Main Contractors2018-09-25T08:38:28+00:00

Main Contractors

Main Contractors are the backbone of the construction world, especially in the UK, and nearly every major project being undertaken today is delivered by a main contractor in some shape or form. 

These companies work closely with developers, and usually bid for work from developers by producing a tender, that details out their costs and provisions. Successful tenders result in the business being engaged by the developer to construct their project. 

Main contractors often sub-contract work out to smaller businesses rather than have all departments working internally – this is to cut down on overhead costs. This means main contractors are often required to have a very strong supply chain and procurement departments, to manage these relationships and ensure the resource is available when needed. 

These companies tend to have large amounts of project managers that have various specialisms; these include, M&E, fit-out, facades, technical services, landscaping, groundworks, and civil engineering, to name a few. 

There is a close synergy between main contractors and non-standard developers and very often we see movement of professionals between to the two sectors and there are similar jobs in both. This fits in nicely with our network of professionals as we are aware of their preference on sector and business and we have a good understand of people who are looking to switch. 

Having placed senior candidates within commercial, estimating, project management, construction and business development, we have good understanding of how a contractor ticks. 

Examples of role we have successfully headhunted on include:- 

  • Project Manager 
  • Operations Director 
  • Project Planner 
  • Commercial Director 
  • Procurement Director 
  • Construction Manager 

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