Our client, well known in the water industry is looking to strengthen their Operations team with a Senior Commissioning Engineer to join them on their joint venture for Scottish Water jobs. Based on sites within Invercannie and Aberdeen you will carry out day to day on-site commissioning activities for nominated projects within the appointed region.

Contract Scotland’s Cost Consultancy division are delighted to be engaged by a well-known and respected practice in their search for a senior quantity surveyor to join their business based in the east of Scotland. This is an opportunity with a clear career progression as well providing the opportunity to take part in genuinely influence the division to achieve its strategic goals for 2022 and beyond with an opportunity to move to associate level.

A unique opportunity has presented itself in the Glasgow area for a Senior Quantity Surveyor to join a modern, dynamic practice who buck the trend in their portfolio of works.

We are working closely with the contractor as they continue work on the Edinburgh Trams and have recently recognised the need for another Site Engineer to join the job for a duration of 3-6 months depending on the workload.

We are recruiting on behalf of one of our industry leading contractors in the rail sector who are in the process of finishing off a rail project in Reston, Eyemouth.

An opportunity for a foreman from a joinery background to join an established family builder in Edinburgh.

Contract Scotland is looking for Administrators to join our client, based in Stirling, who operate within the Financial Services Sector. These are full time, permanent positions offering complete flexibility between home and office working. You must have administration experience with the ability to work accurately and efficiently.

Contract Scotland is working with a family-owned residential housebuilder, based in Ayrshire to source a Technical Co-ordinator, to oversee the current and proposed developments in the West of Scotland.

A new housing project, in the Falkirk region requires an experienced site manager to work on the development detached 2-5 bedroom properties.

Contract Scotland are currently working on a new opportunity for a Freelance Planning Engineer to work with a large, renowned contractor from their offices in Glasgow to update and maintain all aspects of the Power T&D OHL, Substation or Cabling project P6 programmes.

Are you an Assistant Quantity Surveyor or Quantity Surveyor who is looking to work for a bespoke, luxury housebuilder? Then we have the job for you!

Quantity Surveyor, QS, Surveyor

Our client is a leading designer and manufacturer of timber frame building solutions, specialising in off-site construction. They have a current requirement for an experienced quantity surveyor

Are you an Assistant Site Manager or graduate aspiring to climb the ladder within the housebuilding sector ? Our client , a well known house builder , have an exceptional opportunity in the East of Scotland.

It’s an exciting time to be part of this busy housing developer and they are currently looking for an experienced quantity surveyor, to join their commercial team in Stirling.

Our client, a highly reputable civil engineering contractor based in Central Scotland, are looking to expand their team by adding an experienced Site Manager. As a Site Manager you will be responsible for supervising projects up to the value of £10 million from inception to completion

An opportunity for a quantity surveyor to join a housing developer as it grows to become a key player in the central belt of Scotland.

Our client, a busy 5* housebuilder, based in Edinburgh, have a requirement for a technical co-ordinator from an architectural background, to join their large technical team

This award-winning housebuilder is looking to add to it’s busy commercial team, through appointing a quantity surveyor, for their east division

Here at Contract Scotland, we are currently working with a fit-out contractor based in Aberdeen that are currently recruiting for a new Site Manager to join their team on a permanent basis.

Are you an experienced Site Supervisor who has experience working within the fit out and refurbishment sector? Contract Scotland might just have the role for you. We are delighted to be working with a highly regarded fit out/refurbishment company based in Glasgow who are currently recruiting for a new Site Supervisor to join their team on a permanent basis.

Contract Scotland currently have an excellent opportunity for a Quantity Surveyor to join a well-established fitout and refurbishment contractor based in the East. If you are a driven Quantity Surveyor looking for a fresh challenge and to work for a company that will offer career progression and exposure to working on £10m+ projects, this is a great time to join the business and their dynamitic commercial team.

Quantity Surveyor, QS, Surveyor

Are you an experienced Project Manager with exposure to the Fitout/Refurbishment sector? Or a Contracts Manager looking to take the step up in your career?Contract Scotland might just have the role for you as we are currently working with a busy Fitout contractor based in Glasgow, that are currently recruiting for a new Project Manager to join their team on a permanent basis.

An opportunity for a site manager with a large housebuilder on a new luxury housing development in the Glasgow area.

