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NCE100 | This year's firms in their own words, and the words of their staff

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NCE100 companies are all great places to work and great firms to work with. Here we let the companies describe themselves… and show how their staff describe them.

01 Arup

Consultant Arup’s collaborative culture seems to seep out of its pores.

Revered for this behaviour by clients, peers and staff alike, Arup takes the top spot and the title NCE100 Company of the Year. This collaborative culture was key to it topping our 100 and is also reflected in it winning the NCE100 Awards’ Collaborative Firm of the Year.

This behaviour clearly runs deep. In our survey, 96% of its staff agreed that the firm was great and that they had no desire to work anywhere else. Why? The consultant says that despite being a firm of over 13,000 people, its values still reflect founder Ove Arup’s cultural aspirations; an inclusive company that operates with integrity and supports individuals to flourish.  These values are embedded in everyday activities, creating a working environment that is open and welcoming, with staff feeling valued and respected.

“The firm recognises that its strength is its people, and it values us,” says Arup associate Pete Wilkie.

Inclusivity is engrained in Arup’s culture. It has three networks promoting diversity, especially vital in an industry that does not have an strong track record in this field.

In 30 words or less, Arup says: “Arup’s distinctive culture and intellectual independence encourage collaborative working, enabling innovation and delivering results that frequently surpass clients’ expectations. Through our work we make a positive difference in the world”

In three words its staff say: “Friendly, supportive, collaborative.”

02 MWH

MWH says it is: “One of the world’s largest providers of water, environmental, infrastructure and energy services, MWH is committed to the principles of sustainability and pioneers in solving environmental, climate change and energy challenges.”

Its staff say it is: “Supportive, friendly, open.”

03 WSP

WSP says it is:  “One of the world’s leading professional services firms providing technical consultancy to the built and natural environment. You are never far from one of our success stories.”

Its staff say it is: “Friendly, supportive, challenging.”

04 Mott MacDonald

Mott MacDonald says it is: “The UK’s largest employee-owned engineering, management and development consultancy. Human in outlook, independent of mind, connected and confident. Opening opportunities and delivering outcomes that improve people’s lives.”

Its staff say it is: “Friendly, supportive, professional.”

05 Arcadis

Arcadis says: “While our work spans many disciplines – consultancy to engineering, architecture to cost management – it is united under a common vision. We see people, not projects, and recognise that environments impact lives.”

Its staff say it is: “Friendly, collaborative, professional.”

06 JBA Consulting

JBA Consulting says: “We invited our clients to respond: ‘JBA’s technical solutions are excellent’, ‘the most competent of our suppliers’, ‘consistently delivers what we need’, ‘adaptable’, ‘innovative’ and ‘leaders in its field’.”

Its staff say it is: “Innovative, friendly, supportive.”

07 Westlakes

Westlakes says it is: “An engineering consultancy providing civil, structural, environmental and safety services from offices in Whitehaven, Manchester and Preston, who has established a reputation for providing a high quality, professional service.”

Its staff say it is: “Supportive, friendly, exciting.”

08 Royal HaskoningDHV

Royal HaskoningDHV says it is: “An independent, international engineering consultancy providing services for the entire living environment. Our work contributes to sustainable development all over the world.”

Its staff say it is: “Friendly, open, supportive.”

09 Opus International

Opus International says: “We create what matters for future generations by designing, optimising and delivering infrastructure with a human perspective. Our collaborative approach connects the smartest minds and shares best experience globally.”

Its staff say it is: “Open, supportive, friendly.”

10 Bouygues

Bouygues was shortlisted a remarkable six times in the spin-off NCE100 Awards’, highlighting the French firm’s unquestionable commitment to investing in people and innovation and bringing those people and that innovation to play on major projects worldwide. No better example is its work at Chernobyl where on 29 November 2017 a giant shield built to cover the damaged nuclear reactor number 3 was moved into place thirty years after the disaster took place. Project manager was Bouygues director Nicolas Caille. He said: “This project is a change in dimension. Everything is different in the way it is carried out.” From conception to realisation, every step had to be worked out from first principles because there was no rule book.

