Contractors

Our capability in Contracting executive search

Contracting is a dynamic industry that is constantly evolving. The government’s commitment to investing in infrastructure projects has provided a boost to the industry, with major projects across the Transport & Infrastructure markets creating a whole host of opportunities. In addition to capital programmes, there is an ongoing need for maintenance and renewal of the UK’s existing, ageing, infrastructure.

The adoption of new technologies and techniques is transforming how the industry operates, with an increased focus, driven by major clients, on carbon reduction, social value and environmental impact. As contractors continue to adapt, finding the best senior level talent can be a challenge. With a highly competitive market and a shortage of skilled professionals, identifying and attracting the right candidates requires specialised knowledge and expertise. That’s where our Executive Search offering comes in.

Our team of experienced executive recruiters has a deep understanding of Rail, Aviation, Ports, Highways, Energy, Utilities and major Building contracting. We have a wide network of industry professionals and a thorough screening process, ensuring that we are able to identify the most qualified candidates for our clients’ senior level positions.

  • Civil Engineering
  • Tunnelling & Ground Engineering
  • Term Maintenance Contractors
  • Rail Systems Contracting
  • Building Contractors
  • M&E Contractors
  • Major Projects
  • Management Contracting
  • Specialist Sub-Contractors
  • General Management & Operations
  • Project Management
  • Commercial Management
  • Health & Safety & Quality
  • Procurement
  • Bid Management & Work Winning
  • Business Development & Strategy
  • Engineering & Technical
  • Planning & Estimating
  • Environment & Sustainability
  • Plant
  • Finance & Human Resources
  • Managing Director Water – Civil Engineering Contractor
  • Energy Director – Infrastructure Contractor
  • Preconstruction Director – Major Projects Contractor
  • Highways Sector Director – Infrastructure Contractor
  • Managing Director, JV – £ billion Rail Upgrade
  • Managing Director – Family Owned Civil Engineering Contractor
  • Managing Director, Building & Development – Top 30 UK Contractor
  • Managing Director, Construction – Central London Management Contractor
  • JV Director – MEICA Contractor
  • Non- Executive Director – Civil Engineering Contractor
  • Operations Director, Building – Top 20 UK Contractor
  • Operations Director, Power – Infrastructure Contractor
  • Operations Director, South East – Civil Engineering Contractor
  • Operations Director, Water – Civil Engineering Contractor
  • Project Director – £ billion Rail Upgrade Programme
  • Construction Director, HS2 – Major Civil Engineering Contractor
  • Project Director – Family Owned Building Contractor
  • Sector Director – Water Contractor
  • Business Development & Strategy Director – Utility Contractor
  • Business Development Director – Civil Engineering Contractor
  • Chief People Officer – Family Owned Civil Engineering Contractor
  • Civils & Structures Director – Specialist Contractor
  • Commercial Director – Utility Contractor
  • Construction Director – Major Tunnelling Project
  • Design Director – M&E Contractor
  • Director, Transportation – Middle East EPC Contractor
  • Engineering Director – £ billion Portfolio of Rail Electrification Upgrades
  • Framework Director (South West Water) – Water Contractor
  • Group Finance Director – Top 10 Civil Engineering Contractor
  • Group Finance Director – Utilities Contractor
  • Group Head of Estimating – Top 10 Civil Engineering Contractor
  • Group HSQE & Sustainability Director – Family Owned Civil Engineering Contractor
  • Head of Electrical Engineering – Water D&B Contractor

Since taking over as the CEO of Crossrail I have put a lot of effort into establishing the right leadership team to complete the project. Newsom Consulting have been a great partner in this work. Together we have worked to assemble a great new team with the right energy and capability for one of the worlds most complex projects.

Jim and team are a real pleasure to work with; responsive and sensitive to our unique circumstances.

CEO, Crossrail

Newsom Consulting are incredibly well connected to the industry and very quickly understand our needs. They take time to understand the role profile, the culture and challenges of the organisation, and then hand-picks the shortlist. This process works really well and saves time and money in the search.

MD, Transport Infrastructure, Amey

We have used Newsom Consulting extensively for a number of years, we have always found them responsive and great to work with. Their understanding of the brief and our business has always resulted in a shortlist and successful candidate that meets our requirements.

