Balfour Beatty

Balfour Beatty is a world-class infrastructure services business operating across the infrastructure life cycle, with leading positions in major markets. Operating in over 80 countries, in diverse markets and economies, they provide the assets societies need to function, develop and thrive. With four main lines of business in:

  • Infrastructure Investments
  • Professional Services
  • Construction Services
  • Support Services

Harcourt Matthews successfully placed a number of individuals within the Balfour Beatty Group Projects, Finance and Modelling team. It was this reputation for high-quality service delivery that led Balfour Beatty's FD to make an internal recommendation to support the MD of Professional Services and Head of Programme Management (Parsons Brinckerhoff) that led to Harcourt Matthews undertaking a recruitment drive, to resource several high-calibre individuals and to provide a flexible recruitment management solution to aid the growth and development of a recently established "In-house Group Projects Consultancy" or "Group Programme Management Office" (PMO).

The Harcourt Matthews team worked with the Head of PMO to support the recruitment programme, and over a short- & medium-term established a credible internal & external reputation as a supplier of choice within Project and Programme management arena. This team was engaged in the support to large internal business transformation projects, cross selling its expertise throughout Balfour Beatty.

Harcourt Matthews continues to provide recruitment expertise working with divisions and business units, to resource highly capable & credible Finance & Accounting, Project and Programme Management (PMO), Commercial bidding and Pfi / SPV / SPC & Concessions professionals.

We have supported line management and HR in a recruitment needs analysis and having established the needs of the organisation, several key objectives were highlighted, including:

  • Development or replenishment of the existing teams
  • Identifying commercially and technically focused individuals to evolve best practice in Finance & Accounting, Project and Programme management (PMO), Commercial bidding and Pfi / SPV / SPC & Concessions

Harcourt Matthews has established several recruitment campaigns and range of candidate sourcing processes to attract a wide range of candidate types encompassing:

  • Accessing our extensive Harcourt Matthews network & CV database
  • Working with existing contacts and gaining new referrals / recommendations for Balfour Beatty
  • Accessing CV databases covering the active UK candidate market
  • Advertising on several job boards
  • Using our resourcers and several 3rd party outsourced research businesses
  • Specific sector headhunting campaigns complementing the above approach
  • Direct mail-shot programmes to specific accounting & finance trained CIMA, ACCA and ACA individuals who fulfilled the Accounting & Finance brief
This has resulted in the successful recruitment of several qualified accountants & part qualified accountants initially.

Harcourt Matthews has subsequently recruited across the Accounting & finance, project management and Pfi / PPP & Concessions management community at Qualified and Part Qualified professional levels, for both permanent and interim & temporary assignments.

Job vacancies supported on and / or recruited for including interim, temporary & permanent:

Corporate Head Office

Divisional Financial Controller

Group Financial Accountant

Group Financial Controller

Treasury & Investment Accounting Director

Infrastructure Investments (Balfour Beatty Capital) & Infrastructure Services:   

Bid Manager

Financial Modelling & Analysis Manager

Finance Manager

Finance Manager - Head Office

Financial Analyst

Financial Controller (Pfi Concessions)

Head of Concession Finance

Head of Finance-Connect Plus

Internal Audit Manager (Newcastle)

Project Finance Manager

Construction Services:

Balfour Beatty Civil Engineering    

Project Accountant

Balfour Beatty Rail Ltd    

Financial Accountant, Anglia Region

Mansell (London Region)    


Proposal Writer

Senior Estimator

Mansell (H/Q)

Divisional Finance Director - London

Professional Services:

Balfour Beatty Management Services (Parsons Brinckerhoff)

Business Modeller

Head Of Pmo - Group It

IT Project Manager

Pmo Assistant

Project Coordinator

Project Finance Manager

Project Manager

Project Manager - Business Process Re-Engineering & Change Management

Project Manager - Shared Services Centre