Engineering consultancy launches recruitment drive after new contract wins

Fergus Adams

DOUGALL Baillie Associates (DBA) has launched a recruitment drive after winning a number of recent contracts.

The East Kilbride-based engineering consultancy is looking to hire six new staff members. The 40-strong business is searching for a principal structural engineer, a senior transportation engineer, a senior civil engineer and an engineer with experience in residential infrastructure, plus a graduate engineer and a graduate apprentice.

MD Fergus Adams said, “All of these positions are as a result of recent contract wins which is a real positive given the impact of the pandemic. We know the market is competitive and we are keen to stress the benefits of working here, notably the option of our hybrid – home office model. Further details of the roles can be found on our website.

“In addition, we have a well-established training agreement in place, certified by the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE). The quality of the experience available means that we have a near 100% success rate at the Chartered Professional Review. We are delighted to be presenting a further three engineers for the Chartered Professional Review this year. We are keen to continue to ‘grow our own’ talent as well as recruiting externally.”

Scott MacPhail, DBA director and ambassador for the University of Strathclyde Graduate Apprenticeship programme, added, “We have a strong track record of internal promotions, with a number of colleagues who joined us straight from school progressing to roles as senior engineers and technicians, and we are keen to get that message out to parents, teachers and lecturers.”

One such example is Kieran Duffy who joined DBA three years ago as a trainee technician. He won the Apprentice of the Year award at the 2020 Lanarkshire Business Awards. He said, “DBA is a great company to work in, and a great place to learn and earn at the same time. I was impressed by the number of colleagues who started here and have gone down the same route as me, so they know what it is like to cope with working and studying at the same time.”

Another DBA colleague, Megan McGaw, is currently completing her second year at the University of Strathclyde. She said, “Opportunities for motivated people are always available at DBA and I am delighted to be in a position where I can directly link my work as a paid trainee technician with the material I have been studying at university.”