Location, Location, Relocation – Your Opportunity

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by Rebekah Valero-Lee on

With significant investment at dockyards across the UK resulting in huge shipbuilding job opportunities, the prospect of relocating for work, is rapidly looking like a favourable option for many skilled trades people in the engineering industry. Click here for more information on our latest engineering jobs at shipyards across the UK.

However, the decision to relocate can be daunting and it is important to thoroughly assess whether it’s the right path for you.

New opportunities

Taking a job opportunity in your current town or city offers the obvious benefit of stability however open your mind to relocation and you may discover a wealth of opportunity not available to you in your local area. Broadening your job search by location opens up more varied job opportunities, potential higher earnings and a chance to meet new people and experience new places.

So, what roles are out there for me?

There is no doubt that 2017 promises to be an exciting year for the UK engineering industry. Morson are seeing a huge influx of engineering jobs at shipyards across the UK, which is an encouraging sign for the economy. As the UK’s largest supplier of marine trades Morson has a significant number of roles at several prominent shipyards across the UK (have a look here). These roles are varied and diverse, with both trades and white collar opportunities in electrical and mechanical to design and logistics. Our locations are as diverse as the roles available and span across the country from Glasgow to Plymouth.

Continuity of work

As suppliers to all the major shipyards within the UK, Morson can therefore easily facilitate the transfer of contractors to other contracts, ensuring continuity of work.

Not only that, but for our marine and shipbuilding positions in particular, we security clear many of our contractors for the repair of nuclear submarines and this clearance is transferable. Therefore, for those who want to experience somewhere new, up their skill level and advance engineering industry, then relocating for work could be the answer.

Next steps

If the idea of relocating for work appeals but you’re still unsure of what the transition entails then, here at Morson, we have onsite teams offering exceptional contractor care who help with re-location and other enquiries. If permanent relocation seems unfeasible, many of our roles offer the benefit of a regular shift pattern, navigating the need for a permanent move, allowing you to split your time between work and home throughout the week.

To apply and find out more about the exciting engineering jobs on offer in the marine and shipbuilding industry, please click here. Relocating for work could change everything.


Have a read of our tips on how to make yourself available for temporary work here or how social media can be used as an effective job hunting tool here.


Cx Jobs

Project Manager (Construction)

An opportunity has arisen for a Project/Site Manager with knowledge and experience within Construction to join the team with our prestigious client BAEJob Description In accordance with the to be agreed "Statement of Work (SoW)", the opportunity presented is for our FM professionals to take on the roles required during the design, construction and acceptance, inclusive of site preparation, service diversion and mobilisation. The key roles include Manage the conversion of customers User Requirements and Project objectives into a suitable RIBA Design Communicate and obtain the required approvals at each stage of the project Support the undertaking of the required commercial and pricing exercises Manage the Professional Services team in the delivery of the Project objectives Manage the interface between the Station representatives and Project Manage and maintain the relationships between the DE&S customer and BAE Systems in relation to the facilities element of the project Monitor and support the required SHE objectives of the construction elements on Station Provide a focal point for BAE Systems regards all things Construction related, for the Station Provide Facilities governance and oversight of the Construction elements of the work Manage the interface of Construction activities and Station operations in support of the project objectives (eg: utilities connections, traffic mgt, security, environmental, quality mgt, FOD Mgt, etc.) Review the RIBA 4 Design process within the Design & Build contract with the Construction Contractor, Technical Advisors team, Clerk of Works and relevant Subject Matter Experts (SME's) Support the required accreditation process of the Security elements of the project Review and advise on the development of the individual Construction & Operational Plans in support of the contract Review and advise on the development of the Handover, Acceptance and Approvals Plan, required in association with the Station, Customer and Maintenance organisation needs. Recognising the restricted nature of the work there is a requirement for the candidate to be eligible to obtain Security Clearance for this role.

Manufacturing Engineer - Assembly and Integration

Our Client based in Stevenage has a requirement for a Manufacturing Engineer within the unit & missile assembly manufacturing facility. The focus will be to ensure that products are built efficiently and to budget.A key member of the Manufacturing Engineering team, you will carry out activities in support of multi-project manufacturing. Compilation and update of Manufacturing Instructions. Design, Commissioning and proving of associated tooling. Support the industrial validation process through the use of FMEAs, FAIs etc. Resolution of technical problems that may arise during the manufacturing process. Route card changes as a result or rework activities. Management of Configuration Control by the embodiment of Design Modifications into the Manufacturing Instructions. Support to the Non Conformance Process using SAP.Skills/QualificationsFormal technical Engineering/Craft Apprenticeship to NVQ Level 3/TR23/TR21. Formal further education certificate to HNC or equivalent certificate. 5 years experience within an engineering discipline. Have the ability to interpret Design Drawings with a view to producing Manufacturing Build Instructions for both Skilled and Semi-Skilled operators. Must be able to work within, and contribute to a team environment. Recognise and understand customer requirements, and respond to them. Understand and work to Company Processes and Procedures. Have the ability to communicate both within the working group and at various levels of the organisation.


We are currently working with a leading M&E contractor that specialise in commercial and industrial projects across the UK.They currently require the services of a Telehandler for their refurbishment project on a leisure centre in Berwick-upon-Tweed, Northumberland.Candidates are required to have CPCS, PPE and previous experience across commercial and industrial projects.For more information on this role, please contact Scarlet Wilson on 01617071516.


PIPEFITTERS - NEWCASTLE CITY CENTRE - IMMEDIATE START We are currently working with a key client that specialise in M&E contracts across the UK.They currently require the services of Pipefitters for The Spark Building - a 100,000sq ft new build Grade A office space - in Newcastle City Centre.Candidates are required to have CSCS (Skilled in Pipefitting) and previous experience across Commercial or Industrial projects.For more information, please contact Scarlet Wilson on 01617071516.

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