A specialist Infrastructure Support Unit
We provide infrastructure consultancy, engineering design, programme and project management, contract management and facilities management in support of Defence in the UK and on operations world wide.
We employ military draughtsmen, surveyors and Clerk of Works in a variety of roles including design, project and facilities management. Officers have roles as chartered engineers providing project, contract and facilities management.
- Highly skilled
- Professional Engineers
- Adaptable and used to working in small teams
- Problem solvers
- Operation TORAL
- Operation KIPION
- Operation SHADER
The PERSONNEL are currently in the Middle East providing enduring Infrastructure Support.
Afghanistan - Operation HERRICK
Iraq - Operation TELIC
You will be given the opportunities to promote quickly and become a junior commander.
Once sufficient development and experience is gained, you can apply for a two-year course to become a professionally qualified engineer.
63 Works Group is one of four technical groups that operate from Chetwynd Barracks. Within 63 Works Group, there are four Regular Specialist Teams (STRE) and one Reserve team.
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Life in the Army
I get to travel to amazing places! Sapper Dodd - 535 STRE
Life in the Army
As a Sapper, you will join a Specialist Team and work closely with a very skilled team utilising your trade.
You will complete your class one trade course and return as a Subject Matter Expert in your field. You will be given more responsibility and be expected to organise a small team and projects of your own.
You will have valued knowledge and experience, so you will consult on many important decisions to complete projects to the highest standards.
As a Sapper, you will gain valuable trade experience, with the opportunity to work alongside civilian companies, as well as the three Defence services.
63 Works Group Timeline
In August 1999, 63 Commander Royal Engineers (Works) was formed at Chetwynd Barracks under the Command of Lt Col Cobbald RE. It consisted of two STREs and a Headquarters. In Dec 2003, the unit was renamed to 63 Works Group RE under Lt Col Wakeman RE.
522 STRE deploy to Sierra Leone and 518 STRE to Afghanistan.
518 STRE are deployed to Iraq and 522 STRE to Afghanistan.
The Group send personnel to assist with security Operations for the Olympics.
517 STRE lead on Project ANEMOI, a £14m design and construction project on the Falkland Islands.
527 STRE deploy to the Caribbean to assist in disaster relief after Hurricane Irma and Maria.
Teams rotate through 6 months tours of the Middle East providing Infrastructure Support.