Lawsons are a specialist recruitment consultancy, focused on the construction and built environment sectors. The company comprises of a number of senior level recruiters, each dedicated to a discipline within this.

These include, but aren’t limited to;

  • Construction
  • Civils
  • Multi Utilities
  • Transmission & Distribution
  • Mechanical & Electrica
  • Renewables
  • Cranes
  • Access
  • Demolition
  • Rental



The access industry concerns equipment and companies focused on working at height using powered or non-powered access equipment. It encompasses manufacturers producing self-propelled aerial platforms (or Mobile Elevating Work Platforms) – including scissor lifts, self-propelled booms and truck mounted lifts – as well as non-powered equipment such as push-around platforms or scaffolding. The access sector also includes rental companies who own and rent out access equipment, contractors and utility companies and other end users who use the equipment, and distributors and dealers who sell new and used machines. It is a US$40 million annual industry worldwide.



Job Roles within Access that Lawsons recruit for:

  • CDL Driver
  • Field Mechanic
  • Equipment Associate
  • Sales Representative
  • RFP Professional
  • HVAC Technician
  • Yard worker
  • Process Engineer



Civil Engineering is one of the most diverse and essential disciplines in the world; dealing with the design, construction and maintenance of infrastructure that allows us to travel and work. Without civil engineering we would be without bridges, highways, canals, ports and tunnels to name a few.

Lawsons have accumulated and recruit for a wide range of clients offering permanent and contract job roles within the civils sector. We appreciate the industry is fast paced and the demand for skilled workers with particular authorisations is often required immediately, so we have specialist consultants within different sectors listed below to keep up with the demand.

  • Highways - Civils
  • Civil Engineering
  • Steel, RC frame erection and formwork
  • Groundworks – Excavation, reinstatement and remediation
  • Piling


Job Roles within Civils that Lawsons recruit for:

  • Site Engineers
  • Setting out Engineers
  • Senior Engineers
  • Civil Engineers
  • H&S (SHEQ Advisors & Managers)
  • Site Supervisors (SSSTS)
  • Site Managers (SMSTS)
  • Project Managers
  • Design Engineers & Managers
  • Business Development Managers
  • Quantity Surveyors
  • Estimators
  • Commercial Managers
  • Contracts Managers
  • Operations managers
  • Commercial Directors
  • Directors



Lawsons advise on and recruit for the development of all residential, commercial and industrial builds from conception & design, through to release and handover. We apply our market knowledge to ensure the best candidate for the job is available, whether it be an RC Frame city skyline development or a bespoke residential property. We use the publishing power house that is KHL to tap into up to date news and information, as well as partnering with leading specialist consultancies and contractors including Residential Developers, Main Contractors, RC Frame and groundwork, Steel frame, Fit Out and M&E Contractors worldwide. Construction is a US$10 trillion industry, encompassing the delivery of buildings, structures and infrastructure in public works, private developments and industrial and military facilities. It includes the construction of dams, hospitals, roads and bridges, tunnels, residential buildings and private office developments. Companies active in the sector include building firms, contractors, engineering consultants and construction equipment manufacturers.

Job Roles within Construction that Lawsons recruit for:

  • Administration professionals
  • Trade professionals and Engineers
  • Setting Out Engineers
  • H&S (SHEQ Advisors & Managers)
  • Site Supervisors (SSSTS)
  • Site Managers (SMSTS)
  • Project Managers H&S (SHEQ Advisors & Managers)
  • Design Engineers & Managers Business
  • Development Managers
  • Quantity Surveyors
  • Estimators
  • Commercial Managers
  • Contracts Managers
  • Operations managers
  • Commercial Directors Directors

Cranes & Lifting


Cranes are used worldwide in settings including building, construction, infrastructure and industrial installations. The sector uses mobile cranes, crawler cranes, tower cranes, lorry mounted cranes as well as strand-jacks, hoists, overhead travelling cranes and other alternative lifting technologies. The supply chain for the industry includes equipment manufacturers, equipment owners (including rental companies, contractors and oil and gas companies) and end users throughout construction, infrastructure and industry.

