As a new year gets underway there are some positive signs to be seen in the construction industry and from speaking to clients and candidates it seems many share a degree of optimism for what 2013 has install.
Whilst our sector is still experiencing many tough challenges many of our clients in the infrastructure sector are recruiting both permanent and freelance commercial and operational staff. During January Intersect filled a number of vacancies on rail, highways and water related projects. The demand is very much at the senior end of the market where our clients are seeking experienced professionals.
Infrastructure Leads demand for Quantity Surveyors
A report published this month by the largest recruitment agency Hays says it has seen a rise of around 30 per cent in vacancies for Quantity Surveyors compared with two years ago, especially in infrastructure and for affordable housing projects.
Recruitment activity in infrastructure and private housing is not especially surprising given they are two of the few sectors expected to grow this year.
The rise in demand for QSs working on affordable housing is more surprising given the savage cuts in public spending but it seems work is coming through as the is a pipeline of investment that will be going live in the next 12 months. A number of local authorities and councils have major investment plans while that investment is not as great as it was perhaps a few years ago its still healthy and is driving recruitment.
Intersect currently have vacancies for Senior Quantity Surveyors, Project Managers and Planners for a range of leading infrastructure main contractors and consultancies.
If you would like to enquire about any of these roles or would like to speak to one of our consultants about helping you make a career move please get in touch.