When it comes to the field of civil engineering, Wisselingh en Toorens focuses primarily on the construction of infrastructure and industrial and utilitarian structures. These include tunnels, fly-overs, roads, bridges, ports, large buildings and heavy foundations. Our activities in this area comprise preparing construction calculations and drawings, as well as specialised work involved in the execution, such as providing quality assurance systems.
Our clients include engineering firms and contractors, often companies known as EPC (engineering, procurement and construction) contractors. The work is carried out at the client’s office or at the building site, both in the Netherlands and abroad.
The building of bridges, tunnels, roads and dikes in the Netherlands as well as large projects abroad has always generated a steady flow of work. This ultimately led to a structural shortage of high-level technical personnel specialised in civil engineering. At present, the supply of work in this sector has stagnated for economic reasons, and the problem has been compounded by the fact that too much of the draughting work is being supplied from the Far East.
A high percentage of experienced civil engineers have retired or are on the verge of doing so. There is also a shift to other sectors, such as offshore and the wind energy sector. This keeps the labour market in a reasonable state of equilibrium, and clients are making cautious attempts to rejuvenate their work force, and to optimise it in terms of quality. Employees are being contracted to a limited degree as the requirements are extremely high.
Thanks to its extensive network of clients, Wisselingh en Toorens is able to respond to this need. We can also act as an intermediary in the exchange of contracted employees between companies, and our careful approach and database of regular employees allow us to satisfy these stringent, high-level requirements.
A selection of our clients: Ballast Nedam, BAM, IV-Groep, Mobilis, Strukton, VIA-Noord Zuidlijn.