Fusion steps up recruitment drive to meet offsite demand

Trent Basin

Fusion Building Systems is growing its team to meet a rise in demand for offsite construction – pictured, Trent Basin apartments, Nottingham

Northampton-based Fusion Building Systems has recently appointed two new team members and advertised for a further seven, in response to new contracts being won by the business as the popularity of offsite construction methods increases.

Mark Webb has joined the light gauge steel superstructure manufacturer as a Project Site Manager from Stewart Milne Timber Systems, and Ahmed Sharif has been appointed as a Trainee Structural Engineer. Ahmed will combine his role at Fusion with studying for an MSc in Structural Engineering at the University of Surrey.

In addition to these new appointments, Fusion has recently advertised seven new positions which require varying skill sets and levels of experience – two Site Managers, an Assistant Site Manager, a Structural Engineer, a Graduate Structural Engineer, a Design Team Leader and a Technical Designer.

Mike Fairey, Fusion Building Systems director, said: “We’re clearly starting to see a shift change in the industry as more and more developers are sitting up and taking notice of the opportunity which offsite construction methods and light gauge steel presents. Every part of our business is experiencing this increase in demand so we’re excited about attracting new talent into the team to help us deliver on our promises, and open our eyes to new ideas.”

The roles already filled and those being recruited for provide a snapshot of the expertise involved in offsite manufacturing. From creating building designs using state-of-the-art BIM (building information modelling) software, to managing the safe delivery and erection of a panelised, or smart modular, superstructures on site, Fusion is looking for graduate applicants through to those with engineering Chartership status.

Mike continued: “Our new Trainee Structural Engineer, Ahmed has a blend of technical knowledge and onsite experience which will be of enormous benefit to our business and strengthen our in-house engineering team. While as Project Site Manager, Mark brings with him an enviable amount of industry knowledge and practical working experience of construction sites. Both are already considered valued team members and I look forward to seeing their careers develop with us.”

Further information on the current vacancies at Fusion can be found at www.fusionbuild.com/vacancies or by emailing hr@fusionbuild.com