Doug Smith

Recruitment Consultant, Civil Engineering and Transport Consultancy

Doug joined Vertical in January 2018 to work as a 360 recruiter in the Civils, Infrastructure and Transport team. He recruits directly into companies which are spearheading the ‘Northern Power House’ initiative. Working daily with Transport Planners, Bridge Engineers, Highway Engineers, Rail Engineers, etc.

Prior to joining Vertical, Doug had already accumulated 4 years recruitment experience working within the engineering sector. Doug has a well-rounded skillset, varied experience and infectious personality making him an excellent addition to the company, both professionally and outside the office.

Outside of work, Doug is a huge Rugby fan and regularly follows England on their six nations campaigns and further afield. Having previously been an avid player, he now takes more of a spectator position, with pint in hand. Alongside his interest in sport, Doug enjoys spending time with his young son and socialising with friends, he can (on occasion) be found enjoying Manchester’s vibrant nightlife.

Why do you like working at Vertical?

“The mature atmosphere is a real winner for me. Vertical Recruitment has a great support system with the closeness of the team making collaboration not just something we talk about, but something that is instilled in the core of the company. “

What makes a good Recruiter?

“For me it’s all about resilience. When dealing with people, things can change fast, and you must adapt to that. Putting a large body of work into something that bears no fruit happens continually and it is the nature of the industry. Being resilient and working the right processes time and time again to get the best result for all parties is what recruitment is really all about.”