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Meet the Team: Key Contacts

Meet our specialist team of construction recruitment consultants in the UK and around the world.

UK

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Steve Thomas

Recruitment Director • UK

Steve is responsible for Maxim Recruitment in the UK. He is based in the Maxim head office in Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire and regularly travels to meet employers, job seekers and to attend construction industry networking events all over the UK. With over 20 years' experience in construction and property recruitment he works with a number of repeat clients and engages in search and headhunting assignments for a range of premium UK and international clients.

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Over the last 20 years, Steve has built a lasting network of employers and job seekers in the construction and property industry. Many of the staff he has recruited over the years are now senior level employers themselves in London, Birmingham, Dubai, Hong Kong and in other locations in the UK and around the world.  He enjoys ongoing relationships with some of the very best employers in the construction and property industry.

Steve specialises in recruiting Commercial Managers, Quantity Surveyors, Dispute Experts and Programme & Project Management professionals across the UK and internationally both on a contingency and retained search assignment basis.  

We are always looking for applicants from both the UK and elsewhere in the world to offer their specialist rail, infrastructure and building construction skills.

Steve also spends time in the Maxim Recruitment offices in Toronto, Canada and in Hong Kong, where he recruits for major construction consultants and contractors.  He is therefore a good point of contact for UK based construction professionals seeking their first international job role in Toronto and other locations in Canada as well as for locations in Asia such as Hong Kong, Singapore and Malaysia.


Recruits: UK: London, South East and Midlands Regions. International: Canada & Hong Kong & other Locations
Recruits for: Quantity Surveyors, Cost Consultants, Claims Consultants, Construction Planners, HSEQ Professionals, Project Managers, Engineering Managers and specialist rail positions
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Stuart Hackett

Senior Recruitment Consultant • UK

Stuart has over 11 years' construction recruitment experience and is based from the Maxim Recruitment UK Head Office in Leicestershire.  His primary focus is on the recruitment of Quantity Surveyors, and Construction Claims and Dispute professionals in London, across the UK and in selected international locations.

 

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Stuart has vast experience of recruiting construction professionals and an enviable network of clients and candidates both in the UK, Middle East and in other international locations.  For a number of years he focused purely on the Middle East and overseas construction markets although his main focus in the last few years has been the booming UK market.  Stuart has a unique blend of domestic and international knowledge that clients and candidates find incredibly helpful.

Current categories of employer that Stuart works with include specialist disputes consultancies, cost consultancies and building and civil engineering contractors and subcontractors.

Typical construction job roles that Stuart specialises in include Quantity Surveyors, Claims Consultants (Quantum & Delay) and Expert Witness professionals.  These roles range from junior positions through to high level Director appointments. 


Recruits: UK, Middle East, Worldwide
Recruits for: Claims Consultants, Delay, Disputes, Expert Witness Professionals, Quantity Surveyors, Commercial Managers.
Katie Keenan

Katie Keenan

Specialist Recruitment Consultant & Resourcer • UK

Katie is a specialist resourcer, supporting Maxim consultants in the UK, Canada and Hong Kong offices to shortlist and approach candidates for premium client vacancies. She has a strong understanding of recruiting across the construction industry, in particular for Construction Claims, Dispute and Expert Witness specialists, Quantity Surveyors, Commercial Managers, Programme Managers, Programme Directors and Project Managers.

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Katie brings to the Maxim team her strong emotional intelligence skills that make her an ideal person to induct new candidates into the recruitment process within Maxim and build long term relationships.
Her working relationships demonstrate professional respect and trust.
Katie provides recruitment support on both UK and worldwide assignments and has experience in searching and identifying candidates across the construction industry. 


Recruits: UK: London, South East and Midlands Regions. International: Canada & Hong Kong & other Locations
Recruits for: Construction Claims, Dispute and Expert Witness specialists, Quantity Surveyors, Commercial Managers, Programme Managers, Programme Directors and Project Managers.

Americas

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Steve Thomas

Recruitment Director • Canada and the Americas

Steve is responsible for the Maxim Recruitment operations in Canada. Regularly working from our office on St. Clair Avenue East in Toronto, Steve has over 20 years' experience in building and civil engineering infrastructure construction. Maxim Recruitment in Canada is working with major clients within the PPP / P3 / AFP sector, clients in the aviation and airport sector and a number of international and niche local engineering, consulting and contracting companies. 

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Over the last 20 years, Steve has built a lasting network of employers and job seekers in the construction and property industry. Many of the staff he has recruited over the years are now senior level employers themselves in London, Birmingham, Dubai, Hong Kong, Canada and in other locations in the UK and around the world.  He enjoys ongoing relationships with some of the very best employers in the construction and property industry.

Steve specialises in recruiting Commercial Managers, Quantity Surveyors, Dispute Experts and Programme and Project Management specialists on a contingency and retained search assignment basis.  

In 2018 we are working with major clients in Canada within the PPP / P3 / AFP sector, clients in the aviation and airport sector and a number of international and niche local engineering, consulting and contracting companies. 

