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 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.