Construction & Infrastructure

Holtby Turner has an extensive track record in recruiting senior executives into main contractors, engineering, infrastructure and construction consultants. Along with major end-users in the energy, utilities, transport and services sectors, infrastructure continues to be active in the built environment, despite the current economic climate.​
Holtby Turner has placed senior infrastructure leaders in organisations in the UK, the Middle East and Australia. We are well connected with global businesses, and aside from our track record in the UK and Europe, we have successfully completed numerous mandates internationally, establishing our network and reach globally. Here are some of the recent assignments we have completed:
  • UK Technical Director, Multiplex
  • Group Commercial Director, Murphy Group
  • Project Director, Natural Gas Facility, Laing O’Rourke
  • Head of Projects and Head of PMO, Cambridge University Estates Division
  • Head of Programme Delivery, Cambridge University Estates Division
  • Director of Project Management, EMEA, CBRE
  • Head of Pharma/Life Sciences, Gardiner &Theobald
  • Director of Ground Engineering, Murphy Group
  • Head of Structural Engineering, DAR Group
  • Director of Project & Programme Management, UK North, Aecom
  • Head of Off-site Manufacturing, Assisted Living Contractor
  • Procurement Director, Murphy Group
  • Head of Client Sales & Market Insight, Engineering Consultancy
Client Testimonials

What Others Say About Us

I engaged the services of Holtby Turner when I was CEO of the Murphy Group.  We had planned major growth of the business and we needed to attract a number of senior managers who would enable us to achieve our ambitious plan. Toby and his team invested the time to understand our business, our future plans, and the experience and personalities we would need to achieve this. Holtby Turner were able to promote Murphy as a business and were able to secure a number of very impressive candidates who had proven experience of business growth and management. Holtby Turner’s market knowledge and connections enabled us to connect with leaders who have led to a step-change in the Murphy Group. I would recommend them without hesitation.

Steve Hollingshead, Former CEO Murphy Group

We have worked with Holtby Turner over many years and they have made a real difference to our business, introducing us to some of our best leaders. Their market knowledge and connections are unrivalled, and they have a true understanding of our business model and ethos.

Managing Partner of Project & Cost Management Practice

Holtby Turner partnered with us successfully on a number of senior hires. They had a great understanding of our requirements, providing us with advice and guidance on the market. Enthusiastic and collaborative throughout, what were tricky exercises, in helping us expand new areas for the business, the level of insight they were able to bring about candidates and their drivers, was instrumental in us landing the right person, first time.

HR Director, Engineering Service Provider

We appreciate Holtby Turner’s knowledge about the market and positive, passionate way they approach assignments, from senior search and workshops on business strategy and values. They always deliver above and beyond and provide us with a real return on our investment.

Michael Woodhead, Former CEO, HCP Social Infrastructure

The Rolton Group asked Holtby Turner to help with our planned business growth by securing a business development senior manager. HT acted as trusted advisors rather than just recruiters and took time to understand our culture and personalities in order to find the right person. They provided a very strong shortlist and gave us a valuable insight into the candidates before guiding us through the interview process which led to a very successful appointment. In addition, they identified an experienced business strategy consultant who has been invaluable in helping us formulate our growth plans.

Craig Smith, MD, Rolton Group

CPC has enjoyed the services of Holtby Turner for more than a decade, during which Toby and his team always deliver exemplar candidates who align with our stringent requirements and our company culture.

Steve Mole, Managing Partner of CPC

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