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Ably Resources are a market leading specialist recruitment group operating in the Oil & Gas and Technical & Engineering sectors. We have extensive experience of the UK & International markets and our clients are some of the most exciting and highly regarded businesses that operate in multiple locations globally. We partner with clients across the entire energy and technical value chain.  

  • Engineering | Design | Property & Infrastructure
  • Oil & Gas (Upstream and Downstream)
  • Drilling | Marine | Subsea + Subsurface

We are dedicated to helping our clients create world-class capability and achieve their business objectives by securing the highest caliber candidates in the market.
We have an established search process that produces results of a consistently high quality, and given our strong industry specialisation, we have earned a reputation for delivery. With a commitment to excellence, and a belief that rigor and thoroughness yield the best results, our diligence in identifying the right individuals for our clients is something we take very seriously.
Ably Resources is committed to identifying and attracting exceptional talent that can truly impact our clients' corporate performance thus helping them to sustain a competitive advantage. We work to our clients' specific needs in order to select and secure proven, skilled and experienced candidates.
Mission Statement
To be a market leading Global Recruitment Group operating in the Oil & Gas and Technical & Engineering construction sectors

Group operations

UK - United Arab Emirates - Kuwait

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Site Manager
£Negotiable per annum

Site Manager

Location: Glasgow

Salary: Neg

Status: Permanent Position

My client is looking for an ... experienced Site Manager who has worked on new build projects in the Central Belt. The client is a leading main contractor who specialise in healthcare, factories, schools and university projects in Glasgow.

The client will also look at Assistant Site Managers who are looking to take the next step on their career.

Main Responsibilities

• Management of all aspects of delivering new build projects
• Manage the construction supervisor to facilitate delivery of construction, coordinating logistics, permitting, commissioning and handover activities to contractual technical, budget, schedule and quality requirements.
• Interface with the Controls and Commercial Teams to ensure coordination and reporting is of a level that assists in the timely delivery of contract deliverables.
• Monitor works to confirm, they are being carried out in accordance the Operations strategy, standards, policies, procedures and best practices
• Liaise with the Engineering Team to assist in the execution of design solutions that promote constructability and value engineering
• Monitor and report on the performance of the construction supervisors and the contractors
• Ensure best safety practices employed during construction
• Obtain the required support to assist in the timely payment of invoices and resolution of variations and claims.

Preferred Experience

• Significant construction experience as a Site Manager on new build projects
• Experience and skills of managing major build projects.
• 2 years post graduate experience
• Preferably BSc in related subject, although not essential
• CSCS, SMSTS and First Aid
• Experience use of MS Office.


• Team Management & Team player
• Strong customer focus
• Accepts Responsibility
• Strong interpersonal & communication skills
• Commercial Awareness
• HSE Awareness

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Contracts Manager
£43,000 - 52,000 per annum

My client is looking for a Contracts Manager to join a principle contractor who specialise in Construction, Refurbishment and Fit Out ... projects. The company themselves specialise in working in live environments across the Central Belt of Scotland and would be keen to speak to candidates with recent experience of working in healthcare, education and residential projects.

• Organising and managing labour and sub-contractors
• Making sure that work is delegated effectively on time
• Ensure that the workforce is managed properly
• Make sure that their projects are running within budget and that the client is using their resources in the most cost efficient manner
• Delivering specific targets and achieving profit

Ideal Candidate
• Must have excellent man management skills
• Must come from a specialist scaffolding contractor background
• Experienced within the commercial sector of scaffolding
• Great communicator and strong paperwork
• Must have experience in small works and refurbishment projects

• At least 5 years’ projects/contract management experience
• Construction related HND/Degree
• CSCS, SMSTS, 1st Aid preferred

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Operations/Business Development Manager
£Negotiable per annum

Operations/Business Development Manager
Fit Out Division
Location: Edinburgh
Permanent Position

I am currently working ... with a client who is looking for an Operations/Business Development Manager for their fit out division, to support the growth of Operations in the East of Scotland. The ideal candidate will have a background in business development with operational knowledge of the Fit out/construction industry. Working closely with the Operations Director to set business strategy and develop new fit out and refurbishment opportunities, through previous relationships with clients and consultants in the region. You will therefore have an established network with potential clients for commercial interiors and have a full understanding of the fit out market, specifically hotel and leisure, office and commercial fit out.