Them: “We have a worldwide reputation for responding to challenge with innovation and delivering large civil engineering and infrastructure projects, underground works, linear projects, and river and maritime engineering.”

You: “Professional, considered, relaxed.”

11 London Bridge Associates

Them: “Construction management consultant specialising in tunnelling, heavy civil engineering, fire safety, CDM, construction planning and costing, virtual construction planning, BIM and the provision of tunnel management software.”

You: “Friendly, supportive, flexible”

12 Ramboll

Them: “As an engineering, design and consultancy provider, we are dedicated to maximising value for our clients and society as a whole with the multidisciplinary expertise of 13,000 professionals over six continents.”

You: “Collaborative, supportive, friendly.”

13 AKT II

Them: “We are an innovative, progressive and design-led structural and civil engineering firm, with current and completed projects in 44 countries, covering commercial, residential, leisure, education, transport and health sectors.”

You: “Innovative, dynamic, interesting.”

14 HIGHEST NEW ENTRY Laing O’Rourke

Laing O’Rourke is leading the charge when it comes to instilling factory thinking into the construction industry. Right now it is leading a 21 company consortium, awarded a government grant through the Advanced Manufacturing Supply Chain Initiative to research and develop ways to build housing five to 10 times quicker. Its Engineering Excellence Group is driving these initiatives, working closely with the government-funded High Value Manufacturing Catapult, a series of seven specialist research centres tasked with expanding and improving the UK’s manufacturing capabilities. Within this Catapult it works most closely with the Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) in Sheffield, currently developing ways to more rapidly manufacture reinforced concrete modular components for the nuclear industry, involving changing the production process and using robots to insert the extra-heavy gauge steel reinforcement bar into the product during manufacture.

Them: “We are an internationally focused engineering enterprise and manufacturing business delivering certainty for clients through an exclusive focus on major projects and strategic frameworks.

You: “Innovative, fast, challenging.”

 

15 HR Wallingford

Hr wallingford

Hr wallingford

HR Wallingford’s reputation for research and development in marine engineering is well-founded and increasingly the firm is exploiting digital technologies to drive further innovation. Its work on Aberdeen Harbour’s £00M expansion is a case in point. Exposed to severe waves over 8m in height, the design, construction and operation of the new harbour presents significant challenges. HR Wallingford used drones to achieve detailed survey work, and virtual reality to simulate navigation in the proposed harbour. The VR model of the new proposed harbour was set up in HR Wallingford’s navigation simulator, much like flight simulators used in the airline industry. This allowed harbour pilots to navigate different vessels into the harbour under different conditions to check and optimise the layout.

Them: “A global centre of excellence for research, technology and consultancy, delivering practical solutions to the complex water-related challenges faced by our international clients.”

You: “Excellence, innovative, supportive”

16 Aecom

Them: “We connect expertise across services, markets, and geographies to deliver transformative outcomes. We design, build, finance, operate and manage projects and programs that unlock opportunities, protect our environment and improve people’s lives.”

You: “Flexible, professional, inclusive>”

17 NEW ENTRY UnPS

Them: “We are a specialist tunnelling and underground space consultancy with a world-class record of innovation, responsible for the detailed design of over £2bn of the most prestigious UK tunnelling projects.”

You: “Innovative, friendly, collaborative”

18 Costain

Them “We are an engineering solutions provider delivering consulting, project delivery and operations and maintenance services with a portfolio spanning 150 years of innovations and technical excellence through commitment to delivering sustainable solutions.”

You: “Open, challenging, innovative”

19 Hewson Consulting Engineers

Them: “We are a technically-focused civil and structural engineering consultancy, committed to bringing creative and innovative design solutions to our clients in the UK, and worldwide.”

You: “Friendly, challenging, innovative.”

20 Davies Maguire

Them: “Davies Maguire are structural engineering consultants, characterised by the passion and knowledge we bring to the creative process of making buildings and the constructive discipline we bring to evolving designs.

You: “Fun, innovative, supportive.”

