About Us

Who are we?

Established in 1951 by John Murphy, J. Murphy & Sons Limited has grown into a leading global, multi-disciplined engineering and construction company with turnover of £780 million. We provide a wide range of construction services to infrastructure sectors including rail, water, power and natural resources.

Murphy directly employs more than 4,000 engineers, professional managers and skilled operatives across the world. We operate in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Canada, USA and Australia.

We have a number of specialist capabilities such as pipelines, process, marine, tunnelling and piling, and we invest heavily in our substantial holding of plant, equipment and facilities.

What do we do?

As an infrastructure specialist, Murphy is able to respond to the challenges of any project while making sure we provide our clients with a consistently high quality service.

Our self-delivery model gives our clients the assurance that we can provide a safe, reliable and cost-effective service. We make significant investments in our plant and our people, so that we can offer a highly-skilled, experienced workforce who use modern and well-maintained equipment. This means we effectively offer a ‘one stop shop’ service for clients on their most complex of projects and can be on site and ready to work at the drop of a hat.

We are able to offer a speedy and valued response to our clients’ emergencies and are the contractor of choice for many when unforeseen problems arise.

We actively encourage our employees to share their ideas wherever they can, whether they work on site or in an office. These ideas have been put into good use on our projects, helping us to make Murphy's services safer and more efficient.

Our ability to deliver projects in this way helps us build and maintain strong relationships with our clients. We work hard to develop excellent personal relationships, listening to and understanding our clients’ requirements. They and their customers are, after all, at the heart of everything we do.

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Our vision and values

At Murphy, we believe in our vision of improving life by delivering world class infrastructure and by doing this following our core values.

Our vision and values capture what we, and all our employees, stand for. They guide our decisions, actions and behaviours, they drive our performance and growth, and are apparent every day in the services we provide for our clients and their customers.

One family – one team – one Murphy

  • We work collaboratively to provide a seamless, integrated service to our clients.

Always deliver

  • Our ‘can do’ attitude means that we aspire to deliver all of our projects on time, on budget and to a high quality.

Never harm

  • We protect people, the environment and communities, no matter where we are or what we are doing.

Continuous improvement

  • Innovation is integral to our success and we look to make improvements in all aspects of our work.
  • We continuously strive to improve.

Integrity – respect for all

  • We conduct business in a transparent, honest and professional manner. We act with integrity and are trusted by all of our stakeholders.

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