Temporary Administrator required for an urgent contract in Grangemouth. ASAP start date, 5 weeks worth of work. If would like to discuss the details please give the team a call on 01786 446651.

Our client, a leading global engineering firm specialising in water sector projects, is expanding its commercial team in Scotland and is seeking a Quantity Surveyor to join them in Inverness. We welcome applicants from all levels of experience, particularly those with a background in the water industry.

An opportunity for a Senior Engineer to work for a thriving Tier 1 Civil Engineering Contractor in the West Of Scotland.

We are seeking an experienced Senior Site Engineer on behalf of our client, a highly reputable civil engineering contractor focusing predominately on infrastructure and groundworks projects in and around Dundee, Tayside, Fife, and Edinburgh areas. Our client has an excellent reputation within the local market and secured a vast number of project wins for work for 2024 and beyond therefore are looking to expand to their Site Engineering team.

Contract Scotland are recruiting for a market leading, reputable Tier 1 Contractor, who are seeking to appoint a Bid Manager to add to their continued success in the Scottish construction market. Our client are well known throughout the UK and deliver projects ranging from £1m – £100m across public, regulated and private sectors. As a Bid Manager you will have the important role of being part of the organisations pre-construction team and will be expected to develop and manage the bid process, in line with the organisations strategic growth plan.

Our client, a leading principal contractor, is seeking an experienced Site Engineer to join their dynamic team in the Glasgow for a 6-12 weeks duration to delivering a major Civil Engineering projects. Our client is at the forefront of delivering diverse Civil Engineering projects in collaboration with Transport Scotland and highway experience is desired.

On behalf of our client, a highly reputable civil engineering contractor focusing predominately on infrastructure and groundworks projects across Fife, Perth, Angus and Tayside we are eager to speak with an experience Contract Manager seeking their next career challenge. As the Contract Manager you will oversee multiple sites, ensuring seamless coordination among departments and site management teams. With a focus on meeting targets in health and safety, quality, program adherence, and cost efficiency, you’ll play a pivotal role in the success of the business in the area.

Elevate your career within a dynamic and expanding consultancy in Glasgow, seeking a qualified Building Surveyor to join their team of professionals. This role promises a stimulating work environment where your expertise will be valued and your professional development nurtured.

An exciting opportunity to develop your career as a Civil Design Engineer.

A well-known and highly regarded multi-disciplinary National Engineering Consultancy are looking to appoint an experienced Senior Engineer to join their impressive Glasgow office to work on a variety of Bridges projects.

A great position for a Chartered or near-Chartered QS based in Glasgow or Edinburgh

Contract Scotland are working with a premium Consultancy to find the right Senior Civil Design Engineer for their successful engineering and landscape team in Glasgow.

An opportunity for a Structural Design Engineer to work on a wide variety of high-value projects

This is a busy role where you will support the team to deliver an excellent plant provision to the wider business. This would suit a proactive, process-driven person with good communication skills.

Are you a Quality Advisor seeking your next career opportunity? Our client, a highly regarded civil engineering contractor based in the West of Scotland, invites you to explore a rewarding path with them. At this reputable company, your possibilities are boundless. With an array of exciting yet challenging projects and their commitment to investing in their people, you have the chance to build a strong and fulfilling career.

Our client, an established civil engineering contractor renowned for delivering high-quality projects, continues to thrive in the construction industry. Despite operating primarily as a main contractor, the company maintains a welcoming “family feel” and upholds the values of a traditional organisation. Due to recent success in water frameworks, they are expanding their team by seeking a skilled Project Coordinator to join the estimating team in Glasgow. In this role, you will oversee the development projects from identifying needs to awarding construction contracts, ensuring the timely coordination of deliverables to meet agreed-upon goals.

Our esteemed client is a well-established civil engineering contractor known for consistently delivering high-quality projects, contributing significantly to the construction industry’s growth. Operating as a primary contractor, the company maintains a distinct “family feel,” upholding traditional values and principles. With recent success in clean water frameworks, our client is expanding its team and is actively seeking a Site Agent to operate in and around Central Scotland. As a key member of the team, you will play a crucial role in ensuring the safe, efficient, and timely completion of clean water infrastructure projects.

Our client, a reputable player in the industry, is seeking a motivated Quantity Surveyor to join their commercial team on a permanent basis. This is an exciting opportunity to work on a variety of projects in the energy, roads, and infrastructure sectors throughout Central Scotland. Our client invites application from Graduate Quantity Surveyors. About the Role:

In light of recent successes in clean water frameworks, our client is expanding its team and actively seeking experienced Site Agents and Site Engineers to join their ranks, focusing on projects in and around Inverness. As integral members of the team, you will play pivotal roles in ensuring the safe, efficient, and timely completion of clean water infrastructure projects.

Are you an experienced Geo-Environmental Engineer ready to take your career to new heights?

Are you an experienced Estimator looking for a new challenge in the fit-out sector? Contract Scotland are working with a reputable fit-out contractor to source an Estimator. With teams in both Glasgow and Edinburgh location is flexible!

Our client, a multi-disciplinary engineering consulting firm in Edinburgh city centre, is seeking a BIM Technician with 6-8 years’ experience to join their expanding team.

Are you an experienced flood modeller ready to lead the way in our client’s growth?

Our client, a major global engineering firm, is looking to expand its design team in Scotland by recruiting an experienced Senior Site Agent for a civil engineering project based in Aberdeen. This role involves working within the infrastructure and highway sectors, where the business has secured numerous project wins and has exciting growth plans throughout the UK.