Job Roles within Cranes & Lifting that Lawsons recruit for:

  • Crane Driver /Operator
  • Technician
  • Mechanic
  • Welder
  • Technical Draftsman
  • SPMT Operator
  • SPMT Rigging Supervisor
  • Operations Manager
  • Structural Engineer
  • SHEQ Advisor
  • Transport Officer / Scheduler
  • Fleet Manager
  • Lift Supervisor
  • Rigger
  • Planner/Dispatcher



The demolition industry comprises contractors who use specialist skills and equipment to dismantle all kinds of buildings and structures, onshore and off. The sector uses a wide range of techniques and equipment in the course of its work, including specially adapted machines and attachments developed by manufacturers. In addition to demolition work, contractors are experts in waste recycling, including the processing and re-use of stone, concrete and metal waste.

Job Roles within Demolition that Lawsons recruit for:

  • Project Manager
  • Contracts Manager
  • Site Manager
  • Estimator
  • Quantity Surveyor
  • Supervisor (Aspestos)
  • Demolition Operative
  • 360 Digger Driver with D90 Demolition
  • Concrete Cutter
  • Operator (Dozer, Excavator)
  • Ground Penetrating Radar Analyst (GPR Analyst)
  • Driller / Sawer
  • Welder

Equipment Rental


The equipment rental industry is a $100 billion business, comprising companies who own large fleets of tools, construction equipment and other products that they rent out to end-users in construction and industry, as well as for events. Rental companies can be generalists – renting a wide range of equipment – or specialists, focusing on one product or sector, such as powered access, cranes, temporary accommodation, or electrical power. Rental companies are served by a wide range of equipment suppliers who often develop products specifically with rental ownership in mind, as well as technology companies who provide rental management systems fort rental companies.

Job Roles within Equipment Rental that Lawsons recruit for:

  • Class A CDL Driver
  • AZ Driver
  • Delivery driver
  • Dispatcher
  • Rental Counter
  • CDL Class B Driver
  • Wash Rack/ Yard person
  • Road Service Technicians
  • Rental Equipment Yard Co-ordinator
  • Road Technician

Mechanical & Electrical


Lawsons was launched by an ex electrical engineer who saw an opportunity in the market to use his knowledge and passion for the industry to do something a bit different. The company has since become a reputable recruitment partner to M&E contractors and consultancies around the world. Our team of recruitment consultants have hands on experience working across multiple verticals within M&E; Residential, Commercial, Industrial and FM (maintenance). This enables us to truly understand our clients' requirements; allowing an efficient delivery of professional staffing solutions across the market.

We represent highly skilled, qualified and referenced candidates, on both a permanent and contract basis from Trades/Labour to Director/CxO level. Introductions are requirement specific, and search assignments are undertaken on a mixture of contingent and retained search basis.


Job Roles within Mechanical and Electrical that Lawsons recruit for:

  • Mechanical & Electrical Engineers
  • Electrical Testers
  • AP's
  • Electricians
  • Fitters
  • Improvers/Mates
  • Setting Out Engineers
  • H&S (SHEQ Advisors & Managers)
  • Site Supervisors (SSSTS)
  • Site Managers (SMSTS)
  • Project Managers
  • H&S (SHEQ Advisors & Managers)
  • Design Engineers & Managers
  • Quantity Surveyors
  • Estimators
  • Commercial Managers
  • Contracts Managers
  • Operations managers
  • Commercial Directors
  • Directors

Multi Utilities


WIRS, NERS, GIRS, MURS and HERS accredited Utility Infrastructure Providers as well as IDNO's, DNO's, IGT's, Gas Networks and Water Boards.

We recruit operational and commercial professionals throughout the whole of the utilities market, with specialist Consultants across the core sectors of Gas, Electric, Water and Telecoms. Our Multi-Utilities team is focused on providing a high calibre tailor-made service.


