Contract Scotland has an urgent requirement for an Administrator to join our client, based in Grangemouth. This is part time, temporary position for 6 months however, a permanent opportunity could become available. You will be office based and will work 21 hours each week over 3 days although there can be some flexibility with this.

Contract Scotland are seeking a Delivery Manager with Fit out experience! Are you a proactive and skilled Delivery Manager ready to drive excellence in fit-out construction projects? Contract Scotland is looking for someone who thrives in a dynamic environment to join our client’s team.

Our esteemed client, a renowned player in the field of civil engineering contracting, is on the lookout for an accomplished Quantity Surveyor and/or a Senior Quantity Surveyor to join their ranks. This pivotal role demands an individual with substantial experience in the Civil Engineering sector, particularly within the water or marine domains. This exciting opportunity is based in Glasgow.

Contract Scotland are working with a reputable multi-disciplined Civil Engineering contractor who specialise in industrial services, civils and infrastructure projects. They are seeking an experienced Freelance Site Agent for a project based in Dalry for a 6 months duration.

Contract Scotland are working with a reputable multi-disciplined Civil Engineering contractor who specialise in industrial services, civils and infrastructure projects. They are seeking an experienced Freelance Site Engineer for a project based in Dalry for a 6 months duration.

Contract Scotland is collaborating with a prestigious Civil Engineering contractor who are currently seeking a Freelance Site Engineer to work on a rail project in Glasgow with an immediate start. In this role, you will collaborate with their engineering team to ensure the timely and cost-effective completion of projects, all while upholding the highest standards of quality and service. This position will involve setting out for reinforced concrete works and ducting.

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Our client is a well-known subcontractor who specialise in providing infrastructure solutions. They are currently working with a well-known civil engineering contractor on one of their largest power projects, based in Shetland. Due to an increase in work, are looking to introduce a Site Engineer on a long-term freelance basis for a minimum of 12 months.

Contract Scotland has a fantastic opportunity for an Hr Administrator to join our client based in Stirling. This is a full time, permanent position which offers you the chance to work within an award winning team who will support your development in the HR sector.

A privately-owned cross-sector principal contractor is looking to recruit a Quantity Surveyor to join their civil engineering team on a permanent basis. This company have enjoyed a successful run of project awards in the across Scotland and are looking to expand their existing team to deliver this additional workload.

Our client, a family-owned specialist engineering contractor, is seeking to expand its team with an experienced Project Manager based in Peterhead. Working on the Scottish Water Framework, you will be responsible for ensuring the safe and efficient delivery of pipeline work, overseeing projects from inception to completion.

at Contract Scotland we are excited to bring to you a fantastic opportunity which has arisen for a Contract Manager to join, our client, a well-respected regional civil engineering contractor abased in Fife.

Join our client a prestigious civil engineering contractor specialising in Water, Wastewater, and Energy sectors as a Framework Manager. This permanent position, based in Livingston, focuses on the Scottish Water Framework, making water-related experience highly desirable

Contract Scotland is currently recruiting for a Accounts Administrator for our client in Stirling. This is a a part-time role, 3days per week, temp to perm opportunity for the right candidate. If you are interested in hearing the details, please get in touch on 01786 446651 to discuss with a member of the team.

Are you an experienced leader in the construction industry, ready to take charge of operations in the dynamic East region? Our client is seeking an Operations Manager to spearhead their projects and drive excellence in execution. About the Role: As the Operations Manager, you will play a pivotal role in ensuring operational efficiency and excellence across our projects.

Contract Scotland is thrilled to partner with a well-established civil engineering contractor as they seek an Estimator or Senior Estimator to join their team, working on projects across Scotland.

Our client has an immediate need for an experienced setting out engineer to work on a Energy From Waste project based in Irvine.

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

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.

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

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.

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:

Are you an experienced Site Manager looking for an exciting opportunity in the construction industry? Our client, a leading Main Contractor, is seeking a dedicated Site Manager to lead a substantial project in East Scotland, valued between £8m-£12m, with potential for ongoing work in the area. You will ideally come from a new build background with a eye for attention to detail.

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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.