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Property and Construction

Iain Atkinson on the latest in the property and construction industry in September 2020. 

Eden Scott’s Property and Construction recruitment business specialises in all stages of the construction lifecycle, from acquisition, design & planning, through build and into the asset management phase of portfolios.

Property and Construction Industry 

There has been significant investment within education, healthcare, infrastructure, defence and housing in recent years as well a number of significant retail and commercial developments delivered within the major cities in Scotland.

Construction Scotland published their 2019-2022 Scottish Construction Industry Strategy outlining the size and scale of the construction industry and its contribution to the Scottish economy. The industry employs over 170,000 people – c10% of the Scottish workforce, with up to a further 60,000 self employed workers.

We recognise that people are at the heart of the industry and we work with a broad range of organisations in the private and public sector, from local, independent design consultancies to major multinational contractors, delivering assignments from board level through to graduate and newly qualified professionals.

Property and construction recruitment

Our consultants are aligned to key areas of focus within the property & construction industry, allowing them to develop a real depth of understanding of the market, specialisms, people and companies, which aids both organisations and individuals when they engage with Eden Scott.

Our areas of focus include:


What our clients say 

The Donaldson Trust recently engaged with Eden Scott and Iain Atkinson to appoint an Estates Lead.

Going through a transformation process, this was a critical hire for the organisation as we reposition the organisation moving forward with property playing a key role. Iain met with us, listened to our requirements and presented us with a tailored approach to sourcing, a comprehensive market map of suitable individuals before presenting an excellent shortlist. Whilst going through the permanent appointment, they sourced an interim manager to ensure business continuity within our Facilities function.

We are delighted with how the process was handled and would highly recommend Eden Scott’s approach. Our ability to utilise their extensive network within the Property market has delivered an excellent appointment who will help us deliver the property elements of our new strategy.

George Finnigan, Head of Resource & Strategy, The Donaldson Trust

Contact our team by completing the form below or calling Iain Atkinson on 0131 625 8454

Recruiting? Get in touch with our Property and Construction Team

Iain Atkinson

Associate Director

Iain joined Eden Scott in 2019 to lead and develop their Property & Construction business across Scotland.  Iain graduated from Heriot-Watt University in 2002 and has over 17 years’ recruitment experience working within the Property & Construction sector.  Iain works with organisations involved in all aspects of the property lifecycle, from design development, planning, through build and into asset, estate and facilities management. Iain has extensive experience of working on the client side within public bodies on major capital projects.

0131 625 8454 | 07714124033

Anita Galbraith

Principal Consultant

Having worked within the Construction and Property sector since 2000, Anita delivers recruitment solutions for strategic roles at Mid to Senior Management and Executive level into Main Contractors, Residential Developers and Specialist Sub-contractors for both private and public sector projects. Disciplines include technical, commercial, land, design and operations professionals within her client base.

0141 410 1020

Cassidy Will


Cassidy joined the construction division in Aberdeen in 2019. Having previously worked in retail she has eight-years experience in customer-facing sales environments. Her role within Eden Scott will include resourcing for temporary site management on major construction projects.

07917 667 267
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