21 Tony Gee

Them: “We provide specialist engineering consultancy to the worldwide construction industry. We’re a multi-award winning firm, renowned for providing high calibre design solutions, with a flair for the unique and challenging.”

You: “Friendly, supportive, innovative.”

22 Beckett Rankine

Them: “Our staff tell us the following: they feel empowered and appreciated; they appreciate having direct and daily access to a director; we do fascinating work in interesting places; we work in a bright modern office; we have an excellent social programme; we work in teams with the best firms on some of the most prestigious projects; our projects aren’t so large that an employee will get stuck on one for years; and we have variety in our work.”

You: “Friendly, supportive, open.”

23 Mouchel

Now fully integrated into WSP, Mouchel was, in 2016, in its words: “An exceptional infrastructure consultancy committed to providing outstanding solutions for our clients through technical excellence, innovation and collaboration.”

You: “Friendly, supportive, professional”

24 Jacobs

Them: “Jacobs UK is a wholly owned subsidiary of Jacobs Engineering Group. Within buildings and infrastructure, we provide design, programme and asset management across a range of client sectors.”

You: “Caring, safe, friendly.”

25 NEW ENTRY BDP

Them: “We are a major international practice of architects, designers, engineers and urbanists. We create outstanding places for people. Working in interdisciplinary teams we produce integrated, holistic and sustainable solutions. Our cumulative depth of experience gives us leading edge expertise across a wide spectrum of sectors. Originally established in 1961 as Building Design Partnership, BDP now has studios across the world. These combine local knowledge with the vision, values and infrastructure of a major award winning practice.”

You: “Creative, friendly, relaxed.”

26 Weston Williamson

Them: “Weston Williamson is an award winning architectural, urban design and masterplanning practice with a wide variety of projects in the UK and abroad.”

You: “Ambitious, creative, fun.”

27 Waterco

Them: “A team of engineers, consultants, thinkers and doers, our aim is to be nationally recognised as assessment, modelling and design experts in every form of water, drainage and flood.

You: “Friendly, flexible, professional.”

28 Interserve

One of the highest climbers in the NCE100 this year, Interserve has been busy re-eventing itself. In 2016 it launched its innovative new leadership framework, designed to build competence in everyone who manages people within the firm. It uses seven core behaviours (Drive, Deliver, Develop, Engage, Inspire, Thrive and Innovate) to develop talent, set ambitious challenges and drive continual improvement. It believes these behaviours achieve outcomes that benefit its clients, such as improved collaborative working and sharing of knowledge. More broadly, Interserve is setting the standard when it comes to diversity, with its 25-strong network of Diversity Champions driving a number of initiatives which have created positive engagement. The latest is its first supported internship programme which provides a long term placement to young people with additional requirements.

Them: “Our brand ‘ingenuity at work’ reflects our culture of creativity and innovation. We are a sustainable and diverse business, with a vision to ‘redefine the future for people and places’.”

You: “Friendly, supportive, open.”

29 Robert Bird Group

Them: “We are specialist structural, civil and construction engineers with ten offices across four continents. Our passion and differential is for enlightened engineering design informed by construction engineering expertise.”

You: “Excellence, friendly, collaborative.”

30 GHD

“We are one of the world’s leading engineering, architecture, environmental and construction services companies, operating in the global markets of water, energy and resources, environment, property and buildings, and transportation.”

You: “Friendly, challenging, open”

31 Pell Frischmann

Them: “As the leading mid-cap tier one firm in the UK, we collaborate with the best to provide world-class professional technical services across the built environment.”

You: “Collaboration, challenge, delivery.”

32 NEW ENTRY Carillion

Carillion

Carillion

Carillion’s record on safety and wellbeing is genuinely industry leading and this leadership comes from the top. The Managing Director’s health and safety awards and star health and safety awards recognise safety excellence, best practice, personal contribution and health. But the commitment goes beyond awards. It regularly checks the health of its people and and this year has completed 500 medicals of staff and 2,500 medicals for subcontractors. Community work fits with its caring value and it provides everyone with six days paid leave annually for voluntary work. Beyond that, its flexible working policy ensures its people can get the right work life balance; for example, it has a number of people who work reduced shifts on certain days to meet family commitments.

