Quick facts
  • What we do:
    Technical Consultancy Services
  • Year established:
    1991
  • Website:
    http://www.fichtner.co.uk
  • Contact
    • Third Floor Kingsgate , Wellington Road North , Stockport, Greater Manchester, SK4 1LW

About Fichtner Consulting Engineers Ltd


What is it like to work for Fichtner Consulting Engineers Ltd

Leadership
Leadership
All Directors are committed to preventing injuries to both employees and also everyone else that Fichtner work with, hence their adopted policy of 'safety in everything we do'. Directors are committed to providing the highest possible quality of service delivery to their client base, commensurate with the expertise and experience that reside within the organisation. The Senior Team acts with integrity in all of their actions and interactions with colleagues, clients, contractors and suppliers. John the MD has an open door policy and will talk to any of the employees at any point during the day without a prior appointment. He drives health and safety behaviour, sits on the health and safety working group, chairs the monthly team leader’s meetings and also the Friday weekly staff meetings whenever possible. He makes himself available to everyone and will provide support and guidance with both work and, where appropriate and with HR support, personal issues as well. John also continues to undertake an element of fee paying project work. Overall Fichtner has a flat structure and is not hierarchical in culture.
Giving Something Back
Giving Something Back
Fichtner have a charity committee within the business made up of volunteers that manage all of the company charitable activities each year. The committee meets once a quarter and sets a budget every year, which is then used to support one main charity that is chosen by the employees, plus a number of smaller and more local charities. This year Fichtner are proudly supporting MIND via their local branch, as well as Cancer Research, BHF and a local children's hospice. Several of the engineering staff also actively involve themselves in the STEM projects with local schools and universities and the company have two 'women in engineering' university societies coming to the offices in September for networking and discussions around careers in engineering post qualification.
Fair Deal
Fair Deal
Fichtner bonus scheme is discretionary and focused on the profitability of the operation and not individual performance. The company have paid out full bonuses to all employees for the last decade partly due to the achievement of the teams and the 'one team' culture within the business is working towards this goal. For those who have hugely excelled, the Managing Director may and does pay an increment above and beyond the normal bonus.

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    Holidays

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  • Maternity
    Maternity

    At least 10 weeks’ full pay or generous alternative

  • Family Friendly
    Family Friendly

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  • Shares
    Shares

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Company Statistics

  • Staff:

    108

  • UK sites:

    20

  • Average Age:

    36

  • Staff Turnover:

    7%

  • Male : Female:

    83% / 17%

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