Waterman Group plc

Consulting Engineers and Environmental Scientists

Head office

Pickfords Wharf, Clink Street, London, SE1 9DG
033 3344 4501
020 7928 7888
UK turnover: 
£74.5 million (2015)

Employer profile

Number of employees in UK: 

Human resources

Ms Debbie Willows (Director of Group HR Services)

What makes us special

There are many exciting and rewarding employment opportunities just waiting for you when you work with Waterman. No matter what area, from technical to central support services, you can be sure we’ll look after you. We offer highly attractive salary packages that come with a range of brilliant benefits. Plus, you’ll be able to take advantage of innovative developmental programmes that will make your career soar. Ours is a family culture, which means we’re firmly committed to our employees, so that we all work together on some of the most prestigious, challenging and thrilling projects around the UK and abroad.

Corporate social responsibility 

We’re extremely aware of our responsibilities towards the people living and working in the community around us, and are delighted to support Better Bankside, Water Aid, Bankside Open Spaces Trust and Beormund Primary School – all incredible organisations and institutions. All of our employees are encouraged to actively participate in our Community Days programme in helping out in the local community, we sponsor university students and we are members of the Technician Apprenticeship Consortium.

Green credentials

We take our environmental impact seriously and all our greenhouse gas emissions are disclosed in our annual report and are broken down by scope and region. We’ve taken emissions data from a variety of sources – from supplier invoices to meter readings and our employees’ travel – and then, using standard conversion factors, turned them into CO2 equivalents. We’re constantly improving the systems we use to capture this data so that they improve and are more accurate.

Inclusion and diversity

You’re unique, and we know it. That’s why we treat everyone with the same degree of fairness, dignity and respect. There is no place for exclusion, and we know that the only way to truly succeed is to embrace all the many distinctive and diverse identities of our valued staff. This puts us in the position of being able to better deliver our services to our customers and be more responsive to their needs.

Company profile

Waterman Group is a multidisciplinary consultancy providing sustainable solutions to meet the planning, engineering design and project delivery needs of the property, infrastructure, environment and energy markets.

Founded in 1952 and listed on the London Stock Exchange since 1988, Waterman has grown into a leading engineering and environmental consultancy with offices throughout the UK, Europe and Australia. Waterman works with government agencies, local authorities, government-regulated industries and private sector clients to provide innovative, sustainable and economic solutions across a wide spectrum of business activities. The firm has extensive experience in property and buildings, environmental consultancy, power and energy, roads, highways and rail infrastructure, urban and regional planning. Award winning teams provide professional services throughout the complete life cycle of the asset starting from initial surveys and concept planning, through to design, delivery, project management, supervision and on-going maintenance.

Principal Services

Structures, Building Services, Environmental, Infrastructure, Specialist Secondment Services

Recent Contracts

  • 2-6 Cannon St, London
  • 14-16 Grafton Street, London
  • 20 Farrington Street, London
  • 24-28 Charterhouse Square, London
  • 61 Curzon Street, London
  • 159 Princess Street, Ipswich
  • Ackron Wind Farm, Melvich
  • Ancaster House, Richmond, London
  • Bridge Primary School, Bristol
  • Burj Fas, Riyadh
  • Clifton Moore Retail Park, York
  • Friars Bridge Court, Blackfriars Road, London
  • Hugh Baird College, Liverpool
  • Intu, Watford
  • London City Airport, London
  • Millennium Hotel, Glasgow
  • Quebec Way, London
  • St Georges Hospital, London
  • Whitechapel, Vallance Road, London 


  • 186 Great North Road, Sydney
  • Belltree, Clongriffin
  • Bendigo Stadium Expansion, Victoria
  • Bourke Mews, Sydney
  • Cavalry Aged Care Facility, Musswellbrook
  • Clancy Quay, Stage 3, Dublin
  • Gracepark, Dublin
  • James Cook University, AITHM, Cairns
  • Lindrum Apartments, Melbourne
  • Mercy Health, South Stone Lodge, Melbourne
  • Monash House, Day Surgery Centre, Victoria
  • Sunshine Hospital Women’s & Children’s Centre, Melbourne 

Recent Public Sector Framework appointments

  • London Borough of Bexley Framework
  • Merseytravel Consultancy Services Framework
  • Midlands Highway Alliance Framework
  • North Lincolnshire Council Framework
  • TfL Professional Services Framework

Recent Awards

  • RIBA Stirling Prize Winner 2014: Winner of Best New Building of the Year – Everyman Theatre, Liverpool 
  • CIBSE Building Performance Awards 2016: Shortlisted – Everyman Theatre, Liverpool 
  • BCO Awards 2015: Winner of Best of the Best and Corporate Workplace – Keynsham Civic Centre & One Stop Shop, Keynsham 
  • AI Magazine’s 2015 International Finance Awards: Winner of Best for ESG Strategic Advisory Services and Best Property Due Diligence Firm – Waterman Due Diligence & ESG Team 
  • European Property Awards 2015: Winner of Best Residential Development for Ireland – Hollybrook’s Robswall Development, Dublin 
  • RIBA Stirling Prize 2015: Shortlisted – NEO Bankside, London 
  • RIAS Awards 2015: Winner of Public Housing Category – Laurieston Transformational Regeneration Area, Glasgow 
  • RIBA National Awards 2015: Winner – Laurieston Transformational Regeneration Area, Glasgow 
  • ICSC Awards 2015: Winner of VIVA ‘Best of the Best’ Design Award – Trinity Leeds, Leeds 
  • RIBA North West Region Awards 2015: Winner – Manchester Metropolitan University’s Student Union Building, Manchester

Plc Board 

  • Michael Baker, Chairman
  • Nick Taylor, Chief Executive
  • Alex Steele, Chief Financial Officer
  • Craig Beresford, Executive Director
  • Ric Piper, Non-Executive Director
  • Geoff Wright, Non-Executive Director

Associated Companies

  • Waterman AHW Pty
  • Waterman AHW (Vic) Pty
  • Waterman Aspen
  • Waterman Building Services
  • Waterman Infrastructure & Environment
  • Waterman Moylan
  • Waterman Structures

UK Offices

  • Birmingham, Brentwood, Bristol, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds,
  • Lingfield, London, Manchester,
  • Nottingham, Perth, Sheffield

Overseas Offices

  • Dublin, Melbourne, 
  • Sydney, Warsaw