“There is a lot of potential in the southeast and we’re keen to maximise opportunities here,” said managing director Huw Jones.
The family-run company is based in Wales but has recently opened a southeast operation.
This is temporarily based in Peterborough on the back of a contract win but the selection of its location for the long term may take into account where the new recruits live, the company said.
Jones Bros secured the contract to build the infrastructure for an extension of Glass Moor wind farm near Peterborough.
The recruitment campaign follows on from the appointment of contracts manager, Patrick Bailey, to spearhead a raft of new projects across the region. He said: “The company is growing all the time and the fact it has its sights set on securing new contracts in the south east is good news for the local economy.
“As contracts take off, we envisage creating up to six new site agent and site manager roles, and right now I’d welcome hearing from suitably qualified local people interested in working with us.”
The recruits would be responsible for managing projects across the renewables, waste management, coastal & flood defence, highways and infrastructure sectors. Current new tendering opportunities include large waste management infrastructure facilities, further wind farms and energy sector works.
The Glass Moor wind farm contract comprises infrastructure for a further six 2MW turbines, with the capacity to generate enough electricity to power nearly 7,000 households.
Mr Bailey is currently also managing a Jones Bros waste management project for Lafarge in Chelmsford, Essex.
Founded in the 1950s and employing more than 300 people, in the last two years Jones Bros has also invested more than £4m in new plant and equipment to help move forward its expansion plans.