Mersey Gateway jobs up for grabs

Wirral Globe: Artist's impression of Mersey Gateway Artist's impression of Mersey Gateway

THE search has begun for hundreds of staff to help deliver the £600m Mersey Gateway Project.

Merseylink – the consortium named as the preferred bidder by Halton Borough Council for the contract to build the new Mersey Gateway bridge, artist’s impression right, over the river between Runcorn and Widnes – has started a drive to recruit a number of key positions within the early delivery team.

Preparatory work on the project has already begun, and construction starts in earnest this spring.

Steve Cardwell, project director of Merseylink, said: "Delivering a project of such magnitude, which will bring clear benefits to local communities and the region as a whole, requires the strongest possible team.

"This will be one of the largest civil engineering projects in Europe over the next three years, and I'm confident we will be able to bring together highly motivated staff to bring the project to fruition.

"At our peak we will be employing more than 500 people to work on the project."

This early drive is to look for staff in a number of disciplines, including project managers, site managers, section managers, procurement and commercial managers, quantity surveyors, general foremen and section foremen, site engineers, land surveyors, buyers, materials engineers, planners, project and cost controllers and administration staff.

Steve Cardwell continued: "We have a wide range of opportunities here, and we are expecting to see a great deal of interest in working on this iconic bridge, from people with experience in the delivery of major roadwork and structure projects."

The cable stay bridge, which will provide a major new strategic transport route, will be completed in 2017.

Applicants can register their interest by sending their CV to opportunities@merseylink.com

Merseylink Civil Contractors is a joint venture between Kier Infrastructure and Overseas Limited, FCC Construction SA and Samsung C&T ECUK Limited.

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9:37am Thu 30 Jan 14

PaulCa says...

Fantastic. This project would be a godsend to any qualified individuals who've fallen on hard times and need to keep their hand in with a few years' work.

I'd email my CV, but if they were to follow up and contact my former council employers, my name would be mud.

Which is sadly what happens when you upset corrupt organisations populated by spiteful villains. You're destined for the scrap heap.

Still, the world's your oyster if you were at the top of the tree, found to be bent, and then moved on. Because happily in these cases, the wheels turn, favours are called in, and there are new opportunities to be cherry picked down south for the individuals concerned.

Wow. I was almost positive about something then.... but not quite.

Haha. :))))
Fantastic. This project would be a godsend to any qualified individuals who've fallen on hard times and need to keep their hand in with a few years' work. I'd email my CV, but if they were to follow up and contact my former council employers, my name would be mud. Which is sadly what happens when you upset corrupt organisations populated by spiteful villains. You're destined for the scrap heap. Still, the world's your oyster if you were at the top of the tree, found to be bent, and then moved on. Because happily in these cases, the wheels turn, favours are called in, and there are new opportunities to be cherry picked down south for the individuals concerned. Wow. I was almost positive about something then.... but not quite. Haha. :)))) PaulCa

2:06pm Thu 30 Jan 14

bigfoot says...

Paul, Life is like toilet paper you spend it on a roll then some A covers you in s*** as is Wirral's propensity!
Paul, Life is like toilet paper you spend it on a roll then some A covers you in s*** as is Wirral's propensity! bigfoot

2:22pm Thu 30 Jan 14

Llamedos 1 says...

Yet another cash cow for Miserytravel. Get your hands in your pockets and get ready to be ripped off with tolls.
Yet another cash cow for Miserytravel. Get your hands in your pockets and get ready to be ripped off with tolls. Llamedos 1

2:33pm Thu 30 Jan 14

Llamedos 1 says...

Paul, don't let Wirral and Cheshire councils behaviour put you off from applying. You have nothing to lose but everything to gain. Having said that
Miserytravel are *rooks on the same level as Wirral Clowncil so honesty is not something you should highlight on you CV
Paul, don't let Wirral and Cheshire councils behaviour put you off from applying. You have nothing to lose but everything to gain. Having said that Miserytravel are *rooks on the same level as Wirral Clowncil so honesty is not something you should highlight on you CV Llamedos 1

4:01pm Thu 30 Jan 14

artemis81 says...

Llamedos 1 wrote:
Yet another cash cow for Miserytravel. Get your hands in your pockets and get ready to be ripped off with tolls.
Let us know what on earth this might possibly have to do with Merseytravel...
[quote][p][bold]Llamedos 1[/bold] wrote: Yet another cash cow for Miserytravel. Get your hands in your pockets and get ready to be ripped off with tolls.[/p][/quote]Let us know what on earth this might possibly have to do with Merseytravel... artemis81

9:52pm Thu 30 Jan 14

Llamedos 1 says...

If I am mistaken I apologise but I am certain Miserytravel were heavily involved in this project and even made suggestions about the probable toll fees. Having said that, being an old *art these days with a less then perfect memory, I could be mistaken
If I am mistaken I apologise but I am certain Miserytravel were heavily involved in this project and even made suggestions about the probable toll fees. Having said that, being an old *art these days with a less then perfect memory, I could be mistaken Llamedos 1

10:08pm Thu 30 Jan 14

Llamedos 1 says...

Just done a little research and there are plenty of references to Miserytravels involvement in the Merseygateway Project. Halton Council seem to have been the lead in the development and as MT are and always have been in bed with Halton. So believe me they would not put time and effort into it if there was no financial gain for them (MT that is) So my old age memory loss is not as poor as I though it might be.
Just done a little research and there are plenty of references to Miserytravels involvement in the Merseygateway Project. Halton Council seem to have been the lead in the development and as MT are and always have been in bed with Halton. So believe me they would not put time and effort into it if there was no financial gain for them (MT that is) So my old age memory loss is not as poor as I though it might be. Llamedos 1

9:21pm Fri 31 Jan 14

Positive thinker says...

Paulca maybe your mate Martin will apply as well
Paulca maybe your mate Martin will apply as well Positive thinker

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