Secondments increase as framework with the Falkland Islands Government enters second year

9 October 2019
Ramboll has entered the second year of a seven-year consultancy framework with the Falkland Islands Government (FIG) to support replacement of critical infrastructure that enables sustainable change, both economically, socially and environmentally for the people of the Falkland Islands.
View of Ross Road, Stanley Harbour, Falkland Islands. Photo taken by Gary Otter, Ramboll

View of Ross Road, Stanley Harbour, Falkland Islands. Photo taken by Gary Otter, Ramboll


Ramboll. Paul Stubbs. Image courtesy of Paulina Sobczak Photography

Paul Stubbs

Director, Project Management and Defence lead
T: +44 7940 525 108
Gary Otter. Ramboll

Gary Otter

Director, Project Management
T: +44 7896 570 124

So far the number of live projects on the framework is 26 and rising. More than 75 staff have already worked on the framework, with some undertaking either short visits or longer-term secondments. We are now filling further roles to build upon our current staffing levels of project managers and structural design engineers.

Our growth ambitions as a leading consultancy globally delivering integrated and sustainable solutions offer career development opportunities for existing employees who thrive with a varied workload in a challenging environment.

On secondment, skilled professionals acquire a proven track record working daily with the client and stakeholders on a range of projects from inception to project completion.

Carl Monkhouse our Framework manager comments on working and living in the Falklands:

"Over 8000 miles away from the UK and with the 20 hours of flying you might think you have reached the bottom of the world. Far from it! You can walk down the main street of Stanley and see Union Flags, red telephone boxes, red post boxes and even a London double decker bus!

Stanley is like any other small town back home with the usual array of amenities. Goods are available from the large supermarket chains as well as local suppliers. There are clothing stores, public houses, restaurants, gift shops, a sports centre, swimming pool and cinema. There is even a local brewery and gin distillery. The countryside is breath-taking although you soon notice the lack of trees, imagine Wales or the Scottish Islands and that about sums it up. I can walk 20 minutes from the house and see sealions lounging in the harbour, dolphins and orca swimming in the Narrows also the funniest penguins you will see.

Work is probably as varied as you would ever get in a single post. In my short time here, I have been involved in large scale projects such as a new port, new air terminal, new power station, landfill and waste management facility. Then you have the smaller ones ranging from the condition surveys of 320 Government owned houses, road safety surveys, to looking for a suitable location for a new cemetery. You do miss the small things, for instance no ATM’s as they still use cheque books and its 2019. I would recommend working down here as an experience not many in the UK would get."


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