We’re looking for a Chartered Structural Engineer to join an award-winning Engineering Consultancy in Edinburgh.

As a Senior Project Manager stationed in Cumbernauld, you’ll assume a pivotal role in the organisation’s operational framework, emphasising the delivery of projects to the highest standards, from initial design through to project handover. Collaborating closely with our established team, you’ll ensure that all completed work aligns with the stellar reputation our client has worked hard to achieve.

Our client, a well-established family-owned civil engineering contractor with over 40 years of industry experience, seeks to welcome a dynamic Contracts Manager to their Argyll-based team. Specialising in a diverse range of challenging projects, including heavy earthworks, site preparation, demolition, bridges, roads, groundworks, and renewables, our client is dedicated to delivering excellence.

This large Main Contractor has a long standing presence in the north of Scotland and looks forward to a healthy pipeline of work in 2024. If you are a Site Manager with a passion for delivery high quality projects then this should be of interest to you.

Contract Scotland are currently working with an exciting contractor specialising in fit-out and refurbishment projects based in Glasgow to recruit a Project Manager to add to their team due to a continued increase in workload. In the current market, Project Management is not an easy job and our client know this. Maybe you are looking for the opportunity to have tighter control on your workforce on site? Or maybe you are looking for a company where your voice can be heard and you can make a difference? With a strong reputation for quality, they are set up to put their Project Managers in the strongest position to succeed in delivering their projects on time, on budget, to high standard and (hopefully!) with minimal hassle. With a pool of secure, clients that they garner high volumes of repeat business from, their general geographic remit tends to cover West and East and managers are rarely required to work away from home. With forecasts for workload into 2023 looking strong now is an excellent time to come on board!

Contract Scotland is excited to be recruiting for a Senior Quantity Surveyor for a well-established contractor who specialises within Fit-Out and Refurbishment. You will be based in the Glasgow office with a strong pipeline of work, working alongside the commercial team. This company works on interesting projects across the central belt specialising in various sectors such as roofing, cladding and commercial fit out, and many more. This is the perfect opportunity if you are looking for a company that will offer first-class training and development. This company prides themselves on its work culture, forward-thinking, and excellent reputation within the construction industry.

Seeking an Estimator with Fit-Out Expertise Are you a skilled and experienced Estimator with a passion for fit-out projects? Do you thrive in a dynamic team environment and possess the drive to deliver top-notch results? If so, we have the perfect opportunity for you! Location: Glasgow, Scotland ⏰ Working Hours: Full-time, 5 days a week Contract Scotland is currently recruiting for a well-established fit-out company, who are based in the West of Scotland. Our client is an innovative and forward-thinking company who are seeking an Estimator. You will collaborate closely with a dynamic estimating team, contributing your expertise to exciting fit-out ventures. As a valued member of the company, you will play a vital role in shaping their future successes.

A quantity surveying role with a bespoke developer in the Great Glasgow region

re you an experienced Senior Site Engineer with a passion for civil engineering projects? Our client, a leading privately-owned civil engineering contractor operating throughout Scotland, is looking for a dedicated professional to join their team on a permanent basis in Perth, with opportunities for work across the stunning landscapes of Scotland.

Our client is looking for an experienced Quantity Surveyor to join their established commercial team for projects between Oban & Fort William. These projects are for Groundworks on Private & Social Housing Projects however future projects can range between Housebuilding, Commercial, Industrial, Health, Education & Leisure

A prominent general building contractor based in Perthshire is looking to appoint a new Contracts Manager to play a key role in their continued growth and success! The role offers the chance to lead a varied portfolio of projects across a range of sectors including commercial, healthcare, residential and education, between £500k-£5m in value. A great opportunity to join a stable and respected construction company with a strong pipeline of work across the Central Belt of Scotland.

Our client is looking for a Customer Order Advisor to join their close-knit team! Full-time office-based – Monday to Friday Shift patterns – 8 am – 4:30 pm and 8:30 am – 5 pm The potential yearly bonus of £4,200 on top of the annual salary

Contract Scotland are working closely with a regional building contractor based in Perthshire to source an experienced Construction Planner. With a stable footing in the Scottish construction industry, this family-owned business has an impressive portfolio across the public and private sectors and a proud history of developing and promoting talent. You will be supported by a well-established and highly committed team and will work on a variety of projects ranging from £500k-£5m in value.

