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25/05/2017
ATS Director Sean McGhee received some feedback from a candidate who was happy with how he prepared her for her interview, she was that impressed she ask a favour from Sean and asked him to give so...
12/05/2017
A £95m mixed-use development in Leeds has moved closer to a start date after city planning officers recommended the scheme for approval. ...
10/04/2017
ATS Recruitment (Air Technical Solutions Limited) is pleased to announce that it has recently become a fully qualified supplier on Achilles UVDB.  Achilles UVDB provides a fair, open a...
22/03/2017
Thames Water has been fined a record £20m after pumping nearly 1.5 billion litres of untreated sewage into the River Thames. The company admitted wate...
16/03/2017
More than 175,000 EU workers could be lost from the construction workforce when the UK leaves the EU, the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors has warne...
02/02/2017
Industry expectations about future workloads have now regained the ground lost after the Brexit v...
30/01/2017
The training team at Peter Duffy Limited has begun work on an ambitious project to deliver NVQ level 2 Diplomas in Sewerage and Drainage Operations. The programme was granted £34,000 from the...
30/01/2017
American consulting giant CH2M is reported to have approached UK rival Atkins about a possible £3bn-plus merger.   ...
24/01/2017
London’s Haringey Council has narrowed its shortlist to three bidders for the role of longterm development partner for th...
17/01/2017
Plans for the £39m redevelopment of Headingley stadium have been given the go-ahead although funding must still be found for the project. The Leeds site is home to rugby league side L...
11/01/2017
Veolia has applied for a water supply and sewerage licence, which will allow it to participate in the business retail market when it opens in April. Veolia UK chief operati...
15/12/2016
This year the staff of ATS Recruitment decided that they would like to give up the traditional office Secret Santa after the Office Manager, Clare Magee suggested that it would be a better idea to ...
06/12/2016
The Welsh Government-sponsored environmental regulator says that while it is committed to pursuing environmental offenders through the courts, it is also open to such enforcement undertakings and c...
28/11/2016
Severn Trent has increased its cash offer price for rival water company Dee Valley Water to 1,825 pence per share. The revised offer values Dee Valley at approximately £84M....
21/11/2016
Government funding has been agreed for a £369m overhaul of Buckingham Palace.  The ten-year programme of work will start ...
17/11/2016
T Clarke has confirmed the M&E package at 22 Bishopsgate will be worth £56m. The company will start on the massive subcontract for Multiplex next year with a completion date set f...
16/11/2016
Waste specialist Viridor has terminated Interserve’s contract on a delayed Glasgow gasification plant project during the early commissioning phase. Interserve reve...
21/10/2016
Plans to build a 52-storey skyscraper at the former Granada studios site in Manchester city centre have been approved. The tallest building in Allied London’s redevelopment at St John...
23/09/2016
Clugston Construction has been awarded a £14.9M contract by the Amey Black and Veatch Joint Venture to provide Civil Engineering services at the Yorkshire Water, Knostrop waste water ...
06/09/2016
A two-strong team at Thames Water has been testing a THP process at Basingstoke treatment works. Getting the 'best possible picture' of what was happening was essential. Sp...
24/08/2016
ATS Recruitment has recenctly sponsered Deeside Dragons Under 8's football team for the upcoming 2016-2017 season.  Deeside Dragons JFC were formed in 2012 and has enjoyed contin...
04/08/2016
A Costain and Atkins joint venture working for Thames Water has drafted in engineering contractor Black & Veatch to help deliver the AMP6 investment programme. The partners are one of t...
26/07/2016
Morrison Utility Services is to be acquired by a global private equity and infrastructure investment firm. The £600m turnover firm, which employs around 4,000 staff, was bou...
21/07/2016
The first £220m tranche of cash will fund four or five Sheffield city centre projects over the next three years. The council said the “exact projects that the investment will fu...
24/06/2016
Construction and property bosses appealed for calm this morning after the country voted to leave the European Union.   ...
21/06/2016
Warwickshire-based electrical and mechanical contractor EIC has been placed in administration with the loss of more than 300 staff jobs. The £80m turnover specialist national contract...
