Halloween is approaching and the nights are getting long and dark, but SVM are not afraid of the weeks to come as they promise to be full of exciting new projects and challenges that will keep the ghosties and ghoulies and long legged beasties at bay!

Jumping out with a shriek this month are new design works at a major station in the South of England; a new supervisory role at Waverley Station; and, also in the Edinburgh area, a review of some depot fuel tanks.  Closer to home we have now become involved in further stages of works associated with the high profile Queen St refurbishment project; various property surveys at nearby station locations; while, heading towards the Newcastle area, we are looking to become involved in depot design works in a location at which we have been successfully involved in the past.  Finally, in the commercial sector, we have been instructed to provide design advice for a large market complex in the North of Glasgow.

Meanwhile, lurking in the shadows – but no less important – ongoing projects this month include various facets of the Stirling, Dunblane and Alloa project; a level crossing in the Edinburgh area; and various non-complex designs, lighting designs and site supervision at Waverley station.  Staying in the Central belt, we are nearing completion on works for the WCML, ECML and Edinburgh IECC while existing works revolving around the station manager’s office at Glasgow Queen St are continuing as part of the station’s massive refurbishment programme.  Design advice is still being requested in the latter stages of projects at Slateford and Motherwell; Access for All works continue to progress; and the feasibility study project at a Glasgow Rail Depot is now well underway.  Smaller projects that are still with us in October include bonding design/site supervision at Neilston station; platform lighting assessments at two major Scottish station sites; and works at Dundee and Partick stations.  Heading North, we are almost complete on design works at Aberdeen and Inverness Depots; we are entering a new phase of works at a site in Glencoe and a swing bridge in the Fort William area; and the HEP project is still going strong all across the North of the Country.  South of the border we are making good headway with our lighting renewals at railway sites in the South of England; station design at a site in Liverpool; large scale design works in the Bradford area; some budding shore supplies design near Reading; and ASP design for a station near London.  Away from the Railway this month we are continuing to produce CAD 3D models for education suites; design advice following an incident at St Andrew’s university; and an office building in Edinburgh city centre

As you can see, it is all go in the SVM office and, if you would like to be a part of it all, we currently have an opportunity for an Assistant Electrical Engineer.  Ideal for a working electrician looking to move into design and further their education, this position could be the one for you.  Send your CV and covering letter to Elise McLean (elise.mclean@svm-glasgow.co.uk) and you will still be in time for trick or treating!  Happy Halloween!