AJ’s newest employee is back where it all began
ONE of AJ Engineering’s newest employees has said he is back to where his desire to work in the industry all began.
Andrew Morrison joined the firm in June and whilst more recently he has been working on oil related sub-sea construction, his background is mechanical engineering and he is pleased to be using these skills once again.
“My heart has always been in the engineering industry so it’s really great to be working for AJ as that is what we are all about,” explained Andrew who lives in Forres with his wife Yvonne and two young daughters Leigh and Neve.
“My degree which I gained at Aberdeen University is in mechanical engineering. After graduating in 2000, I worked in Aberdeen for a long time” After moving to Forres where Yvonne is from initially he took some time off to spend with his children. “Following that, the subsea construction market had bottomed out and I had to look for alternatives.”
“Latterly I was working for Daviot Group on the Caithness Moray HVDC Project but then this opportunity with AJ Engineering came along and I jumped at the chance. My experience over the years in the oil industry and then with Daviot means that I am an accomplished project manager, however, now being able to bring in the engineering skills means I am ticking all the boxes in terms of my own job satisfaction.
“I am also inspired by AJ Engineering. It’s a long established firm with a good ethic. It invests in apprentices and is always expanding with lots of new projects on the go.”
Andrew who in his spare time enjoys gardening, cycling and plans to cycle the Great Glen Way in August is currently finding his feet at the firm and is project managing a forestry track bridge replacement at Feochan near Oban.
“The job itself is fairly straightforward. We are handling the steelwork and delivery, we are not managing the installation, but it’s great to be able to get very hands on with a project from warehouse to the site.”