Business expansion
United Kingdom
North East; Tees Valley and Durham; Hartlepool and Stockton-on-Tees
Location of affected unit(s)
Professional Services
Scientific, Architectural And Engineering Technical Activities
Architectural And Engineering Activities; Technical Testing And Analysis
71.1 - Architectural and engineering activities and related technical consultancy

150 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
14 August 2007
Employment effect (start)
14 August 2007
Foreseen end date
14 August 2008


AMEC, a British firm that operates in the engineering sector, is to create 150 new jobs in Billingham, Teeside, by August 2008. The announcement follows the firm opening a new site in Billingham at which engineering design work will be carried out. The opening of the new site will also safeguard the jobs of 150 design staff that the firm had previously announced might be at risk due to the decline of shipbuilding in the North-east of England. Initially, the Billingham site will employ 150 AMEC workers relocated from Wallsend to the Billingham site, but 150 new employees will be recruited by August 2008. The firm said it was working to meet growing demand for oil and gas projects in the North Sea, West Africa, Russia, the Middle East and China. AMEC chief operating officer Neil Bruce, said: ‘We are proud to continue our investment in the North East and to help with job creation.’ ‘[Billingham] will become a key engineering hub for AMEC, generating prosperity for both the UK and the North East.’ Ian Williams, director of business and industry at regeneration agency One NorthEast, added: ‘AMEC has been based in the North East for more than three decades and in that time has gone through many changes.’ ‘This move will help AMEC expand its business and create new skilled jobs in the region.’


  • 14 August 2007: BBC News


Eurofound (2007), AMEC, Business expansion in United Kingdom, factsheet number 65702, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/65702.