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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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How to hand in your notice

Securing an exciting new job role is a fantastic feeling, but whilst the prospect of a higher salary and a more senior position should be celebrated, one thing that many people continue to struggle with is handing in their notice.

Approaching your manager to inform them that you’re leaving your current job role can feel daunting, and there are many different reasons for this. Perhaps you have a really great relationship with your manager and you’re nervous that they’ll take your decision personally. Or, maybe haven’t been in your current role for very long and you feel awkward for leaving so soon.

Whatever the circumstances, we understand how nerve-wracking handing your notice in can be, and we want to help. This needn’t be an unpleasant experience, and at some point or another, we all have to do it. Handing in your notice is a very normal and natural part of any person’s career, and a good manager will never make you feel bad for wanting to pursue a new opportunity.

Things to know when handing in your notice

Are you sure you want to leave?

First and foremost, before you confirm that you’re leaving, be sure that you are 100% happy with your decision to do so. An attractive salary, contemporary office space and a hybrid working policy are just a few of the reasons you might be drawn to a new job role – but you must be certain that the job itself is right for you, too.

If you truly love your current job and the thought of leaving makes you feel sad or nervous, it might be worth having a more informal chat with your manager before officially handing in your notice. After discussing the things that appeal most to you about this new opportunity, it is possible that your current employer will come back to you with a counter offer.

When a highly valued employee discloses that they are considering leaving the company they work for, their employer may wish to match or even succeed what the prospective employer is offering in a bid to persuade the employee to stay.
Questions to ask yourself before handing in your notice include ‘would I stay if they offered me more money?’, and ‘is there anything my current employer could offer me that would make me want to stay?’

Once you have made the decision to leave your current job role, you must write a letter to your manager explaining this.

What To Put In Your Resignation Letter

Your resignation letter will act as a formal confirmation that you are leaving your current job role to pursue pastures new. So, even though it’s highly likely you will explain this in person, a letter to support this is usually needed.
Your resignation letter needn’t be particularly long-winded, but you should always endeavour to end things on a positive note, even if you are unhappy in your current job role. Try to avoid saying anything unduly negative or likely to create tension – this can make things awkward, particularly if you have a lengthy notice period to work. So, always keep things light and bright.

It’s a good idea to thank your manager for the opportunity and if you choose to share your reasons for leaving, talk about the exciting new opportunity before you, as opposed to the things you weren’t happy with in your existing role.

And finally, be sure to state your last official working day, taking into account your contractual requirements. At this point, you may wish to express your willingness to support the team and wider business with anything that is needed moving forward. You aren’t obligated to do this, but your employer is sure to appreciate it.

How To Approach Your Manager

Approaching your manager can be one of the most challenging things when handing your notice in, but try not to get too
worked-up or anxious about it. Handing in your notice is perfectly normal and there’s no reason you should feel uncomfortable about it.

Typically speaking, the best way to approach your manager is to send an email requesting a meeting with them. If, however, you are part of a particularly small team or you have a close relationship with your manager, you may choose to mention that you’d like a chat with them in person, before sending a meeting invite. This decision is personal to you and there’s no right or wrong way to do it.

When To Have Your Resignation Meeting

There aren’t any hard and fast rules when it comes to the timing of your resignation meeting, but it’s still fairly important that you get it right. Generally speaking, it’s best to hand in your notice at the end of the working day, as it’s unlikely your manager will have any other meetings to attend at this time.

Arranging your meeting at this time will also allow both parties to go home, allow the dust to settle and return to work with a fresh perspective the next day. What’s more, as it can sometimes feel a little awkward after handing in your notice, doing the deed at the end of the day rather than at 9AM can help relieve any tension.

What To Say In Your Resignation Meeting

What you say in your resignation meeting with your manager will depend largely on the type of working relationship you have with them. Your meeting may be very brief, or it might become quite chatty and reminiscent. The most important thing is that you keep things friendly and professional at all times.

In most cases, you aren’t obligated to provide any details about your future opportunity. However, there are exceptions to this rule.

If your new employer is considered as a direct competitor of your existing employer, you will need to stipulate this in your resignation meeting. If this is the case, your current employer may decide to put you on gardening leave. Gardening leave is offered to employees that have accepted a new job role with a competitor business, and this basically requires the employee to leave the business immediately. The employee will still be paid for their notice period, but they will not work during this time.

What To Do After Your Resignation Meeting

Once your resignation meeting has ended, you may wish to follow things up with an email. You certainly aren’t required to do this, but sending an email to your manager to thank them for their time and ongoing support is a kind gesture that will go a long way.

If you’ve had issues with your manager in the past and you feel that the two of you aren’t parting on the best of terms, now is your opportunity to move on. Hold your head high and let go of any issues. At this point, your manager may still be asked to provide a reference for you, so it’s always a good idea to end things on a positive note.