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Carl Bro has opportunities for water engineers at all levels of experience.

Why are you recruiting?

'We've secured a number of framework contracts for the AMP4 spending round giving us the opportunity to develop our teams in all areas of the UK.

Our clients were attracted to our staff and our culture. We need good people with all levels of water experience to ensure we maintain the quality of team for our clients as AMP4 spending develops, ' says Carl Bro divisional director for water Andy Sullivan.

What is the Carl Bro culture?

'We are not hierarchical and we work in an atmosphere where staff are allowed to get on quickly.

It's not 'do the job for five years and then get promoted'. We assess people's capabilities and allow their careers to develop at the appropriate pace. This has resulted in a reduction in the average age of our teams, ' Sullivan says.

Would anyone take notice of my ideas?

'It's an open-minded culture where suggestions are taken on board.

We're proud of the fact that people can just walk into the management suite and talk to the directors. The chief executive doesn't even have an office, ' explains Sullivan. 'We are driven from the bottom up. It's the team as a whole who define our culture, decide what is important and how we should work.'

Is the pay good?

'We pay market rates, but what tends to happen is that staff get on quickly and get the remuneration that's appropriate as they take on more responsibility. If employees perform, we get more work and this provides opportunities to develop our staff, ' Sullivan says.

Tell me about Carl Bro 'We are 600 strong in the UK, with about 300 people working in the water business. In water we are at least top five now. But we are part of a 2,700-employee worldwide Danish-owned business. We are strong on transport, building and environment work, and a UK leader in telemetry, Scada and IT systems.'

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