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  • Where are all the Quantity Surveyors?

    By Stephanie on September 29, 2016
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    In construction and engineering many businesses sink or swim based on their ability to provide a competitive price. A good Quantity Surveyor can be essential to a contractor, making sure their projects are properly budgeted and comply with both industry and legal standards. Their expertise and overall knowledge of each stage of a project makes them one of the most […]
  • Becoming a Chartered Engineer

    By Robyn on August 30, 2016
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    Many qualifications exist that demonstrate the technical competence of a candidate but one of the most sought after by employers is Chartered Engineer (CEng). Typically earned while on the job, the Chartered Engineer qualification shows that you can solve practical problems, think outside the box and complete work to a high standard – all essential when you’re managing a project. […]
  • James Gray Recruitment is certified by Constructionline

    By Mark on August 24, 2016
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    We are pleased to announce that James Gray Recruitment is now certified with Constructionline. Constructionline is a register of contractors, consultants and material suppliers for the construction industry, allowing buyers to choose from a tightly controlled list of certified suppliers. Registration with Constructionline means that we have met strict criteria based on industry and government standards, professional conduct, experience and […]
  • Is there a Skills Shortage in Civil Engineering?

    By Ronan on August 22, 2016
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    It’s no secret that the Engineering industry is currently experiencing a skills shortage on an unprecedented level. There are few sectors harder hit than Civil Engineering, topping the UK Visa Bureau Shortage Occupation List for the Engineering and Construction sectors. The number of young people entering the industry is far exceeded by the number of positions waiting to be filled […]
  • Contract V Permanent Positions – Pros and Cons

    By Ronan on August 16, 2016
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    When looking for a new position one of the important decisions you will have to make is whether to go for a contract or permanent position. You might be familiar with the basic concept of each but which one is best for you? For those trying to decide for themselves, employers considering the best way to hire staff for their […]
  • Does your business have people with the skills required to comply with BIM?

    By Mario on May 27, 2016
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    As engineering and construction firms race to develop Building Information Modelling (BIM) compliance, required for the entire supply chain of construction companies involved in all centrally procured government construction projects from 2016, we take a look at what is going to change and what skillsets will be required in order to comply with the new standard. BIM requires every component […]
  • How to resign without burning any bridges

    By Chris on March 12, 2016
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    The time has come for you to make a change and take a new challenge.  Congratulations on getting the new job, but make sure you now resign in a professional and gracious manner.  Whatever the circumstances, it pays to resign correctly so think about it before you burn any bridges. Here are James Gray’s top 10 tips on how to […]
  • Is it ok to let go of a great employee?

    By Ronan on March 10, 2016
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    Candidates leave their current employment for a number of reasons with many employers thinking, if only they had paid them more money. However it is sometimes best to let the employee go on good terms.