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Motherwell Bridge

Industry: Process Engineering
Job title(s) recruited: Project Manager, Head of Engineering
Services: Retained executive search

I have been dealing with Newman Stewart for many years now and the consultant I deal with knows our business extremely well. Initially Newman Stewart were amongst a group of recruitment suppliers, however their professionalism and methodology set them apart and we have no qualms in using them time and time again and will be doing in the future. I cannot fault their processes at all. I recently had an international role to fill and had a little trepidation going into it, however any worries were quickly banished and Newman Stewart found me an excellent short list of candidates.
Managing Director,  Motherwell Bridge

The client

Motherwell Bridge is a world leader in the design and maintenance of storage tanks, heat exchangers and gas holders. They are part of Cape Plc. 

The challenge

Newman Stewart were approached by Motherwell Bridge when they had a requirement to fulfil 3 assignments simultaneously, two senior Project Managers and an Engineering leader. They had been searching for some time and had struggled to identify candidates of the appropriate calibre.
The client was managing a considerable international project in Africa and was looking for an individual with considerable commercial capability, who was able to lead critical projects to time and budget, without compromising quality. This was a senior opportunity and the appropriate individual would not be easy to find, they needed oil and gas experience, strong international experience, strong man management experience and be prepared to work from Motherwell with extensive overseas travel.

The process

Given the requirement, a thorough approach utilising search, advanced selection and our network of skilled and specialist professionals was recommended. We identified a target list of companies across the globe. 


We identified the successful candidate as part of our long list. At the time he was based in Germany, but following a successful video conference interview, it was clear that he was of the calibre required. The candidate was shortlisted and accepted for interview and not only offered a position with Motherwell Bridge, but was offered a more senior position. In fact, Newman Stewart successfully concluded all three assignments in commercial timescales, all of which have provided considerable value to Motherwell Bridge.

The candidate: “I have just experienced the most thorough recruitment process in my career. With support all the way, I was eventually offered a more senior role than intended, with all of the finer details of the offer handled by Newman Stewart. The professionalism and knowledge of both myself and the employer was second to none”
Project Manager, Motherwell Bridge