Meet the team

Stuart Pendleton - BID Manager

Stuart had worked in construction management on both the client-side and contractor-side before he joined us in summer 2018 as a Bid Manager. We spoke to him about his move and his first impressions of the company.

You’ve been working in the industry over a decade. Why did you decide to join us at this point?

In terms of size, scale and prestige, Sir Robert McAlpine are known for bidding for and winning the some of the best projects throughout the Scotland and the Northern region. As I live in the North East, I wanted to be working on the best projects around while taking a step up in my career.

What were your first impressions of the business?

Knowing the business by reputation, I came in expecting to be impressed. But I was still struck by how professional it is – and by how expert and capable the people are here.

What do you remember about your first day?

Everyone was so approachable and easy to work with.

What does your job involve?

I’m part of the bid team responsible for the Scotland and Northern region. I produce winning PQQs and tender submissions that accurately respond to the needs of our clients, and that result in the award of new projects and places on frameworks.

And how is Sir Robert McAlpine different to other places you have worked?

The strong reputation of the business is a big advantage when it comes to work winning, as is the expertise of the people here. That is reflected in the demand from the great clients that want to work with us. Culture wise, it’s great to be part of a team of such genuinely nice, decent, hardworking people.

What is your favourite Sir Robert McAlpine project?

The company has worked on so many big landmark jobs, but I’d say the Elizabeth Tower (Big Ben). You can’t get more landmark than that.

How would you sum up Sir Robert McAlpine in three words?

Family, people, premium.

What would you say to someone thinking of apply to join us?

Go for it and don’t look back. Simple as that.

Stuart Pendleton

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