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.
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.
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>
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Research & Development Manager - Asphalt Technology
"Excellent opportunity for Asphalt Technology specialist to head up sustainable innovation research and development projects for global market leader."
Midlands HO Hybrid Working
£Very Competitive + Car/Allowance + Bonus + Blue Chip Benefits
Are you a commercially focused project manager?
Do you have a technical understanding of the formulation of building products such as asphalt?
Would you like to lead a global R&D project to use sustainable materials in asphalt production?
If so, our client needs your skills.
They're a major global manufacturer of construction products focusing on reducing their carbon emissions. As such, they are investigating the use of sustainable materials, like bio-oil, to replace bitumen as the binder for their asphalt products.
So, although this role involves R&D Management, they're not looking for someone to perform the lab activities, as they have staff to do the detailed investigation work. The ideal candidate will be someone who understands asphalt technology and asphalt binders. Particularly, their chemical properties and constituents in order to see how bio-oils and other similar products could be successfully applied and give the same performance levels as bitumen.
This is an innovation role for a project manager who can oversee the whole process from ideation to innovation and then to market. As you can imagine, this covers a whole host of activities, including:
* Technical development
* Lab trials, assessment and analysis
* Pilot projects with manufacturing plants
* Certification and accreditation
* Launch to market
As such, you'll be skilled in relationship-building with internal and external bodies. This will likely include engaging with suppliers, customers, certification/regulatory bodies, academia, and production units.
Our client feels the ideal candidate must have experience and understanding of asphalt technology, bitumen and bituminous products/materials. In particular, they are keen to find a sustainable replacement for bitumen as the binder in their product.
So you'll have a degree in a technical discipline, and your background will need to involve asphalt but could be from various sources, such as:
* Building products manufacture
* Academia, e.g. PhD or research into construction materials
* Civil Engineering
* Chemical Engineering
Ultimately, our client sees this role as a continuous cycle of innovation and market launches, so they are looking for someone who can grow with the role and help to position the company for future success.
With a role like this, it's challenging to capture all the nuances in a single advert, so if you feel you have the skills and background required, please indicate your interest by emailing your CV, quoting reference LX 1236662 or calling us on 01905 381 320, so we can discuss it in more detail.
Health & Safety Manager
£40-50000 (DOE)+ Benefits
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Are you an experienced Health and Safety professional?
Have you forged a successful career in a manufacturing or continuous process environment?
Would you like to take a key leadership role in a well-established company that is serious about improving their health and safety culture?
If so, you may be the person our client is looking for to take the reins of their health and safety operation across two sites in Milton Keynes and the East Midlands.
Our client operates a fast-moving, continuous process, converting operation which runs 24 hours a day, five days per week, on a three-shift system. As such, they are looking for someone with significant experience in managing the health and safety elements of that style of manufacturing operation. You’ll be based at their main site in Milton Keynes but will also need to spend some time at their sister site in the East Midlands.
It's our client’s mission to provide the safest workplaces possible, you’ll be an invaluable partner in helping each of their manufacturing sites reach their goals. You will challenge and inspire leadership teams to instil a world-class safety culture in every aspect, from behaviours to processes, with absolute determination for zero harm. Through your guidance, our client can ensure their standards meet industry certifications like 18001 & 45001.
And that’s the focus of this role. It’s about creating and promoting a behavioural health and safety culture across the organisation. And it will need your training, coaching and mentoring skills to influence this company-wide culture change.
Our client doesn’t view health and safety as a tick-box exercise. Instead, they want everyone in the company to understand their role in health and safety and elevate the topic to the front of everyone’s minds.
As such, you’ll be a well-educated, NEBOSH-qualified, chartered (or willing to work towards) IOSH Health and Safety professional. You’ll have had a continuous career in health and safety and have worked in a lean manufacturing environment. You’ll also have up-to-date knowledge of current UK legislation, including OSHAS 18001:2007.