 


Recruits: Canada: Toronto and all Canadian Cities and Provinces
Recruits for: Project & Programme Managers, Quantity Surveyors, Cost Consultants, Claims and Dispute Consultants, Construction Planners, HSEQ Professionals, Engineering Managers and specialist rail positions

Hong Kong

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Richard Poulter

Recruitment Director • Hong Kong & Dubai, UAE

Richard has successfully recruited for the construction industry for the past 13 years following 15 years as a civil engineer and construction project manager.  He is based in Hong Kong and responsible for Maxim Recruitment operations in Hong Kong, Asia and the Middle East. 

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For 15 years, Richard carved a rewarding career within the construction and property development industry, employed by blue chip clients and contractors in UK, Asia and the Middle East. In 2004 he stepped out of the industry and turned “service provider” recruiting for some of the very same big names within the industry. Based in Dubai, Richard capitalised on the construction boom of the 2000’s in Dubai, Bahrain, Qatar and Oman, specialising in engineering, project management, planning and HSEQ/risk.

When the business focus shifted towards Asia, Richard relocated to Hong Kong in 2011 where he has enjoyed continuing to build a highly reputable business across Hong Kong, Macau, Malaysia and Singapore together with an exceptional network of job seekers and employers and has become a well-known face within the industry.

Richard is a very active and dedicated supporter of the Lighthouse Club and is currently chairman of the Lighthouse Club Hong Kong Social & Fundraising Committee.

As the global construction industry expands and contracts in tune with market economies and government policies, recruitment products and services must adapt to remain attractive and competitive. Richard is currently enjoying growing a retained search business within Maxim Recruitment where he is able to dedicate resources to search assignments particularly for niche and hard to fill positions and guarantee results. It has been very  successful so far!


Recruits: Hong Kong, Macau, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Dubai, Bahrain, Qatar, Oman
Recruits for: Mid to senior level appointments and retained search in engineering, project management, planning, HSEQ and Risk
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Steve Thomas

Recruitment Director • Hong Kong

Steve has worked in construction and property recruitment for over 20 years and is responsible for the Maxim Recruitment operations in the UK. He is based in the Melton Mowbray head office in Leicestershire. Steve also spends time in the Maxim Recruitment Hong Kong office, where he recruits for major construction consultants and contractors in Asia.

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Over the last 20 years, Steve has built a lasting network of employers and job seekers in the construction and property industry. Many of the staff he has recruited over the years are now senior level employers themselves in London, Birmingham, Dubai, Hong Kong and in other locations in the UK and around the world.  He enjoys ongoing relationships with some of the very best employers in the construction and property industry.

Steve specialises in recruiting Programme and Project Managers, Commercial Managers, Quantity Surveyors and Dispute Experts both on a contingency and retained search assignment basis.  

Steve also spends time in the Maxim Recruitment Hong Kong office, where he recruits for major construction consultants and contractors.  Steve is a good point of contact for UK based construction professionals seeking their first international job role in locations in Asia such as Hong Kong, Singapore and Malaysia.


Recruits: International: Asia, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore
Recruits for: Quantity Surveyors, Cost Consultants, Claims Consultants, Construction Planners, HSEQ Professionals, Project Managers, Engineering Managers and specialist rail positions

Middle East

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Richard Poulter

Recruitment Director • Dubai, UAE & Hong Kong

Richard has successfully recruited for the construction industry for the past 13 years following 15 years as a civil engineer and construction project manager.  He is based in Hong Kong and responsible for Maxim Recruitment operations in Hong Kong, Asia and the Middle East. 

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For 15 years, Richard carved a rewarding career within the construction and property development industry, employed by blue chip clients and contractors in UK, Asia and the Middle East. In 2004 he stepped out of the industry and turned “service provider” recruiting for some of the very same big names within the industry. Based in Dubai, Richard capitalised on the construction boom of the 2000’s in Dubai, Bahrain, Qatar and Oman, specialising in engineering, project management, planning and HSEQ/risk.

When the business focus shifted towards Asia, Richard relocated to Hong Kong in 2011 where he has enjoyed continuing to build a highly reputable business across Hong Kong, Macau, Malaysia and Singapore together with an exceptional network of job seekers and employers and has become a well-known face within the industry.

Richard is a very active and dedicated supporter of the Lighthouse Club and is currently chairman of the Lighthouse Club Hong Kong Social & Fundraising Committee.

As the global construction industry expands and contracts in tune with market economies and government policies, recruitment products and services must adapt to remain attractive and competitive. Richard is currently enjoying growing a retained search business within Maxim Recruitment where he is able to dedicate resources to search assignments particularly for niche and hard to fill positions and guarantee results. It has been very  successful so far!


Recruits: Dubai, Bahrain, Qatar, Oman, Hong Kong, Macau, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand
Recruits for: Mid to senior level appointments and retained search in engineering, project management, planning, HSEQ and Risk
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