Our Sectors


We are a sector focused recruitment consultancy and have a proven track record in the following core markets. We pride ourselves in our detailed knowledge of these markets, the key businesses and our reputation and network with senior leaders.


  • Construction & Built Environment
  • FM & Support Services
  • Building Services and M&E Contracting
  • Transportation
  • Energy & Renewables
  • Interiors & Fit-out
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The need to control and reduce energy costs for companies remains crucial from both a financial and environmental perspective. Whether that involves securing the most competitive energy prices or implementing a long-term strategy for improving energy management, Macallam has access to highly skilled candidates.

Our exposure and in-depth understanding of the energy markets allows us to constantly stay on top of the ever-changing aspect of both legislation and customer needs.  With a large presence in the sector and heavy networking, our "Chemistry at Work" methodology enables us to understand the skills and personalities required - we work hard to get the right ‘fit’.


Our clients include;

  • Energy management consultancies and facilities management specialists
  • Energy suppliers
  • Multi-disciplinary companies
  • Utility cost reduction consultancies

We recruit across a broad range of energy management positions, including:

  • Carbon & Energy Management Consultants
  • Design Engineering
  • Project Management and Account Managers
  • Business Developers/Sales
  • Sustainability professionals


Construction & Built Environment

We have operated in the Built Environment market for over a decade, working across job disciplines with a wide variety of clients, including main contractors, consulting companies and client organisations.

Macallam are experts in Construction recruitment.  Assignments include; Senior Management and Board level roles in Construction Management and contracting, including all disciplines of Business Management, Tendering, Business Development, Operations, Project management, Commercial, Quantity Surveying and Human Resources. Salaries commonly range from £60,000 to £250,000.


Specialist Expertise

Projects include;

  • Traditional design and build for UK and International construction companies
  • Civil Infrastructure - Roads, railways, tunnels and airport projects
  • Front-end design, feasibility and project management
  •  Power plants, Utilities and Nuclear installation
  • Water and effluent treatment plants


Clients inlcude organisations such as Balfour Beatty PLC, Kier and Interserve PLC





Building Services and M&E Contracting

Recruiting in the building services sector requires an in-depth knowledge of the market, familiarity with the disciplines, an understanding of key personnel in the industry and a strong network among the major players.

Macallam has a long history of operating in this sector, appointing Project and Commercial Directors, HR Managers, Business Development and Sales professionals, Managing Directors and other Board Directors.  

Clients include Balfour Beatty Engineering Ltd, Crown House Technologies, Lorne Stewart.


Facilities Management

Macallam are recognised as one of the leading senior level recruiters operating in Hard and Soft FM and in Support Services to the Property and estates environment.

Previous assignments range from executive and board level appointments, Sales, Finance Directors, Commercial Directors to operational delivery and account management.

Clients inlcude Interserve PLC, OCS, EMCOR UK and G4S.



Our expertise and reputation in the Transportation and Rail sector is well established, and growing. We are proud to be partnering established, well respected names in Transport and Rail as well as dynamic growing organisations. Macallam has an extensive working knowledge and network within the following areas:

  • Infrastructure Maintenance and Construction – including Electrification, Track, Civils, and Signalling
  • Train Operating Companies – Including Urban Rail Operators and Metro 
  • Freight Operators
  •  FM Management and Operational Support to both Rail and Airports contractors
  • Traction and Control

Previous assignments include complex engineering and commercial projects ranging from executive and board level appointments to operational delivery and account management.  

Examples of our work includes; 

Network Rail; Nationwide assignment for infrastructure development Programme Directors.

OCS; Appointment of Managing Director, Aviation business

Carillion; Commercial and senior estimators.  Carillion stated the results were “outstanding”.

Balfour Beatty; A working relationship that spans over 10 years across key Technical and business management appointments.

Interior Design and Fit Out

Macallam has operated in the Interior Design, Built and Project Management Environment for several years, working across job disciplines and a variety of clients, including contractors, consulting companies and client organisations.

Assignments include; Senior Management and Board level roles in Construction Management and contracting, including all disciplines of Business Development, Operations, Project management, Commercial, Quantity Surveying commonly between the salary ranges of £60,000 and £250,000.

Projects include;

  • Design Directors
  • Design and Build Project Management
  • Construction Management
  • Sales/ Business Development
  • Commercial Management