Chief Executive, Murphy Group

We recently retained Newsom Consulting to recruit a key strategic Director for BAM Nuttall. It was a very professional service, they fully understood the brief and delivered against it extremely well. They kept us informed throughout the search, providing a really good shortlist of candidates. The shortlist included a consultant’s report on each candidate that was informative, honest, with insightful analysis. Newsom Consulting had their finger on the pulse of what was going on in the market and we got the right candidate out of the process

Managing Director- Transport & Regions, BAM Nuttall

Heathrow have partnered with Newsom Consulting to recruit several key leadership roles for our Expansion team. On each search they have been successful in providing an excellent shortlist from which we have appointed a high-calibre candidate. Jim has worked with Heathrow for a number of years and has developed a good understanding of our business, and we have recently appointed Newsom Consulting as an executive search partner for the Expansion programme.

Expansion Programme Director, Heathrow Airport

UK Parliament retained Newsom Consulting to help us recruit the Managing Director for Strategic Estates. This was a good experience and we were well supported throughout the recruitment process. Newsom provided a great deal of industry specific knowledge. The advice and support at the early stages of the process, and specifically helping us define our candidate spec to get what the business really needed from the hire, was invaluable

Director General (Operations), House of Commons

Exceptional knowledge of the industry and thoroughly professional service.

Managing Director UK Engineering, SYSTRA

We have worked with Newsom Consulting on a number of successful senior searches. They listen carefully to assemble the right brief and have identified strong, well targeted shortlists. Their written documentation on the search and shortlisted candidates is informative and insightful.

Managing Director Rail, WSP

Jim has worked with us to source and secure leading talent for 15 years and his commitment to understand our business needs and proactive nature underpins this successful relationship with Newsom Consulting.

CEO, Steer Davies Gleave

We retained Newsom Consulting to help us find and attract several new Directors for our Public Sector Transport practice. Jim and his team really listened to what we needed, understood our values and the expectations we have for anyone joining our team. They cut to the chase on any thorny issues, which speeded up all our interactions and decision-making. We were able to hire several high-calibre candidates from the search.

Partner & Public Sector Transport Leader, PwC

ACE partnered with Newsom Consulting to assist us in recruiting the newly created position of Director of Communications & Marketing. We were seeking a unique blend of skills and experience, and were very pleased with the selection of candidates on the shortlist and ultimately the chosen candidate we were able to appoint. Jim and the team were enjoyable to work with, they took the stress out of recruitment and provided a personal service and genuinely cared about us finding a good quality candidate with the right culture fit for our organisation

Chief Executive, Association for Consultancy and Engineering (ACE)

SPL have worked with Newsom Consulting for several years and they have assisted our UK business over a period of significant growth; successfully recruiting a number of key people to leadership roles across our business, including project leadership, commercial, HSQE, business development, general management and engineering. They have a good understanding of the industry, are well networked and are easy to work with. I have subsequently recommended Jim to others and wouldn’t hesitate to do so again.

Managing Director, SPL Powerlines UK

Case Studies

Flowbird Global Sales & Marketing Director

Flowbird Group are a leading transport technology provider, recently rebranded from Parkeon, in the growing market of Smart Ticketing. They retained our services to recruit a Global Director of Sales & Marketing for the Transportation business unit.

SWR Chief Operating Officer

South Western Railway retained our services initially to recruit an Operations Director. In this role, the successful candidate would be responsible for providing leadership and strategic direction for c3,000 staff across all activities related to train service delivery, customer service onboard trains and operational safety.

PwC – Director – Public Transport Consulting Practice (UK)

PwC’s Public Transport practice needed a strong candidate to come in and build the practice.

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Latest Opportunities

Head of Business Development

Our client is a leading energy solutions and infrastructure provider who is seeking to recruit a high-calibre leader to manage their business development function, including sales, bids and marketing.

Head of Business Development

Our client is a leading energy solutions and infrastructure provider who is seeking to recruit a high-calibre leader to manage their business development function, including sales, bids and marketing.

Programme Manager

Our services have been retained to recruit two Programme Manager roles for a major infrastructure programme. This is comparable in scale to the Olympics, Crossrail, and HS2.

Programme Manager

Our services have been retained to recruit two Programme Manager roles for a major infrastructure programme. This is comparable in scale to the Olympics, Crossrail, and HS2.