13/06/2016
A leading City investor has called on housebuilder Persimmon to cut back an executive pay plan that could see the management share £600m over the next five ye...
02/06/2016
Tata Steel UK has completed the sale of its Long Products Europe business to Greybull Capital LLP for £1. ...
20/05/2016
Horizon Nuclear Power has struck a deal with joint venture partners Hitachi, Bechtel and Japan’s JGC Corporation to deliver the Wylfa Newydd nuclear power station project. This JV wil...
26/04/2016
The French Government has delayed taking the final investment decision in Hinkley Point power station yet again.   EDF ...
06/04/2016
Wates is on course to achieve its £2bn turnover target in 2018 after a strong year of profit and turnover growth. Chief executive Andrew Davies said t...
23/03/2016
Scottish Water's £250M upgrade of Glasgow's wastewater infrastructure has unearthed the remains of two medieval castles. Archaeologists are describing the discovery of a hitherto unkn...
18/03/2016
Former England captain Rio Ferdinand is teaming up with Central Bedfordshire Council to regenerate one of the most deprived areas in Houghton Regis. Ferdinand runs a regeneration company ca...
09/03/2016
A chronic shortage of estimators has seen salaries for senior roles hit the £100,000 mark for the first time.   ...
23/02/2016
DONG Energy is going ahead with plans to build the world’s first bioliquid plant for handling unsorted household waste in Cheshire. It will be the first plant to deploy enzymes to dig...
18/02/2016
Up to 700 United Utilities (UU) staff are planning to go ahead with a 27-hour strike from Friday morning over a pension dispute. Union GMB said it had issued a formal writt...
15/02/2016
DrainsAid, the specialist drainage and sewer rehabilitation division of Peter Duffy Ltd, has partnered with major regulated services firm Amey to provide re-lining services to Yorkshire Wat...
12/02/2016
Civil engineer Andy Milner is to take over as the new chief executive at Amey when current CEO Mel Ewell retires at the end of March. Milner, currently managing director of Amey’s con...
12/02/2016
Southern Water has announced that average bills will fall by £7 in 2016/17, the largest reduction seen by a water company this year. outhern confirmed that, over the ...
09/02/2016
WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff has been appointed by UWE Bristol to lead on the design of the new £16.5m West of England University Enterprise Zone. The buildings will be co-located with ...
03/02/2016
Welsh Water has brought in a helicopter to help out with pipe repairs in Dolgarrog, Conwy this week as it worked in a remote area of the Carneddau mountains. The helicopter...
02/02/2016
Whether it is the opening up of the market for energy-producing sludge, the sale of extracted phosphorus or reusing sewer grit, wastewater utilities now have increasing opportunities for re...
29/01/2016
Plans have been unveiled to revamp Headingley Carnegie Stadium in time for the 2019 Cricket World Cup. The Leeds site is home to rugby league side Leeds Rhinos, rugby union side Yorkshire C...
28/01/2016
Highways England has plumped for a 2-mile long tunnel at Gravesend for the first major Thames crossing in over 25 years to link Kent and Essex. Consultations for the massive project opened ...
21/01/2016
Construction union UCATT is calling on the Health and Safety Executive to urgently review their reporting methods and for the industry to examine safety requirements, following new evidence on mi...
06/01/2016
Due to continued growth ATS Recruitment (Air Technical Solutions Ltd) are pleased to announce that over the festive period we moved offices and have relocated to larger premises in Rothwell, Leeds....
06/01/2016
The Government is being accused of a “gross underestimation” of the cost of tax changes on construction workers employed via umbrella companies.   ...
02/12/2015
Tanker Service Solutions Ltd the specialist Vacuum Tanker Repair company located in West Yorkshire, have just taken on an interesting project, it came to their attention that a Vintage vacuum tanke...
24/11/2015
The developer of a pioneering green energy power plant has today sealed financing and signed a turnkey construction contract with M+W Group. Multi-disciplinary engineering firm Spencer Grou...
12/11/2015
In the UK the consultant now employs 9,865 people with around 500 new staff joining during the period. The recruitment drive is set to continue with Atkins bullish about prospects in the do...
