Our capability in Buildings executive search

Whether it’s materials price rises, resources shortages or digitisation Building construction today is facing continual challenges.

Construction clients, main contractors, sub-contractors and consultants have to offer increased efficiency, and plan for the uncertainty of tomorrow.

When you are constructing a major mixed-use development, a giga plant, new hospital build or other complex programme, you can count on us to track down the perfect fit for your business.

With a solid and extensive network across the industry, you can make use of our global reach to fulfil even the most demanding roles.

Whether you are consulting, contracting or client side we will work closely with you to understand your needs and deliver a solution.

  • General Management
  • Project Management
  • Business Development
  • Engineering
  • Commercial Management
  • Planning
  • Estimating
  • Bid Management
  • Health & Safety
  • Environment & Sustainability
  • Finance

  • Managing Director, Construction – Mixed Use Developer
  • Civils & Structures Director – Specialist Contractor
  • Managing Director, Building & Development – Top 20 UK Contractor
  • Project Director (Major Factory Build) – M&E Contractor
  • Design Director – M&E Contractor
  • Managing Director – Family Owned Contractor
  • Operations Director – M&E Contractor
  • Group Operations Director, Construction – Leading Contractor
  • Property Director – Retail Group
  • Head of Commercial – M&E 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)

ACE retained the services of Newsom Consulting to help us recruit our next CEO. They really listened and took our requests on board, were proactive and pushed the process through efficiently. Their candidate reports and shortlisting process were clear and helpful, with a high calibre of candidates presented, enabling us to hire a great candidate. They made the recruitment process easy for us and were a real pleasure to work with.

Chairperson of the Association for Consultancy and Engineering 

Case Studies

UK Parliament – Managing Director (Strategic Estates)

The UK Parliament were looking to recruit a Managing Director of Strategic Estates to oversee estates and capital investment projects for this iconic UNESCO World Heritage site and surrounding property portfolio.

Managing Director Construction

HB Reavis retained our services to recruit a Managing Director – Construction to run the in-house construction management arm for their UK business. HB Reavis are one of Europe’s largest office developers, and are establishing themselves in the central London market with a number of major developments.

Group People Director

Murphy Group retained our services to recruit a new Group People Director to join their executive leadership team. This role was to provide leadership for the People function across the company, operating at a strategic level, while taking complete ownership of all aspects operational HR.

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