Them: “We are one of the UK’s leading integrated support services companies, with a sustainable portfolio of PPP projects, extensive construction capabilities and a sector leading ability to deliver sustainable solutions.”

You: “Collaborative, safe, honest.”

 

33 Hydrock

Company-wide activity events define Hydrock’s corporate culture, illustrated by inviting all staff on a two-day trip to Mallorca in 2015, within the working week, to celebrate the company’s 20th anniversary. These events create opportunities for employees to share experiences together, encouraging future collaboration and promoting a sense of wellbeing. This is also epitomised by Hydrock’s annual Challenge Day. Attended by all staff and staged at the company’s headquarters near Bristol, it delivers a brief business update and connects staff from across the UK through outdoor team games, selected through personal choice, and an evening BBQ, band and bar. Employee feedback confirms that morale, teamwork and engagement all increase by enabling employees from diverse backgrounds to share these experiences together. Hydrock also offers an annual £200 healthy living bonus enabling staff to pursue activities of their choice outside of work. Emphasis on safety is brought to life through its ‘Safe People, Safe Site, Safe Home’ initiative. Everyone is properly briefed and supervised, and by summer 2016 its accident frequency rate equated to one reportable accident every 37 months as defined by RIDDOR. Hydrock’s founding values, displayed in every office, set the tone for the company’s culture, focusing on ‘fun’, ‘respect’, ‘families’, and ‘personal development’.

Them: “We are a multi-disciplinary engineering consultancy business and specialist land remediation contracting business.”

You: “Friendly, fun, professional.”

34 NEW ENTRY Webb Yates Engineers

Them: “The aim of the founding directors was to create a practice that combined imagination with technical rigour to create artful and inventive structural designs.”

Creative, relaxed, challenging

35 RSK

Them: “We are a fully integrated, environmental, health, safety and engineering consultancy employing 1200 staff worldwide. In 2016, we were awarded the prestigious Queen’s Award for Enterprise in international trade.”

You: “Friendly, supportive, open.”

36 Peter Brett Associates

Them: “An independent practice of engineers, planners, scientists, and economists delivering major development and infrastructure projects. We provide trusted advice to create value for clients and better places for our communities.”

You: “Professional, friendly, collaborative”

37 WME

Them: “Keen professionals with a belief in the natural talent of the emerging generation.”

You: ”Innovative, fun, supportive”

38 RPS Group

Them: ”We are a multi-disciplinary consultancy providing clients with high quality and added value advice on the development of the built and natural environment, urban infrastructure and natural resources.”

You: ”Friendly, supportive, open”

39 IDOM

Them: “An international engineering consultancy: our objective is to develop important, technologically complex projects, but above all, resolve our client’s problems by understanding their needs and doing everything possible to meet them.”

You: ”Friendly, professional, flexible”

40 NEW ENTRY Dawnus

Them: ”An international civil engineering and building company committed to providing a first class service to our clients through a network of strategically placed offices throughout the UK and West Africa.”

You: ”Friendly, supportive, rewarding”

41 NEW ENTRY OTB

Them: ”We are a dynamic and progressive international civil engineering consultancy practice with a world-class reputation for thinking differently.”

You: “Collaborative, professional, innovative”

42 NEW ENTRY Fluor

Them: “Fluor is a global engineering, procurement, fabrication, construction and maintenance company that designs, builds and maintains capital-efficient facilities for its clients on six continents.”

You: ”Safety, integrity, excellence”

43 Colas

Them: ”Colas is an ambitious business that delivers sustainable solutions for the design, building and maintenance of the UK’s transport infrastructure.”

You: “Innovative, collaborative, friendly”

44 Rendel

Them: “We are one of the world’s most respected and knowledgeable consultancy firms, offering leadership, practical advice and expert support to clients based on our deep knowledge, understanding and experience of major international capital programmes and projects.”

