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Recruiting for Top Infrastructure Projects in 2018

Posted by: James Turner
Industry News

Engineering and Management Professionals should be constantly aware of the major infrastructure projects happening throughout the country. Existing and proposed projects can open up a lot attractive job positions and give those either thinking of a change or just entering the market an idea of the skills and experience most relevant at the moment. With that in mind, let’s take a look at the top infrastructure projects Navartis are recruiting for throughout 2018.

Power and Utilities

Hinkley Point C began work in March last year, with the project continuing throughout 2018. The aim of this project is to provide electricity for an estimated six million homes.

The River Humber tunnel gas pipeline measuring 3.36 miles is important in that it will help deliver gas to millions of people and replace the existing pipeline which lies on the riverbed.

It has been reported recently that Sellafield Nuclear Power Station has invited firms to tender to deliver the SPRS Retreatment Plant, SIXEP Contingency Plant and Replacement Analytical Project. Such is the size of these construction programmes that will cost £4.5 billion and last for the next 20 years.

Powering in excess of 500,000 homes and generating 714 Megawatts from 102 wind turbines, Scottish Power Renewables is currently building the East Anglia ONE offshore Windfarm.

Constructed by French Company Total at a cost of £3.5 billion, the Shetland Gas Plant processes gas from the Laggan and Tormore fields and will provide 8% of the UK’s gas requirements.

Other key projects include:

  • Triton Knoll Windfarm
  • IFA2 Interconnector
  • NEMO
  • St Fergus Gas Terminal

Rail Projects

Unsurprisingly Cross Rail is the biggest civil construction in Europe. The project will see a new tube line to link Shenfield and Abbey Wood in East London to Heathrow and Reading. The link will be named Elizabeth in honour of our reigning Monarch and includes over 21km of new tunnels under Central London.

2018 sees the continuation of the Northern Hub improvements programme. This is a large-scale programme that aims to create faster and more frequent rail services connecting key towns and cities across the North of England.

Funded by the Scottish Government, the Highland Enhancement railway upgrade project should reduce journey times by 25 minutes between Aberdeen and Inverness with the addition of 16 miles of double track, upgraded signalling new stations and extended platforms.

NWEP otherwise known as the The North West Electrification Programme includes a number of upgrades to the Northern Railway system designed to shorten passenger journey times between major cities and increase freight capacity.

Other key projects include:

  • HS2
  • Midland Mainline Electrification
  • CP5 Frameworks
  • Transpenine Route Upgrade
  • Edinburgh to Glasgow Improvement Programme

Civils and Construction Projects

To combat ever growing road congestion in England which is reported to be costing upwards of two billion pounds Highways England have embarked on a Smart Motorways programme which includes bringing into use the hard shoulder on over 480 lane miles. Technology will be deployed to manage traffic when it builds up. At the time of this article Navartis are supplying freelance professionals to the M4 Smart motorway upgrade, M23 Smart motorway upgrade and the M20 Smart motorway upgrade.

Other key projects include:

  • A14 Upgrade & Road widening
  • Lower Thames Crossing
  • Yorkshire and Anglian Water AMP7
  • Thames Tideway Project

Interested in applying for job opportunities? Register your CV with our Construction and Civils, Rail and Power Utilities teams today.


Recent Comments
I would like to be considered for any future Health and Safety roles you may have. I am especially interested in projects Hinckley Point C, St Fergus Gas Terminal and other large construction sites. I am also interested in any rail vacancies available.
Graeme Neary, 25 June 2018
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