Your personality and character will be essential to lead change and influence behaviours through coaching, training, and mentoring.
STRATEGIST - PROCUREMENT CATEGORY MANAGEMENT & PLANNING
£/€Very Competitive Bonus Blue Chip Benefits
Location: Flexible/Hybrid Role - UK, Netherlands, or Germany
"It's a slightly unusual role".
And that's a great way of summarising this position for our client. They're a well-established organisation in the specialist renewables and power generation industry that wants to become "best-in-class" in terms of its procurement process.
As part of this strategic development plan, they would like to appoint a Category Manager Specialist to sit within their large pan European procurement team. The main focus of this role is to work alongside each Category Manager to help them develop longer-term procurement strategies for each category.
As such, you'll be mentoring, coaching, and developing the category management team to help them think differently and innovate new ideas. This may take the form of working one-to-one with the managers or running workshops to create an open culture of collaboration between the team.
So, they're looking for a category management expert who's used to working in a blue-chip, world-class procurement function and can bring new ideas into the company. Experience of working in the power generation industry is not essential, and they're open to considering candidates from any highly regulated industry in the public or commercial sector such as utilities, defence, aerospace, chemicals, automotive, FMCG as long as it's within a multinational matrix structure with a substantial procurement and category management function. Candidates who combine in house and leading procurement consultancy backgrounds would also be very interesting
Your personality will be a deciding factor in this role, as you'll need the drive and desire to develop a high-performing team. You'll be a natural people-person who can connect with colleagues to help them become the best versions of themselves. In addition, you'll have the vision and the presentation skills to convey it to the team and get them excited about the levels they can achieve. Career development prospects are excellent.
This role can be based at any of our client's business units in the UK (North West or Buckinghamshire), Germany (Lower Saxony), and the Netherlands (Overijssel).
Candidates should be university degree/Masters degree educated ideally with a professional procurement/purchasing qualification such as CIPS or equivalent.
It really is a unique role, but it's going to be a rewarding one for the right candidate. As you can imagine, there's plenty more detail to discuss about this role, so please indicate your interest by emailing your CV, quoting reference LX 1175876
£Very Competitive Benefits Commission/Bonus
Nr Pershore, Worcestershire
What's your mental picture when you think of a Recruitment Consultant?
You'll probably think of a power-dressing, sales beast with an expensive watch and loud voice who uses phrases like 'Work hard, play hard' and 'Go hard or go home'.
If you fancy a career in recruitment based on that picture, then you're not for us. Sorry, but we need someone very different.
Because we're the type of recruitment agency that uses the word 'professional' in its purest sense. During the past thirty-five years, we've built our business by giving our customers a high-quality, professional service. It's a simple but effective policy as they keep coming back to us for their recruitment requirements.
We now need to expand our team and want to invest in someone like you to become a successful and professional recruitment consultant. And we prefer the word 'invest' than 'train' because, like all good investments, we're in it for the long term and know that we have to allow time for our investment to mature.
Our first investment will be to develop you for your future career in recruitment. This includes our own in-house and online learning courses to support you plus external recruitment coaching and training with some of the UK's best recruitment trainers.
While you're learning the theory through these highly structured courses, we will give you practical experience by placing you alongside an experienced recruitment consultant. There's no substitute for practical learning and having that mentor to guide you through the recruitment process is a crucial part of your development.
And we know all of that learning takes time, so we have realistic expectations that you will focus your first three to six months on education, not billing. Our experience tells us that the billing takes care of itself in the future if we get the learning part right.
As for your background, we expect you to be degree qualified in a business or technical discipline and have a desire to work in a sales-based role. Like all sales roles, your personality will dictate your success and having natural confidence with the ability to communicate clearly and maturely with people will be critical to your career.
With much of our training being in-house via local training providers or via webinar, you will need to live within a commutable distance of our offices near Worcester, so possible locations could include Worcester, Cheltenham, Pershore, Gloucester, Warwick, Stratford, Kidderminster, Droitwich or Stourbridge, Hereford, Ledbury, Evesham, Malvern, Redditch, Alcester, Bromsgrove, Stourport.