Site Manager, Site Supervisor, Site Agent, SA, SM

Are you looking to join a company that strives to help improve the environment? Our client, an established and unique principal contactor, has earned a reputation as the market leader providing turnkey solutions for overhead line electrification projects within the rail industry.

Would you like to work for a company who believes their workforce are at the forefront of their success and work hard to promote a great working environment? Our client, a well established and reputable Civil Engineering Contractor, are looking to recruit a Project Manager to join their team on a permanent basis in the Central Belt.

Our client, a highly reputable civil engineering contractor based in Central Scotland, are looking to expand their team by adding a Senior Quantity Surveyor with experience within the Civil Engineering sector. They are currently operating within Water, Groundworks, Infrastructure, Drainage & Earthworks projects, but have capabilities to offer a diverse service offering to their clients making them one of the faster-growing organisations in the Scottish Market.

Senior Quantity Surveyor, Senior QS, SQS, Senior Surveyor

Contract Scotland are excited to be continuing work on one Scotland’s largest substation projects in Scotland, The Viking Project. This job is demanding a number of different vacancies at the moment with an increase in workload and we are working closely with the main contractor to ensure progress is moving efficiently. The job is currently in need of an experienced Quantity Surveyor, which can be a mix of on site and office based work.

Contract Scotland has an opportunity for an experienced, immediately available Site Administrator to join our client, a reputable Main Contractor within Civil Engineering, Construction & Housing. This role with be based in Glasgow & Paisley and this temporary role will have a duration of 3 months, with the possibility of the role being made permanent. You must have previous administration experience preferably from a construction site or construction office. Successful candidates MUST also have Coins experience and a valid Driving Licence/own transport.

Client Project Manager required to join respected consultancy practice offering opportunities in the west of Scotland. Associate level position is attainable in the immediate future with this position with an impressive portfolio of projects available.

Contract Scotland’s Cost Consultancy division have been engaged by a very well established consultancy to source a senior quantity surveyor to join their practice in Glasgow on a permanent basis. This is an opportunity to join a business with an impressive portfolio of work that offers true variety in sectors. You’ll be joining a practice with a demonstrable pedigree in delivering quality work across the UK with the benefit of repeat business which adds to an already strong order book for the years ahead

Senior Quantity Surveyor, Senior QS, SQS, Senior Surveyor

We’re the leading recruitment specialist for

Administration & Clerical
Architecture
Construction & Building
Civil Engineering
Cost and Property Consultancy
Procurement/Supply Chain
Energy
Engineering Consultancy
Finance
Housing & Property
HR & Recruitment
M&E
Marketing & PR
Procurement/Supply Chain
Sales

How to ask for a pay rise

Even if you absolutely love what you do, you have the most amazing colleagues and you work for a really great business, an insufficient salary can leave you feeling undervalued. If this is the case, or you simply feel that your development as an employee deserves rewarding, then it’s time to ask for a pay rise.

Asking for a pay rise is perfectly normal, and yet the vast majority of us still feel anxious to do it. And whilst it’s normal to feel a little bit nervous about asking for a salary increase, providing your reasons are justified, there’s no reason for you to feel as though your request is unjust.

Needless to say, your employer doesn’t have to grant your request for a payrise, but they certainly have to consider it. So, to ensure that your case is a good one, be sure to write up a document explaining why you feel you are deserving of an increase.

Depending on the type of role you have, there may be various different things that you have helped the business to achieve. Perhaps you came up with a new strategy to lower expenditure on your team? Or maybe you’ve been on the team a while and you’ve unofficially taken on a level of seniority that you didn;t have when you were first employed? Whatever the circumstances may be, be sure to document as many examples as you can to help support your case.

If you have been in the same job role for an extensive period of time but you’ve never been offered a pay rise, then it may be time for you to take the lead a little. Even if you’re perfectly happy continuing with the job you are doing, your loyalty to the business and continued hard work should be rewarded.

Top things to consider when asking for a pay rise

Top tips on asking
for a salary increase

Be Prepared

Before jumping in and asking for a pay rise, it’s important that you are prepared. Even if you have an amazing working relationship with your manager, it’s unlikely that your request will be fulfilled if you don’t have a case to back it up.

