Urban Connect are a collection of experienced construction recruiters working across design, site based, project management and commercial roles across the built environment, infrastructure, utilities and transportation sectors.

We offer true multi-disciplinary project coverage from conception to project completion. We provide full recruitment solutions from interim/freelance, contingent permanent hires and strategic executive search.



Urban Connect is a specialist multi-disciplinary recruitment consultancy. We specialise within Construction & Engineering across design, construction, handover & aftercare. From our head office in Manchester, we operate across the UK.

Our varied client base includes:

  • large international multi-disciplinary consultancies
  • international and local construction main contractors
  • regional and national single discipline design practices
  • Specialist Sub-contractors
  • national and regional open market/private market housebuilders
  • international and local property developers
  • independently owned housebuilders specialising in smaller and more luxury builds
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We are delighted to be part of the Recruitment Entrepreneur group owned by James Caan CBE of Dragons' Den fame. Backed by their unrivalled financial, strategic and operational support, we are able to offer the very best service to our clients and candidates.

As Chairman, James Caan takes an active role in the investment process, working closely with Urban Connect. His hands-on approach and mentoring enables our team to learn from his considerable experience in founding and scaling recruitment businesses. 

Interested in working for us?

Our employees are the building blocks of Urban Connect. As part of a start-up, each team member makes their own mark within the company. 

We are specialists with a genuine passion for the markets we work in. We are honest, hard-working and dynamic. 

What do we offer?

  • Your efforts directly reflected in your salary and commission structure
  • Top biller incentives, from lunch clubs to paid trips away
  • An uncapped career environment, with a clear path to leadership from day one
  • A supportive, democratic, engaging work environment 
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For us, recruitment is all about the people. We enjoy our role in shaping companies and building candidates’ futures. We get to know everyone we work with as individuals and always go the extra mile. Courtesy, integrity and transparency are core company values.

 If you are interested in joining the Urban Connect team, get in touch below.

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We combine technical engineering expertise with efficient and savvy recruitment practice to help those working in these sectors secure new roles, alongside supporting clients to hire across the UK.

Project Support Roles

We offer specialist recruitment solutions for project support ‘non-technical’ roles. These people play a vital part in making sure that projects and offices run smoothly. PA’s, finance, marketing, bid writers, document controllers, onsite admin project support are some of the roles we can cover within this specialist area of our business offering.

Sustainability and Net Zero

Our dedicated net zero recruitment team is expert in connecting talented candidates who have the ability to make an impact with progressive organisations to drive sustainable change. We have a vast network who are at the forefront of tackling climate change, with expertise across climate finance, carbon accounting and decarbonisation, developing nature based solutions and finding solutions to meet ambitious net-zero targets. We provide professionals in energy & sustainability across the UK and partner with design and construction teams with a focus towards net-zero and renewable energy technologies.

Building Surveying

Our Building Surveying team specialize in placing key hires with Approved Inspectors, Local Authorities and Warranty providers as well as the General Practice Building Surveying Sector across the UK. Our network comprises professionals with vast experience in both the Residential and multifaceted Commercial sectors, from individual Domestic dwellings through to High Rise / High Value projects.