TECHNICAL MANAGER - CONCRETE TECHNOLOGY
"High profile role for commercially astute, technical leader and concrete technology specialist to join blue chip multinational at a prestigious customer site."
£Very Competitive Bonus Blue Chip Benefits
As an expert in concrete, you'll have already laid the foundations of your career and built a library of knowledge and experience. But would you like to extend your skills even further?
Putting aside the terrible puns, our client is offering the rare opportunity for someone with your ability to join a unique, long-term project at their site in Cumbria.
If we say they're providing concrete, made to exacting standards, to their client in the nuclear industry, you don't need to be a genius to fill in the blanks of the companies involved.
It's a long-term supply contract which should provide you with enough job security to consider relocating to the region if you live outside a commutable zone. Plus, it has a high level of prestige with the instantly recognisable organisations you'll be working for who could catapult your career to new highs.
So, as the Technical Manager, you'll lead a small team of six technicians at the concrete manufacturing plant. The overview of the role is to provide expert knowledge and technical support to the sales and operational teams regarding customer specifications and product manufacture/delivery.
Given the construction projects involve, you can imagine that ensuring the quality and specification of the concrete is critical. So this is an active role where you'll be a visible presence in the manufacturing plant and on-site at the end user's facility. You won't be stationed in a lab, crunching data all day, as you'll provide technical support and advice to main contractors and engineers.
As Technical Manager, you'll already have a solid working knowledge of aggregates and Ready Mix (RMX) concrete products and their applications. Plus, you'll be familiar with EN206 standards and specifications.
Qualifications-wise, you'll likely have a University Certificate or Diploma in Concrete Studies, City and Guilds Concrete Technology and Construction (similar). But, most importantly, you'll thoroughly understand the concrete production process and be confident in communicating with engineers and technicians at all levels.
In return, our client offers the kind of benefits package you'd expect from a company of their size and will help with your relocation if you live outside of the area.
As you can imagine, there are many other details to discuss. So please indicate your interest by emailing your CV, quoting reference LX 1209217
REGIONAL PRODUCTION OPERATIONS MANAGER -SOUTH EAST
"Multi-Site Transformational Change & Leadership Role for Engineering Professional"
C£90000 Car/Allowance 30% Bonus Blue Chip Benefits
Location: South East, Surrey, Sussex, Southern Home Counties
As an Operations Manager with a strong lean/CI skillset, would you relish the opportunity to transform a multi-site manufacturing business?
And we don't mean by tweaking a few things or doing a bit of 5S here and there. We're talking about the widescale implementation of modern manufacturing techniques across five businesses.
It's a job you can really get your teeth into and make huge improvements to this historic organisation, who have an excellent reputation in the construction industry and a highly rated product.
They've seen massive success during their life but know they can improve by replacing ingrained practices and behaviours with the latest techniques in lean manufacturing.
But it won't be easy as they've never embarked on a transformation project of this scale before. So, you'll need to draw on your previous successes to overcome resistance to change by teaching, mentoring, and coaching the individual factory managers and teams on each site.
As you can imagine, you must have a proven track record in delivering business transformation in a manufacturing environment. Ideally, construction materials, but it's not essential. Of more importance are your key strengths of tenacity, patience, and communication skills, as you'll be working with people at all levels of the organisation.
Our client is keen to see you demonstrate your knowledge of formal methodologies such as Kaizen, Value Stream Mapping, Six Sigma, Root Cause Analysis, 5S, Standard Work and Visual Management.
In addition to the transformation project, you should also have one eye on succession planning. The company are keen to invest in and train potential high-flyers within the workforce who can be the managers and leaders of tomorrow.
Ultimately, this role could progress to director level, giving you a personal goal to achieve as well. So please indicate your interest by emailing your CV, quoting reference LX 12088631