Sectors: Consultancy

Atkins Search are specialist recruiters for the Consultancy sector focused supplying permanent, temporary and contract employees across the East Midlands, West Midlands, South Yorkshire and North West regions.

We recruit Management and Director level roles across the Operational, Commercial, Planning, Civils, Structural and Design disciplines for the leading Construction and Infrastructure Consultancies.

Recently Completed Placements include:

  • Associate Director Project Management – Construction Consultancy
  • Associate Director Civil Engineering – Engineering Consultancy
  • Senior Quantity Surveyor – Construction Consultancy
  • Director Building Surveying – Construction Consultancy
  • Cost Manager – Construction Consultancy
  • Director Structural Engineering – Engineering Consultancy
  • Senior Planner – Construction Consultancy
  • Quantity Surveyor – Construction Consultancy
  • Senior Civil Engineer – Engineering Consultancy

“The Atkins Search team have been a pleasure to work with, in particular Laura has been fantastic in her engagement with us, she understood our business straight away and was able to find candidates that met our needs perfectly. ​Laura has a different approach to other recruiters that I have worked with, she understands that we don’t always need staff but still engages with us regularly and has followed up with the placements she has made with us. ​Laura is clearly excellent at what she does and none of the communication or engagement with her is an effort, it is a pleasure to work with her and the Atkins search team.” – Consultancy based in Derbyshire

We mainly focus on permanent appointments but can also support you with any short term freelance requirements you may have.

We can also provide either a Retained or Contingent solution dependent on your business needs, but our sector experts are very happy to advise on this.


Proud to partner with

  • Turner & Townsend
  • Bentley Project Management
  • BSP Consulting
  • Summers-Inman
  • WT Partnership
  • Edmond Shipway
  • Pick Everard
  • Recom Solutions Ltd
  • Rodgers Leask

Our Specialisms Design Engineering

Design Engineer, Principal Engineer, Technician, Project Engineer, Civil Engineer, Structural Engineer.

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Our Specialisms Project Management

Directors, Associate Directors, Senior Project Managers, Project Managers, Graduate Project Managers.

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Our Specialisms Cost Management

Directors, Associate Directors, Cost Managers, Graduate Cost Managers.

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Our Specialisms Building Surveying

Director of Building Surveying, Managing Surveyors, Building Surveyors.

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Consultancy Consultants Specialists in their field

​"I only have positive comments about my experience of Atkins Search. Olivia has helped me through each stage of the process with regular phone calls, texts, and teams meetings ensuring that I had everything I needed and was as prepared as possible. She provided me with knowledge and advice which made the experience less stressful and put me in contact with companies that I may not have considered prior to our conversation. I would not hesitate to recommend Atkins Search and in particular Olivia."

Assistant Quantity Surveyor - Construction Consultancy

​"Great experience right from the beginning of speaking with Laura on the phone. I reached out for one position and was ultimately recommended for another, which was fantastic. I personally met Laura and we discussed all of my questions, worries, and uncertainties. Very professional, approachable, and always received positive feedback. The most significant thing I discovered throughout the entire process was that I received honesty and consistency."

Assistant Project Manager - Construction Consultancy

"My consultant has been amazing, always makes the time for you. Friendly and conscientious; has the ability to listen to what you’re striving for out of your career."

Project Manager - Construction Consultancy

"One of the best experiences I have had to date with a recruitment consultancy, from my first time engaging with Laura I felt confident that Atkins understood what I wanted in my next role and company. The process felt personal and any questions/concerns I had were answered efficiently, I really appreciated being able to meet Laura in person before attending my interviews. This greatly enabled me to understand the kind of company and people I would be being interviewed by. I would highly recommend Atkins Search and wouldn’t hesitate to contact them again in the future should the need arise for their services."

Assistant Consultant - Construction Consultancy

"Laura contacted me to see if I would be interested in moving for a new opportunity. I was interested from the start because Laura was enthusiastic and showed care and interest in what I was looking for. We discussed my needs and she matched me with my new company. Laura arranged an interview with them for me. Prior to interview Laura and I met to discuss further what they were looking for and for more information on the company. Laura rang me before and after the interview on the day to see what my thoughts were and how it had gone. A few days later I received an offer via Laura that I was happy to accept. Laura has remained in contact with me since the offer and has arranged to meet with me and the new company before I start with them at the end of October. I have worked in the recruitment sector myself and can honestly say that the service I received was superb and way above what I would expect and have experienced in the past. Laura is a credit to Atkins Search, and I would be happy to recommend her."

Executive Project Manager - Construction Consultancy

"The process of working with my consultant was seamless from start to finish. I approached them on LinkedIn and following a half an hour conversation, they had perfectly understood what I was looking for. They swiftly secured me an interview and was supportive during and after. My new role is great and is around the salary I expected. I cannot fault my experience with Atkins Search, it was professional and attentive.  Thanks for the experience and I hope we will cross paths again."