Business Development requirements:
• You will be responsible for developing relationships with new interior clients and converting sales into profitable opportunities.
• You will play an active role in developing and supporting business strategy and with this drive new business to hit company targets.
• You will need experience of developing appropriate bids and play an active role in the tender process.
• You will also need to provide detailed revenue and margin forecasts which will aid the strategy plan.

Operations Manager requirements:
• You will take operational control over projects typically will range in value from £100k - £5m across refurbishment and fit out schemes.
• You will be the first point of contact for operational Managers based in Edinburgh, as well as providing support to the contracts team where relevant.
• Through the development of quality managers, you will promote successful and motivated operational teams and maintain good relationships with Clients and Key Consultants.
• You will have a clear vision providing tailor-made services to assist our Clients in developing and managing their projects.

Other information
 Minimum 5 years’ experience as an Operations Manager, preferable within a Main Contractor
 Strong Business Development experience with evidence of bringing in repeat framework business
 Experienced in D&B and traditional projects
 NEC3 experience desirable
 Experience in managing multi-faceted projects, construction, fit out, and refurbishment projects.
 Fully IT literate in word and excel (at advanced level)
 Degree Qualified (Construction Related) desirable
 Previous line management experience (able to demonstrate all aspects of senior management experience with management of resources)
 Hold a valid CSCS card and have relevant H&S qualifications for the position (SMSTS, 1st aid etc.)

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Technical Advisor (Gas Distribution)
£46,167 - 58,758 per annum

Technical Advisor (Gas Distribution)
Permanent Position
Location: Dublin
Salary: €55,000 to €70,000

My client is ... looking for a Technical Advisor to work on their gas distribution projects in Dublin. In particularly the gas network projects, which include the expansion and renewal of underground mains, in residential and commercial areas. Other projects will be on the repairs and maintenance of this network.

Job Responsibilities;

• Capture and analysis of client technical requirements
• Challenge and review of engineering drawings and specifications
• Provide technical input into the development of work instructions, method statements and risk assessments associated with the construction of steel and PE material gas mains and above ground pressure reduction installations
• Provide technical input into formal process safety and reliability assessments i.e. HAZID, HAZOP and HAZCON
• Develop or input into procedures for gas system construction and related operations and maintenance requirements.
• Provide technical input into Quality Assurance Inspection and test plans for gas system construction activities
• Carry out supervision of specific site operations as required
• Witness Contractor’s tests as required
• Manage Operational staff as required

Job Requirements;

• Degree in an appropriate technical discipline preferred
• HNC/HND in Engineering required
• Chartered Engineer status preferred
• Incorporated Engineer status required
• At least 5 years’ minimum experience in a technical services or engineering management environment servicing the EU gas industry
• Gas Safety Passport
• SCO 1,2,4 and 5
• IOSH Managing safely or similar
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Commercial Manager
£Negotiable per annum

Commercial Manager
Civil Department
Permanent Position
Location: Central Scotland (Glasgow/Edinburgh)

My client is ... looking for a Commercial Manager to join their civil division who has previous experience of roads, build and rail experience. Working throughout the region on projects between a value of £10 million to £50 million.

• Support the Commercial Director in the Delivery Unit in fulfilling the obligations of the role
• Be responsible for the commercial assurance of the projects under management
• Work with procurement surveyors to ensure that subcontracts are placed in a timely, accurate and efficient manner
• Provide commercial assurance of project margin performance through accurate forecasting and identification of issues giving rise to commercial risk
• Manage of commercial performance, cash flow, margin management (commercial value creation) and commercial risk on allocated projects

• Management experience coupled with business acumen to develop commercial opportunities on projects within the Delivery Unit to achieve and exceed profitability targets.
• Proven experience in their ability to lead, influence and communicate with others.
• Appropriate qualifications, and professional membership of the RICS, CIOB or ICE.
• A valid CSCS card.

This position could also suit a very experienced Senior Quantity Surveyor who is looking to take the next step in their career. To apply for this position, can you please send your most up to date CV to

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