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Top firms by number of civil and structural staff

Atkins remains the biggest employer of civil and structural engineers, with number up to 7,600 on turnover down to£1.4bn after selling off a subsidiary.

RankLast yearCompanyStaffLast yearTurnover (£M)
1 1 Atkins  7600 7231 1400
2 2 Mouchel 7200 7180 656.7
3 3 Jacobs 6454 5936 594.8
4 4 WSP   6420 5920 577.4
5 5 Halcrow  6275 5778 388.14
6 6 Mott MacDonald   5600 5100 747.9
7 8 Arup   5344 4735 725.6
8 7 Scott Wilson 5219 4748 324.2
9 9 RPS   3358 2990 362.7
10 10 Hyder Consulting  2420 2908 233.67
11 11 AECOM UK (formerly Faber Maunsell) 2343 2279 203.74
12 - Mace  2150 - 610
13 11 Turner & Townsend 2115 2095 211.59
14 12 MWH 2038 1900 144
15 13 Capita Symonds  1990 1753 244.6
16 8 Amey 1797 1550 158.3
17 14 White Young Green  1789 1656 282.1
18 16 Pell Frischmann 962 946 39.82
19 155 RSK  900 28 54.79
20 19 Parsons Brinckerhoff (Europe Africa) 848 775 250.8
21 23 Grontmij 845 721 92.09
22 19 Black & Veatch  805 940 418.82
23 17 URS Corporation  749 1485 68.43
24 20 Buro Happold 697 875 72.68
25 25 Royal Haskoning 674 582 55
26 24 EC Harris  671 615 250
27 26 Gifford 584 527 41.73
28 27 Ramboll Whitbybird 509 523 37.7
29 33 MVA Consultancy 460 375 40.57
30 30 Bureau Veritas 450 460 -
31 32 WA Fairhurst & Partners 447 445 34.7
32 28 Peter Brett Associates  429 469 44.7
33 29 NHBC 426 468 71.9
34 34 Balfour Beatty Management  380 350 95
35 22 Waterman   378 731 95.31
36 35 Enviros 353 345 27.42
37 41 SLR Consulting  341 273 35
38 51 Opus International Consultants (UK)  324 159 20.2
39 37 ERM (Environmental Resources Management ) 321 312 45.3
40 36 Steer Davies Gleave 311 317 36.92
40 38 TRL 311 311 37
42 39 Wardell Armstrong 265 290 28
43 42 Colin Buchanan 258 270 22.37
44 40 JMP 256 281 23.6
45 - Golder Associates (UK)  240 - 19.35
46 45 HR Wallingford  225 226 23.58
47 48 JBA Consulting 212 182 10.64
48 43 Jacobs Consultancy 198 249 23.3
49 52 Tony Gee and Partners  192 153 10.7
50 46 Clarke Bond  181 203 15.9
51 56 Balfour Beatty Infrastructure Services 175 148 10.4
52 47 Sinclair Knight Merz  174 201 21.2
53 57 TPS 163 143 32.1
53 - BWB Consulting  163 - 16.4
55 - Lend Lease Projects  160 - 35.6
56 53 Curtins Consulting  156 151 12.4
57 81 Corus Infrastructure Services 146 85 16.5
58 59 Pick Everard 143 138 23.3
59 60 Price & Myers  131 133 12.4
60 62 CampbellReith 128 122 10.71
61 31 Entec UK  126 451 61.19
62 61 MLM  125 124 13.6
63 63 Roughton   120 120 13.29
64 65 STATS  114 117 9
65 66 Lincolnshire County Council - Technical Services Partnership 110 110 10.17
66 73 Alan Baxter & Associates  106 98 9.83
67 70 Cundall Johnston and Partners  100 101 31.17
67 - High-Point Rendel 100 - 20.44
69 70 Donaldson Associates  99 101 8.48
70 64 Walsh  98 120 10.25
71 75 Gwynedd Consultancy 92 93 6.4
72 77 Sandberg 91 91 5
73 69 Project Centre  90 105 7.77
74 72 Glanville Consultants  89 99 7.85
75 79 Mayer Brown  88 88 6.3
76 - Wilde Consulting Engineers 87 - 4.8
76 203 Geotechnics  87 15 10.5
78 87 BDP 83 72 101.94