Assistant Building Surveyor - Construction Consultancy

"Since joining the Army from school at the age of 16, the Army is the only job I have ever had and deciding to leave was a massive step into the unknown for me. Laura has made my transition from the Army into a civilian job an incredibly smooth process and removed any anxieties I had about leaving the service.​Laura initially helped me identify a sector that would be suitable to my skillset by offering advice and feedback on my CV. This is not normally a straightforward process for ex-servicemen, as in the forces we tend to use different terminology for job roles and positions etc., however, Laura helped me draw the similarities from my current position to the one I have now been offered.  From facilitating chats with a 7-hour time difference to providing timely feedback in a professional manner, the experience I have had with my Atkins Search Consultant has far exceeded my expectations. Thank you Laura."

Senior Project Manager - Construction Consultancy

​"Laura is one of the best recruitment consultants I have worked with. I take my career very seriously and have always been very particular about who represents me, Laura’s approach is very personable and goes beyond CVs and standard interview questions, she really takes the time to get to know you and understand your career goals and aspirations to make sure you are matched with the best opportunities available. Keep up the good work Laura!!"

Head of Project Management - Construction Consultancy

​"My experience with Laura has been really good. She has been professional throughout, from first making contact through to negotiating the package, and I feel she worked with both parties to make sure we came to an agreement that benefits us all. She was very supportive and got in touch before each stage which was a nice touch, and was always in contact to see how things were going.”

Senior Quantity Surveyor - Construction & Infrastructure Consultancy

​“Atkins Search has been a positive experience and Laura has been proactive in helping me find a position during difficult circumstances with Covid-19. Laura has been supportive throughout the Atkins Search experience and her communication has been very thorough. It was nice to have a face to face meeting initially as I think this helps understand the personality of the candidate and get a greater understanding of the roles they are looking for. I would like to thank Atkins Search for finding me a role at ****.”

Marketing Assistant - Construction & Infrastructure Consultancy

"​Laura provided a great recruitment service, she listened to the type of opportunity I was looking for and provided me with excellent levels of support throughout the whole process."

Project Manager - Construction & Infrastructure Consultancy

​“Laura was great, I wasn't actively looking and she approached me with an opportunity. It seemed like a good fit for me, and Laura answered and questions I had regarding the company and the position. Without her help I wouldn't have seen the opportunity.”

Senior Structural Engineer - Engineering Consultancy

​"Since accepting the employment offer, Laura has kept in touch regularly to check how the notice period of my current role is going and to answer any questions I have had regarding the new role, she has also offered advice on how to handle going into my first week etc. I have enjoyed the experience of being represented by Laura and would have no issues with recommending her as a recruiter to any of my friends or family, or contacting her in the future to help find another opportunity for myself."

Senior Cost Manager - Construction Consultancy

​"Laura has been friendly and approachable throughout, providing me with good advice and support throughout the whole process, without putting any pressure on. Laura gave me a good overview of the business and how I would potentially fit into it, which was really helpful in aiding my decision. Laura has kept in touch throughout the whole process as well, keeping me up to date with the employer, providing me with interview tips as well as providing support with leaving my previous job. Laura gave me confidence that the job was the right fit for me – thank you for helping me to secure this position!"

Senior Quantity Surveyor - Construction Consultancy

"It was great to work together with Laura. I found her proactive, easy to reach, helpful and respectful to my ideas. Someone to recommend in the future for sure."

Associate Structural Engineer - Engineering Consultancy

​“From the initial contact and throughout Laura has been extremely friendly and helpful. It’s a big deal leaving an employer I’ve been with the vast majority of my career. Instead of it being a process I’ve gone through on my own I’ve felt supported throughout. Thank you!”

Senior Project Manager - Construction Consultancy

"​I came across the Atkins Search website and found that the job descriptions were very clear and appreciated that the salary expectations were obvious for each role. Laura was very easy to talk to and offered great support and knowledge of the company/role throughout the process. She provided excellent feedback from my interview and always kept me up to date. I will definitely consider Atkins Search again in the future if/when looking for a new role."

Project Manager - Construction Consultancy

​“From the initial contact and throughout Laura has been extremely friendly and helpful. It’s a big deal leaving an employer I’ve been with for 13 years and the vast majority of my career. Instead of it being a process I’ve gone through on my own, I’ve felt supported throughout. Thank you!”

Senior Project Manager - Construction Consultancy

"​Olivia has been an absolute delight from our first correspondence. She’s been so responsive to any queries I may have and always seemed so happy to help or discuss anything even out of her own working hours. She has made the process so far so easy and has been in touch regularly to make sure everything is going as planned and no issues are arising. She kept me fully updated on any conversations so I knew what to expect."

Cost Manager - Construction Consultancy

​"I want to give a huge thank you to Olivia for being so amazing throughout the whole process. She kept me up to date and informed every step of the way and was very attentive. I was also able to go into my interviews with ease and confidence as she had taken her time to discuss the background of the business I was applying for which clearly shows she does her due diligence and goes way beyond her role. I have never worked with a recruitment consultant quite like it! I really have nothing negative to say. Thanks to Olivia I have gotten my first role after graduating and I am finally starting my journey in the construction industry!"