You: ”Friendly, professional, inclusive”

45 CampbellReith

Them: ”We are an independent multidisciplinary engineering practice providing structural, civil, environmental, geotechnical, highways and transport consultancy services from five UK offices and overseas.”

You: “Friendly, professional, collaborative”

46 Sweco

Sweco recognises its important role in carbon reduction as an engineering design consultancy and has signed up to the UK government’s Infrastructure Carbon Review (ICR). One of its published commitments to the ICR is to enable carbon reduction on all of its major projects. It is doing this through a number of techniques, including the early implementation of PAS 2080 and the development of a ‘Carbon Conversations’ programme. Carbon Conversations is a carbon literacy and engagement programme comprising five topic areas: climate change, energy, transport, food and consumption/waste. The programme combines technical know-how with the often overlooked but equally relevant behavioural aspects such as resistance to change. Over 5,000 people in the UK have been through the Carbon Conversations sessions and they have subsequently driven a carbon saving of over 1 tonne of CO2e per person per annum.

Them: “We plan and design the communities and cities of the future. Whatever challenges our customers are facing, they can count on us to solve them.”

You: “Friendly, supportive, open.”

47 Engenuiti

Them: ”We are a diverse collection of structural and civil engineers with a shared passion for engineering excellence.”

You: ”Collaborative, creative, thinking”

48 Clancy Consulting

Them: “Clancy Consulting provide a multi-discipline engineering design, building surveying and advisory service across the built environment. Our specialist engineering fields include civil, structural, building services, and geoenvironmental, and pre-planning services.”

You: “Friendly, professional, open”

49 Floodline Consulting

Them: “A consulting engineering company with expertise in designing flood-resilient developments including the design of can-float and fully floating homes and commercial structures incorporating analysis of flood risk, design of sustainable drainage systems and enhancement to the existing environment.”

You: “Professional, innovative, exciting”

50 Raymond Brown Construction

Raymond brown

Raymond brown

In October 2016, Investors in People said in its audit report: “There are many “stand out” features of this organisation; the most impressive being the consensus view that Raymond Brown is a great place to work… I work with many outstanding organisations that aspire to this but rarely do I find such overwhelmingly positive comments that confirm that this company has actually created a GPTW environment.” Core to its business is our people strategy, which is designed from the outputs of its annual employee satisfaction survey. Over the last 12 months feedback led it to prioritise a number of improvements to increase employee engagement, including creation of a better working environment and provided a much needed breakout room for staff to integrate and take time away from their desks. It has introduced an Employer Supported Volunteering policy allowing employees paid time off to contribute to their communities and it has established a policy giving all employees the day off on their birthday. It achieves an average of five days training per year per employee, which is now more accessible for remote sites through e-learning. And its pipeline of talent is growing with over 7% of its headcount comprising apprentices, graduates and trainees, providing it with a blend of fresh perspectives and strength in technical ability.

Them: “Privately owned, regional contractor working in carefully chosen market sectors for which we are well suited. Our renewables business works around the UK.”

You: ”Friendly, supportive, professional”

51 Pick Everard

Them: “Pick Everard works collaboratively to deliver best in class engineering services, focusing on doing the right thing for our clients and the communities in which they operate.”

You: “Friendly, professional, supportive”

52 Alun Griffiths (Contractors)

Them: ”Griffiths is a leading Welsh multi-disciplined civil engineering contractor, who provides exciting challenges for a directly employed workforce delivering optimum solutions for a wide client base.”

You: ”Caring, supportive, friendly”

53 FJD Consulting

Them: ”Civil engineering consultancy predominantly engaged with heavy rail projects in the UK.”

You: “Friendly, flexible, professional”

54 Conisbee

Them: ”Conisbee is a 90 strong engineering practice providing a full range of structural and civil engineering design services, working across a variety sectors.”

You: “Friendly, supportive, professional”

55 NEW ENTRY Civic Engineers

Them: ”We have passion and expertise in the design and delivery of high quality buildings, structures and public spaces. Skills cover structural and civil, movement, highways, flood risk, drainage, SuDS and earthworks.”