Our client, a leading industry supplier of Construction, Logistics, and Maintenance services across the UK, is seeking an experienced General Foreman for a civil groundworks project in Glasgow. This role is set for a period of 3 – 4 months, with a possibility of long-term work.

Our client, a renowned civil engineering contractor, is seeking to expand their team with the addition of two experienced freelance Site Engineers. This opportunity arises due to an increased workload and involves long-term projects based in Dundee. They are looking for one Site Engineer for the dayshift and one for the nightshift.

An experienced Senior Quantity Surveyor is required by a large main contractor. They require a diligent, responsible professional, capable of running multiple projects as part of term framework contracts. The role provides an opportunity to contribute to impactful projects that benefit the community in the west of Scotland.

Our client is a leading civil engineering contractor who are looking to recruit a Site Engineer for 3/4 months period for water project in South Lanarkshire.

Our client, a long-established player in the construction sector, has various divisions within construction, civil engineering, and housing in the North of Scotland. Undertaking a range of projects encompassing utilities, infrastructure, earthworks, and groundworks across Northern Scotland, they are anticipating a dynamic year ahead. To expand their team in executing projects with precision, safety, efficiency, and economy, they are seeking an experienced Site Engineer for projects based in Elgin. Your expertise will be crucial in ensuring seamless project completion.

Our client, a long-established player in the construction sector, has various divisions within construction, civil engineering, and housing in the North of Scotland. Undertaking a range of projects encompassing utilities, infrastructure, earthworks, and groundworks across Northern Scotland, they are anticipating a dynamic year ahead. To expand their team in executing projects with precision, safety, efficiency, and economy, they are seeking an experienced Site Engineer for projects based in Perth. Your expertise will be crucial in ensuring seamless project completion.

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How to tell your boss you’re unhappy & how to
Manage difficult conversations at work

We spend a lot of our time at work, so it’s important that we feel happy when we are there. So, if for whatever reason you are feeling unhappy at work, it’s essential that those issues are resolved. It could be that you aren’t getting on with somebody on your team or you feel the workload isn’t being distributed fairly?

You could even have an issue with your boss, which can make for a particularly awkward working environment. Whatever the problem may be, it’s important that you speak up. Otherwise, it could go unresolved indefinitely.

But how do you tell your boss that you’re unhappy at work? Approaching the topic of being unhappy at work can feel
particularly awkward and uncomfortable, but a constructive conversation will allow you to offload what it is that’s bothering you and arrive at a solution that both parties are satisfied with.

Top tips when you have difficult conversations at work

Write Everything Down

Before you engage in a formal conversation with your manager, it’s a good idea to write everything down. As well as acting as a personal outlet to air anything that’s bothering you, writing things down will also help rationalise & identify what the real issues are. Whilst your thoughts are running away with themselves, it can be easy to blow things out of proportion and get overly worked-up or anxious.

Think About What You’re Going To Say

Ahead of your meeting with your manager, try to make a plan of everything you want to say, and for each point you want to make, it’s worth coming up with a solution. This demonstrates to your manager that you are being proactive and that you’re keen to resolve the issues at hand, which will likely make them much more receptive during the meeting.

If the issues you are experiencing are related to something bigger – a company policy, perhaps – then you could look to make some suggestions on how things could be improved. Although your manager is unlikely to take anything too personally, coming up with resolutions may make the meeting feel productive, as opposed to negative.

Schedule A Meeting

Once you feel happy that you’ve planned out everything you intend to say, invite your manager to a meeting to discuss things.  At this point, you may have already mentioned to your manager that you’d like to grab them for a chat. If not, this is your opportunity to provide some context.

In order for both parties to go into the meeting with a positive outlook, it’s essential that you word things carefully. Try to avoid words like ‘problems’ and ‘issues’, and instead, explain that you’re keen to discuss improved ways of working on the team.

Body Language Speaks Volumes

This meeting presents the perfect opportunity to get everything off your chest and begin to move forward, but even if the things that are bothering you are making you feel angry or upset, it’s important to remain composed and to control your
body language.

Simple things like sitting up straight, maintaining eye contact and frequently nodding are all signs that you’re behaving
in a professional way and that you’re taking everything on-board. Allow your manager to speak without interrupting them, acknowledge what they have to say and then take your opportunity to come back with anything you’d like to add.

At the end of the meeting, it’s a great idea to close things off with a firm handshake to thank your manager for their time. This will show to your manager that you are appreciative of their cooperation and you are confident that positive changes will be made.

Keep Things As Positive as Possible

Raising issues can inadvertently create a negative atmosphere, which is then hard to escape. So, after each thing you say,
make a conscious effort to counteract with something positive. Now’s your chance to propose any potential solutions that you may have already thought of. Your manager is sure to appreciate your determination to make positive changes.

Ask For Help

Depending on the nature of the issues you are experiencing, it’s possible that you’re stuck for solutions. If this is the case, be sure to ask for help. Explain to your manager that you aren’t entirely sure how to move on from the situation or what you can do to make things better. Your manager will be keen to help resolve any issues.

Unhappy staff members tend to be less productive than those that are content, so your happiness is important on both a
personal and professional level.

Move Forward With a Positive Outlook

And finally, after your meeting, make it your priority to move forward with a positive outlook. Maintain faith that things will improve and trust that the processes yourself and your manager have outlined will resolve the issues. If further meetings are required to kickstart any changes that need to be made, schedule them and send invites. Raising the issues you have been experiencing was the right thing to do, and now it’s time to implement positive change to make things better.