Tilbury Douglas - Building & Civils Main Contractor


Tilbury Douglas deliver high quality complex projects to public and private sector clients across the UK. 
Given their strong pipeline of public sector projects and position on long-term frameworks this company are well placed to offer their employees stable employment and long lasting careers, ideal for job security and career progression. 

They offer design and construction services to create whole-life, sustainable solutions for building and infrastructure schemes, delivering around £500m of projects annually through their building, infrastructure, engineering and fit-out businesses.
The company has strong capabilities in the regional and public sector contracting market, with extensive expertise in the health, education, defence, justice, water and highways sectors.



The company origins date back to 1884, when brothers Edmund and Augustus Hughes formed London and Tilbury Lighterage Company Limited, which specialised in transferring cargo between vessels.

RM Douglas was founded by Sir Robert Douglas, a construction engineer and Midlands industrialist of Scottish background. RM Douglas was a West Midlands building and civil engineering contractor that also had a formwork and scaffolding business, now known as RMD Kwikform.

In 1991, the two companies merged forming Tilbury Douglas.

In 2001 the group rebranded as Interserve plc, a name change to reflect the shift in focus towards maintenance and facilities management services.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, Interserve Construction supported the UK government including building the Birmingham Nightingale hospital at the NEC, a building it had built originally under RM Douglas. 

In November 2020, the group’s facilities management business was acquired by Mitie Group Plc.


2021 and beyond:

Back to “Tilbury Douglas”.
This is a name with historic significance to many staff and customers, but importantly are now looking to the future and this name will become synonymous with a modern high performing construction business.
Under this new branding Tilbury Douglas look forward to sharing many new and exciting developments, including their journey to Net Zero Carbon, use of Modern Methods of Construction, digital transformation and commitment to long lasting social value.
At Tilbury Douglas, they are committed to helping employees build their careers and have a reputation for low staff turnover, interesting projects, and flexible working.


Why have a Career in Construction with Tilbury Douglas?

Check out the video below for a further look at a career in construction and an insight into the company’s flagship projects and company culture.

Also check out some of their previous projects in the adjacent imagery.


Company Benefits:

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Want to join the Tilbury Douglas team?

We (Talk Recruitment Ltd) are currently working with Tilbury Douglas supplying a variety of white-collar construction staff to their business UK-wide with job opportunities available on a number of projects and key frameworks including Thames Water & Yorkshire Water Frameworks, Highways England, as well as Education, Healthcare, MOJ and MOD schemes, along with a variety of other local regional building projects.


If you are interested in exploring a career with Tilbury Douglas and would like more details on their latest vacancies, please contact Talk Recruitment Ltd on 0121 748 1433 or message us at email@talk-recruitment.co.uk to discuss further (If possible please include the latest copy of your CV).

Alternatively, “Click Here” to register with Talk Recruitment Ltd for future job alerts on the latest construction vacancies tailored to your job discipline, project sector and location.

Also check out Tilbury Douglas job opportunities specifically on their Thames Water framework projects - "Click Here"