This is partially due to a rise in finance being granted for exciting new projects and also due to businesses being far more optimistic about the economy looking ahead. This has increased the demand for planning and project controls professionals on a national basis.

Confident clients are looking to hire additional permanent staff into their project teams, but there is also continued demand for temporary hires to fill stop-gap periods. Professionals from varying backgrounds including rail, utilities, infrastructure, building, oil and gas, defence, and nuclear power are currently securing new opportunities at a faster rate to what they may have done for some time.

Candidates with experience of Planning, Controls, Risk, EVM, Software (Primavera/Microsoft/Asta) are showing signs of interest in what opportunities may be available, whether it is for a more exciting project, a change in location, an improvement of earnings, or to work as part of a more recognised company name or team.

Despite the improved demand in the market, many clients we have spoken with have commented that quite often they struggle to find enough ‘quality’ candidates to consider with relevant experience and that not enough candidates are applying for roles directly or via the preferred supplier agreement route.

Our understanding of the planning and controls market combined with our network within the industry spanning more than 10 years may help with your hiring needs. If you are currently looking to recruit or considering growth plans for 2013, we would welcome the opportunity to speak with you to discuss how we may be able to help facilitate your goals.

Contact the Planning team on 0207 478 2500.