A Brief History

Peter James & Partners was established in April 1986 by Peter Wills and James Crowfoot. In those early days the business specialised in recruiting CAD/CAM staff primarily for the UK’s major defence contractors, concentrating on recruiting PCB/CAD Design Engineers and Technicians, to fill both hourly paid and permanent staff positions.

Within 12 months PJP had established a solid reputation, and the business expanded into other sectors, especially Architectural and Quantity/Building Surveying. By 1989, the success in these markets led to the business expanding further into civil and structural engineering recruitment for consulting engineering companies, from large multi-discipline international practices to small, specialist consultants.

During the recession in the early 1990’s the CAD/CAM defence recruitment side of the business ceased, and the business has concentrated ever since on engineering recruitment for consultants and Local Authorities.


In over 29 years of recruitment PJP has built up an enviable reputation with both clients and candidates alike. The business now recruits in the following specialist areas :-

  • Traffic Engineering & Transport Planning
  • Highways & Infrastructure
  • Building & Bridge Structures

Candidates using our services primarily benefit from the following :-

  • A confidential and discreet service.
  • A professional approach.
  • Sound career advice.
  • Wide company/client choice, from very large multi-discipline organisations to small specialist consultancies.
  • Expert, in-depth knowledge of the jobs market place. Our knowledge is invariably sufficient for us to pick and choose the companies and organisations that are right for you bearing in mind your skills background and aspirations.
  • Assistance in the writing and presentation of your CV.
  • A hassle-free experience. We’ll handle all the hassle for you, from arranging suitable days and times for interview, to fully briefing you prior to the meeting, to advising and assisting you on offers and any salary negotiations.

For further information on our services please contact us now on :-


Peter Wills
Recruitment Director