Why Join Us?

We’re an employer that genuinely stands apart from our peers. Here’s why there is nowhere else like Sir Robert McAlpine to do the job you love.

Represent an iconic industry name

For more than 150 years, we have been a family-owned business with a prized reputation, both within our sector and outside. When you work here, you are representing a company that lives its commitment to ethical, honourable behaviour – and helping continue a proud legacy as we enter the next chapter of our story.

Celebrating 150 Years

Work at the forefront of our sector


Throughout more than a 150 years, we’ve innovated and applied the latest techniques to push the boundaries of engineering – driving the whole industry forward with us. Today, our expertise and technical capabilities lead the sector. Which means you’ll be working to the highest standards in a team that is relentless in its pursuit of excellence.

The talent of our workforce is the key to our expertise, within engineering, in evolving fields like Digital Construction and in wider business functions. So you will work alongside, and learn from, some of the best people in the industry.

It’s an environment that will inspire you to be at your best to find enterprising solutions to the toughest problems. There’s huge satisfaction to gain from delivering the level of quality that is our hallmark.

Feel part of a nationwide family

We’re a family-owned business with a family culture like no other in the sector. Our people really do feel part of something bigger: one team, united by shared values and the common purpose of proudly building Britain's future heritage. The strength of our family is that we bring so many diverse personalities together.

You will enjoy the freedom to be the real you – one of the thousands of individuals who make us who we are: inclusive, collaborative, close-knit, supportive.

It’s fantastic to work alongside so many friendly, helpful colleagues who are happy to share their knowledge, and want to see you succeed.

And as a family, we look after each other. You’ll have the reassurance of knowing that safety is our top priority and that we actively promote physical and mental wellbeing.

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Achieve more from your career

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Whoever you are, whatever your background, you will find incredible potential to achieve what you want from your career. We’ll trust you with responsibilities that build your experience and track record, and we’ll set ambitious goals that stretch your skills and abilities.

Along the way, there will be many formal and informal learning and development opportunities to support your progress. We want to give you a platform to make the biggest possible impact on our overall success, and to earn the personal recognition you deserve. Your success and achievements will lead to new career opportunities, with different pathways on offer for you to follow.

Make a contribution that matters

You will be joining a team with a shared commitment to innovate, engineer, build and transform – to deliver growth, commercial success, sustainability and a wider benefit to society.

Your efforts will help optimise the impact of our projects on end users and the diverse communities in which they live.

You can feel a company-wide sense of purpose that comes from delivering projects that transform landscapes, towns, cities and regions – together, we are constructing a better world for future generations.

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  1. Ella Mills

    Early Careers

    Whether you’re a school leaver, student or graduate, we can provide the perfect launch pad for your career.

    Read more about Early Careers
  2. Works manager at The Majestics

    Experienced Hires

    Keen to take on new challenges and greater responsibility? At Sir Robert McAlpine, you will find the opportunities you need to take your career to the next level.

    Read more about Experienced Hires
  3. SRM team at Hockley Mills

    Meet The Team

    Meet some of the diverse and talented employees who make our business what it is. Hear their stories and see why they’re proud to be part of the team.

    Read more about Meet The Team
  4. Trades Careers


    Whilst some trade professionals are recruited directly in one or two regions, the vast majority will be engaged through our Managed Service Provider.

    Read more about Trades