Our recruitment team play a really important role in bringing new talent into the business. If you’re looking for a new opportunity, they’re on hand to help.

Jeanette Smith

Recruitment Manager

I have been in recruitment for 14 years and I oversee the recruitment of all roles, including operations, commercial, design and support, across all frameworks and regions.

Josh Shaw

Lead Recruiter

I’ve been in recruitment for about 10 years. My role focus is on recruitment for our Anglian Water and South West Water frameworks where we have lots of opportunities.

Lauren Hutchinson

Lead Design Recruiter

I specialise in the design side of the organisation recruiting for all Mott MacDonald Bentley (MMB) roles from design managers to geotechnical engineers.

Sam Ash

Operational Recruiter

I am responsible for undertaking recruitment for our operational roles across the business, this includes site engineers and agents.

Mary Naylor

Early Careers Recruiter

I oversee all JN Bentley and Mott MacDonald Bentley (MMB) early careers roles for apprenticeships and graduates.

Sarah Howorth

Commercial & Support

I am responsible for commercial and support roles, which encompasses a wide range of roles from quantity surveyors, procurement and bidding to the HR functionalities across all frameworks and regions. 

David Newsome

Construction workforce recruitment manager

I have 11 years water industry experience. I am currently responsible for recruitment for all our site operatives from labourer up to general foreman.

Rebecca Armstrong

Construction workforce recruitment coordinator

I am part of the resources team as a coordinator and I am responsible for the recruitment of our site operatives.

Kara Bayer

Recruitment Marketing Advisor

I began working in recruitment in 2014. As an advocate for transferable skills and creativity, I believe that with the right drive and determination you can be successful in any role. I currently support the team with their recruitment marketing regionally.

Charlotte Park

Recruitment Assistant

I support the recruitment of operational staff across the business and have had the opportunity to work across a number of teams across the business.

Diane Harrison

Recruitment Administrator

I have worked at JN Bentley for over 20 years now having joined in 1999, for the last four years within the recruitment team.

My recruitment experience with Josh has been really good! He has been a great help, from the first call, talking me through the role and company structure all the way to my start date. He kept me informed throughout the whole process and was always happy to jump on a call to explain what was happening. Josh has been a great help and I will happily send others his way in the future. It's been a rewarding experience from applying to starting and I'm excited to see where this role takes me


Technical Coordinator

On a personal note I’d like to say thank you to Sam for how quick and painless this process has been. I’ve never dealt with a HR department so on the ball!’ 


MEP Engineer

The role at JNB came about when I was contacted by internal recruiter Billy, who is also a veteran, and had found my profile online. He was recruiting a Buyer and because of his experience and knowledge, understood how my CV leant itself to this role. Knowing the process was being overseen by someone who understood my experience as a veteran really helped. Billy was able to read my CV and quickly pick up on why I would be a good fit but also has the industry knowledge to be able to explain that to the hiring managers. Having someone advocating for you in that way was incredible helpful, and also in my experience of job-hunting, unique to JN Bentley.



Lauren’s professionalism, attention to detail and communication were outstanding. It created a seamless and efficient transition from New Zealand to the United Kingdom. I would highly recommend Lauren to anyone looking for a high-quality recruiter. Genuinely made the transition a breeze and continued to help even after I started.


Project Leader

I really enjoyed my interview with my recruiters, especially Rebecca who made me feel at ease and comfortable throughout. She gave me a thorough insight to what Bentley offer and where it could potentially take me career wise. The interview itself was clear and the questions were fair. Rebecca has been there since for me with any follow up questions I've had. All in all a great recruitment process.


General Operative

Career fairs, assessment centres and the recruitment process for any job can be really daunting, especially for students and recent graduates. However, Mary is so friendly and approachable, making everyone feel more at ease. She is very quick to answer any queries and settle any concerns you may have. She's the perfect first point of contact.


Graduate Process Engineer

My recruitment process headed by Jeanette Smith was extremely efficient and smooth. Jeanette gave clear instructions regarding how the process works, what was required from me and always maintained clear and open communication lines. Jeanette responded to any questions in a timely manner and always maintained a professional, helpful, and friendly demeanour. It was a pleasure working with Jeanette. The recruitment process provided me with a great first impression of JNB.


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If you have any questions, or just want to find out a bit more, get in touch with our team

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