Assistant Project Manager - Construction Consultancy

​"​Laura provided a great recruitment service, she listened to the type of opportunity I was looking for and provided me with excellent levels of support throughout the whole process."

Building Surveyor - Construction Consultancy

"It has been a real pleasure working with Laura in helping me to secure a job offer. Laura demonstrated high levels of professionalism throughout my hiring process, she is proactive in her work as she kept on chasing all involved parties in order to sort out all outstanding issues and secure the job offer as soon as possible. I highly recommend Atkins Search for anyone looking for a job, and hopefully will be in contact with you guys again in the future. Thank you once again for all of your help and efforts."

Principle Structural Engineer - Engineering Consultancy

"Considering I was not actively looking for a new role, I think Laura has done a great job in selling me this opportunity. Laura clearly knows a great deal about the company I am moving to having placed a number of individuals there and it is clear to see how connected Laura is with the Directors at the company. Communication has been excellent throughout the whole process whether it was discretely over text or phone calls or teams calls. I am sure Laura would have a number of Clients to deal with, but nothing was too much in order to help me with the process from start to finish. I have used recruitment consultants before but have never been placed by one, partly down to the role but also down to the lack of knowledge of the role and understanding of the company. Thank you very much and keep in touch!​"

Senior Project Manager - Construction Consultancy

"I was only really in the first stages of my job search when Olivia reached out to me and I’m so glad that she did! She made me feel comfortable straight away so I was really able to let her know what I was looking for. Within a few weeks of our first meeting I had an informal chat lined up with my new company of which Olivia supported me throughout. I felt fully informed following both my interview’s and Olivia was always prompt providing updates as well as assisting me with any queries that I had. Without Olivia’s broad connections and knowledge of the industry I would not be in the position to move onto pastures new and I really feel that the company that I’m joining will be not only great for my career but also I will be a great fit for them and vice versa. Olivia has been truly instrumental in ensuring that what is normally a stressful experience has been smooth sailing. So thank you so much! Hopefully I won’t need to use Atkins again but if I do they will be the only recruitment consultancy that I come to. Olivia is a credit to Atkins!!"

Trainee Cost Manager - Construction Consultancy

"Laura has been amazing throughout the whole recruitment process. From the first phone call she listened as to what type of job I was looking for and understood my aspirations for the future. At each stage she was supportive and informative about each of the potential companies who were looking for Project Managers. At times it was difficult to get hold of me due to the workloads and yet she would always email or text me to arrange a convenient time for us to catch up, whether trying to organise interviews and general updates communication between the two of us was effortless. Even when Laura had Covid-19 she still checked everything went well on my last day and wished me good luck for my new role. I can’t recommend Laura enough as she is a likeable professional individual who has provided me with a great opportunity working at my new company."

Project Manager - Construction Consultancy

"Laura's knowledge of the role impressed me right from the get go and knew a lot of information about the company. ​Throughout the recruitment process, Laura supported me with regular updates on the progress and ultimately secured me the job. Laura is very friendly and personable. ​Thanks again Laura for your support and assistance."

Associate Director - Cost Management - Construction Consultancy

"Laura was helpful and proactive in securing me an interview at my new company. ​She was on hand to provide advice and keep me updated on new developments.​ Astute and driven to deliver the best outcome, I would recommend Laura's services to others seeking a new role."

Senior Project Manager - Construction Consultancy

"The service that Laura provided was exemplary. Laura instilled me with total confidence that she was working to serve not only my interests but with a full awareness of the interests of the employers’ she represents. She has great integrity and is diligent, knowledgeable and very easy to communicate with. She kept me regularly updated throughout the process and has been in touch a number of times since I accepted the role with my new employer to check how I’m doing which is a really nice touch. It was a great pleasure dealing with Laura and would not hesitate to recommend Atkins Search to friends and colleagues."

Director - Project Management - Construction & Infrastructure Consultancy

"Friendly and always available whenever needed – outstanding service. A company with a genuine care for the customer / client - would highly recommend.”

Building Surveyor - Construction Consultancy

​“Atkins Search were exceptional. The professionalism and friendliness of Laura was so welcoming, I had full trust in her ability to advise me on said position and guide me through the process. What was most important to me above all was the personal experience I received, she understood exactly what I wanted / needed in such a short period of time."

Building Surveyor - Construction Consultancy

"​My experience with Atkins Search has been really pleasant and Laura has been a pleasure to get to know and deal with. Laura has given me plenty of support and guidance through the process which proved to be valuable as I had never been through a job change before. I am grateful to Laura for getting me a position."

Assistant Quantity Surveyor - Construction Consultancy

​"Atkins Search do recruitment exactly how it’s meant to be done. They are one of the best I have come across in this industry, incredibly organised, punctual and genuinely helpful. I would readily recommend anyone who’s looking for a new role to speak to Atkins Search."

Project Manager - Construction Consultancy