Sectors we recruit for within Multi-Utilities:

  • Gas Infrastructure
  • Water Infrastructure
  • Electrical T&D
  • Highways - Street lighting and Motorway Communications
  • Multi-Utilities - Residential and Industrial & Commercial
  • Telecoms - FTTH, FTTP and FTTC
  • Metering


We work with Utility Infrastructure Providers (UIP’s) who operate across the following networks;

  • Gas Distribution Networks – GDN's
  • Independent Gas Transporters – IGT's
  • Distribution Network Operators – DNO's
  • Water Networks – Water boards


Job Roles within Multi Utilities that Lawsons recruit for:


  • Gas Mains Layers (NCO Gas (GNO2), up to 180, 355 and 400 above)
  • Gas Service Layers (GNO2)
  • Gas Mains & Service Laying Assistants (GNO1)
  • Water Mains Layers (NCO W2, Water Hygiene, up to 315 and above)
  • Water Service Layers (NCO W2, Water Hygiene)
  • Water Mains & Service Laying Assistants (NCO W1)
  • Multi-Utilities Mains & Service Layers and Assistants (NCO Gas & NCO Water)
  • Authorising Engineers (AE's, SCO1,2,4 & 5)
  • Competent Person's (CP's SCO1,2 & 5)
  • Fibre Engineer and Splicers (FTTH, FTTC)
  • Metering Engineers, Excavation Operatives
  • Reinstatement Professionals

Operational and Commercial professionals

  • Supervisors (CP/AE - SCO 1,2,4 & 5)
  • Site Managers (SMSTS, IOSH)
  • Project Managers (IOSH, SCO, MAPM, IGEM)
  • Contract Managers
  • Operation Managers (MIGEM)
  • Directors - Assistant Quantity Surveyors (AQS)
  • Quantity Surveyors (QS)
  • Commercial Managers
  • Estimators
  • H&S Advisors/Managers

Transmission & Distribution


We offer engineering recruitment solutions across Generation, Transmission and Distribution (T&D) networks globally. Lawsons has huge experience in supporting our clients from design to construction, through to testing, commissioning and maintenance.

Lawsons works closely with the Tier 1 Contractors supporting the Distribution Network Operators (DNO'S) on underground and overhead networks 11Kv, 33kv up to 132kV. We also have consultants supporting Independent Connection Providers (ICP - NERS) and Independent Distribution Network Operators (IDNO).

Power sources - whether diesel, electric or hybrid form – are required for an enormous range of mobile and stationary equipment, including commercial vehicles, off-road machines (in construction, mining and agriculture), marine and stationary power (gensets). The sector’s main players are engine manufacturers and producers of drive train products, including axles, transmissions, hydraulics and controls. These manufacturers are essential supply chain partners to the world’s machine and equipment manufacturers.

Sectors we recruit for within Power:

  • Generation
  • ransmission and distribution overhead and underground
  • Substations build
  • Renewables (Solar – Wind)
  • Electrical Vehicle (EV)
  • NERS
  • HERS

Distribution Network Operators Lawsons operates across the UK:

  • UK Power Networks – UKPN
  • Scottish and Southern Energy – SSE
  • Western Power Distribution – WPD
  • Scottish Power Energy Networks – SPEN
  • Electricity North West – ENW
  • Northern Power Grid – NPG

Job Roles within Transmission & Distribution that Lawsons recruit for:

  • Jointers Mates Electricians/Fitters
  • Cable Jointers (LV/HV)
  • Overhead Linesman
  • Commissioning Engineers
  • Authorised Person (AP)
  • Senior Authorised Person (SAP)
  • Engineers
  • Site Supervisors (SSSTS)
  • Site Managers (SMSTS)
  • Project Managers
  • H&S (SHEQ Advisors & Managers)
  • Design Engineers & Managers
  • Business Development Managers
  • Quantity Surveyors
  • Estimators
  • Commercial Managers
  • Contracts Managers
  • Operations managers
  • Commercial Directors
  • Directors

Specialized Transportation



Specialized transport is an important sub-sector of the global freight and transport industry, and covers the transport of very heavy, large or unusual items, often using specially designed equipment such as low-loaders, SPMT (self-propelled modular transporter) and offshore transporters. It is a sector that is particularly active in infrastructure, oil and gas, petrochems and energy – including wind turbines – where specialist transport contractors move items such as turbine blades, process units or offshore modules.

Job Roles within Specialized Transportation that Lawsons recruit for:

  • Class A CDL Drivers/Riggers
  • Equipment Mechanic
  • Quality Control Inspector
  • Transportation Planner
  • Trucking Dispatcher
  • Transportation Manager
  • CDL A Flatbed Trucking Job
  • Heavy Haul DOT Driver
  • Bulk sector driver
  • Buyer