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Recruitment drive for Mersey bridge project

January 28, 2014adminNews

Recruitment drive for Mersey bridge project

The search has begun for hundreds of staff to help deliver one of Europe’s biggest civil engineering contracts – the £600m Mersey Gateway Project.

Merseylink – the consortium named as the Preferred Bidder by Halton Borough Council for the contract to build the new Mersey Gateway bridge over the river between Runcorn and Widnes in the North West of England – has started a drive to recruit a number of key positions within the early delivery team.

Mersey Gateway Bridge

Mersey Gateway Bridge

Preparatory work on the project has already begun, and construction starts in earnest this spring.

Steve Cardwell, Project Director of Merseylink, said: “Delivering a project of such magnitude, which will bring clear benefits to local communities and the region as a whole, requires the strongest possible team.

“This will be one of the largest civil engineering projects in Europe over the next three and a half years, and I’m confident we will be able to bring together highly motivated staff to take the project to fruition. At our peak we will be employing more than 500 people to work on the project”

Staff are needed in a number of disciplines including: Project Managers, Site Managers, Section Managers, Procurement and Commercial Managers; Quantity Surveyors: General Foremen and Section Foremen; M & E Engineers; Site Engineers; Land Surveyors; Buyers; Materials Engineers; Planners; Project and Cost Controllers and Administration Staff.

“We have a wide range of opportunities here, and we are expecting to see a great deal of interest in working on this iconic bridge project, from people with experience in the delivery of major roadwork and structure programmes,” added Steve.

Cllr Rob Polhill, Leader of Halton Borough Council, said: “This is great news. We have said all along that Mersey Gateway can be a catalyst for job creation and will help encourage inward investment to the whole region. The scale of this project is huge and there will be high-quality opportunities in lots of different areas.”

The cable stay bridge, which will provide a major new strategic transport route in the North West of England, will be completed in 2017.

Applicants can register their interest by sending their CV to:

Merseylink Civil Contractors is a joint venture between Kier Infrastructure and Overseas Limited, FCC Construccion SA and Samsung C&T ECUK Limited.

Halton Borough Council Mersey Link

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