Engineering Director – RC Frames & Groundworks in London


Engineering Director needed for a leading RC Frame contractor in London


There are very few companies I would recommend at this level, but this business truly has developed a brand and reputation based on excellence. They can deliver projects of pretty much any size and are currently working with some of the best developers and main contractors in the UK. Current package values range from £10m up to £60m each and include reinforced concrete frames, basements, and associated groundworks. Turnover is set to reach circa £200m over this year and they show no signs of stopping there.

Having met the owners of the business and the directors who head up the various departments, I guarantee that you’ll have the opportunity to work with some of the best in the industry. And more than that, you’ll feel the positive energy coming from each of them concerning the business’s current standings and the growth path they are on. This truly is a business to rival all others in this specialist sector and one that is focused on being the best.


As the Engineering Director of this specialist contractor, it will be your responsibility to manage and lead the whole engineering team across 20+ live sites in and around London. This will include recruitment, development, and career planning at all levels from setting out engineers through to project engineers. You will have involvement in the preconstruction phases to make sure engineering needs are being handled and the right teams are being allocated to each project. This is a pivotal role as the technical requirements of each project differ, and you will be called on by site teams to help problem solve issues and offer guidance when needed. This opportunity will report directly to the construction director and managing director of the business. Current project/package sizes vary from £10m to £60m each and include large reinforced concrete frames/structures, basements, and associated groundworks.


To be considered all applicants must be degree-qualified in civil engineering or structural engineering. I have been instructed to consider those from an engineering management background or those who have operated at a project management or contracts management level and are keen to move into a position like this. Due to the technical nature of the works involved, candidates must have a proven history working for similar reinforced concrete frames, basements, and groundworks subcontractors in the UK. Outside of that, I am open to having confidential conversations with those interested.


How to Apply & About Me:

My name is Andrew Jackson, I am one of the founding directors of Cityscape Recruitment and I have been recruiting in this specific market for nearly two decades. My reputation has stayed intact because I understand the importance of confidentiality and I am also transparent with regards to the options I represent. I’ll tell you what I know, we can discuss everything you want, and if the two marry up, we can progress in a 100% confidential manner.

If you have a CV, please email that to me so I have a point of reference for when we talk. My email address is listed below. All details regarding the employer and opportunity will be divulged before any details are submitted and GDPR will be adhered to.

Andrew @ cityscape ltd . com


In line with the level of responsibility and position within the business, I am looking to consider individuals looking to earn anywhere from £90,000 to £130,000 per annum. Additional benefits such as car allowances, travel and bonuses will be available and all package elements will be negotiated on a case-by-case basis depending on experience and suitability for the role.


About this Recruiter

Andrew Jackson

A bit about me

I am one of the Founding Directors of Cityscape Recruitment and have over 17 years of experience in Civil Engineering & Construction recruitment. My specialisms are the niche sectors of concrete frames, groundworks, basement construction and demolition. I work with the vast majority of the groundwork & concrete frame businesses in the UK. I can help not only to introduce you but to give you up-to-date information on each, helping you make an informed decision so you can take your career forward. I have a positive reputation in the market because I don’t tell people whatever it takes; I tell them the truth. My job is to get you the options you want, give you the information you need, and then let you decide what is right for you.
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Some of our key clients are Statom Group, 8Build, AJ Morrisroe and Sons, VolkerFitzpatrick, Troy Group and Bellway Homes. 

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