Businesses are getting on their way to winning work on the largest civil engineering project in Europe

Nearly 150 businesses representatives and jobseekers will attend an event in the West Midlands about how to supply or work on one of the largest civil engineering projects in Europe, HS2. Infrastructure contractor J Murphy & Sons’ Land and Marine team is holding a ‘meet the supplier’ and recruitment event on Tuesday 31st July at the National Motorcycle Museum, near Solihull.

To help the Murphy team deliver, they are looking locally to find suppliers and subcontractors to support work on the northern enabling works section of HS2 Phase 1, between Leamington Spa / Handsacre and The Birmingham Spur.

Project Director Stuart Robertson said “We are looking for suppliers for a wide range of services such as hedgerow clearance, ground and surfacing services, hauliers, catering and office supplies, security, accommodation and local labour. It’s a real opportunity to come and meet the team and get an idea what we’re looking for, and then be part of a major engineering project!”

The team will construct several packages of civil highways and utilities infrastructure projects over the coming year, working for the Laing O’Rourke / Murphy Joint Venture on behalf of HS2. Work is already under way with the larger schemes scheduled to commence late 2018.

The event starts at 1pm for suppliers and is followed at 6pm by the recruitment event, for people interested in vacancies and job opportunities as part of this project. Likely vacancies include apprentices, project managers, planners, engineers and more.

Suppliers wanting to attend should register by emailing Neil Hoddle at and those interested in working on the project should search and register interest by using LME as the keyword at

Posted 27 July 2018

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