Meet some of our people and find out what they have to say about the opportunities and personal experiences of being a VolkerHighways employee.
Position: Contracts Director
With over 25 years' experience of managing term maintenance contracts, Andy Scotter has been working as a contracts director for VolkerHighways since 2015. Previously, Andy worked for John Crowley (Maidstone) Limited, one of the merging companies, for 20 years in the London area. Andy currently oversees all of VolkerHighways' term maintenance contracts.
"VolkerHighways is a very good highways maintenance and projects business, and in recent years I have had the opportunity to work with some great people, mostly due to my involvement in the development of new technology that will improve the way we manage our business."
Position: Area Surveyor
Steve Wells works for VolkerHighways as an area surveyor for the North London contracts offering support and advice to teams working in the area. In 2002, Steve first joined Fitzpatrick Contractors Ltd, one of the founding companies of VolkerWessels UK, as a storeman. In 10 years, Steve quickly progressed to measurement engineer, trainee quantity surveyor and then to assistant project quality surveyor for our Enfield term maintenance contract before settling in his current position.
"VolkerWessels UK are an excellent organisation to work for. Since I transferred over to them in 2002 I have been given training opportunities to allow me to develop a career that I both enjoy and am proud of.
I stumbled into highways maintenance by accident. Being 44 years old now and beginning along this path only 11 years ago, I felt like the oldest trainee in the land. I don't imagine that many organisations would have given me the opportunities that VolkerHighways did. I am very grateful to have been given the chance."
Position: Assistant Quantity Surveyor
Kris started as an apprentice with VolkerHighways in February 2013. He attended college for two years and successfully completed a Level 2 Highways Maintenance Diploma in Excavation Operations, as well as a Level 2 NVQ in Highways Maintenance. He also got his New Road Street Works Act qualification from City & Guilds.
Towards the end of his apprenticeship, Kris worked three days a week in Poole and two days a week in West Berkshire, as a trainee quantity surveyor on street lighting contracts. He also spent some time learning from the HSEQ team, at the VolkerHighways head office.
“I grabbed every opportunity I could get and asked lots of questions. I made a good impression on the team and as my apprenticeship came to an end, I was offered the position of assistant quantity surveyor. I now work full time on contracts in Poole and Bournemouth, High Wycombe, West Berkshire and Luton.”