You: ”Friendly, creative. collaborative”

56 JPP Consulting

Them: ”Civil and structural engineering consultancy”

You: ”Friendly, positive, supportive”

57 NEW ENTRY Amec Foster Wheeler

Them: ”Amec Foster Wheeler operates across the oil and gas industry, mining, clean energy, power generation, pharma, environment and infrastructure markets, employing around 36,000 people in more than 55 countries.”

You: “Safe, friendly, supportive”

58 BWB Consulting

Them: ”BWB is a multi-award winning engineering and environmental design consultancy. We have a proven reputation for technical excellence and exceptional client satisfaction.”

You: ”Friendly, supportive, collaborative”

59 Van Elle

Them: ”Van Elle is an award-winning, multi-discipline specialist ground engineering contractor working in all sectors to deliver ground-breaking geotechnical solutions using the world’s most reliable, efficient and innovative plant.”

You: ”Friendly, professional, innovative”

60 NEW ENTRY Lithos

Geotechnical consultancy Lithos proves that technology trailblazing is not just the domain of the large firm. In the last 12 months it has developed a mobile phone app for lone workers out on site surveys. To do it a working group was formed comprising an associate director designate, graduate engineer and a technician from the app company. The project took seven months from start to completion and the app is now downloaded onto all Lithos’ engineers’ mobile phones and result is simplicity personified: the technology uses movement sensors to keep track of the lone worker and send an alert with GPS location to five designated managers back in the office should he or she stop moving and not respond to a prompt within 50 seconds. Lithos developed the app because other technologies available in the market did not use movement sensors and relied on call centres to receive and respond to emergencies. The app has strengthened health and safety procedures, provided additional reassurance to directors and, crucially, boosted the confidence of all engineers going out to site alone - especially its female engineers.

Them: “We provide site specific, commercial, pragmatic, robust advice in clear, concise reports. We are flexible and responsive, provide direct access to senior staff and have extensive experience on significant projects with UK Plcs.”

You: ”Open, supportive, relaxed”

61 Byrne Looby

Them: ”ByrneLooby is a leading international consulting engineering firm that has offices in the UK, Ireland and the Middle East, won numerous awards and has been involved in hundreds of projects.”

You: “Friendly, technical, professional”

62 Clarkebond

Them: ”Our role as engineers is crucial to any scheme, from advising on site selection and influencing design through ground engineering, cut and fill balancing, infrastructure and transport planning, utilities, including drainage design, together with the evaluation and selection of appropriate foundation and superstructure engineering design solutions.”

You: ”Relaxed, friendly, professional”

63 NEW ENTRY Buckingham Group Contracting

Them: ”Buckingham Group Contracting is an owner-managed, £400M-plus turnover business delivering major multi-disciplinary construction projects for Public/Private sector clients through the UK & Ireland.”

You: ”Open, friendly, family”

64 WYG

Them: ”WYG is a leading project management and technical consultancy employing over 1,600 people and operating from more than 50 locations across the UK, Europe, Africa, Asia and the Middle East.”

You: ”Friendly, supportive, collaborative”

65 Eastwood & Partners

Them: ”Eastwood & Partners are an established consultancy who strive to be the best and not the biggest. We focus on exemplary solutions by motivating a highly qualified and experienced workforce.”

You: “Professional, friendly, progressive”

66 NEW ENTRY CGL 

Them: ”CGL is the UK’s 11th largest provider of geotechnical consultancy services. CGL provides advice and design solutions for ground-related issues, working directly with site developers and design and construction teams.”

You: ”Supportive, friendly, open”

67 NEW ENTRY M J Rooney Construction

Them: ”We are an innovative and award winning basement company that values its workforce and sets the benchmark for our industry.”

YOU: “friendly, innovative, advanced”

68 Thomasons

Them: ”Thomasons is a great and vibrant place to work and to do business with – don’t take our word for it - it’s what our staff and clients tell us.”

You: ”Friendly, supportive, professional”.

