BRITISH ENGINEERS at consultant KBR could face redundancy as part of a major shake up at the US owned company, a spokesman confirmed this week.
Others face changes to working conditions including limits on holiday entitlements, new pension arrangements and increases in contracted working hours.
'The company is undertaking a series of measures in relation to its global operations, ' said a KBR spokesman. Similar actions are expected at other KBR offices and divisions globally.
In the UK, managers are due to complete a 90 day consultation with staff representatives by the end of February. Details will then be finalised.
The move follows the announcement last September of a major restructuring operation by KBR's US parent Halliburton.
The following month Halliburton announced that its engineering and construction division had made a third quarter loss of $342M (£180M), compared with third quarter losses of £62M in 2003.
In 2004 the engineering and construction division made a full year loss of £18.9M