11/11/2015
The deal will save around 300 jobs at UKDN Waterflow and boost Lanes’ operations in the highways, rail, utility, insurance and commercial sectors. Wayne Earnshaw, Managing Director of...
03/11/2015
Mini robots could be used to make Leeds a “self-repairing city”. The University of Leeds is leading a £4.2m national infrastructure research project to de...
28/10/2015
Barhale is turning to ‘eye in the sky’ drone technology to deliver a major alliance works programme for Anglian Water. The civl engineering firm plans to spend ...
23/10/2015
The cost of enabling works at the new Hinkley Point C nuclear power plant has more than doubled to £203m. The Kier BAM joint venture has agreed a deal to restart enabling works at the...
25/09/2015
Drain and sewer specialists Draincare Ltd (formerly Draincare Services Ltd) and North-West-based Underground Vision (UK) Ltd, who are both part of the European Vandervalk+Degroot Group, have rebran...
09/09/2015
Laing O’Rourke contract wins soared ahead in August lifting the firm to the top of the monthly and annualised league tables for work won. The award of the three main tunnel drives for...
08/09/2015
As the drainage division of Peter Duffy Ltd, the DrainsAid team is delighted to announce that the company has recently received the Best Innovative Ideas Award at the DCWW Welsh Water Occupational ...
04/09/2015
Imtech UK’s loss-making water, energy and waste division has been placed into administration. The firm confirmed the move today, which places 69 jobs under immediate threat, although ...
21/08/2015
WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff has been appointed to provide multidisciplinary engineering services on a £50m revamp to the Meadowhall shopping and leisure complex in Sheffield. Laing O&r...
13/08/2015
A crunch meeting of shop stewards will be held tomorrow to discuss future industrial action by more than 1,200 construction workers at Sellafield in Cumbria. Workers downed tools for the mo...
30/07/2015
Yorkshire Water has awarded its new £113m waste water network repair and maintenance contract to Amey. The deal is set to start in September and will run until 2020 with Amey covering...
28/07/2015
The industry’s ongoing skills crisis is set to intensify according to the latest survey of SME construction firms. Commenting on the results of the Federation of Master Builders&rsquo...
21/07/2015
DrainsAid recently completed a challenging underwater sewer repair and rehabilitation project on a 200m section of a cast iron 375mm diameter combined sewer which is attached to the wall of the Riv...
02/07/2015
A month on from the general election contractors are still suffering from a lull in new project starts. According to figures from industry analysts Glenigan, the value of project starts in ...
17/06/2015
As a specialist agency within the drainage, leakage and water mains sectors, ATS Recruitment currently has an extremely high volume of vacancies that have become available recen...
17/06/2015
Kier Construction has bagged five major healthcare projects, including the largest hospital project to be let under the ProCure 21+ framework. The firm this morning re...
02/06/2015
M+W Group has been recognised in the UK as the ‘International Company of the Year’ at the prestigious SWITA regional awards ceremony. Organised by South West Business Insider Ma...
26/05/2015
Jaguar Land Rover is expected to submit plans next month to build a 900,000 sq ft factory building at its i54 development on the outskirts of Wolverhampton. The vast 11m hi...
06/05/2015
Construction buyers are reporting that subcontractors’ rates are growing at their fastest pace since records began 20 years ago, despite a sharp slowing in growth in April....
27/04/2015
ATS Recruitment have now been given confirmation on the Lee Butlers truck pull for charity, details below.   Saturday 2nd May @ 11:00Pontefrac...
20/04/2015
Qatar Investment Authority and Brookfield Property Partners have today completed the takeover of Docklands developer Canary Wharf Group pledging to plough ahead with the massive development...
16/04/2015
The Conservatives have taken a clear lead in the latest construction election poll with 54% of contractors and suppliers now believing David Cameron’s party will be best for the indus...
15/04/2015
Berkeley Homes has gained planning for what will be the UK’s tallest residential building at a site in London Docklands. The scheme will involve the demolition of a 1...
27/03/2015
A £111 million ‘first-of-kind’ waste plant is set to be built in Forth by Lanark, Scotland, following investment from the Green Investment Bank (GIB). The...
12/03/2015
Air Technical Solutions has decided to rebrand and become ...