Who we are

Murphy – or J. Murphy & Sons Limited, to give us our full name – was founded in 1951 by construction entrepreneur John Murphy. Almost 70 years later, Murphy is a leading engineering and construction company, working round the globe to deliver world-class infrastructure that improves lives.

What makes us different

There are lots of things. Our values. The exciting work we do. The bees we keep at our head office. But one key way we’re different is the way we do everything in house.

What do we mean by that? Well, where other companies might plan a project then hire someone else’s builders, we have all the skilled colleagues we need to see our work through from start to finish.

After all, there are now more than 3,000 of us – engineers, professionals, and skilled operatives – at work across the United Kingdom, Ireland, Canada and US. And you might just be the next to join our family.

Our Sectors

  • Transportation
  • Power
  • Water
  • Natural Resources
  • Construction & Property Services.



Diversity & Inclusion

We’re all one family here – and that means we celebrate colleagues of all backgrounds and cultures. From a small family firm, we’re growing to become a global business that reflects our world - and as we grow, so do our employee support networks.

One example is Murphy Pride: whose goal is to raise the profile of LGBT+ issues, providing support, education, and helping colleagues better support each other.

We even recently became one of the only construction and engineering firms to take part in Pride in London 2018, with a rainbow HGV in the parade.


We work in the following sectors

  • Construction
  • Energy
  • Infrastructure
  • Transport

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Murphy has grown into a leading global, multi-disciplined construction company with turnover of £780m.
Murphy employs over 4,000 engineers, professional managers and skilled operatives across the world.
We have a number of specialist capabilities such as pipelines, process, marine, tunnelling and piling.
We operate in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Canada and the US.