79 83 Dorset Engineering Consultancy 82 79 3.92
80 90 Jenkins & Potter 77 65 4.1
81 80 Doran Consulting 76 86 5.4
81 68 JNP   76 106 6.8
81 74 Millard Consulting 76 97 7.2
84 84 Hannah-Reed 75 77 5.85
85 157 Hill International 74 27 24.9
86 - Morgan Professional Services  73 - 41.1
87 82 Clancy Consulting  71 82 8.39
88 66 Thomasons  70 110 8.02
89 92 Strainstall   68 60 17.1
89 91 Richard Jackson  68 64 4.89
91 90 Jenkins & Potter 65 65 4.1
91 96 Skanska Technology  65 57 5.2
91 92 Scott White and Hookins 65 60 4.33
94 58 Hydrock Consultants  60 140 6.98
94 104 Sir Robert McAlpine Design  60 50 4.3
94 - Shepherd Gilmour 60 - 5.8
97 115 SIAS  59 44 3.9
98 85 Upton McGougan  58 75 5.1
99 97 Gary Gabriel Associates 56 56 5
100 - Encia Environmental  56 - 2.37
100 99 WDR & RT Taggart 54 55 -
102 99 Conisbee 52 55 5.2
103 122 Flint & Neill   50 39 -
104 97 Jubb Consulting Engineers  48 56 3.62
104 114 Elliott Wood Partnership 48 45 4.11
106 104 BAE Systems Environmental 47 50 11.35
106 - Noble Denton BOMEL  47 - 5.6
108 110 Derbyshire Consulting Engineers 46 47 -
109 118 COTEBA  44 40 4.5
110 108 Alan Wood & Partners 43 49 -
110 - Pinnacle Consulting Engineers  43 - 4.8
112 88 Eastwood and Partners 42 71 4.1
112 104 HSP Consulting  42 50 2.6
112 122 Stuart Michael Associates 42 39 3.2
115 92 Coffey Geotechnics  40 60 4.3
115 109 BSP Consulting 40 48 2.76
115 103 Powell Tolner & Associates 40 51 2.8
115 124 Arch Henderson 40 38 3.25
115 108 Alan Wood & Partners 40 49 3.74
115 89 Robert West Consulting 40 66 5.5
121 124 Goodson Associates 39 38 4.46
121 137 Freedom  39 33 3.76
121 142 Frankham Consultancy   39 32 16.11
124 117 Rolton   38 42 5.68
124 - Merebrook Consulting  38   4.27
124 - Harrison  Environmental  38   4.2
127 129 Hemsley Orrell Partnership 37 35 2
127 102 Southern Testing Laboratories  37 52 4.5
129 129 GHA Livigunn 36 35 5.1
129 - Delta-Simons Environmental Consultants   36 - 4.05
131 - CDL 35 - 3.8-
131 - LogiKal 35 - 2.58
131 135 London Bridge Associates  35 34 4
131 118 Peter Dann  35 40 2.38
131 129 Birse Rail Consultancy 35 35 2.51
136 128 Hill Cannon 34 37 2.15
137 142 Dougall Baillie Associates 33 32 2.8
138 149 Sanderson Associates (Consulting Engineers)  32 31 3.1
138 137 J P Chick & Partners  32 33 2.6
138 118 Billinghurst George & Partners 32 40 2
141 95 Johnson Poole & Bloomer  32 59 4.88
142 - Dumfries & Galloway 31 - 3.4
143 203 Penspen  30 15 71.8
143 - Tritech Rail  30 - 3.79
143 135 Mason Clark Associates 30 34 2.1
143 180 Snow Consulting  30 20 2.79
143 124 PFA Consulting  30 38 3.2
143 50 Davis Langdon  30 160 196.91
149 124 Harley Haddow  29 38 5.44
149 129 Allen, Gordon & co 29 35 2.1
149 142 Furness Partnership 29 32 2.2
149 142 Albert Fry Associates 29 32 1.5
149 152 RWCL 29 29 -
154 129 Stirling Maynard 28 35 2.88
155 151 Colin Toms & Partners  27 30 2.85
156 157 Hurst Peirce & Malcolm  26 27 2.7
156 149 Taylor & Boyd  26 31 1.65
158 137 Sutcliffe 25 33 2.2
158 142 Bradbrook Consulting 25 32 2.2
158 - Thomas Consulting 25 - 2
158 - Bridgezone  25 - 1.28
158 165 Burroughs 25 25 -
