Specialist UK recruiter signs retained American clients

Executive recruiter, TS Grale, has signed contracts with several North American clients to source construction and infrastructure leadership positions weeks after adding a senior global search consultant to its team.

The Leeds based business has been retained to find a Construction Management position, specialising in Geo-Technical Civil Engineering to deliver a high value and complex dam civils upgrade project in the United States, while the other role is that of Vice President for a major Civil Infrastructure contractor in Canada.

Sean Rowlands, who joined TS Grale to strengthen their international practice explained: “TS Grale was keen to develop its international division to tap into the growing market for well qualified, talented individuals around the globe.  Construction and Infrastructure remains a buoyant sector in the Americas and EMEA, as both governments and NGOs launch major infrastructure projects demanding personnel with expertise and experience.

“During my ten years international executive search career, I have supported both clients previously. They are therefore confident in my expertise to help them with their key hires as I develop the international offering at TS Grale.

“The fact that we are UK based was not an issue.  Operating in large territories, North America and EMEA businesses are very comfortable using technology to communicate and operate across different time zones.

“TS Grale has been working successfully to place candidates in the North American construction and infrastructure industry for some time.  These clients wanted the guarantees that retaining our service offers.

“The key motivator for our clients is quality of service and attention to detail.  They appreciate that we will use technology to communicate with both candidates and the client and they are confident it will be mutually beneficial.

“North America is a growing market with some massive infrastructure projects underway or about to launch, and we see this as a big opportunity for us,” he added.

Jason Saunders a partner with TS Grale said: “Integrated technology gives businesses such as TS Grale the opportunity to go global without leaving the UK.  Sean has brought experience to our team; he understands how the North American market operates, their needs and key sectors.   We see this as the first of many opportunities for us as we implement our unique assessment tool for executive search and combine it with leading communication technologies.”