Recently named as one of the ‘Best Big Companies to Work For’ by Best Companies, J. Murphy & Sons Limited (Murphy) is a leading international, specialist engineering and construction company founded in 1951 with a purpose to improve life by delivering world-class infrastructure.
Operating in the United Kingdom, Ireland and Canada, Murphy provides better engineered solutions to infrastructure sectors including transportation; natural resources; power and water. Headquartered in London, Murphy has a number of related businesses – Ground Engineering; Utility Connections; Murphy Plant; Murphy Process Engineering; Pipeline Testing Services; Specialist Welding Services; and Electrical Services. Murphy is a specialist in delivering pipelines, design, structural steel, tunnelling, fabrication, bridges and piling, and has a substantial holding of plant, equipment and facilities.
Murphy employs around 3,600 engineers, professional managers and skilled operatives around the world. Together, they work as ‘One Murphy’ – directly delivering the people, plant and expertise needed to make projects a success. #MoreToMurphy
A leading specialist engineering and construction company, Murphy operates in the United Kingdom, Ireland and Canada. Employing 3,600 people, we provide better engineered solutions to infrastructure sectors including Transportation, Water, Power, Natural Resources, and Construction & Property.
At Murphy we believe our people are our greatest asset. This is why they are at the heart of our company and everything we do as part of our purpose to, ‘Improve life by delivering world class infrastructure’.
We have an inclusive culture built on a foundation of family values, where we believe every single employee has an impact on the company. Through our One Family, One Team, One Murphy approach, we aim to provide employees the opportunity to grow and develop, demonstrating our combined skills and capabilities to our customers.
We recruit and retain our own people for projects, allowing our customers to receive the unrivalled service from Murphy employees who understand and live our values daily. This approach to self-delivery is at the heart of what we believe makes us different.
We recognise how effective multigenerational teams are in terms of learning and employee motivation – for example recent young recruits hired via the Kickstart Scheme have been buddied up with older, experienced workers. This multigenerational approach has proved to be mutually beneficial, with older workers’ introduced to new thinking and young people shown training and expertise they may need later in their career.
In addition, we offer a comprehensive range of benefits designed to recognise that each individual has different requirements. These benefits include two paid days each year to volunteer, a number of family support policies including a carers policy and menopause support, as well as long service loyalty awards and an extra week’s holiday when getting married.
For more information on working at Murphy, please visit: https://www.murphygroup.com/careers
Ellen Barrett is a SHES Manager and the longest serving woman working at Murphy since 1999.
What was your first role at Murphy?
Plant and Transport admin assistant at the Dinnington Depot, North East region.
What do you enjoy about your role?
The versatility of the role during the last 20 something years. All projects have different challenges, from general site conditions and welfare to building a ship to shore gas terminal into the River Tees. I have worked in a wide variety of sectors during my time with Murphy and have met some amazing people who I have learned a lot from.
What advice do you have for someone considering a role in SHES?
It may sound obvious but make sure that you are interested in the topic. Speak to people who are already in the role and find out what it entails. Other than that – never stop listening to the people you work with and never stop learning from them.
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