Multi-disciplinary engineering consultancy and specialist land remediation contracting business.


Head office

Over Court Barns, Over Lane, Almondsbury, Bristol, BS32 4DF
01454 619533
UK turnover: 
41 million (2014-2015)

Employer profile

Number of employees in UK: 

Human resources

Mr Hugh Stewart (Group Head of Human Resources)
01454 619533` — hughstewart@hydrock.com

What makes us special

We are known for our dynamic and entrepreneurial approach to business, our technical excellence, our focus on health and safety and the industry leading commitment we make to the wellbeing and motivation of our most valuable asset – our people.

We invest in a range of initiatives that create a real sense of shared purpose within our business. These include: a healthy living bonus for all staff to support their commitment to sport and fitness at any level, an annual company-wide day of fun activities, days off for team-building and charity support, and fresh fruit delivered to every location each week.

Corporate social responsibility

We actively support two ‘Charities of the Year’ which are nominated by our employees, with matched funding to support the fund-raising efforts of our staff. All staff are actively encouraged to take an annual ‘Day off for good causes’. We also support local communities in all areas where we work and through our Learning Links Scheme, we have close links with many schools, colleges and universities local to each of our regional offices.

Green credentials

We have a Sustainability Working Group comprising representatives from the MD to early-career engineers and administrators from every team. This group helps to embed environmental sustainability into our company culture and practices, engages with employees to encourage new ideas, creates cost savings and constantly seeks to improve our sustainability performance. Our environmental policy also extends to proposing engineering solutions aimed at reducing the carbon footprint/environmental impact of a project.

Inclusion and diversity

We pride ourselves on our deep-seated company values, which include respect for each other and a strong sense of social responsibility. We actively provide opportunities to students to experience working-life in the engineering sector. In 2015 we provided work-place experience to 14 people from age 16 to 21, ranging from single days to entire college vacations. We also actively support the Year in Industry programme and provided real-work experience to three students during 2014/15.

Company profile

Hydrock is a multi-disciplinary engineering consultancy and specialist land remediation contracting business. 

With over 500 people UK-wide and an office network that includes London, Manchester, Bristol, Birmingham and Cardiff, we deliver sustainable solutions on major infrastructure projects and landmark buildings. 

We describe our approach as ‘Valued Engineering’. It starts with our focus on the well-being and motivation of our people. By creating the right environment, we encourage a dynamic and entrepreneurial approach to our work which leads to great results for our clients. The tangible outcome of our work is places, communities and infrastructure that everyone can be proud of. 

We define Valued Engineering as solutions valued by our clients, delivered by a team that puts the value of each individual at the heart of its culture. It’s what makes Hydrock a great place to work, reflected by being ranked 13th in the 2015 Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to Work For. 

In addition to our core engineering and contracting expertise, our specialist business, Hydrock NMCL is a market-leader in shaping safety and environmental standards in the nuclear sector.


  • Structural engineering
  • Mechanical and 
  • electrical engineering
  • Transportation
  • Infrastructure and civils
  • Land quality
  • Geotechnics
  • Environmental
  • Flood risk
  • Land remediation
  • Nuclear management consultancy


  • Commercial
  • Defence
  • Education
  • Energy
  • Healthcare
  • Heritage
  • Industrial
  • Logistics and distribution
  • Nuclear
  • Public sector
  • Regeneration
  • Residential
  • Retail and leisure
  • Utilities

Key contact

Dr Brian McConnell, Managing Director 

17 offices nationwide