Specialists in your sector


We all know about the housing crisis. We also know the UK can’t achieve its 300,000 annual housing delivery target without having the relevant infrastructure in place.

This saw a record-breaking £300bn net stock spend in 2020 and the UK’s Build Back Better, Green Industrial Revolution and Transport Revolution initiatives indicate this won’t be slowing down. Improving our roads, highways, rail, digital connectivity and ports is another mammoth task. Public sector organisations can’t do it alone, which is where we come in.

Our expertise

Being adaptable to the needs of the public sector, our Engineering team is structured to respond to every last detail of the design, delivery and management of our nation’s highways, transport and infrastructure, both operationally and physically.

Oyster has supported over 150 public sector organisations with contract labour for local authorities, public bodies, economic partnerships, transport bodies and Central Government.

We also partner with project management consultancies, highways contractors, multi-disciplinary design consultancies and housebuilders. We know the lingo and we keep a close-grip, but most importantly, we listen.

We also offer a number of recruitment services, which include, executive and retained search, contingency and interim recruitment solutions.

Roles in this sector

We recruit for the following roles within Engineering. If you don’t see what you’re looking for then please get in touch.

Starting from technicians and CAD designers through to Principal Designers, Design Managers, the HDD team support public and private sector organisations with skills that ensure high-quality design and technical approval of; traffic engineering schemes (bus priority, public realm improvement, LTN 1/20), Section 278 and Section 38 projects (Highways Act 1980) and major highway projects (i.e. grade capacity junctions).

Assisting the next stage of the infrastructure development cycle, the Capital Delivery team provides project/programme management and leadership and contract management professionals on a plethora of highway schemes. You can expect NEC3/4, D&B, MAPM/ChPP and CEng accredited/experienced personnel.

By partnering with you, you will receive support in all things Structural Engineering (inc. Bridges), Street Lighting and Drainage/Flood Risk Management. Whether that’s technical design, audit, and approval of 3rd party designs (TAA, LLFA), strategic management of these services or project engineering.

Should the Traffic Management Act 2004 or the NRSWA 1991 be of day-to-day use to you, this team will be there to assist. From highways inspectors and their varied category checks to Traffic Management Officers and their traffic regulation orders.

Transport Assessments, transport modelling, development [control] management, policy/strategy development (Local Transport Plan - LTP; BSIP; Electric Vehicle), WebTAG, The Green Book, strategic transport projects, scheme delivery, bid writing, business case generation, service leadership. We cover it all.

From CPZ design to CEOs; enforcement to service management.

A virtuous team mediating the nation's public sector with professionals who are experts in Home-to-School transport, BSIP partnerships, vehicle/fleet decarbonisation, and SEN transport. Project-based, cover, or interim management.

Meet our expert team

With more than 10 years of experience working within the Engineering sector, at Oyster Partnership we are able to use our ever-growing network of contacts and knowledge of the industry to place candidates in their ideal roles. Working on a temporary, fixed-term, or permanent basis we are able to effectively align the best candidates with our clients.

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Speaking with one of our skilled recruitment practitioners is always a great first step. You can request a call back at a time convenient to you