JN Bentley launches new website

National construction and civil engineering company JN Bentley has launched a new company website.

The new website not only covers JN Bentley but Mott MacDonald Bentley (MMB) too – our successful joint venture company that offers full feasibility, design, construction and commissioning services.

The site contains company information, background on our proud heritage, award wins, project case studies and a dedicated careers area where potential candidates can read about why JN Bentley is a great place to work and browse current vacancies.

The site also houses all news stories and press releases – they will no longer be posted on

Click here to visit and start learning about our business today.


JN Bentley at the National Apprenticeship Show

National civil engineering and construction company JN Bentley has attended the National Apprenticeship Shows at the Yorkshire Event Centre in Harrogate, the first of three shows at which the business will exhibit over the next few months.

JN Bentley at the National Apprenticeship Show in Harrogate

JN Bentley will also be exhibiting at shows at Manchester Central on Monday 16th and Tuesday 17th October 2017, and Arena MK in Milton Keynes on Monday 12th and Tuesday 13th March 2018.

The show promotes apprenticeships to all secondary schools within a two hour drive time of each venue, with around 8,000 students expected to visit each event.

An apprenticeship at JN Bentley opens up a number of future career prospects in the construction and civil engineering industry, whether you’re interested in working in a core operational role or business support, you’ll be able to ‘learn whilst you earn’, working in the area you enjoy the most.

Visit our website to find out more about the opportunities available and how you could join the Bentley Academy and build your career with us.

Upcoming events:

  • National Apprenticeship Show – Manchester (Manchester Central) – Monday 16th October – 9:30am-3:00pm & 4:00pm-6:30pm
  • National Apprenticeship Show – Manchester (Manchester Central) – Tuesday 17th October – 9:30am-2:00pm
  • National Apprenticeship Show – Milton Keynes (Arena MK) – Monday 12th March – 9:30am-3:00pm & 4:00pm-6:30pm
  • National Apprenticeship Show – Milton Keynes (Arena MK) – Tuesday 13th March – 9:30am-2:00pm


Awards success for Bentley in Yorkshire and Humber

JN Bentley, Mott MacDonald Bentley (MMB) and JBA Bentley have enjoyed a successful night at the prestigious Institution of Civil Engineers’ (ICE) Awards in Yorkshire and Humber.

The night saw JN Bentley, MMB and JBA Bentley pick up five prizes at a ceremony held in the grand surroundings of the National Railway Museum in York.

MMB’s scheme at Butterley Impounding Reservoir at Marsden, West Yorkshire, won the Smeaton Award for projects greater than £500,000 and less than £5m. 

The project incorporates significant investment to ensure that the only Grade II listed spillway in the United Kingdom, continues to guarantee the safety of the residents of Marsden and beyond, whilst trying to maintain its legacy long into the future.

Mark Duquemin, ICE Awards Secretary for Yorkshire and Humber, said, “The Butterley spillway project successfully delivered a sensitive upgrade of a listed structure making it fit for the 21st century. The judges were impressed, in particular, by the project team’s approach to health and safety, collaborative design and construction.”

MMB Operations Manager Chris Wilcock told us, “The award is gratification for the effort and dedication shown by the team involved with Butterley. 

“It is testament for facing issues head on as a team, and for maintaining outstanding standards of health and safety throughout.”

MMB’s project replacing all the corroded metalwork within the valve towers at Digley Reservoir was awarded a Certificate of Excellence, and projects at Flamborough Head, where the pumping station was relocated, and JBA Bentley’s Chantry Cottages scheme, where stabilisation improvements were made to 1km of flood embankment, were both highly commended.

Finally, JN Bentley Project Leader Nasar Adam won the New Ambassador Award for his work to engage students in civil engineering and other STEM (science, technology, engineering, and maths) subjects.

Nasar said, “As an ICE Ambassador, I have been given the opportunity to help give back to local schools.  It’s a great feeling when you can see the students engaging with the subjects and beginning to understand what is involved with being an engineer.”

Butterley Spillway Improvements Team – Winner of the ICE Y&H Smeaton Award 2017

The ICE’s Yorkshire and Humber awards are presented annually to highlight the achievements of civil engineers in region and how these benefit the local community, economy and environment.


