Sisk drafts in Irish expertise to win UK civils work

Grant Prior 14 years ago

John Sisk & Son has redeployed 50 professional staff from Ireland to its UK infrastructure business in a bid to win more major projects.

Owen Sisk is spearheading the expansion plan after taking on his new role as Director of Civils UK.

A Sisk spokesman said: “As part of the Sisk Group’s strategy to build market share in the UK, we have redeployed approximately 50 highly skilled precontract staff, project managers and engineers to some of the larger projects we have been winning here.

“With over 400 staff in the UK business, this ability to work with proven and trusted professionals, with experience in our target sectors, has been a key component in our successes in energy, civils and major projects generally.”

Owen Sisk added: “The civils opportunities in the UK are well matched to our experience and a logical step for our well established UK business.”

Paul Wilson, UK Managing Director of Sisk said: “Our strategy for civils in the UK is to build on our existing successes and to increase our market share of this growing sector by using our significant experience in Ireland.

“With Owen leading the expanded UK team, we will leverage the skills and experience that has delivered many of Ireland’s largest projects.”

For details of current vacancies at Sisk visit our Job Spy page.

Sisk has worked on a large number of major civils projects in Ireland including the £450m Limerick Tunnel, £260m Greystones Harbour and major new road projects like the £190m N9/N10.

The UK expansion is part of an international drive in the group’s civils business and follows the opening of an office in Poland to target road building projects and partnerships with FCC on  Dublin Metro North and Spanish contractor Dragados targeting projects in the Crossrail scheme.

Sisk has won a number of civils project wins in the UK in recent months, including:

  • Grand Pier, Weston-super-Mare (£25.6m)
  • Pembroke Power Station (£44m)
  • A477 – Red Roses to St Clears, Pembrokeshire – ECI scheme in partnership with Roadbridge. (£48m)
  • A5 Section 2 – Sion Mills to Omagh – Roadbridge/Sisk/PT McWilliam Joint Venture (£180m)

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