minerals, glass or similar heavy processing industries.
  • Candidates with a chemical engineering degree and recent or current in-depth experience as a process engineer or process optimisation engineer role gained within a minerals processing/manufacturing plant may also be considered.
  • In-depth knowledge and direct hands on experience of the cement manufacturing process (or minerals processing).
  • Strong foundation skills in physics, chemistry, thermodynamics and IT. Strong knowledge of physico-chemical products.
  • Waste-derived fuel knowledge and experience such as alternative fuels implementation projects.
  • Excellent analytical skills, and ability to deal with complex matters involving a lot of data.
  • Strong IT skills, in particular proficient in the use of Pi and MS office packages
  • Environmental awareness in relation to developing a positive impact on the business.
  • Good knowledge of process control methods and statistical methods for troubleshooting.
  • Excellent problem solving and analytical skills.
  • Competent to assist the development of production operators to enhance the effectiveness of the process.
  • High safety standards and a wide knowledge of Health and Safety management techniques (e.g. Risk Assessments).
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Persuasion and influencing skills

 

Our client offers excellent development and the opportunity to make a real difference in a business that really values its people.

 

 

 

 

1025976_1649867430
£Competitive + Excellent Blue Chip Benefits inc bonus

SENIOR PROCESS OPTIMISATION ENGINEER

 

"Excellent opportunity for experienced chemical process engineer to join a flagship heavy industrial processing & manufacturing plant."

 

Salary: Competitive + Bonus +Blue Chip Benefits

 

Cheshire/Derbyshire Borders

 

Commutable from: Derbyshire, Cheshire, Manchester, Staffordshire, Macclesfield, Chapel en le Frith, Leek, Stoke on Trent, Stockport, Buxton, Sheffield, Chesterfield, Matlock, Burton on Trent, Ashbourne, Belper, Rotherham, Dronfield, Worksop.

 

This is an exciting career development opportunity for a degree educated and ambitious Chemical Engineer to join the plant optimisation team of a UK market leader.

 

Reporting to a Site Optimisation Manager and working closely with production, maintenance, project and environmental management colleagues, you will play a key role in developing and leading the optimisation of technical, HSE and quality, environmental and economic performance of the cement operation, whilst ensuring legal compliance.

 

The main elements of the role are to:

  • Leading safety in the Optimisation team, demonstrating a clear commitment to achieving zero harm on the Plant. Ensuring that high safety standards are met, coaching and challenging others to work safely.
  • Manage and develop team members; coach and support to develop individual's technical skills and develop their understanding of the wider business issues relevant to their job.
  • Analyse plant technical information on a daily, weekly and monthly basis to advise production, quality, environment, systems and maintenance departments on improvement opportunities.
  • Advise production and quality departments on plant running parameters / targets.
  • Organise and contribute to the implementation of process inspections (both running and stopped) on main plant as per IPEA guidelines and Plant needs. Report the findings and liaise with relevant departments so that findings and recommendations are followed-up and actions progressed.
  • In partnership with production department, develop and update the Standard Operating Procedures for Control Room Operators so that the plant is running at optimum level at all times.
  • Contribute to root cause analysis process for stoppages related to process/production issues.
  • Contribute to scope definition and then integration on site of capital projects impacting process. Depending on projects, he/she may be in charge of the Operational preparation.
  • The role would be expected to cover the Optimisation Manager and any other reasonable duty in relation to the role.

 

The Ideal Candidate:

  • Chemical Engineering / related Degree is ideal or equivalent
  • IChemE associated - working towards or willing to attain chartered engineer status.
  • NEBOSH qualification or equivalent would be desirable
  • 5 years proven experience in the chemical process engineering industry is required for this role. This could be steel, cement, chemicals, minerals, glass or similar heavy processing industries.
  • Candidates with a chemical engineering degree and recent or current in-depth experience as a process engineer or process optimisation engineer role gained within a minerals processing/manufacturing plant may also be considered.
  • In-depth knowledge and direct hands on experience of the cement manufacturing process (or minerals processing).
  • Strong foundation skills in physics, chemistry, thermodynamics and IT. Strong knowledge of physico-chemical products.
  • Waste-derived fuel knowledge and experience such as alternative fuels implementation projects.
  • Excellent analytical skills, and ability to deal with complex matters involving a lot of data.
  • Strong IT skills, in particular proficient in the use of Pi and MS office packages
  • Environmental awareness in relation to developing a positive impact on the business.
  • Good knowledge of process control methods and statistical methods for troubleshooting.
  • Excellent problem solving and analytical skills.
  • Competent to assist the development of production operators to enhance the effectiveness of the process.
  • High safety standards and a wide knowledge of Health and Safety management techniques (e.g. Risk Assessments).
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Persuasion and influencing skills

 

Our client offers excellent development and the opportunity to make a real difference in a business that really values its people.

 

To apply without delay, please email your CV, quoting reference LX 1025976 01905 381 320 www.martinveasey.com

 

 

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