JN Bentley launches Annual Review

JN Bentley has published its latest Annual Review.

The Review provides an overview of projects from across the business, including those delivered by our joint venture companies Mott MacDonald Bentley (MMB) and JBA Bentley (JBA-B).

It also covers important areas such as health and safety, environmental management, training and development, wellbeing, and community.

The Review also celebrates successes and memorable events from 2016, including royal visits, the beginning of a roll out of a state-of-the-art bespoke IT system, and our reaction to the severe winter floods.

You can read JN Bentley’s Annual Review below, or download the document here.

Interested in joining the ever-growing JN Bentley team? Read more on our website.


Placement and graduates – recruiting now!

JN Bentley’s placement and graduate opportunities for 2017 are now open for applications.

We’re looking for talented individuals to join our teams across the UK  – with placement and graduate opportunities available across various disciplines, from civil engineering and quantity surveying to accounting and communications.

Read how you can ‘Build your career @ JN Bentley’ in the brochure below, and start your application by clicking here.


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JBA Bentley commended by the Institution of Civil Engineers

Environmental engineering specialist JBA Bentley has been commended by the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) for team achievement whilst working alongside the Environment Agency to deliver the Flood Defence Asset Repair Programme of Works.

The ICE in the East Midlands presented JBA Bentley with the Team Achievement commendation at a ceremony held at the Belfy Hotel in Nottingham.

Photo Credits - Institution of Civil Engineers

Photo Credit – Institution of Civil Engineers

The Asset Repair Programme of Works, currently worth up to a projected £13 million, is delivering repairs to flood defences across Lincolnshire and Northamptonshire. These defences will protect properties, critical infrastructure and prime agricultural land from both fluvial and tidal flooding.

Both teamwork and leadership have been essential to the successful delivery of a challenging programme. The attitude of the team is outstanding; everyone is working hard to ensure that the programme is being delivered efficiently, safely and within budget.

Operations Manager, Ian Bester, said, “This programme is extremely important as it is protecting such a significant number of properties and infrastructure.  The team has gone from a standing start in 2014, establishing themselves in Peterborough and developing strong relationships with the client which has contributed towards securing further work.  This is testament to everyone’s hard work and commitment to the programme.

“The strong sense of teamwork and leadership between all of the different parties involved in the scheme is proving critical to its success.”

The JBA Bentley Limited joint venture between civil engineering contractor JN Bentley, and water and environmental specialists, JBA Consulting, was established in 2013, and has delivered a number of successful schemes across the UK.

Learn more about JBA Bentley here.


JBA Bentley secures place on £70 million contract

Environmental engineering company JBA Bentley has been selected as one of thirteen contractors that will deliver a £70 million civil engineering programme in Wales.

Starting this year, the four year framework with client Natural Resources Wales will see JBA Bentley deliver coastal and river defence schemes in the south of the country.

After successfully securing a place on Lot 1 South, JBA Bentley will focus on delivering complex civil engineering works such as: flood embankments constructed from earthworks, rock armouring and geotextile materials; floodwater retention structures and reservoirs; pumping stations; and trash screens.


JBA Bentley Limited is a joint venture between JN Bentley and JBA Consulting, established in 2013. The partnership brings together the specialist skills and expertise of two firms: civil engineering contractor JN Bentley and environmental consultant and designer JBA Consulting.

Natural Resources Wales is a Welsh Government Sponsored Body, responsible for ensuring that the environment and natural resources of Wales are sustainably maintained, sustainably enhanced and sustainably used, now and in the future.

The principle of sustainability is shared by JBA Bentley and over the lifetime of this framework there will be a focus on keeping project expenditure within Wales through the use of local labour and materials, establishing regional supply chains, and promoting the sustainability and community benefits of projects.

JBA Bentley is well positioned to deliver this framework. JBA’s existing office in Newport means that we have a strong regional presence and our track record of delivering projects for National Resources Wales, such as the Crindau Pill Flood Alleviation Scheme, means that we have a good understanding of the needs of our client and the communities they serve.

Learn more about JBA Bentley here.