Case Study - Data Centre

Securing A Senior Estimator for The Data Centre

Headquartered in Ireland, our client builds data centres from scratch, providing services from design through to construction across the full range of civil, structural, architectural, mechanical and electrical services, as well as commissioning.

The Challenge

Our client urgently needed an Estimator for their Dublin-based project. Estimators are exceptionally hard to find in construction; candidates tend to stay with companies for the long-term and seldom move their careers around from business to business. Whilst the client had several internal talent acquisition teams, they had been searching for a candidate for 6 months without success. NES Fircroft approached the client to offer our support, safe in the knowledge that our experience and market reach would enable us to deliver the scope. 

The Solution

We appointed a dedicated, discipline-specific recruitment expert to support the client. Based in London, our specialist has worked in the global construction industry for several years on similar projects and could therefore understand the technical nuances of the job brief in detail, using this to search for candidates with transferable skillsets in the wider construction market.

Our support included:

  • Leveraging our existing candidate networks and deep construction talent pools, in addition to mining appropriate job boards and seeking candidate referrals for passive talent.
  • Orchestrating interviews and applying comprehensive screening techniques via teams calls to assess candidates’ technical and soft skills.
  • Negotiating notice periods and suitable salaries.
  • Providing clear-cut communication to keep all parties aware of progress.
  • Encouraging the candidate to take a leap of faith with the new role, by discussing the progression opportunities and benefits offered by the new employment.

The Results

As a result of our efforts, we secured a candidate almost immediately from the local Dublin area – the hiring contract was signed within just 2 months of engagement. 

The client has been so impressed with our support that they have since released in excess of 20 jobs to us and appointed us as their preferred supplier. Our specialist recruiter has now joined their recruiting panel and been given access to their internal candidate dashboard, evidencing they trust that they put in our consultancy.

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