Market Director

Our services have been retained to recruit two Market Director roles for a rapidly growing infrastructure consultancy with a strong reputation in the transportation sector. Our client has been experiencing impressive growth and are looking to develop two new markets, Energy and Environment & Water.

Market Director

Our services have been retained to recruit two Market Director roles for a rapidly growing infrastructure consultancy with a strong reputation in the transportation sector. Our client has been experiencing impressive growth and are looking to develop two new markets, Energy and Environment & Water.

Integration Director

We are retained on an Integration Director position for a major infrastructure programme. This programme is one of the largest infrastructure projects the UK has seen – comparable in size to the Olympics, Crossrail and HS2.

Integration Director

We are retained on an Integration Director position for a major infrastructure programme. This programme is one of the largest infrastructure projects the UK has seen – comparable in size to the Olympics, Crossrail and HS2.

Head of Construction Delivery

We are retained on a Head of Construction Delivery position for a major infrastructure programme. This programme is one of the largest infrastructure projects the UK has seen – comparable in size to the Olympics, Crossrail and HS2.

Head of Construction Delivery

We are retained on a Head of Construction Delivery position for a major infrastructure programme. This programme is one of the largest infrastructure projects the UK has seen – comparable in size to the Olympics, Crossrail and HS2.

Operations Director

A leading UK infrastructure contractor has exclusively retained our services to recruit an Operations Director to lead a c£50m+ civils division.

Operations Director

A leading UK infrastructure contractor has exclusively retained our services to recruit an Operations Director to lead a c£50m+ civils division.

Project Director – Major Rail Station

Our client, a leading international contractor, is looking to recruit a Project Director initially to lead their Joint Venture bid, ECI phase and subsequent construction delivery phase for a major $1bn+ rail station expansion project in central Toronto.

Project Director – Major Rail Station

Our client, a leading international contractor, is looking to recruit a Project Director initially to lead their Joint Venture bid, ECI phase and subsequent construction delivery phase for a major $1bn+ rail station expansion project in central Toronto.

Technical Director – Rolling Stock

Newsom Consulting is exclusively retained to recruit the following role for Downer Group: Technical Director in Queensland, Australia.

Technical Director – Rolling Stock

Newsom Consulting is exclusively retained to recruit the following role for Downer Group: Technical Director in Queensland, Australia.

Chief Executive Officer

A leading member organisation working across the built environment have retained our services to recruit a new Chief Executive Officer.

Chief Executive Officer

A leading member organisation working across the built environment have retained our services to recruit a new Chief Executive Officer.

Head of Procurement and Contracts – MetroLink, Dublin, Ireland

MetroLink invites applications for a Head of Procurement and Contracts to be a part of the leadership team for the MetroLink Programme, the largest ever transport infrastructure project undertaken in Ireland.

Head of Procurement and Contracts – MetroLink, Dublin, Ireland

MetroLink invites applications for a Head of Procurement and Contracts to be a part of the leadership team for the MetroLink Programme, the largest ever transport infrastructure project undertaken in Ireland.

Programme Director – MetroLink, Dublin, Ireland

MetroLink invites applications for an experienced Programme Director to lead the realisation of the MetroLink Programme. As Programme Director you will lead the scheme through design, procurement, construction, and introduction into passenger service, acting as the programme’s visible leader both internally and externally.

Programme Director – MetroLink, Dublin, Ireland

MetroLink invites applications for an experienced Programme Director to lead the realisation of the MetroLink Programme. As Programme Director you will lead the scheme through design, procurement, construction, and introduction into passenger service, acting as the programme’s visible leader both internally and externally.

Legal Counsel

Our client, Exodigo, a rapidly growing global construction technology company, has exclusively retained our services to assist them with the recruitment of a proactive and team-oriented Legal Counsel.

Legal Counsel

Our client, Exodigo, a rapidly growing global construction technology company, has exclusively retained our services to assist them with the recruitment of a proactive and team-oriented Legal Counsel.

Insights

Contract Awards – February

Take a look at the latest developments in Transport and Infrastructure. Here’s a roundup of the major contracts awarded in the last month.

Contract Awards – February

Take a look at the latest developments in Transport and Infrastructure. Here’s a roundup of the major contracts awarded in the last month.

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