macdonald and company
macdonald and company

Building & Construction

The building & construction team recruits for real estate services businesses, property developers, real estate investors and occupiers, advising across functions including project management, building surveying, quantity surveying, health & safety and construction management.



Senior Associate - London

I lead the Building & Construction team across the UK and Europe based from London. I have over 10 years' real estate property experience with the last 6 years focused on the development, design and construction industry.

Concentrating on mid to senior level appointments, I specialise in the recruitment of professional Project Managers, Building Surveyors and Quantity Surveyors for companies across the entire real estate life cycle including investment banks, developers, construction companies and corporates alike.

I take real pride in providing the right solutions for my clients spending time to understand what makes them different and what personalities will gel best. 80% of my current workload is a result of either repeat business or referrals from clients and candidates.

Director - London

I started my career with a major UK retailer before joining a boutique headhunting consultancy placing directors with large house builders.

In 2004, I joined Macdonald & Company specialising in the recruitment of Project Managers, Building Surveyors and Quantity Surveyors from graduate to director level for consultancies, developers and clientside organisations.

Progressing my career to Director level, I am now Co-Head and Director of the Development team. Focusing on key disciplines within the development life cycle for developers across all sectors including The London Legacy Development Corporation.

Director - London

Having come from a surveying background, I have recruited in the Technical and Facilities sectors for over 16 years.

As a Director and EXCO member of Prime People, my passion is within Executive Search where I have successfully recruited for clients across the UK and Europe. Whilst I am a seasoned search specialist, I also lead the Technical and Facilities Management divisions. I am also in charge of the internal talent acquisition team.

I work closely with RICS as their preferred business partner and am instrumental in collaborating on such projects as the annual Salary Survey and Young Surveyor of the Year Awards.

I am particularly passionate about golf and play off a single figure handicap; I can be seen at any property networking event that allows me to get on the course.

Senior Associate- Manchester

I am a Senior Associate and lead the regional Building & Construction team from our Manchester office, but cover the whole of the East and West Midlands through to the top of Scotland.

I have a proven and demonstrable track record in recruiting high quality, hard-to-find chartered Building and Quantity Surveyors and Project Managers throughout the regions. These professionals have gone on to open offices, become leaders in their fields, and help build some of the outstanding landmarks in the UK today.

Having retrained from a career in academia, I can boast delivering complex, high-level roles over the last 5+ years within both the public and private sectors. I hold a BSc (Hons) in Mathematics from The University of Durham (which I rarely get to use anymore), yet always get asked to work out how to split the bill at the end of a meal, which wasn’t even a module on the course.

With a wife and 2 young daughters, I spend most of my free time tidying up the house and wondering why the bathroom is occupied again. I also enjoy squeezing in some quality time with my Playstation when I can, and sharing my love of film with my eldest.

Senior Consultant - Manchester

Working across East and West Midlands, North West and North East UK regions and Scotland; I partner and recruit for the leading Property Consulting and Property Development employers.

I focus both within private and government led sectors for the placement of the top 20% of market professionals. The key skills and roles I recruit for include Building Surveyors, Project Managers as well as Quantity Surveyors and Cost Managers. 

Recruitment Consultant - South Africa

“The average person will spend anywhere from 50,000-15,0000 hours of their total lifetime, or about 20-60% of their meaningful adult time, on their careers“– Tim Urban.  Wait, but why?

Whether it is helping you find the right talent for a role, or reaching your career goals, I am all about helping you get there.

As a recruiter, my drive and passion is to create, match and unify connections through building lasting relationships.

Having around 5 years’ experience within internal recruitment and drawing from experience in mining, finance and insurance, I consider myself fortunate to be a part of the Macdonald & Company team – the leading professional recruitment consultancy for the real estate and built environment.

Senior Associate - Dubai

I have 8 years of service with Macdonald & Company. Initially joining the London Technical team in 2011 where I started my recruitment career and since then relocated to our Dubai office at the beginning of 2017, where I'm now a Senior Associate.

Focusing on the Real Estate and Construction industry mainly for Developers, Sovereign Funds, Family Offices, Prop Cos, Retailers, Consultancies, Design Practices.

I have over 13 years working within the Real Estate industry. Starting my professional career with one the country’s leading Estate Agent businesses, where I spent time in both London and also South of France. Following this I joined a London Real Estate Investment business in a Real Estate Management and Sales role, before starting my Macdonald & Company career.

Throughout my time with Macdonald & Company I have had the luxury to be exposed to most areas of a Real Estate assets life-cycle, allowing me to provide clients with expert knowledge over most areas and at all levels of seniority. My two greatest achievements over the last 8 years has been developing my own niche within the London team, focusing on serving the Land Estates and foreign investors, mainly Middle Eastern Family Offices. Grosvenor Estate was a successful account of mine for nearly 6 years. Secondly relocating to the UAE and joining our long established office in Dubai where I’m a part of a small team, covering next to all areas of the industry across the entire Middle East. This has given me vast exposure to multiple client types, dealings with a variation of nationalities and also different working environments.

