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Highways jobs on UK’s largest road project
Matchtech has been named as one of four preferred agencies to source contractors for the A14 improvement scheme, one of the largest road projects in the UK, stretching over 21 miles between Huntingdon and Cambridge.
The Highways England project, which will be delivered by a joint venture between Skanska, Costain, Balfour Beatty and Carillion, proposes to relieve traffic congestion, unlock economic growth, improve the environment and enhance the safety of drivers.
The £1.5 billion government-funded scheme will generate a vast number of both permanent and contract job opportunities over the next four years. A number of skillsets will be required, including foremen, supervisors, agents, project managers, planners, quantity surveyors and engineers.
Commenting on the project Joe Wilson, Highways, Transportation and Planning Department Manager at Matchtech said,
“With our previous experience supplying engineers to work on major roads projects across the UK, Matchtech is well placed to help find talented professionals to work on this exciting project”.
Chris Taylor, Senior Responsible Officer (SRO), Highways England, said:
“Approval of the A14 Cambridge to Huntingdon improvement scheme is great news for the road construction industry and skilled workers in the sector.
“Highways England is investing in talent in order to deliver better, safer roads as part of the government’s record road infrastructure investment over the coming years. The people we hire today will help create the country’s motorways and major A-roads of tomorrow, which will significantly improve journeys and in turn unlock growth and help create new jobs.”
Opening to traffic by the end of 2020, the new stretch of the A14 with improved junctions and separation of local traffic will provide more efficient connections for road users and create a number of benefits to business users and transport services providers, drastically enhancing the development of the local area.