Contract Scotland has a fantastic opportunity for a Part Time Administrator to join our client, a Civil Engineering consultancy, based in East Lothian. This is a permanent position and offers you the chance to work with an established and professional business.

Your role as a Senior Client Manager will be to utilise your strong relationship management skills to support a key group of clients; via face-to-face meetings, telephone/ Zoom calls and email. You will be preventing the need for escalation by engaging in regular dialogue with their senior team. Based in Stirling, a key requirement of the role is to build and maintain excellent working relationships with senior clients across a variety of locations; as determined on a needs basis.

The main purpose of the role is to take control of any complex issues/non-standard enquiries flagged by high-profile or key Partners and take personal responsibility to see issues through to resolution – this position is a telephone-orientated role.

An opportunity for a Temporary Works Engineer to work with on of the busiest companies within the Scottish Water Framework

Contract Scotland are delighted to be working with a construction and fit-out company based in East Kilbride to source a Trainee Quantity Surveyor. Delivering projects across a range of sectors, including retail, commercial, healthcare, and industrial, they’ve secured a strong pipeline of work. Applications are welcome from both experienced Quantity Surveyors and junior/entry-level Quantity Surveyors/Estimators who are looking to develop their skills in a supportive working environment.

An opportunity for a quantity surveyor with strong housebuilding experience to join a 5-star housebuilder in the west central belt

Are you a Senior Administrator looking for a new temporary role? Contract Scotland has an urgent requirement for a temporary Admin for our client within Lanarkshire. This is a temp role with an immediate start, 8 weeks worth of work with the chance of extension.

An award-winning housebuilder, based in Falkirk is looking to recruit an experienced quantity surveyor in the private housebuilding sector.

Contract Scotland are working in partnership with a specialist roofing contractor based in the South Side of Glasgow. This family run organisation has been in operation for over 30 years and pride themselves on quality of work, service and craftsmanship. Working in a small office, the successful candidate will work directly with the business owners; so excellent interpersonal skills will be an advantage.

With a strong pipeline of social housing projects going forward, our client seeks an experienced quantity surveyor to join them and progress with them.

With strong growth on key housing projects in the Aberdeen region, our client have a requirement for a senior quantity surveyor to join this busy housing developer

Our client is a globally recognised engineering firm with a strong focus on water-related projects. They are expanding their commercial team in Scotland and are seeking a talented Commercial Manager with a background in the water industry.

Our client, a major global engineering firm renowned for its expertise in water sector projects, is seeking an experienced Project Manager to join their delivery team in Inverness on a permanent basis. In this pivotal role, you will contribute significantly to the execution of a large, long-term framework. You’ll thrive in a collaborative and supportive work environment that fosters creativity and innovation, all with the goal of delivering cutting-edge engineering solutions to clients. Your primary responsibilities will include ensuring the efficient and economical execution of projects while maintaining compliance with regulations.

Contract Scotland has a fantastic opportunity for an experienced Business Development Manager to join our client, a professional engineering consultancy based in East Lothian, This is a full time, permanent position offering a competitive salary and the chance to work in a newly created position with a company who have experienced continued success in their field.

We are delighted to be working closely with a busy regional build and fit-out contractor to source a Senior Quantity Surveyor to join their Glasgow based team. Delivering projects across a range of sectors, including retail, commercial, healthcare, and industrial, they have secured a strong pipeline of diverse projects.

An opportunity for an experienced quantity surveyor to work with an award-winning developer in Edinburgh

Due to continued growth we are currently working with a client who specialises in Multi-Utilities Services in the construction industry across Scotland and Northern England, as they seek a Administrator to their team based in Cambuslang. As part of this your role, your responsibility will include the following:

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How to manage counter offers from your Employer after handing in your notice

So, you’ve just handed in your notice to your manager, you’re ready to start your new job and then you’re faced with a fresh complication – a counter offer.

