Building Services Recruitment

Vertical Recruitment match talented candidates with industry leading opportunities in Building Services and M&E disciplines, from Building Services design roles through to on-site installation contractors.

From our headquarters in Manchester, we work with clients throughout the UK construction sector. Our insight is unparalleled, based on years of experience and a deep understanding of the needs both of industry-leading employers and of individuals seeking employment.

We are one of the few companies recruiting for the entire building services project lifecycle. Working closely with industry professionals from pre-construction, design and delivery stages of projects.

Our clients range from large multi-disciplinary consultancies, independent engineering companies and regional M&E contractors to national top tier major M&E companies.

We source technically excellent candidates at all stages of their careers: from newly qualified graduates to senior industry professionals.

Typically working on new build or refurbishment projects within commercial, retail, education, residential, healthcare, industrial, social housing, regeneration and the public sector lab & pharmaceutical and data centres.

Building Services Recruitment Specialists

We recruit for temp, contract and permanent position across the range Building services roles. We believe in making long-term placements that deliver the best results for our clients. This ensures employers get the best value from their personnel, while individuals are able to pursue a career path with good job security and promotion prospects. Make us your first and only call if you are looking for a Building Services role.

Vertical Recruitment’s directors have over 15 years of experience in UK Property, Design& Engineering recruitment and we appreciate the significance of roles in Building Services.

Figures from CIBSE show Building Services account for up to half of the carbon emissions from premises, as well as 30-40% of costs on new construction projects. Finding talented individuals is crucial in this very important discipline.

Some examples of skills that might be required for Building Services candidates include:

  • Building Control Systems
  • Carbon Emissions and Carbon Audits
  • Energy Supply and Energy Distribution
  • Façade Engineering
  • Fire Protection and Fire Safety
  • Lifts and Escalators
  • Lighting
  • Refrigeration
  • Security Systems and Alarms
  • Water, Plumbing and Drainage

Vertical Recruitment’s clients range from independents seeking candidates for a single role, M&E Contractors through to multinational industry-leading brands who require ongoing support via our unique retained recruitment service.

When concentrating on Candidate search and engagement for our clients for M&E Design roles, we are aware that clients tend to desire those with relevant degrees in Building Services, Mechanical Engineering or Electrical Engineering with knowledge of industry-used software including Hevacomp, IES, Amtech, Dialux, AutoCAD and Revit.

For Contractor clients, we look for similar qualifications or engineers who have served an apprenticeship as an electrician, plumber or heating engineer.