Contracting Roles

Freelance contracting is both commonplace and an essential vehicle for clients to manage their workforce requirements to meet the changing demands of both shifts in activity as well as being able to source the very specific skills and requirements needed to ensure projects are staffed appropriately and efficiently.


Our core professional contract roles are:

  • Site Managers
  • Engineers
  • Quantity Surveyors
  • Foremen/Finishing Foremen (m/f)
  • Project Managers
  • Estimators
  • Planners

There are no major limitations to what and where we operate and we do enjoy a challenge.


The safety and security critical nature of the roles in this sector often require very specific experience and qualifications. It is a challenging but expanding industry and where possible we look for opportunities to recruit from outside the industry to bring in fresh ideas and continually grow the knowledge and experience base.

Typical roles in this sector are

  • Project Manager (All levels)
  • Engineers
  • IT and Cyber security
  • Health and Safety

Public Sector

This frame work covers all government departments and a wide range of roles. There are many opportunities to be involved  with significant projects that are at the heart of the UK's domestic and international development. This is a competitive environment where specific skill and experience are required. Our consulting team work hard to ensure that candidates are appropriately vetted to ensure that the required credentials are present.

Typical roles in this sector are:

  • Project Manager (All levels)
  • Project Engineers
  • Commercial and Accounting
  • IT design and management
  • Business Analysts


The UK Rail sector provides a constant demand for experienced professionals to build and manage the vast network and infrastructure that it covers. The common theme found all sectors of the Number 8 portfolio of divisions is Safety and Security critical environments. The demanding conditions that are obviously significant in this sector equally require candidates with the specific skills , experience and accreditation to work safely in this environment.

Typical roles in this sector are:

  • Project Manager (All levels)
  • Engineers
  • Commercial & Accounting
  • IT
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