Counter offers are usually presented to highly valued staff members that have handed in their notice following a job offer.
Upon receiving this news, the employer may choose to go back to the employee with a counter offer that rivals the package proposed by the external employer.

Counter offers are great as they’re a sign that you are a respected employee that brings a lot to the business, but as flattering as this may be, it can also make things very confusing. So, how do you manage counter job offers?

8 Top tips on managing counter offers

Make Sure Counter Offers Are In Writing

First and foremost, it’s important that you receive any counter offers made to you in writing before making a decision – even if the offer is one that you are keen to accept.

Nothing can be considered as concrete or guaranteed until it is in writing and signed by your employer, so be sure to request this if it is not provided in the first instance.

Don’t Rush Into Making a Decision

Once you have the counter offer in writing, take the time to go away and think things through. If you’ve been left feeling
particularly torn or confused, it’s sometimes a good idea to create a list of pro’s and con’s for both offers that are on the table.

Pro’s for your existing employer may be that you have lots of nice colleagues and that you know the business inside-out. Con’s, on the other hand, could be that you have a lengthy commute which leaves little time to spend with your family. Create lists for both offers to help establish which is more appealing.

Remember Why You Started Job Hunting

What was your reason for wanting to leave your existing role in the first place? Perhaps it was related to your salary, or the fact that your employer doesn’t offer any flexibility with regards to working from home? It’s possible that your employer’s counter offer rectifies these issues and has suddenly made your existing role more appealing – which is great.

If, however, your reasons for wanting to leave were due to being bored, undervalued or ready for a new challenge, then that counter offer – as attractive as the package may be – might not be the right one for you.

Think back to what it was that propelled you to start applying for other jobs and keep that in mind before you become tempted by a counter offer.

Are There Trust Issues?

Everyone has the right to explore the job market and apply for other roles that appeal to them, but once your employer knows that you’ve been looking at other jobs, it may result in a loss of trust.

It may seem like an unlikely outcome, but if this is the case and the business you work for undergoes some sort of restructure in the future, you may find that you are first in line to go.

Strictly speaking, this shouldn’t be the case, but it’s important to consider all possible outcomes before making a decision.

Consider The Wider Market

Even if you’re super happy with your current employer’s counter offer and you think it’s unlikely that you’d be tempted by anything else in the foreseeable future, try to remain mindful of the wider market.

Being well paid is never a bad thing, but if your employer’s counter offer means that your salary is well above the above
average market value for what you do, you may find applying for jobs more challenging in the future.

Future employers may find it difficult to match or exceed your existing salary, making it particularly difficult to move forward into another role. You may even find that positions senior to your existing role are unable to offer what you are currently being paid. This could make applying for jobs further down the line much more difficult, potentially hindering your long term career progression.

Trust Your Gut

Although we sometimes try to fight it, our gut instinct is one that we should trust. So, if for whatever reason you feel more drawn to one job offer than you do another, then that could just be the simple answer you’ve been looking for.

What Are You Leaving Behind?

If you haven’t already, now is a good time to think long and hard about what you are leaving behind. Even if there are certain things that you aren’t entirely happy with in your existing role, it’s possible that there are lots of things you do love about your job. And those things are always worth considering.

From the various company benefits and flexible working policy, to the fact you have a great working relationship with your team, you could argue that there are many things your current job offers that a future role might not be able to compete with.

Turning Down Your Employer’s Counter Offer

Should you decide to turn down your existing employer’s counter offer, you must let them know as soon as possible. And
although you may feel a little bit awkward doing so, once you’ve informed them of your decision, you can finally begin to look to the future & your exciting new job role.

Once you are ready to break the news to your employer, schedule a meeting with your manager and prepare to let them down gently. It is best to keep things fairly brief, but always friendly. Thank your employer for their counter offer, but explain that after careful consideration, you have decided that it is your time to explore pastures new.

You may wish to add that your decision wasn’t an easy one, and that you’re very appreciative of all the help, support &
opportunities your existing role has given you.