A Career New Year’s Resolution for 2020?

Posted by Steve Thomas on Thursday, December 12, 2019

How many New Year’s resolutions do you plan on making and keeping(!) for 2020?
How about making a resolution to give yourself a job and career MOT?
The New Year is the perfect time to take stock of where you’ve got to in career terms so far and ultimately, what you want to achieve and how to actively go about achieving it.

Just like manager jobs in the football Premier League, plenty of UK and international construction jobs are also coming available at the start of a new year.

Whatever role you see yourself moving into during 2020, Maxim Recruitment have a range of specialist advisors who can help you with your next career move. Here are a few of the areas some of our most experienced senior staff cover:

Steve Thomas:
UK - Building and Civil engineering Contracting
Canada - All Construction, Engineering, Property and P3 Roles

Steve specialises in a range of managerial roles in construction in the UK and Canada that includes project managers, programme managers, cost managers, quantity surveyors and commercial managers.  If you’re looking for a role with civil engineering or building contractors, specialist construction consultancies or subcontractors, Steve is the person to speak to. 

For the past 18 months, Steve has been busy building Maxim’s Canada office, nurturing relationships with construction employers across the country, and keeping his ear to the ground for construction projects in Canada. A particular focus has been developing and working with clients within the rail, LRT, aviation and PPP/P3/AFP sectors; both for major corporations and government bodies as well as niche local engineering, consulting and contracting companies. So, if you’re considering a construction job in Canada, he can help point you in the right direction.  Take a look at the latest jobs in Canada here: https://www.maximrecruitment.com/jobs-canada

Steve has also been working hard within the buoyant UK market, and we have a great range of UK Quantity Surveying, Commercial Management, Clerk of Works, Project Manager and other jobs open as we go into 2020.

Stuart Hackett:
UK and International Claims and Disputes

For construction claims and dispute professionals, Stuart is our resident specialist. Whether you’re after a job in London, elsewhere in the UK such as Leeds, Sheffield, Manchester or Warrington, or internationally in locations such as Canada, Dubai, Singapore, Hong Kong, South Korea and Australia, Stuart can help find the right role for you. 

With an enviable network of clients and candidates, Stuart understands the nuances of working on UK and international recruitment and executive search projects which helps ensure he finds the right job for your skillset. Having focused exclusively on the growing claims, disputes and expert witness fields for a number of years now, he can help you make the switch from quantity surveying to claims or find the high-level Director role in quantum, delay or disputes you’ve been hoping for.

Richard Poulter:
Hong Kong, Asia and Australia

With solid construction industry experience as a civil engineer and project manager, Richard has long since turned his skills to recruiting the best candidates for engineering, project management, planning, HSEQ and risk vacancies. 

He heads up our Asia operations from our Hong Kong office, recruiting for construction vacancies in Hong Kong, Singapore, South Korea, Malaysia and Australia. Having become a well-known face with job-seekers and employers in the region, Richard is particularly known for finding the right candidate for niche, hard-to-fill positions and mid- to senior-level appointments. If you’re looking for a construction job in Asia or elsewhere, Richard is a very handy person to know and to be in touch with.

Katie Keenan:
Candidate Resourcing and Career Advice and Consultancy

If you receive a call from our Katie, you’ve made the grade, as she’s the one who shortlists and approaches candidates for our premium client vacancies!
She also provides the Maxim team with support on both UK and international assignments, searching for and identifying potential candidates for construction claims, dispute and expert witness specialists, quantity surveyors, commercial managers, programme managers, programme directors and project manager vacancies. 

If you’ve never used a recruitment agency before, Katie will also help guide you through the recruitment process at Maxim so you’re always informed every step of the way.

Keep in Touch

So, if you decide that 2020 is the time to take the next step in your career, Maxim Recruitment has all the knowledge and advice you need to make it a successful one. We’re always on the lookout to speak to the best candidates in the construction and engineering industry, so whether a new or existing candidate with Maxim why not send us your current CV and impress some of the leading employers in the UK and international construction industry?  You can also stay up to date with the most interesting vacancies in your area by registering for job alerts from our homepage too.

Here’s to a great 2020!
The Maxim Team