Associate - Manchester

I am an Associate based in the Manchester office, operating in the freelance/interim market recruiting surveyors largely under the ‘General Practice’ umbrella (including property asset managers, valuation, landlord & tenant and rating surveyors), extending to project management and FM professionals.

Covering from the Midlands up to Scotland, my core clients incorporate public sector organisations, consultancies, developers and retailers.

Finding short and medium term solutions to issues such as peaks in workloads, specific fixed term project requirements, maternity and paternity leave, and sickness cover, my connections undertake roles on hourly and daily rates and also salaried fixed term contracts.

Researcher - South Africa

After completing my honours degree in psychology I got involved in the recruitment industry and found my niche. My passion for people and human relations fosters my enthusiastic and determined approach in my role as a resourcing consultant.

My focus, drive and interest in people has placed me in the recruitment industry where I am able to utilise my strengths and continue to grow. My strong interpersonal skills, dedication and continuous desire to learn has ensured my success in all aspects. I pride myself on my strong work ethic and apply myself fully to any challenge that I am presented with.


I help our Property and Construction recruitment teams to service clients to the best of our capabilities, supporting our managers, at-desk training, speaking to clients and getting involved with the wider business.

No day is the same and I relish the challenges and achievements matching professionals with an employer's culture, team and ambition. 

Recruitment Consultant - Singapore

Macdonald & Company is the leading professional recruitment consultancy for the real estate and built environment sectors.

Established in 1994 and headquartered in the UK, we apply local knowledge with true global connection through our offices in Asia-Pacific, the Middle East and Africa.

Our specialist teams act for every class of organisation owning, occupying, financing or advising on property, construction and engineering – developers, investors, institutions, funds, banks, consultancies and contractors. We are the preferred recruitment partner of RICS - the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.

Macdonald & Company is a subsidiary of the London Stock Exchange quoted Prime People Plc.

“People make the difference. We connect you to that difference.”

Specialities: Recruitment, Career Advice, Search and Selection, Salary benchmarking.

Real Estate Developments, Investment / Asset Management, Engineering, Project Management, Construction, Infrastructure, Facilities Management, Building Management.

Types of Real Estate - Commercial, Retail, Hospitality, Residential, Industrial, Logistics, Data Centres.

Recruitment Consultant - Manchester

I work within the Manchester office in the Regional Building and Construction team recruiting for Building Surveyors, Quantity Surveyors & Project Managers throughout the Midlands, north, up to and including Scotland. I recruit graduates and right the way up to Director level spanning across all sectors for employers in real estate.

I joined Macdonald & Company in 2018 having spent 8 years as a Manager in the insurance sector. Naturally, giving people a platform to escalate their careers was transferable across to recruitment and I thoroughly enjoy the challenge of identifying personalities of both businesses and individuals in order to build connections.

Senior Consultant - Hong Kong

I have been working in the recruitment industry for 7 years and specialise in the Construction and Engineering market.

I work within the Hong Kong office recruiting for E&M / Building / Civil Engineer to Director level.

Senior Consultant - London

I joined Macdonald & Company after graduating with a degree in English Literature in 2015 as a consultant within the Technical team. Here, I specialise in the recruitment of Project Managers, Building Surveyors and Quantity Surveyors, working with a diverse range of clients who occupy, own, invest or advise in property at all levels from Graduate to Director level.

I pride myself on the established network I have grown during my time working in the sector, and I have a passion for delivering a genuine, transparent and complete service to my clients and candidates alike. I take great satisfaction in taking the time to understand both individuals and companies and providing the right long-term solutions. My network grows by offering what I feel is the right advice, not by mass sending CVs! I have proven success in both contingency based recruitment and executive search assignments within Central London and the surrounding Home Counties.

Recruitment Consultant - London

I joined in March 2019 and although new to recruitment, I eagerly await the challenges to come and look forward to building up a rapport with clients and professionals. As a friendly individual, I ensure my candidates and clients will have the smoothest experience when dealing with me.

Outside of work I enjoy going to the gym, socialising with friends, reading and discussing philosophy and have a keen interest in building computers. I studied Religion Philosophy & Ethics at the University of Gloucestershire and graduated in 2015. I have joined the Client Services team which focuses on a wide variety of sectors within Macdonald & Company.

Recruitment Consultant - London

I joined Macdonald & Company as Client Services Consultant in early in 2019. Our team specialises in recruitment across the Property & Built Environment sector by truly partnering with our candidates and providing a truly consultative service to them.

I am passionate about giving as much insight and guidance as possible at all steps throughout the job-seeking process and will always “think ahead” in your best interests to ensure you achieve your career aspirations.

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