Curtins

We are an award winning, leading consultancy having specialised in the built environment for 60 years.
http://www.curtins.com

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In 1960, college lecturer Bill Curtin gathered together his brightest engineering students to join a consultancy he launched from his home in Liverpool.

Today, Curtins is an award-winning leading consultancy with 14 offices across the UK and Ireland, specialising in the built environment. Its services include civil and structural engineering, transport planning and environmental, infrastructure, geotechnical, conservation and heritage projects.

Bill's commitment to nurturing individuals so that they fulfilled their potential throughout their careers still burns bright today. The company provides continual and structured staff-development opportunities through its apprenticeship scheme, Graduate Academy, Step Ahead management programme and individual training support.

The company recognises that the opportunity to spend quality time with loved ones away from the office is vital for maintaining health and happiness. It has four holiday lodges in the Lake District and Cheddar Gorge that are available for staff and their friends or families to use as a reward for their efforts.

Commitment to company values is what breeds the strong family culture at Curtins. It works hard to ensure these values run through every strand of the business.

The company has recognised the need to address gender inequality by founding the first Recognising Women in Engineering awards in partnership with the New Civil Engineer magazine. The annual awards are an opportunity to celebrate some of engineering's best female role models and share a strong and impassioned message that has attracted media coverage and been reflected in recruitment at Curtins.

Featured Workplace Factors

My Company

79% of staff agreed

I love working for this organisation

Curtins promotes collaboration, encouraging virtual teams and engagement in central initiatives driven by staff working groups or forums, using social and digital platforms to create dynamic learning practices and knowledge transfer. Reverse mentoring is a pioneering initiative where junior staff partner with senior management.

Personal Growth

78% of staff agreed

This job is good for my own personal growth

The Strive Towards Excellence Programme (STEP Ahead) provides personal and behavioural development opportunities through collaborative learning in line with evolving managerial pathways. The programme is founded on the values, stories and people-focused culture of Curtins and how this is demonstrated through leadership.

Wellbeing

68% of staff agreed

I am happy with the balance between my work and home life

A survey helped managers to understand where the teams were struggling during lockdown and how they felt they could get support. It also helped the business to develop a picture of what people were doing to promote good mental health, so that it could be shared and celebrated.

Benefits

Long Service

Companies where at least 40% of the staff have worked there for more than five years.

Pensions

Companies offering a final salary scheme to all employees, or one in which the employer's contribution is at least 5%.

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