Technology and Engineering

We are one of the very few executive search practices globally that specialise not only in leadership, but also niche appointments in both the technology and engineering sectors. With combined experience of over 30 years in recruiting, developing and retaining the best talent we have a reputation built on values, knowledge and most importantly delivery.

With the ability and experience of delivering global assignments, we work with clients that share our values and have a passion for recruiting the best talent into their organisations. By developing strong relationships built on trust, we collaborate with our clients to not only fill current vacancies but also contribute to and inform their future talent strategy.

We are a research-based technology and engineering practice that essentially uses best practice recruitment to achieve measurable results for our clients. As brand ambassadors, we engage the best talent pool available, ensuring that we speak to both the active and passive markets. Once we identify suitable and interested candidates we are supported by the wider Collingwood business (leadership assessment & development), project co-ordination and psychometric assessment to ensure our clients only spend time with suitable candidates.

Our experience covers a broad range of industries and roles, our consultants have strong experience in the following markets;

  • Artificial Intelligence (medical, autonomous vehicles)
  • Aerospace
  • Automotive (including electric and autonomous vehicles)
  • Broadcast 
  • Building systems and automation
  • Command and control systems
  • Connectivity 
  • Consumer products 
  • Cyber-security
  • Defence
  • Enterprise software
  • Industrial automation & controls
  • IoT
  • Medical devices
  • Robotics
  • Smart manufacturing
  • Telecoms

While we lean towards assisting small and medium-sized multinationals, our consultants have a deep experience in delivering game-changing leadership talent to some of the world’s, largest and fastest moving technology corporations. We regularly share best-in-industry talent approaches as we partner with clients. On a regular basis, we place promotable hires, improve clients’ time to hire, cost per hire and quality of hire. We have also improved the diversity of background among client leadership communities and placed directors who have rapidly progressed hierarchically.

In short, we understand the complex pressures that our clients face in recruiting the best talent and the ramifications of failure or mediocrity. Pace and resilience are in our DNA and with have the experience, discipline and support structure to deliver no matter how challenging the brief or competitive the market.

Recent assignments have included:

Managing Director | Global Directors | VP Sales | Product Line Director | Product Line Manager | Chief Information Officer | Chief Technology Officer | Finance Director | Group Sales Director | Solutions Architects | Technical Director | Head of Research & Development | President Industrial Automation | Head - Networks | Head - Cloud Sales | Head - Infrastructure | Senior Data Architects | Principal & Senior Software Engineers | Principal & Senior Electronics Engineers | Principal & Senior Mechanical Engineers |


With three service lines, every solution is bespoke, agile and flexible.

  • Search (challenging, critical or senior hires)
  • Talent mapping (stay ahead of the competition by understanding your talent pool)
  • Talent insight (data to help you make smarter talent decisions)


To read some of our case studies please go to case study page.


"I have worked with Collingwood for many years, both as a candidate and as a hiring employer. Doug and his team are very professional and competent with both sides of the recruitment process. As a candidate, Collingwood spent a lot of time explaining the prospective employer's culture to me so that we could both assess the fit. As a hiring employer, they ensured that the detailed requirements were captured up-front to thoroughly qualify a short-list of candidates. In both cases, they always communicated openly and in a timely manner. I would not hesitate to recommend Collingwood (again) to anyone looking for a recruitment firm with a personal feel."

President – Global Technology client

"Jordan is a delivery focused recruiter. He has been highly successful in building technical teams for me, and understood the business needs in great detail. reliable and hard working, we managed to create a strong working relationship to both of our benefit."

Group Manager – ETAS

For further information on how we can help your organisation please contact Jordan Taylor or Justin Carpenter on 00 44 (0) 1829 732374.