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 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.