Now is the time to reflect on everything you have done both for your team and for the business as a whole. Make note of any projects where you went above and beyond what is expected of you and be sure to mention any training you have helped provide to new staff members or apprentices. It may be worthwhile providing dates, too.

A timeline of your achievements will demonstrate how much you have grown as an employee, and is guaranteed to support your case. You may also wish to research how your pay compares with the average salary of those with the same title as you are paid. If you are already being paid below the industry average for your role, it may be in the company’s interest to increase your salary, as much as it is yours.

Timing Is Everything

You are well within your right to ask for a pay rise, but try to be mindful of timing. It’s important to consider the current circumstances of the business as a whole. For instance, if a large number of redundancies have just been announced, then now probably isn’t the best time to be asking for an increase.

There are certain times in which your pay rise chat is more likely to be successful. Perhaps you’ve just finished a really great project that your manager was particularly impressed with, or maybe you’ve just had your annual performance review and you’re smashing your targets.

It could even be that your manager is in a really great mood right now and the team as a whole is performing well. If it feels like a good time to ask, go for it. If not, hold off for a little while longer and continue to build your case.

What To Say When Asking For a Pay Rise

Now that you’ve got a date and time set for your meeting, you should be thinking about what you’re going to say. Don’t plan too much – you don’t want things to sound robotic or over rehearsed, but it’s important to feel prepared & to be ready for anything that your manager may ask you.

It’s a good idea to take the lead in this meeting, so be as specific as possible with your salary expectations and be sure to
remain confident and enthusiastic throughout. One thing that you don’t want to come across is the fact that you’re unhappy with your salary and that you’re feeling undervalued as a result of this. Even if this is the case, it’s best to express your gratitude for what you have and to showcase your determination to elevate the success of the business.

Justifying Your Request

Even if you’re constantly receiving praise for your efforts, it’s essential that you justify exactly why you feel you deserve an increase. Take the time to document your successes and present these to your manager.

You could collate screen grabs of results from campaigns, evidence of how much money you have brought in or even a
portfolio of the work you feel most proud of. However you wish to do it, be certain to bring something to the meeting that
proves your successes. Seeing is believing!

Be Ready To Negotiate and Compromise

You may be lucky enough to get exactly what you’ve asked for straight-up, no questions asked, but more often than not, your manager will come back to you with a lower figure in the hope that you will be happy to compromise.

Any increase is better than nothing, so, even if the pay rise you are offered doesn’t quite meet your expectations, try to focus on the positives. It’s a step in the right direction and it’s better than a firm ‘no.’ However, if you are completely unhappy with your manager’s counter offer, you must be ready to negotiate.

When negotiating, maintain complete professionalism at all times. Express how grateful you are for their offer, but that you had hoped for more and that you feel your achievements are worthy of a slightly higher figure. Your manager should respect your honesty and be willing to hear you out.

What To Do After Your Meeting

Once your meeting has taken place, it’s essential that you continue to demonstrate how hardworking and committed you are. It is possible that your manager is still reviewing your case rise at this point, so it’s imperative that you really prove your worth during this time.

How you behave after a payrise conversation could make the difference between getting an increase and getting nothing at all, so be mindful of how you conduct yourself. Now is the time to go above and beyond and to really impress those around you.

If after a week you still haven’t been presented with an outcome, request another meeting with your manager to follow up on your chat. They may be awaiting approval from a staff member that is senior to them, so try not to assume the worst and as always, remain polite and professional.

What To Do If Your Case Is Unsuccessful

We all know that there are no guarantees when we request a salary increase, but that doesn’t make the outcome any less disappointing. After receiving the news that you won’t be receiving a pay rise, it is likely that you are feeling incredibly deflated – and rightly so. However, no matter what, it’s important that you continue to be as hardworking and reliable as ever.

Coming back from this disappointing news might not be easy, but by continuing to excel yourself, you are proving just how valuable you are to the business. Your ongoing commitment and resilience should be noted by your manager and you never know, in a couple of months, you might just get the outcome that you were hoping for.

If, however, this pay rise was a ‘make or break’ scenario for you, perhaps now is the time to explore what’s out there. You deserve to feel valued and appreciated as an employee and if this isn’t the case, an exciting new career move could just be the way to go. There are lots of amazing jobs out there, so don’t delay – update your CV and start your job search today.