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Formed in 2005 as a search and recruitment consultancy, what sets Stratus apart is the years of knowledge and experience all the consultants bring to their chosen specialist market sectors. Stratus takes a long-term view, working as trusted advisors to clients and candidates alike.

Be it on a retained or contingency basis, Stratus can be relied upon to deliver an unparalleled service which is targeted, personal and discreet.

Stratus is well established not just within real estate and the built environment, but also across other industries including legal, renewable energy, oil and gas, engineering and HR.  We also have a dedicated international team focusing on EMEA.

We are committed to facilitating smooth, tailored and progressive career moves within the best businesses in our markets.


We are Stratus Search & Recruitment

Elizabeth Drake
Energy, Oil & Gas
Cost & PM Research
Natasha Martin
Mairead Murray
Hospitality and F&B


We are moving boundaries

Income Boost Of More Than 15%
Industry Knowledge & Guidance 100%
Access Top Industry Professionals 100%
Recruiters You Can Trust 100%
Let Us Do The Legwork 100%

Stratus is retained to represent senior level individuals to act on their behalf in negotiating their new employment contracts.  This can be done either on an advisory basis or more often, we represent the individual and engage directly with the new employer.


We also represent individuals who are being made redundant or who have been put on consultation to help them exit their company as effectively as possible.

Stratus are market leaders in property and infrastructure consultancy, with an expansive network and strong client relationships that reflect the number of years we have specialised in this field.


We collaborate with the rising independent practices through to the international multi disciplinary corporates. We work across all sectors including residential, hotels, commercial, corporate occupier, datacentres, and infrastructure; and whilst we have a stronghold in London, we also regularly take on regional and European positions.


With our depth of experience and up to date knowledge of the market and industry we are best placed to advise you on whether a move would help you achieve your career goals, and to put you in touch with the people you need to be talking with.

The residential team keeps on growing. We have filled hundreds of production and commercial roles over the years throughout the UK on a search and contingency basis. Our clients include private developers, RP’s and social housing contractors.


No matter what stage of your career you are at, if you work in the residential market and are contemplating a move, get in touch to discuss potential opportunities we may have.

We work with a number of very different clients across the energy sector including: operators (end users), EPC’s and consultants across the UK and overseas. We have a strong and full understanding of niche engineering disciplines including technical safety, human factors, CFD, process engineering and project controls.


With many years experience working in these areas we are able to provide a bespoke and detailed service to both clients and candidates. Our biggest asset is our knowledge and the network we can call upon of specialist skilled people in these communities.

Stratus continually delivers exceptional results, across the globe, for employers and candidates. We have recruited management and key technical professionals on many of the world’s most prestigious and challenging construction projects, including transport (rail/metro, roads, ports and airports), mixed-use city (including smart city) developments, buildings and associated infrastructure.


With a wealth of international experience and expertise, particularly in the Middle East, Africa, and Asia, we understand our markets. We work closely with our clients, who range from respected specialist consultancies and developers, right through to the largest and best known engineering and construction corporations.

Working in partnership with a wide range of the industry’s leading contractors, we have expertise garnered over two decades to help you with your search. Our aim is to connect you with the best opportunities in the built environment that are most suited to your skills and experience and match your career aspirations.


We work with the market leaders in the industry, including top 10 main contractors managing the largest build projects in the UK through to specialist sub-contractors providing shell and core and bespoke façades and high end interiors.

Stratus has always carried out retained searches for a range of clients across numerous sectors including: construction, property, engineering, HR, EfW, law and sales.


We have successfully completed a variety of headhunting assignments from specialist senior managers to director, partner and C level roles.


The majority of our searches are confidential therefore, we rarely advertise the positions we are working on. If you are at a senior level and potentially considering a change then please feel free to get in touch for an informal discussion.


& Candidate Representation

With many companies across industries now hiring directly, Stratus is increasingly retained to represent senior level individuals to act on their behalf in negotiating their new employment contracts.


Take A Look At Our Current Positions

Senior Quantity Surveyor

Our client is one of the UK’s leading construction consultancies providing project management, cost consultancy, CDMC and other specialist surveying services in support of a wide variety of schemes. They know that every project is different and offer a bespoke service as standard that is tailored around their clients’ objectives, the project brief and the…

Commercial Manager

This is an exciting opportunity to join the high profile rail and infrastructure sector of this well reputed consultancy. The role will be based in Birmingham and primarily working for a high profile client: Leading the periodic finance reporting for the allocated projects including cost forecasting, calculating anticipated final cost, determining the cost of work…

EMEA Program Manager Level: Associate Director

Job Title: EMEA Program Manager Level: Associate Director Our client is a leading global real estate practice. They are looking for a Project Manager to sit in their embedded Program Manager team to deliver a huge commercial fit out in London. Associate Director (could stretch to Director level) Extensive Commercial Fit Out experience (large corporate…

Associate / Senior Quantity Surveyor

You will be proactive and a creative cost manager. You will be able to lead and manage your own projects with autonomy, to deliver a service to be proud of. For example, these are just some of the exciting projects they are currently delivering: Specialist equipment installation, refurbishment and new build healthcare schemes New teaching, seminar and…

Office Manager (with Bookkeeping)

Hybrid Working Paying £30-40K Our client is a progressive, flexible and rapidly-expanding Property Consultancy with a focus on prime and super prime residential developments. As Office Manager, reporting to the Directors, you would ensure that the office operates smoothly and efficiently. This will include taking responsibility for administrative, financial or managerial tasks. Responsibilties will include: Liaising with…

Marketing Executive

Full-time OR Part-Time Up to £35K  Hybrid working (Surrey office) Are you a Marketing Executive, full of ideas and looking for a great opportunity to really make a difference? Our client is a progressive, flexible and rapidly-expanding Property Consultancy with a focus on prime and super prime residential developments. Being the Marketing Executive you will…

Senior Safety Consultant – London – Energy

Safety Consultant opportunity in London with an established company who work in the Energy market and other sectors. The person they are looking for must have experience working on upstream oil and gas projects as a Technical/Process Safety Engineer providing support and technical solutions. You must have a strong understanding of most of the following…

Commercial Director – Dublin

The Company Whilst the term unique and exceptional are consistently overused to describe a company, this development and project management business can truly boast offering something new and exciting for the current built environment market place. What sets the business apart is the ability to apply alternative and innovative methodologies, across the whole project life…

Site Manager

Our client is a fast-paced and innovative construction company that specialises in producing sound-ready stages ready for the film and TV industry to use. They currently have two live sites in the Hampshire and Berkshire regions with multiple aluminium buildings for sets, with plans to grow further afield in the near future. Due to rapid…