Our capability in Highways executive search

Infrastructure investment in Highways construction and maintenance is always a demanding market, both in the UK and internationally. 

The Roads sector globally is seeing many significant advances in technology within the Intelligent Transport Systems and Smart Cities arena. In the UK National Highways have committed to several major projects across the Strategic Roads Network and have ambitious Net Zero targets to meet. 

Our highways clients include major project contractors, maintenance providers, engineering consultants, transport planning firms, management consultancies, highways authorities, SPV concessionaires, smart mobility and ITS technology firms.  Leverage our considerable expertise in highways to attract diverse senior talent to your business for the most challenging requirements. 

  • Project & Programme Management
  • Commercial Management
  • Engineering & Asset Management
  • Environment & Sustainability
  • Transport Planning
  • Contract Management & Procurement
  • Project Controls & Risk
  • Health & Safety
  • General Management & Operations
  • Business Development
  • Bid Management
  • Research & Development
  • Project Finance & Transaction Advice
  • Strategy, Planning & Forecasting

  • Business Director, Highways – Highways Contractor
  • Highways Sector Director – Infrastructure Contractor
  • Director, ITS – Consulting Firm
  • Commercial Director – Highways Maintenance Contractor
  • Director of Transportation, Middle East – International Consulting Firm
  • Senior Associate, Transport – Management Consultancy
  • Director of Traffic Operations – Public Transport Agency
  • Director Technology & Innovation Division – Highways ITS Technology Firm
  • Partner, Infrastructure Advisory – Management consultancy
  • Technical Director, Intelligent Transport Solutions – Consulting Firm
  • Project Director, Highways – Civil Engineering Contractor
  • Technical Director, Transport Planning – Consulting Firm
  • Bid Director, Bus & Rapid Transit – Transport Group
  • Operations Director, Streetworks Division – Civil Engineering Contractor
  • Head of Lenders’ Technical Advice, Toll Roads – Advisory Firm
  • Director, Asset Maintenance Strategy – Highways Engineering
  • Head of Urban Design & Highways – Consulting Firm
  • Head of Urban Transit & BRT – Transport Consultancy

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 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

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

Atkins have worked with Newsom Consulting for several years now and are very pleased with the quality of their work and the customer experience. They have a deep understanding and experience in our industry and have a vast network of outstanding talent. They provided us with detailed insight on candidates at longlist and shortlist stages, took the time to understand our business, and throughout the search process I felt their commitment to delivering a great service. We value this commitment in our business partners and I highly recommend using Newsom Consulting for executive recruitment.

Managing Director Signalling, Transportation UK & Europe, SNC-Lavalin Atkins

I first used Newsom to find an Executive Director (engineering operations). Since then I have had no hesitation in referring Jim and his team to major members of my network such as the UK’s innovation agency. I know they will provide a highly professional, objective and successful service.

Chief Executive, Meridian Mobility

This was the first time 4way Consulting have used an executive search firm and we were naturally nervous about picking the right one when investing significant money and time. We went through a selection process and we were attracted to Newson Consulting because they felt supportive, open and honest and well informed about our particular market segment. We should not have worried, Newsom were all of this, as well as fantastic partners to work with, who provided a high quality shortlist of candidates that met with our business needs. We would not hesitate in using Newsom again and highly recommend them.

Director, 4Way Consulting

I have worked with Newsom Consulting for a number of years and have always found them to be professional, organised, and proactive. They know their market, understand our business, and deliver the right fit of candidates within agreed timescales. They’re also very pleasant to do business with.

Human Capital Director, Murphy Group

The approach we have taken is a mixture of search and advertisement, and in all instances success has been achieved. We consider Jim and his team to be an extension of our recruitment team rather than a supplier.

Human Resources Director, Crossrail

Thanks for supporting us in securing some of our industry’s leading talent. Your candidates are always excellent and I find you a pleasure to work with. Looking forward to furthering our partnership in the new year.

Managing Director (Transportation), Faithful+Gould

Over the last few years CAF Rolling Stock UK has worked closely with Jim and Richard of Newsom Consulting to recruit several leadership roles across the business. We have found Newsom to be effective in providing high calibre candidates. We would recommend Newsom for recruiting key leadership roles

Chief Operating Officer, CAF Rolling Stock UK

Jim is professional and focused on delivering high-quality results. He ensures that he fully understands the brief and delivers to it. He was a pleasure to work with.

Head of HR, Tube Lines

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.

PwC – Director – Public Transport Consulting Practice (UK)

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

Sector Business Director Highways

Amey retained Newsom Consulting to recruit a Sector Business Director to lead their UK Highways business. This role would be P&L responsible for their Highways division, leading a team of c2000 people.

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