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 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.