UK Construction Jobs and outlook for 2023

Posted by Daria Tkach, Senior Recruitment Consultant on Thursday, January 19, 2023

At this moment in time in many countries, including the UK and Canada construction market is facing challenges, as economic conditions push up costs. Facilities Management Journal writes that Construction Output is predicted to fall ‘significantly’ in 2023. In 2022 the war in Ukraine brought complications, as well as instability from the changing of political leaders in the UK. We are still experiencing high energy prices and inflation and further rises in interest rates. The construction industry is continuing to operate, although of course, it will be subject to many different economic factors this year.

There are however many positive things to look forward to in 2023, and the Maxim Recruitment team is very busy recruiting for a number of our long-term clients.  Our construction recruitment services remain in high demand both in areas in the UK in London, the Midlands and Leicestershire, but also in Toronto and Vancouver in Canada, and in our Asia business region in Hong Kong.

While the vacancies I am working on change daily, I thought it might be of interest to present some key job roles that I am currently working on and explain why they are so exciting to me and to the candidates that I will be recruiting into these roles.

Utilities Supervisor

This is a unique opportunity for a Utilities Supervisor to join a client who are one of the largest private owners of residential property in UK and work largely in Property Development. In this Utilities Supervisor role, the successful candidate will efficiently and effectively assist in the delivery of utility dilapidation and replacement work across the UK. Suitable candidates can be based either at Bedfordshire, or London office. Apart from the generous salary, a great package is on offer, including healthcare for the employee, their spouse and dependents.

Clerk of Works Team Leader

A great opportunity for a Senior Clerk of Works to join a leading multi-disciplinary consultancy as a Clerk of Works Team Leader. Clerk of Works Team Leader will be responsible for a small team of Clerk of Works and also inspecting new build projects round London (North of Thames), Essex, Hertfordshire and Oxfordshire.  Previous management experience is not required, so it this role is perfect for an experienced Clerk of Works who are ambitious and looking to take the next step in their career.

Commercial Manager

An exciting Commercial Manager job to work on a major civil engineering and infrastructure project in Hampshire. What makes this opportunity attractive is the longevity of the project, as it will run for around 7 years with project closure predicted to be around 2029. This is suited towards Commercial Managers and Senior Quantity Surveyor with experience working on large scale civil engineering projects (50m+).

Trainee Estimator

A great Trainee Estimator opportunity in Leicester; perfect for a fresh construction related discipline graduate, as no previous experience is required. This is full time role based in the employers Leicester office. Securing this role could be a huge first step to starting your graduate career in construction.

Quantity Surveyor

The Quantity Surveyor working for this principal contractor will be responsible for cost recording and forecast updates, recording of site works for monthly applications and other general contract management duties. This role will be split between the office based in Bedford, site visits and working from home.

If you are interested in discussing any of these vacancies further, please contact me.

Additionally, you can browse our Maxim Recruitment website to have a look at all the other, different job posts available.

Best wishes and Happy Chinese New Year!

Daria Tkach
Daria Tkach
Senior Recruitment Consultant
Maxim Recruitment

Daria is a Senior Recruitment Consultant with day-to-day responsibility for researching, shortlisting, contacting, and interviewing premium construction industry candidates. Daria works with our UK team to help construction industry jobseekers into exciting new construction jobs with our market leading employer clients. Daria also covers the Canadian market as part of her international recruitment responsibilities. Her focus is on Toronto, Vancouver, Ottawa and other major cities in Canada.