Elland-based power engineering firm Smith Brothers has enlisted a new tendering engineer, as it prepares for further continued growth in 2018.
Marc Hildreth joins the high voltage experts from Schneider Electric, bringing 12 years of electrical engineering experience to the five-strong tendering team.
As team leader of the 11kV project division in his previous role, his key responsibilities involved the overall management of his workforce, switchgear orders, assignment scheduling and budgets. In his new position as tendering engineer at Smith Brothers, Marc will be transferring his vast knowledge and experience to higher voltage assignments.
His main duties will include reviewing and processing enquiries, generating quotations and negotiating new contracts with customers.
Tendering manager Clive Naylor said: “The wide array of sectors we operate in – not to mention the huge range services we provide, from small works to turnkey packages – makes this a particularly fast-paced role, and we needed someone with a strong track record and a lot of energy to fill it.
“Having previously worked across a number of different departments – including customer services, contracts and projects – Marc’s wide-ranging expertise makes him a great fit for the position, and we’re confident he’ll play a big part in the team as we look to further our lead conversions into 2018.”
Following the recent appointment of Nick Gudgeon as managing director, Marc’s hire is the latest announcement marking the high voltage specialist’s ongoing expansion and brings the total company headcount up to 70.
Marc said: “A big part of what attracted me to this position was the opportunity it provides to expand my knowledge within the sector. The exposure to projects greater than 11/33kV was a massive draw for me and I’m also keen to further my experience within the civil engineering side of projects.
“I’m always driven by learning new things and understanding how everything works, so my main objective will initially be to take as much information on board as possible. I’m additionally looking forward to building my relationships within the industry, as well as getting to know my colleagues – what better place to start than with the Christmas party!”
With a strong forward order book and £40m turnover projected for the coming year, Smith Brothers’ recruitment drive is only set to continue. The firm is currently looking to enlist a design engineer with specific Independent Connection Provider (ICP) experience, alongside its ongoing recruitment for high voltage cable jointers, electrical fitters, project managers and commissioning engineers.