The Group has more than 5,500 staff. The UK headquarters directs 40 UK offices, and there are 80 worldwide offices Đ in China, India, southeast Asia, the Middle East, eastern Europe and South Africa.
Scott Wilson won 'New Company of the Year' at the 2007 UK PLC Awards, 'Major Firm' at the 2007 NCE/ACE Consultants of the Year Awards and 'IPO of the Year' at the Shares Magazine Awards.
Current significant contracts include the East London Line, Airdrie Bathgate Rail Link, London Crossrail, Three Counties Alliance, Combe Down Mine Stabilisation, Bahrain Islands Developments, and Greece Ionian Motorway.
REWARD AND BENEFITS
Employees select from a flexible benefits scheme that includes:
Company pension scheme, life assurance, critical illness insurance
Private medical insurance, dental insurance, annual health screen, employee-assistance programme
Flexitime working practices
23 days' holiday, plus the opportunity to buy more holiday
Reimbursement of professional fees
Career breaks policy
AREAS OF SPECIALISATION
Airports - Bridges - Buildings Coastal and Marine - Environmental - Geotechnical - Highways - Power - Project Management - Rail - Transport - Planning and Regeneration - Tunnelling - Water - Mining - Ports - Power
TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT
The company is looking for 120 talented graduates who have the personality and technical expertise to make the future their own. They'll join an innovative, structured company training programme designed to ensure that graduates quickly become effective, allowing each individual to achieve their professional qualification goal.
The programme integrates a personal development programme with technical training courses, a personal mentor and a graduate support network. You can choose to take a broad perspective, or become a specialist. It's this choice and diversity that makes Scott Wilson one of the most attractive employers in its sector.
Diane Merrick graduated in 2001 with a MEng in civil and structural engineering from Sheffield University. Determined to work for a firm that offered a range of projects and opportunities to gain experience, Diane joined the civil engineering section of Scott Wilson,
and has not looked back since.
"One of my most challenging projects so far was being the supervising engineer for a taxiway rehabilitation at Cambridge Airport. I was the sole full-time site representative for Scott Wilson, and the first point of contact for technical and contractual issues. I liaised between the client, the contractor and airport personnel, and was responsible for inspection and re-measure of works. The position was very hands-on, and I learned loads about airport and pavement engineering. I enjoyed the responsibility, and the challenge, trying to solve issues on the spot and liaising with people from different areas of expertise Đ airport control, airport managers, surfacing contractors, general contractors, security, fire-fighters."
Diane is currently project manager for Sheffield University Student Village, responsible for internal roads and drainage infrastructure.
"Again, it is a lot of responsibility," she says "But it does give you the chance to really get your teeth into things. Advice is always available if you need it. This is a very supportive company. Whatever you need to know, there will be an expert here who can help you."
Diane also joined the Scott Wilson graduate training programme. "I have attended many training courses Đ technical, contractual, financial, environmental and safety. The company encourages you to develop," she says. "I have completed my ICE training agreement and am heading towards my professional review, which is great."
"Most days go quite quickly,' Diane says. "Flexible working hours allow me to leave early if I get in early, if I'm not engrossed in work or have a deadline. This is great because I go training in the Peak District after work Đ I am a member of the British Bouldering team and hope soon to compete internationally."