69 Thomas Consulting

Them: ”Consulting civil, structural, geotechnical and soil contamination engineer working effectively across the construction industry but specialising in the defence and nuclear Industries.”

You: ”Friendly, professional, supportive”

70 Jackson

Them: ”Jackson is a regionally structured civil engineering firm with national capabilities. We operate out of seven offices across England, employing around 300 staff.”

You: ”Friendly, family, fun”

71 Caley Water

Them: Caley Water is a water and environmental consultancy that brings clarity by offering a range of specialist hydraulic modelling, data survey management and civil design services.”

You: ”Challenging, flexible, engaging”

72 NEW ENTRY Alan Auld Engineering

Although Alan Auld Engineering is a small UK based consultancy, it is a world-renowned authority on deep shaft sinking and design with particular expertise in shaft sinking in soft ground conditions. Knowledge and experience gained from working in the UK coal fields has been extended across the world and applied to many soft ground mining applications, most significantly Potash. BHP Billiton’s Jansen Project in Saskatchewan, Canada is one such application. BHP appointed Alan Auld to deliver the design of the 1km deep access shafts for this project which are intended to be fully watertight to a depth of 800m. This required the development of shaft design techniques including detailed time dependent modelling of the geo-mechanical behaviour of artificial ground freeze and salt strata, and the development of longitudinal movement joints to prevent overstressing in the fully welded steel waterproof membrane. Advanced 3D FEM techniques were employed to minimise the use of concrete reinforcement and consider the heat transfer into the frozen ground and a potential thaw and re-freeze cycle. This project also saw the first use of a shaft boring roadheader (SBR) machine in place of traditional drill, blast and mucking methodology. This innovative project is likely to become the template for future soft ground shaft projects for BHP and the industry at large, as SBR machines provides a significantly safer method for shaft excavation.

Them: “Alan Auld Engineering is a design consultancy specialising in the design, detailing, planning and management of mining, tunnelling and complex underground structures including shafts, tunnels and temporary works.”

You: ”Friendly, challenging, pragmatic”

73 Black & Veatch

We consult, deliver and manage critical human infrastructure in water, energy and telecoms. What sets us apart is the ability to support every point in the lifecycle of clients’ assets.

74 Byrne Bros.

Byrne is a family run firm incorporating family values, and thrives in an inclusive collaborative manner, promoting safety first, supplemented by technical, operational, and quality excellence in everything we do.

75 i-Transport

i-Transport is a specialist, independent transport planning consultancy with offices in Basingstoke, London, Manchester and Leeds that prides itself on solving clients’ problems whilst delivering innovative, sustainable transport solutions.

76 NEW ENTRY Cass Hayward

Cass Hayward is a civil engineering consultancy specialist in the permanent and temporary works design of bridges including moveable bridges for highways, railways and ports/harbours

77 Curtins

We’re an independent, leading team of specialists working at each stage of the built environment life cycle, having evolved and developed our service offer throughout our 56 year heritage.

78 NEW ENTRY Walsh

Walsh is a London based independent engineering consultancy, offering a range of structural and civil engineering design services. We have over 140 employees and handle projects up to £450M.

79 Novus Rail

Our uncompromising business objectives are to consistently surpass our clients expectations in terms of response, quality, reliability, trust and risk mitigation.

80 Waterman Group

Waterman 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.

81 NEW ENTRY Patrick Parsons

Patrick Parsons are multi-disciplinary consulting engineers also offering complementary services in building consultancy, project management and planning services.

82 Alan Wood & Partners

Alan Wood is developing a modular solution to deliver cost effective, high quality houses. The units are manufactured in factory conditions and delivered to site 95% complete, ensuring greatly enhanced workmanship / quality, and minimising weather sensitive work on site. Traditional modular solutions have a high proportion of redundancy in the structural solution as it has to accommodate unique loading during handling, which is quite different from the permanent loading when incorporated into the final structure. While this is one of the key drivers, Alan Wood has also been developing simpler foundation solutions to reduce site wok to a minimum. This is achieved using simple piles with the required stiffness being provided in the module chassis. This also assists in handling and transportation.

