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Buyer – Civil Engineering

  • £35,000 - £45,000 + Package
  • Civil Engineering
  • Cambridgeshire

Buyer – Civil Engineering

Civil Engineering

£35,000 – £50,000 + package


About the company

The company that I’m recruiting for is a privately owned, leading name within the Highways, Bridges, and Civil Engineering sector within England, turning over £105M. Since starting up the company in the late ’60s they have become a very trusted partner with my many clients within Kent, Essex, Norfolk, Cambridgeshire, East Midlands, and Yorkshire. The firm specialises in S278 and S38 works, as well as construction and maintenance work for all types of highway, from minor roads to motorways and major route construction. They also specialise in bridge infrastructure, utilities, and rail. The projects that they get generally involve plenty of concrete works, deep drainage, and major earthworks ranging in value from £2M – £25M.

About the role

Due to the company continuing to expand they are looking for a buyer to work in the civil engineering part of the business and work within Cambridgeshire. Responsibilities will include maintaining and developing strategic relationships with key suppliers who are aligned to the company’s needs, reading technical drawings, and can extract quantities where required as well as assisting in the improvement of purchasing methods to drive down external spend. The successful candidate will be working closely with the Supply Chain Manager and providing input into the collation of competitive pre-contract quotations for materials and liaise with our Estimators and Buying Administrators to agree on appropriate competitive costs to include in tenders.

No Freelances will be considered for this role.

Benefits and rewards

You will be working for a well-respected and well-established Civil Engineering contractor. A Civil Engineering contractor with a great working environment and a wealth of experience in their procurement team.

You will be rewarded with a very competitive salary ranging from £35,000–£50,000 + package.


  • Previous experience working within Civil Engineering for a groundworks, roads, or highways contractor.
  • Previous experience for a hands-on Civil Engineering contractor, based in the UK, working as a buyer.
  • At least 5 years experience and good stability on your CV are important.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • UK driving license.

About Me

I am Daniel Cranston! Having been with Cityscape Recruitment for four years I’ve established and grown the Civil Engineering desk working within highways, utilities & Rail (infrastructure and maintenance). Over this time, I have built a strong selection of clients ranging from tier one main contractors through to privately owned smaller subcontractors. I cover I variety of white-collar opportunities ranging from operational, commercial, SHEQ, or pre-construction positions.

What does this mean for you? 

I have a great understanding of the industry and what benefits each company can offer to improve your career, I will give you balanced and fair opinions on each contractor. The fact I work with such a variety of businesses means you can find out for yourself what the industry is truly like and by the end of it find yourself the best possible and tailored opportunity.

What if this opportunity isn’t what you are looking for? 

If the above opportunity isn’t quite what you are looking for then please do still get in touch but give me a phone call. The industry at the moment is flying with positivity and I always seem to have a great selection of opportunities across Civil Engineering to discuss.