Property, Infrastructure, Utilities, Engineering & Construction Recruitment Agency

Vertical Recruitment is an award-winning recruitment consultancy with a focus on the built environment sector covering all the major pre-construction design, cost and project management disciplines. Our specialisms include:



Our tailored methodology is founded on a sincere dedication to the success of both our clients and candidates. We possess profound expertise and an unwavering passion for our specialised fields within the Built environment, driving our commitment to excellence.

Our team of consultants are industry experts, possessing extensive experience in technical construction engineering roles across the built environment. With our team’s expertise, we are able to help you achieve your career goals and build your success.

Vertical Recruitment is an award-winning consultancy where expertise converges with opportunity in the built environment sector. Our dedication to excellence encompasses a vast array of specialities, including Architecture, Civil Engineering, and Quantity Surveying. From the intricacies of Fire Engineering to the strategic realm of Development Management and Planning, we facilitate the pairing of exceptional talent with transformative careers across all pre-construction disciplines.

Within this diverse landscape, we also have a discerning focus on Building Surveying Jobs and Building Services Jobs, adeptly matching top professionals with their perfect positions. And for those captivated by the vibrancy of the North West, we offer specialised support in securing Building Surveying Jobs in Manchester, amongst other compelling local opportunities.

Every consultant at Vertical Recruitment brings deep-seated experience from technical construction to engineering roles, ensuring that each candidate and client achieves success through our bespoke recruitment process. Whether you’re taking the first step into Project Management or advancing in Structural Engineering, our tailored approach is designed to guide your unique career journey.

We partner with key players in our core industries, placing skilled professionals in both permanent and contract roles across Manchester, UK and worldwide. Our long-standing reputation for sourcing top talent has solidified our position as the trusted recruitment partner for leading independent firms and multi-disciplinary consultancies, for more than 10 years.

It is no surprise that for over 10 years, global multi-disciplinary consultancies and leading independents have trusted our team time and again to deliver the best talent. We know recruitment for the built environment through and through.

With offices in London & Manchester, we are ideally placed to help solve your recruitment needs or to help find that dream role wherever you are based in the UK.

Our award-winning team has developed our reputation as the leading technical construction recruitment agency. We have established relationships with the brightest and best companies in the market, bringing together our industry’s most talented professionals with the most dynamic and forward-thinking organisations.

Whether you are looking to scale your team, or reach the next step on your career ladder, with Vertical Recruitment on your team, the only way is up! Search our Jobs today or speak to one of our team to find out more about how we can help.

We have the privilege of partnering with a diverse range of organisations in the industry, from small independent firms to global multidisciplinary consultancies. This diversity enables us to offer a wide array of opportunities to our candidates and a diverse talent pool to our clients. Our services are not confined to a specific level of seniority or contract type. Whether it’s Graduate or high-level executives, temporary contracts or permanent roles, each vacancy receives our full attention and commitment to ensure the best match possible. What distinguishes us is our emphasis on understanding the unique needs and aspirations of both our clients and candidates.

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I would highly recommend Doug if you are looking for someone professional, approachable and someone who will get the job done. Doug approached me with a job opportunity and helped me through the whole process. He was easy to get hold of and kept me up-to-date with what was going on. He made the transition from my old job to my new job a hell of a lot easier!

Chloe Prior

Couldn’t recommend Doug highly enough, he contacted me when I was looking for a step up in my career. We met for an informal conversation and Doug was excellent and hearing my needs for my next role and finding vacancies he had that he thought would suit. This was a breathe of fresh air in comparison with many other consultants who have contacted me trying to push specific roles onto me. We have met on several occasions throughout my transition, he has been great for advice and guidance as well as just a friendly person to catch up with. Would highly recommend Doug to anyone looking to move roles.

Lewis Brimmel

Jordan is a dedicated hard working recruiter whose main aims are to keep the client up to date and make the transition process as smooth as possible.

From day one of working with Jordan it is easy to see how focused on finding the candidate the perfect role he is. Spending time to find out my job requirements and then selecting only the jobs that matched.

Working with Jordan was a pleasure and if I am to find myself in a position to use his services again he will be the first person I call.

Scott Clarke

Will was the key recruiter for my current position of Contracts Specialist in Doha, Qatar. The process was run quite smoothly and this was only possible due to Will’s professionalism and constant willingness to ensure that all questions were answered as swiftly as possible. Will acted as an important bridge between the differences in work ethics and cultures. It was his constant and often daily communication throughout the entire process (approximately 6 months) which made the process less daunting.

Sean Hollywood FRICS MSc MCIArb MCIOB
Senior Contract Specialist at ASTAD Project Management

Recruiting the best


In a competitive market, when you need the most talented built environment professionals with specific experience and skill sets.


First, you need to recruit the best team to help.


Our clients know Vertical Recruitment’s team to be amongst the best at what we do and what we bring to the table.

We are in the business of building relationships for the long term and being a trusted partner to all those we work with. These goals can only be achieved by pushing the boundaries on client care, being professional, dedicated and going that extra mile, being honest and ethical, and, of course, short-listing only the best talent to fill that crucial role.

You may have used recruiters before, but not like us. We supply temp, contract, and permanent built-environment professionals on both a contingency recruitment basis, but also through our unique retained service which holds great benefits for clients relying on us exclusively. Our retained service package is client-centric putting your needs first, while we are rewarded only for truly effective work.

We hold multiple supplier agreements with global businesses, but we tailor every recruitment solution to the exact needs of each individual client, providing a truly outstanding bespoke service. If you’re looking for that one unique individual or you’re looking to build your team, talk to one of our specialist consultants today.

Recruitment at its best for Built Environment Professionals


Your experience & skills are your most precious assets.


We’re here to deliver the most value from your next career move by matching your skills, hopes & aspirations with that perfect role.


With 20 years; experience in all the major pre-construction design, cost and project management disciplines, we’ve developed extensive client base waiting to hear all about what you can offer.

We will listen to you, and really get to know those unique qualities and characteristics you’re looking for in your next role.

We go much further than most to match the best organisations with each of our candidates. Our long-standing and ongoing partnership with Place Northwest in publishing our annual property & construction salary survey gives us a unique insight into what professionals just like you feel about the threats and concerns faced in your specialist field, but also those opportunities and rewards that you are likely to hold dear.

Whether you’re looking for your next temp or contract position, or you are ready for a permanent role with long terms prospects and career development, your search should start with Vertical Recruitment, we will raise you up and help get you the role that you deserve. let’s start the conversation.

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