158 - McGregor McMahon and Associates 25 - 1.55
158 157 John Grimes Partnership  25 27 2.15
165 175 Clear Environmental Consultants  24 23 2.05
165 171 Stewart & Harris  24 24 2.36
165 163 R G Parkins and partners  24 26 1.65
165 165 Wyatt Carruthers Jebb  24 25 2.1
165 165 Ground Engineering  24 25 2.55
165 - Tully De’ath (Consultants)  24 - 2.8
165 155 Caerphilly CBC Engineering Consultancy 24 28 1.18
172 152 Monson Engineering  23 29 1.36
172 165 JPP Consulting 23 25 -
172 142 Gabbitas Gill Partnership  23 32 2.1
175 110 Martin Stockley Associates 22 47 -
175 - David Narro Associates  22 - 1.29
177 171 Couch Consulting Engineers (Midlands)  21 24 1.82
177 179 Evans & Langford  21 21 1.63
177 - Sirius Geotechnical and Environmental  21 - -
177 157 Ellis and Moore  21 27 2.2
181 187 CJ Associates 20 19 2.3
181 110 GRM Development Solutions  20 47 2.4
181 187 Dixon Hurst Kemp  20 19 -
181 - Noble Denton Consultants  20 - 13.56
181 - Interfleet Technology  20 - 22.59
181 171 CCB evolution  20 24 -
181 180 Brian Cole Associates  20 20 1.26
181 190 Simpson Associates 20 18 2.1
189 180 Cass Hayward  19 20 1.95
189 171 Andrew Firebrace Partnership  19 24 2.62
189 199 Abacus Design Associates  19 16 -
189 212 Chris Britton Consultancy 19 14 1.5
189 175 CRE8 Management  19 23 -
194 165 Card Geotechnics  18 25 2.46
194 - Crouch Waterfall & Partners  18 - 1.65
194 - Such Salinger Peters 18 - 1.21
197 - Scott Hughes Design  17 - 1.1
197 221 Peter Fraenkel & Partners  17 12 1.01
197 - Applied Geology 17 - 2.16
197 203 A F Howland Associates  17 15 1.6
197 180 Plandescil  17 20 1.25
197 157 Train and Kemp 17 27 1.68
197 203 Westlakes Engineering  17 15 1.22
197 190 Cole Easdon Consultants 17 18 1.29
197 190 CD Gray & Associates  17 18 -
197 190 Odyssey Consulting Engineers  17 18 1.89
207 187 Listers Geotechnical Consultants 16 19 1.72
207 194 Beckett Rankine 16 17 1.3
207 194 Charles Scott & Partners  16 17 1.55
207 - RedRay Consulting  16 - 1.7
207 - JAB Design Services 16 - 1.08
212 - The Morton Partnership  15 - 1.5
212 194 H2Ok Systems  15 17 1.01
212 212 HGA (UK)  15 14 0.8
212 49 Farrer Consulting  15 177 16.5
216 180 Met Surveys  14 20 3.15
216 216 Bolton Priestley 14 13 0.94
216 203 Bielski Associates  14 15 1.2
216 - Dunelm Geotechnical and Environmental 14 - -
220 - Wentworth House Partnership 13 - 1.4
220 199 Edge Structures  13 16 1.08
220 203 Adams Consulting Engineers  13 15 0.93
220 216 Farebrother & Partners 13 13 0.8
224 194 P L Ross Consulting Engineers  12 17 0.99
224 199 Smithers Purslow 12 16 1.1
224 - i-Transport  12 - 1.6
224 221 Swann Consulting  12 12 1.5
224 212 Gurney Consulting Engineers 12 14 -
229 - Tate Consulting Engineers   11 - 2.3
229 - D J Goode & Associates  11 - 0.79
231 - Capital Highway Consulting  10 - 0.604
231 - Novus Rail  10 - 0.4
231 225 Ridd Wood Partnership  10 11 0.62
231 227 Peter Davidson Consultancy 10 10 1
231 - Concept Engineering Consultants  10 - 2.3
231 214 Rogers Clarke Lander 10 14 -
231 227 Barron & Partners 10 10 -
231 216 Hartigan 10 13 -
231 - Interserve Consulting 10 - 6.26
231 - Dinardo  10 - -