Amey Consulting has won a place on a £300m framework that will see a range of providers deliver technical and professional services across South East Wales.
Cardiff Council has published the contract award notice for the South East Wales Technical and Professional Services Framework (SEWTAPS), which has a total of 11 Lots and is open to all public authorities and bodies across the UK.
Amey said the initial four-year framework will see its infrastructure and engineering consultancy provide services under the civil and highways, transportation, site supervision, geotechnical, and master planning and urban design sections.
The firm added that key to Amey Consulting’s investment in Wales is a commitment to unlocking employment and business opportunities for local communities.
The infrastructure and engineering consultancy has pledged to partner with local supply chains as part of the Wellbeing and Future generations strategic approach, set out by the Welsh Government.
Amey Consulting will also be supporting the region’s Training and Regional Skills Partnership by providing new apprenticeship positions - ensuring apprentices achieve NVQ diplomas - which lead to degree qualifications.
Between July 2018 and January 2020, Amey Consulting grew from 100 people in Wales to 350 and the firm said this will rise further once the framework is mobilised.
The firm’s STEM Ambassador Programme will see more than 200 staff engage with young people in communities across Wales to generate enthusiasm for STEM subjects, promoting engineering as a future career.
Managing director Alex Gilbert said: ‘Our investment in Wales is not just about developing a safer, more efficient highways network. We have a commitment to connect communities and unlock economic opportunities that will benefit the people of Wales now and during COVID-19 recovery.
‘We are proud to be delivering these works locally, bringing more jobs and supply chain opportunities to the region. Our apprenticeship programme and STEM ambassador programme will also ensure we are equipping the next generation of Welsh engineers with the skills needed to sustain a healthy industry.’
Other firms on the framework include Aecom, Jacobs, Mott MacDonald and WSP, as well as a number of SMEs.