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  • Projects update: 13th April

    By James Gray on April 12, 2018
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    Edinburgh £22m bridge project The new contractor for alterations to North Bridge in Edinburgh will be appointed this month. The £22m Edinburgh Council project will start in November and last a year. The scheme includes concrete repairs, steelwork repairs, repairs to cast iron facades, repainting of steelwork and cast iron, permanent removal of the soffit section of facades and redundant […]
  • Projects round-up: April 6

    By James Gray on April 6, 2018
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    80 new build flats in Renfrewshire Renfrewshire Council are inviting tenders for the construction of 80 residential flats at Dargavel Village in Bishopton. The 18 month project is worth £9.85m and starts July this year. A total of £53.9m will go into creating new-build homes, regeneration and maintaining existing council properties as part of Renfrewshire’s Housing Capital Investment Plan 2018/19 […]
  • Costs soar by an astonishing 60% at Glasgow EfW plant

    By James Gray on March 30, 2018
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    Costs at an energy-from-waste plant in Glasgow are now nearly 60 per cent over budget. Interserve was removed from the project in November 2016 by Viridor. The scheme is now £95m over the original £155m budget, and Viridor are now aiming to recover costs from Interswerve. Viridor’s Glasgow energy-from-waste scheme was initially budgeted at £155m. Viridor parent company Pennon said […]
  • A9 dualling project latest: Who will be awarded the new advance works?

    By James Gray on March 30, 2018
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    Advance works contracts are set to be handed out for a major section of the A9 dualling programme. Transport Scotland has started a multi-supplier framework agreement for the £3bn project which covers 129km. The first contract will start within weeks when demolition works on the Luncarty to Pass of Burnam scheme will be carried out by Perth civil engineering company […]
  • Projects round up: March 30

    By James Gray on March 29, 2018
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    £100m Glasgow city centre hotel and apartments project Tenders are being invited for a £100m Glasgow city centre project which will result in almost 1,200 private flats and student rooms, a hotel and new retail opportunities. Candleriggs Ltd has already been granted planning permission at Trongate in the Merchant City area. The land will be transformed into 132 high quality […]
  • Where are all the Quantity Surveyors?

    By Stephanie on September 29, 2016
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    In construction and engineering many businesses sink or swim based on their ability to provide a competitive price. A good Quantity Surveyor can be essential to a contractor, making sure their projects are properly budgeted and comply with both industry and legal standards. Their expertise and overall knowledge of each stage of a project makes them one of the most […]
  • Becoming a Chartered Engineer

    By Robyn on August 30, 2016
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    Many qualifications exist that demonstrate the technical competence of a candidate but one of the most sought after by employers is Chartered Engineer (CEng). Typically earned while on the job, the Chartered Engineer qualification shows that you can solve practical problems, think outside the box and complete work to a high standard – all essential when you’re managing a project. […]
  • James Gray Recruitment is certified by Constructionline

    By Mark on August 24, 2016
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    We are pleased to announce that James Gray Recruitment is now certified with Constructionline. Constructionline is a register of contractors, consultants and material suppliers for the construction industry, allowing buyers to choose from a tightly controlled list of certified suppliers. Registration with Constructionline means that we have met strict criteria based on industry and government standards, professional conduct, experience and […]
  • Is there a Skills Shortage in Civil Engineering?

    By Ronan on August 22, 2016
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    It’s no secret that the Engineering industry is currently experiencing a skills shortage on an unprecedented level. There are few sectors harder hit than Civil Engineering, topping the UK Visa Bureau Shortage Occupation List for the Engineering and Construction sectors. The number of young people entering the industry is far exceeded by the number of positions waiting to be filled […]
  • Contract V Permanent Positions – Pros and Cons

    By Ronan on August 16, 2016
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    When looking for a new position one of the important decisions you will have to make is whether to go for a contract or permanent position. You might be familiar with the basic concept of each but which one is best for you? For those trying to decide for themselves, employers considering the best way to hire staff for their […]