Employer: Sir Robert McAlpine

Who Are They?

Sir Robert McAlpine is a family-owned building and civil engineering company celebrating their 150 years of activities. During this time they have design and built and help preserve many iconic infrastructures around Britain. See how many you can recognise in the following video.

From their offices in Newcastle city centre and across other regions, Sir Robert McAlpine’s employees oversee many different projects across different sectors: from housing and offices to motorways and ports. They even built many schools around the country.

Beyond engineering

Theres more to Sir Robert McAlpine than just engineering and engineers! The complex and fast-paced projects they are involved in, relies on a multidisciplinary team of engineers, designers, architects, quantity surveyors,environmental planners, project managers. They also employ people with a business and human resources background.


If you are interested in engineering, project management and environmental sustainability, Sir Robert McAlpine might a good place for you.  The types of job roles that they are looking to recruit and will need in the future include:

  • Civil engineer (including apprentices)
  • IT Engineer
  • Design Engineer
  • Quantity Surveyor
  • Project Manager
  • Sustainability Manager
  • CAD technician
  • Geospacial Engineer
  • HR manager
  • Bid writer

Interested in know more about people working here? Have a look at their case studies which includes Lucy Collier, a package engineer

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