Working with contractors of all types, from large multi-nationals and national regional contractors through to specialist sub contractors, our team offers a high quality bespoke recruitment service focused on addressing our clients' needs. Our team has worked in partnership on a variety of project types including major projects, retail, leisure, education, healthcare, PFI/PPP, fit out, refurbishment, private commercial developments, waste to energy, rail and civil engineering.

Our Coverage

Operating across the whole of the UK, Potensis provides a comprehensive Construction recruitment service covering roles from trades and labour through to Managing Director appointments:

Site, Project & Contracts Management Roles
Design Management Roles
Planning Roles
Commercial, Estimating & Procurement Roles
Director Roles
Business Development Roles
Business Support Roles
Trades & Labour Roles
Pre-Construction Roles
Health & Safety Roles
Building Services Roles

Our Services

We provide the following services to our Construction clients:

Executive Search

With over a decade of specialist senior appointments and executive recruitment behind us, Potensis offers a high quality search service. Our consultants are dedicated sector specialists, with well developed candidate networks and ability to access the best talent in the construction & property market.

Contingency (Permanent) Recruitment

Utilising a well established sector specific database alongside developed advertising methods, Potensis has a proven capability in delivering permanent recruitment services. We seek to register and secure the best industry talent, using our market knowledge and competency based assessment methodologies, to ensure that our clients receive the right candidates for their requirements and business culture.

Temporary Recruitment

Our clients often have a need for a flexible and professional high calibre workforce to augment their projects or to manage a skills gap within their organisation. Our temporary recruitment service offers pre-qualified and vetted candidates ready to support our clients' needs.

Managed Staffing

Potensis offers an outsourcing service whereby we assume responsibility for a client’s entire recruitment process. This involves managing all executive search, permanent and temporary recruitment services on behalf of the client and can include objectives such as reducing hire costs, improving retention, bridging skills gaps, assisting change management programmes and other wider business needs.

If you would like Potensis to work on your recruitment needs please register a vacancy or alternatively please call us on 0844 800 9234.

Our commitment to best practice

Specialist Recruiters

Potensis is a Construction recruitment specialist. We offer our Construction clients the benefit of our sector specific consultants using a focused database to provide a tailored recruitment solution.

Effective Recruitment

Our consultants are trained to deliver results for our clients. They achieve this by working in partnership with our clients and by applying a range of methods to ensure the best possible candidate access. These include a search and selection approach to candidate generation and using competency based questioning to determine the technical ability and cultural fit of potential candidates.

Committed to Best Practice

We are innovative and continually seek new ways to improve our service for clients. At the heart of this approach is our desire to support initiatives that matter to our clients, such as SSIP schemes and Green Procurement Standards, together with a proactive approach to equality and diversity in the work place. We offer a service that is not only compliant with industry best practice but proactive in meeting our clients' objectives.

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  • We at Kier Construction Central South are very pleased with the excellent service from Potensis – they provide good quality candidates.

    Glyn Salmon, Director,

  • We have worked with Potensis who have provided excellent candidates that met our requirements, their whole process from introduction to signing off time sheets electronically has proved to be extremely ...

    Brian Sanders, Domestic Energy Manager,

  • I have worked with Potensis over the past number of years during which I have found their approach to both permanent and temporary recruitment to be professional, accurate and refreshingly ...

    Jim Dawkins, Commercial Director,

  • Potensis have worked with us on a number of temporary assignments for Rydon Maintenance. We have been impressed by the quality of their candidates, the speed and accuracy of their service and ...

    James O’Loughlin, Recruitment Manager,

  • Gladedale have worked with Potensis for a number of years and have proved to be a valuable partner, willing to understand and positively act upon the changing requirements of our business in terms of ...

    Alan McGillivray, HR Director,

  • Potensis have provided Mears with a high quality temporary and permanent recruitment service. Potensis’ consultants have demonstrated an excellent standard of professionalism and a genuine desire ...

    Ian Watson, Group Supply Chain Director,

  • Potensis have developed a strong long term relationship with Wates. Potensis' approach is characterised by their emphasis on delivering for their clients. Potensis consistently ensure that the best ...

    Steve Bradbury, Project Director,

  • Our main contact at Potensis has worked hard to understand the individual requirements of our line managers and the culture and environment that their candidates would be working in. This has resulted ...

    Nicola Docherty, HR Manager,

  • Potensis have always worked hard to ensure that the quality of the people they put forward is very high. This saves our Managers a considerable amount of time and results in us recruiting the right ...

    Lucas Critchley, Regional Director,

  • We have worked with Potensis for a number of years. We have always been impressed by both the quality of their candidates and their commitment to providing a client focused recruitment service. We look ...

    Rod Sutherland, Operational Manager,

  • Potensis have a rare skill in construction recruitment to be able to source candidates across all sectors and most importantly carry out thorough research before offering short-lists. They are key to ...

    Tim Carpenter, Managing Director,

  • We have worked with Potensis on many positions over the last 5-years and have found their approach to be professional and efficient. They understand the roles and level of experience needed to meet ...

    Adrian Watts, Technical Director,

  • We have been working closely with Potensis over the past 18 months and have developed a very professional and close relationship. We have been able to call upon Potensis on a regular basis for our ...

    Simon Taylor, Resident Liaison Manager,

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