Construction Engineering News – February 18 Roundup
Our latest round up of construction engineering news from clients and our consultants comes from James Mowat this month. Find out what he’s been up to and wins for clients here.
It’s been another busy month for the team at Energi People with many new opportunities becoming available for candidates in the construction engineering industry. It’s also been a busy month for many of our clients; news from them is shared below.
But first, I’m pleased to say that my thoughts on the outlook for MEP recruitment in 2018 have been featured in MEP Middle East. Having headed up the International desk with a particular focus on this region, I hope my experience recruiting in the market will be interesting to both MEP leaders and candidates. As well as highlighting the volatile nature of many projects – delayed start dates and projects changing course during the design life cycle – I also discuss the skills shortage in the region for MEP candidates. Here’s a sound bite:
“We have seen a huge demand and need for consultancies to appoint UPDA Grade A MEP Engineers, that either have the Grade A status or have ticked all the boxes for eligibility.”
Other key roles technical recruitment agencies like Energi have high demand for at the moment in the Middle East include ELV and Securty Engineers, and MEP Engineers from Principal level and above, with leadership and business development skills.
In other news…
We were pleased to learn that Delt Shared Service have been shortlisted for The [Plymouth] Herald Business Awards 2018. They are up against another four businesses in the Medium Business Of the Year category. We wish them the best of luck at the awards evening in April.
WME Consultants have announced their partnership with METAFORM architects for the development of the Luxembourg Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai.
Amey Rail has successful secured contracts for Carillion rail projects, saving 700 jobs. Matthew Steele, Commercial Director at Network Rail said;
“We do recognise that this has been a very unsettling period for the employees of Carillion and would like to thank them for the continued commitment to the delivery of these projects.”
Network Rail has also published a five-year plan for investing £47bn in the network up until 2024.
Briggs and Forrester Group revealed figures for 2017 and predict significant growth this year – a predicted 24% jump in turnover to £225m. Group CEO Paul Burton said;
“The Group has celebrated another successful year with a pre-tax profit of £5.7m on revenues of £182m generating a strong year-end balance sheet position and a cash balance of £32.5m.”
As part of the Crossrail rejuvenation project, Laing O’Rourke has been selected to deliver a £200m scheme – the first major project from the strategic alliance between developer Stanhope and London housing association Network Homes.
BAM will be going sky high having secured the contract to build Birmingham’s tallest tower on the site of the old NatWest Tower. Sub construction work is due to commence in June, with completion set for autumn 2020. At 105.5m high and 246m above sea level it will be the tallest new office building under construction outside London. Rod Stiles, Regional Director for BAM Construction in the Midlands, said;
“Our appointment to create 103 Colmore Row means that BAM is engaged on about one quarter of a billion pounds of commercial developments within half a mile of each other in Birmingham’s central business district. This is a testament to our credentials and our track record in the city.”
If you have any news your company would like to share with us, please get in touch. Email our Office Administrator Jemma Kittle – [email protected] – sharing what’s happening in your part of the construction engineering world. We would love to celebrate our clients’ success stories with our readers.