Civil engineering firm Jones Bros has launched a recruitment drive in the Highlands of Scotland following the opening of a new base in Inverness.
The family-run firm is to create new jobs to work on various projects in the region.
It is seeking to fill new posts including contracts manager, site engineer, construction manager, works manager and estimator/quantity surveyor.
The jobs will be based at the Inverness office, headed by Dennis Kearney, who joined Jones Bros last year after working as a consultant on Scotland’s Beauly-Denny overhead electricity transmission line project.
The company recently secured a multi-million pound contract to extend a waste management facility in Stornoway, the main town of the Isle of Lewis.
It is also working on the construction of a 51MW wind farm on the Lochluichart Estate, located between Loch Glascarnoch and Loch Luichart in Ross-shire.
Other contracts include the development of a unique community-owned wind farm within a historic highland estate. The £3m contract sees Jones Bros building the infrastructure for a 12-turbine wind farm on the Ormsary and Stronachullin estates in Argyll, on the west coast of Scotland.
The Allt Dearg Community Wind Farm project is set to bring huge benefits to the surrounding community with a portion of the wind farm profits going to an educational trust to provide bursaries to assist local youngsters into higher education.
Jones Bros, based in north Wales, has been increasingly working on contracts in Scotland and, in the past two years the firm has also opened an office in Linlithgow in West Lothian.
Huw Jones, managing director of Jones Bros, said: “There is a lot of potential in Scotland and we’re keen to maximise opportunities there. Having a physical presence and a strong team, which we are growing, gives us a fantastic tendering base.
“We are also keen to provide a boost to the local economy in the areas we are working in and our latest recruitment drive highlights this.
“We feel very strongly about recruiting local labour and equipping them with valuable skills to help their careers.”
Founded in the 1950s and employing 270 people, the company has grown rapidly in the last decade. It is currently working on contracts in various sectors including the construction of waste management facilities, highways, flood and marine defence and renewable energy projects around the UK.