Civil Engineering

We have supplied experienced trades, labour and management operatives to large Civil Engineering projects across the UK for over 15 years. With specialist Civils consultants in each of our nationwide network of offices, you can be confident that our local market knowledge is second to none. We have supplied over 1 million man hours to major civils projects such as Greater Manchester Waste (Costain) and on AMP5 (Costain/GCAJV) since 2009 alone, including supply to dozens of subcontractors to which we listen and meet exact demands.

We work with members of the Civil Engineering Contractors Association (CECA) to complete both major projects and local works across the UK, providing Groundworkers, Plant Operatives, Formwork Joiners, Steel fixers and Site Engineers amongst other trades to companies including Costain, BAM Nuttall, GCAJV, Birse, PJ Carey, Walker and Bethells. Our dedicated and experienced consultants will listen to your site requirements and deliver a professional and safe recruitment service.

With strict adherence to your Health and Safety Policy, our 100% guarantee of CSCS/CPCS operatives and thorough vetting procedures exemplified by our ‘REC Audited’ Status, we will provide you with the peace of mind required to deliver your project successfully and on time.

Client: Costain Ltd
Sector: Civil Engineering – Waste
Job: Greater Manchester Waste Project
Description: Largest waste project in Europe. Installation and renovation of 24 household waste recycling centres across Greater Manchester.
Trades Used: All civils trades, labour and supervisory staff


A selection of roles we fill:

Ground workers, CPCS Plant Operatives, Skilled Labourers, Welfare Labourers/Cleaners, Pipe Layers, Kerb Layers, Concrete Operatives, Gatepersons, Formwork Joiners, Steel Fixers, Bricklayers, Gangers, Site Engineers, Site Managers, Project Managers, Buyers, Estimators, Quantity Surveyors and Site Administrators

“We have use Thorn Baker for a number of years now and we have had an excellent service from them. All men come as promised with correct certification and the capabilities required.”

John Goodman, Contracts Manager, John Reilly Civil Engineering Ltd

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