Them: ”An expanding company with good opportunities for staff to progress. Although we have grown recently the company still has a family feel everyone knows each other.”

You: “Professional, friendly, challenging”

83 NEW ENTRY Design ID

Design ID are a team of creative team of engineers, keen to develop and work on challenging projects. We prefer not to see problems, but challenges to that need solutions.

84 NEW ENTRY Breheny Civil Engineering

A family owned company, building Britain’s infrastructure since 1963 using our own staff, plant and technical expertise.

85 Furness Partnership

Structural Engineering practice with over 30 years of experience, award winning portfolio of work and a wide range of projects across all major construction sectors.

86 Taylor & Boyd

Consulting Structural & Civil Engineers specialising in buildings and related infrastructure.

87 NEW ENTRY LBH Wembley Engineering

We aim to be the best source of ground engineering expert advice and endeavour to bring an experienced and practical eye to the solution of all manner of ground-related problems.

88 BCS

BCS is a dynamic, forward thinking company with a can-do attitude, offering, Civil, Structural, Geotechnical and Multi-Disciplinary Design solutions to the Rail, Highways and Civil/Structural Engineering sectors.

89 Ardent: Consulting Engineers

Ardent is passionate about providing a quality product to its clients but also providing a working environment that nurtures skills and talent and somewhere people want to work.

90 NEW ENTRY Foundation Piling

Foundation Piling is well aware the real “bad boy” in the world of piling is the necessary use of cement. The carbon footprint of the use of fossil fuels and reinforcement steel is small in comparison to the effect on the environment by cement. Foundation Piling works with its concrete suppliers to use effective cement replacements and aggregate suppliers to use recycled aggregates where available in the local area. Its pile design engineers also work closely with clients to minimise concrete use, pile spoil and hence lorry movements through good pile design.

Them: ”Family owned, private company with in many cases, including directors, two generations working for the company. We operate form now four bases, to minimise the travel time to and from work.”

You: ”Friendly, relaxed, construction”

91 NEW ENTRY Morgan Tucker

At Morgan Tucker we understand that the success of our business will be dependent on two groups of people – our clients and our staff. When we say our people are our most important asset we mean it. What sets us apart from the rest in our industry is our commitment to employing people who do have exemplary technical skills but also have great people and client relationship skills.

92 JNP Group

Multi-disciplinary with expertise and specialists enabling a comprehensive and holistic approach to clients engineering issues, where efficiency and integrity are paramount.

93 Pinnacle

Pinnacle is a leading provider of construction consulting services with a comprehensive background in Structural and Civil Engineering.

Challenging, supportive, friendly

94 NEW ENTRY Dunelm

Site investigation contractor, working across the UK.

95 Osborne

Osborne is a leading family owned construction company, with freedom and flexibility for different approaches. We focus on customer experience and outcomes to create structures and spaces where people thrive.

96 NEW ENTRY Sanderson Watts Associates

We are civil and structural engineering consultants whose aim is to achieve cost effective, quality driven design solutions meeting our clients’ needs.

97 HBPW

Approachable / Proactive / Innovative / Open minded / Cutting edge / Informed / Inclusive / Encouraging / Can do attitude / Thinking / Practical / Pragmatic / Experienced / Intelligent / Thinking outside the box / Multidisciplinary / Enquiring / Researching / Hardworking / Enthusiastic / Well trained / Modest /

98 NEW ENTRY Jenkins & Potter

A leading structural and civil engineering consultancy, with a turnover in excess of £2.5M. We operate from three offices in London, Bristol and Plymouth.

99 Stuart Michael Associates

Multi-disciplinary consultancy specialising in feasibility,scheme evaluation ,planning and design encompassing infrastructure projects in both the private and public sectors :transportation, flood protection, noise and air quality ,civil engineering and structures

100 Dougall Baillie Associates

DBA is a results-focused business that aims to deliver full-service Civil Engineering package to our clients, from conception, through feasibility, planning application, design, approval, construction and operation phases of development.

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