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It's who you know...

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
Cost & PM Research
Energy, Oil & Gas
Senior Recruiter


We are moving boundaries

Income Boost Of More Than 15%
Industry Knowledge & Guidance 100%
Access Top Industry Professionals 100%
Recruiters You Can Trust 100%
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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.

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& 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 Associate – Project Management (Comm. & Resi)

Location – London with work from home Salary – £75,000-£85,000 plus benefits This energetic and innovate project and cost management business have enjoyed growing success in London over the last few years. With a strong, cross sector project management team, they have a dynamic and positive working environment that has been fed and maintained despite 

Senior Project Manager -Datacentres

Location – London with work from home option Salary c£90k plus benefits This market leading datacentre specialist consultancy continues to boom despite the recent downturn and uncertainty in the market. They have a very strong portfolio of work and equally healthy pipeline. A new high value and profile datacentre scheme has just been awarded to 

Project Manager, Rail Consultancy

Location – Milton Keynes Salary – £55-65,000 plus 10% car allowance and package Immediate requirement for multiple Project and Senior Project Managers, to join global consultancy, working in regional office in Milton Keynes.The project is a major rail led – infrastructure piece and we are looking for project management professionals with rail and NEC experience, 

Project Manager – Datacentres, Pharma

Location – London Salary – £60-70,000 plus package We are seeking to recruit an ambitious Project Manager with experience working in utilities project management – ideally in datacentres, or pharmaceuticals. The role is with a well recognised, successful and attractive consultancy. They are medium sized, lean and profitable, privately owned, and extremely well connected in 

Project Director

Location – London Salary – £150k plus A well-known tier one contractor who can boast a full order book for at least the next two years, have recently been awarded a major £100m plus scheme in central London. They have an excellent reputation particularly in the South East and work with the many of the 

Construction Law Associate

Location – Bristol Salary – £ on exp. A medium to large sized UK law firm who can boast a truly exceptional list of clients. With their head office in the South West, together with a substantial office in London, they mainly operate in the UK. Sectors vary from commercial, banking and finance through to 

EfW Plant Manager

Location – Belfast Salary – Negotiable An internationally renowned specialist contractor who construct and operate EfW plants globally. Their sites in the UK are Advanced Thermal Treatment facilities using the latest gasification methods. The Plant Manager will oversee all daily operations of the plant and ensure policies and procedures are followed. Reporting to the UK 

Project Manager

Location – Preston Salary – £55,000 to £65,000 plus package This relatively new construction main contractor work primarily in the education sector, building schools from £5m to £25m. With a portfolio of work for the next 3 years, they are in strong position to increase their headcount further. The Project Manager will be leading a 

Project QS Residential Developer

Location – North West London £ tbc Stratus Recruitment is working on behalf of a leading residential developer which has just been awarded planning on a major new scheme over 120 units of a RC Frame residential development and therefore is looking to source a Quantity Surveyor to join their expanding commercial team. For this 

Contracts Manager

Location – London £ tbc Stratus Recruitment is working with a leading London house-builder which has an unparalleled reputation for high-quality design and build. Due to expansion, this company are looking to source a new Build/Contracts Manager. As a Build/Contracts Manager, you will report into the Construction Director and manage a portfolio of projects, 2-3 

Senior Safety Engineer

Location – London Salary – £60-65,000 + package Senior Safety Engineer opportunity in London with an established company who work in the energy market. The person they are looking for must have experience working on upstream and downstream oil and gas projects as a Technical/Process Safety Engineer providing support and technical solutions. You must have