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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
Our specialists in Architecture & Design work with some of the country's most well-known design firms, niche architecture practices and developer/contractor businesses, as well as local and national government authorities and global multi-disciplinary organisations.
We recruit across multiple sectors including Residential, Education, Hospitality, Leisure, Commercial and Heritage/Conservation.
Our Civil Engineering division covers a wide range of fields, both locally and nationally. We work with large international design consultancies, main contracting professionals and local civil engineering businesses across design and project management.
We recruit for roles ranging from Civil Technicians to Transport Planners and Site Agents.
Our clients are responsible for the Concept, Developed and Technical Design of a wide range of buildings, bridges and other Built Environment structures. We envelope right the way through to assisting in periodic reviews during the construction process and eventual Handover/Close Out.
We recruit for permanent, fixed term, temporary and contract bases roles, ranging from Junior Technician to Director and Principal level.
Our M&E team recruit for consultancies, joint ventures and contractors for the Mechanical, Electrical and Public Health (building services) design and project management sectors.
We have a strong track record in delivering recruitment solutions for roles such as Revit MEP Technicians, M&E Project Managers, CAD/BIM Managers and more.
Our team of construction and property experts work across a number of diverse sectors, such as Real Estate and Engineering, as well as specialist Project and Cost Management consultancies for both temporary and permanent recruitment.
From buyers to quantity surveyors and project planners, we recruit for all roles at all levels.
Our Rail & Infrastructure team specialise in placing professionals into the infrastructure and engineering roles across the country, whether that be small or large scale UK projects, such as HS2.
We place personnel into all stages of Design, Planning & Pre-construction, Geotechnical & Earthworks, Sub-Structure & Super Structure, Drainage & Utilities, Finishes, Operation, Repair, and Maintenance & Management.
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.
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.
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.