Meet the Team: Key Contacts

Meet our specialist team of construction recruitment consultants in the UK and around the world.

UK

Steve Thomas

Steve Thomas

Recruitment Director • UK

Steve is responsible for Maxim Recruitment in the UK. He is based in the Maxim head office in Leicester, Leicestershire and regularly travels to meet employers, job seekers and to attend construction industry networking events all over the UK. With over 20 years' experience in construction and property recruitment he works with a number of repeat clients and engages in search and headhunting assignments for a range of premium UK and international clients.

Over the last 20 years, Steve has built a lasting network of employers and job seekers in the construction and property industry. Many of the staff he has recruited over the years are now senior level employers themselves in London, Birmingham, Dubai, Hong Kong and in other locations in the UK and around the world.  He enjoys ongoing relationships with some of the very best employers in the construction and property industry.

Steve specialises in recruiting Commercial Managers, Quantity Surveyors, Dispute Experts and Programme & Project Management professionals across the UK and internationally both on a contingency and retained search assignment basis.  

We are always looking for applicants from both the UK and elsewhere in the world to offer their specialist rail, infrastructure and building construction skills.

Steve also spends time in the Maxim Recruitment offices in Toronto, Canada and in Hong Kong, where he recruits for major construction consultants and contractors.  He is therefore a good point of contact for UK based construction professionals seeking their first international job role in Toronto and other locations in Canada as well as for locations in Asia such as Hong Kong, Singapore and Malaysia.

Recruits: UK: London, South East and Midlands Regions. International: Canada & Hong Kong & other Locations
Recruits for:: Quantity Surveyors, Cost Consultants, Claims Consultants, Construction Planners, HSEQ Professionals, Project Managers, Engineering Managers and specialist rail positions
Stuart Hackett

Stuart Hackett

Senior Recruitment Consultant • UK

Stuart has over 14 years' construction recruitment experience and is based from the Maxim Recruitment UK Head Office in Leicestershire.  His primary focus is on the recruitment of Construction Claims and Dispute professionals in London, across the UK and in selected international locations.

Stuart has vast experience of recruiting construction professionals and an enviable network of clients and candidates both in the UK, Middle East and in other international locations.  For a number of years he focused purely on the Middle East and overseas construction markets although his main focus in the last few years has been the booming UK market.  Stuart has a unique blend of domestic and international knowledge that clients and candidates find incredibly helpful.

Current categories of employer that Stuart works with include specialist disputes consultancies, cost consultancies and building and civil engineering contractors and subcontractors.

Typical construction job roles that Stuart specialises in include Claims Consultants - both Quantum & Delay and Expert Witness professionals.  These roles range from junior positions to high level Director appointments. 

Recruits: UK, Middle East, Worldwide
Recruits for:: Claims Consultants, Delay, Disputes, Expert Witness Professionals, Quantity Surveyors, Commercial Managers.
Daria Tkach

Daria Tkach

Graduate Recruitment Consultant • UK

Daria is a Graduate Recruitment Consultant with day-to-day responsibility for researching, shortlisting, contacting, and interviewing premium construction industry candidates.  She works with our UK team to help construction industry jobseekers into exciting new construction jobs with our market leading employer clients.  

Currently, Daria is working on construction executive search and contingency recruitment assignments that include the recruitment of:
Quantity Surveyors, Senior Quantity Surveyors
Cost Managers, Senior Cost Managers
Cost Estimators
Estimators / Senior Estimators
Associate Directors / Associates
Clerk of Works
Site Managers
Project Managers
Building Surveyors
Engineers / Senior Engineers
Planners / Senior Planners

Daria offers excellent customer service to Maxim customers and works closely with Stuart and Steve in the Maxim UK office to shortlist premium candidates for our range of market leading construction job vacancies.

Recruits: Quantity Surveyors, Senior Quantity Surveyors, Cost Managers, Senior Cost Managers, Cost Estimators, Senior Estimators, Associates Clerk of Works, Site Managers, Project Managers, Building Surveyors Engineers / Senior Engineers Planners / Senior Planners.
Recruits for:: UK: London, South East and Midlands Regions.
Katie Donnelly

Katie Donnelly

Graduate Recruitment Consultant • UK

Katie Donnelly is a Graduate Recruitment Consultant with day-to-day responsibility for UK client business development and relationship management.  She works with our UK team to help develop relationships with our market-leading construction employer clients.

Recruits: Currently, Katie is working to develop and manage relationships with clients that employ: Quantity Surveyors, Senior Quantity Surveyors Cost Managers, Senior Cost Managers Cost Estimators Estimators / Senior Estimators Associate Directors / Associates Clerk of Works Site Managers Project Managers Building Surveyors Engineers / Senior Engineers Planners / Senior Planners
Recruits for:: All of the UK, including London, South East and the Midlands Region.
Katie Keenan

Katie Keenan

Specialist Recruitment Consultant & Resourcer • UK

Katie is a specialist resourcer, supporting Maxim consultants in the UK, Canada and Hong Kong offices to shortlist and approach candidates for premium client vacancies. She has a strong understanding of recruiting across the construction industry, in particular for Construction Claims, Dispute and Expert Witness specialists, Quantity Surveyors, Commercial Managers, Programme Managers, Programme Directors and Project Managers.

Katie brings to the Maxim team her strong emotional intelligence skills that make her an ideal person to induct new candidates into the recruitment process within Maxim and build long term relationships.

Her working relationships demonstrate professional respect and trust.

Katie provides recruitment support on both UK and worldwide assignments and has experience in searching and identifying candidates across the construction industry.

Recruits: UK: London, South East and Midlands Regions. International: Canada & Hong Kong & other Locations
Recruits for:: Construction Claims, Dispute and Expert Witness specialists, Quantity Surveyors, Commercial Managers, Programme Managers, Programme Directors and Project Managers.

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Contact Us

UK Head Office
0800 689 4841
+44 800 689 4841
uk@maximrecruitment.com

Asia Region
+852 5444 0094
asia@maximrecruitment.com

North America
Canada: +1 647 313 3371
canada@maximrecruitment.com

usa@maximrecruitment.com

Middle East Region
middleeast@maximrecruitment.com

Australia
+61 2 8011 3536