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The McDermott Group on their exciting recruitment drive

 7th Oct 2019

Nine Twenty Technology is delighted to be working with the McDermott Group, a full-service Mechanical Engineering and Energy Compliance Consulting business. The company is currently on a major recruitment drive, and we caught up with David Falla, Head of Commercial, Technology and Innovation to find out more.


McDermott Group

David, can you tell us about your background, and how you came to work with McDermott Group?

I started life in the military as a Weapons Engineer working on communication systems and networks. After leaving I focused my energy on facilities management working as a project manager in the renewables sector, this was a great role as I was able to deliver some of the biggest district heating projects in Scotland. Through this experience, I started to look at more strategic roles to progress my career, which saw me take up a role as Head of Asset Planning & Development for one of the largest housing providers in Scotland. This was an exciting role, with one of the biggest challenges being the development of an asset management strategy and platform to support a £200m, 30-year investment programme.


It was during this project that I saw what the McDermott Group was doing in the sector, and I was really interested in finding out more.


It didn’t take me long to see the exciting work that McDermott group were engaged in, and I was particularly excited to see their ambition to use technology to leverage ‘proof-of-value’ solutions to the housing sector.


So, when an employment opportunity arose, I jumped without hesitation.


What does your role in the business entail? 

My role as the Head of Commercial, Technology & Innovation sees me engaging at all levels of our business to improve performance.


As part of the Senior Management Team, I lead teams in project planning and execution, as well as supporting our commercial team in bid writing.


I spend a lot of my time engaging our clients and helping them improve processes and procedures. I’m a bit of a solutioneer.


I’m also responsible for developing our IoT solution and work closely with our partners to build a technical solution, plus I’m heavily engaged in the recruitment of our development team.


McDermott Group


You are currently recruiting, what areas are you looking to build?

We are currently developing IoT hardware that will be used in social housing. We believe that this will be a game-changer for the industry, and we’re fully committed to the project which is why we are recruiting an additional team.


We’re looking to recruit Android Developers, Testers, DBAs, Junior .Net and Mid-Level developers, and this is just the start.


What can potential employees expect in these roles?

You will be at the forefront of IoT technology and analytics. You will work with modern systems and practices and have the opportunity to develop your own skills working across a range of products. 


We are trying to develop cross-function teams that will help and challenge each other, which I think is a real positive. 


Can you tell us a little about what long term career successful applicants can work towards?

I say this to most people; your ambition is only limited to your own imagination. I love supporting people to develop their careers, and I volunteer my time to the Institute of Engineering & Technology, where I support young engineers in attaining professional membership with the Institution.


As a business we encourage our teams to think outside the box (I know this is a bit cliché, but it's true), If you have a good idea, we will run with it!


With our aspirations and drive, I think everyone has the opportunity to advance their careers with us. In fact, we’ve just recently promoted two Junior Developers. 


What’s your favourite thing about the industry? 

The art of the impossible.


What do you like to do when you’re not at the office?

I love cooking! I'm also a qualified Divemaster so try to spend as much time underwater as possible, I also love snowboarding. That said, I have a young family, so both hobbies have taken a backseat, but one day!!!!


David Falla - McDermott Group


We are currently recruiting for the following roles at the McDermott Group:

  • Senior DBA
  • Junior Developer.NET
  • Front End Developer
  • Tester
  • Android Developer
  • Progressive Web App Developer
  • Mid-Level Developer focusing on C#


If you’d like to find out more, please contact Zoe Calder on 0141 231 1260.


QA/Testing knowledge and experience working with clients in a number of different industries. domains, well versed in all phases of testing life cycle Expertise of working within an Agile (Scrum) environment Experience in writing Test Plans, defining Test Scenarios and Test Cases, developing and maintaining test scripts, analysing bugs, interacting with team members and track the bugs till closure. Experience working directly with users and developers to understand requirements Experience working with devices like Android, IOS and Toughbook. Specialities - ISTQB Foundation Certificate in Software Testing, Test Management, Planning, Scripting & Execution, Defect Logging & Tracking, Agile Testing, Regression & User Acceptance testing, Quality Centre,TFS , Mobile devices and Jira.
Posted on Tuesday, October 08, 2019 16:25 by Kranthi

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