Business Manager


Due to continued success, CarmichaelUK, the leading civil engineering recruitment agency is expanding!  We are now looking for a Business Manager to join our team in Thame, Oxfordshire. Our Oxfordshire office is one of four and is positioned in the heart of the market town with short walks to the surrounding nature reserve and river. The office is in an ideal location for major UK project connections including High Speed 2, Smart Motorways and London Airports.

As an owner-managed independent agency, we are able to do things differently, offering our staff and our candidates the very best opportunities to progress their careers. We have won and are regularly nominated for industry recognised (Recruiter & REC) awards, including “Best Construction & Civil Engineering Agency”, “Best Engineering Recruitment Agency” and “Best Company to work for”. Our MD has been nominated for “The UK Recruitment Agency Leader of the Year”.

We operate nationwide recruiting for the UK’s largest civil engineering projects including Crossrail, HS2, Thames Tideway and the Trans-Pennine Upgrade. A high proportion of our Recruitment Consultants come from the Construction industry which provides our clients with unrivalled technical expertise. Our ability to supply large teams to the most iconic civil engineering projects in the world is unique. We are known for looking after our contractors well and helping them to build their careers. Above everything else we care and are proud to be a part of the construction industry.

Working as a Business Manager at CarmichaelUK you will be supported to achieve. We are committed to your development and you will receive coaching, training and mentoring that is second to none. In addition, our level 5 accredited Concept program helps individuals to understand and to create a high-performance mindset enabling you to challenge yourself.


To be considered for a position as a Business Manager you will:

  • Possess technical recruitment experience, with continuity of employment
  • Be prepared to manage a team
  • Be prepared to source Contractors across white collar engineering and rail disciplines
  • Have a proven history of achievement through education, personal interests or work history
  • Have a confident telephone manner and be comfortable with face to face meetings
  • Be located within reasonable commuting distance to our office in East London


In return you can expect:

  • A strong performance related package with visibility of career progression
  • Commission, bonus, pension, life assurance, and private health insurance
  • An inclusive social culture including team lunches and after-work events
  • Dress down Fridays, occasional work from home, and opportunities to work flexitime
  • 25 days annual leave + bank holidays, with the option to buy or sell up to 2 days per year
  • Regular opportunities for volunteering with our chosen charities