As part of a new "Getting to Know..." feature we are looking forward to introducing members of the company to you on a regular basis.  

Joe Knotts - Utility Manager

Employed as Utilities Manager, Joe started with Nicol of Skene in October 2015 and is responsible for all aspects of the Gas, Water and Electrical works carried out by Nicol of Skene.  At the moment he spends much of his time managing the incredibly busy SSE Gas Framework Contract.  This large contract sees Nicol of Skene’s Gas Teams installing gas mains and meters across Scotland.  Joe also oversees a variety of smaller private and commercial utility projects.  Additionally, Joe is acting as mentor to Estimator & QS, Liam Nicol, who is learning the ropes with Nicol of Skene Gas, Electricity and Water projects.

Getting to Know2... Joe

Joe shows incredible dedication to his new role staying in Aberdeen during the week before travelling back to his hometown of East Kilbride on a Friday afternoon to spend the weekend with his wife and daughter.  Joe has admitted that working in the Granite City has taken a little bit of getting used to - mainly due to the differences between the West Coast and Aberdonian accents!

Joe Site Crop

Above:  Joe on site at one of our SSE Gas Framework Projects.

Joe started his career “on the tools” as a gas operative, and then 5 years ago he was given the opportunity with Clancy Docwra in an office based role as Multi Utility Team Leader.  Since then he has progressed and obtained various qualifications including his Utility SHEAS Gas and Electric in addition to his DOMS Water Accreditations.   Joe is certified as a Competent Person for live gas works and hopes to complete his training and become Authorising Engineer with Nicol of Skene in the near future.

Joe Binding Machine

Above:  Joe was thrilled to learn how to operate the binding machine in the office!

As the office joker, Joe readily admits that he “provides comic relief in the office” and can usually be found in the middle of any high-jinks going on.  Joe is also an excellent source of local knowledge when it comes to where to eat having sampled most (if not all) of the local take-away shops of a lunchtime! 

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