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Life as a Civil Engineer with Farrans


Farrans is a great place to begin your career as one of our Graduate or Placement Civil Engineers. Luis Alves is a Site Agent in our civil engineering division. He joined in 2015 as a graduate and since then has developed his skills and progressed his career.

What is your role?

I am currently a Site Agent in Civils Operations based in Scotland. However I started my career with Farrans as a graduate working on Kilgallioch Windfarm.

What experience have you had with the company so far?

I joined Farrans as a graduate on Kilgallioch Windfarm where my primary role was an Environmental Site Engineer.  After gaining 6 months experience managing and supervising the environmental aspects of the project, I transitioned to a traditional Site Engineer role where I was exposed to the technically challenging engineering elements of the project. This involved setting out, surveying and managing/supervising the construction of turbine bases and access roads.

After 18 months on Kilgallioch I moved to a marine Infrastructure project as a Site Engineer.  I progressed up the ladder to Senior Engineer and then Site Agent.

I am currently undertaking the role of Site Agent on the second phase of the project which has a contract value of £11.5m.

Why would you recommend Farrans as an employer to other people?

I would recommend Farrans as an employer as they have:

  • Wide range of training opportunities and commitments to personal development
  • Good people within the company
  • Good reputation in the industry
  • Good range of experience in civils projects
  • Regarded as a Tier 1 contractor
  • Strong company views on mental health and a range of support available
  • Other company health benefits such as Healthshield, BUPA and free flu jabs

Have you had training and development opportunities?

Yes, during my time at Farrans I have undertaken a range of training which has helped me succeed in developing my professional skills and career goals.  My training has included:

  • Farrans Foundation Graduate Programme
  • Farrans Advanced Professional Qualification Programme
  • Various site level training including the likes of; TWC, AP61, SMSTS, Mental Health First Aid, First Aid

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