Hydrock

For over 20 years we have delivered award-winning engineering services across a wide variety of sectors.
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Construction consultant Hydrock has built its consistent growth on solid foundations of expertise and innovation. Founded in 1995, it specialises in the engineering design, energy efficiency and sustainability of buildings and infrastructure.

Having expanded both organically and through careful acquisitions, it employs more than 500 staff across the UK. It stands by its original values with an emphasis on creating a fun workplace atmosphere in which its people respect each other and step up when challenges arise.

Areas of recruitment include engineering, infrastructure and environmental roles, marketing, finance and business support.

Staff are encouraged to pursue their professional development and Hydrock recognises and rewards published articles and presentations at external events with a cash bonus.

This large business offers a £200 annual healthy living bonus to staff to support an activity they enjoy; every team takes a day to support a local charity; each office has a wellbeing champion encouraging team activities; and all staff join an annual challenge day at Hydrock's headquarters in Bristol.

During the pandemic, the CEO Dr Brian McConnell spoke regularly to all staff via Teams to provide reassurance and information on how the business was responding. Employees fed back on their preferred working practices through Pulse surveys.

In August they were each given £40 to support local businesses and enjoy a meal out with family or friends. A buddies network encourages staff to meet safely for exercise and there are webinars providing advice on the challenges of working at home.

Featured Workplace Factors

My Manager

87% of staff agreed

I feel that my manager talks openly and honestly with me

Performance is measured using the online tool Clear Review, which replaced a half-year appraisal process and encourages a more regular form of dialogue between manager and staff, at all levels across the business. It provides a framework for catch-ups to assess priorities and identify development needs and requirements.

Personal Growth

82% of staff agreed

This job is good for my own personal growth

The company has enhanced its graduate development programme by successfully implementing delivery online and also hosts professional development webinars. Training addresses wellbeing and “living and working well”, with advice on positive psychology, working away from the office and time management, as well as a mindfulness programme.

My Team

87% of staff agreed

My team is fun to work with

HydrockTV was launched in 2020 using Teams technology after staff asked for an alternative form of communication. A light-hearted series of interviews, updates and competitions, hosted by two members of staff, can be watched live every two months or seen later online. Feedback has been very positive.

Quick Facts

Organisation established in
1995
Total number of employees
16
Number of UK locations
37
Employee average age
73% : 27%
Male : Female employee ratio
52%
Employees earning £35k+
9%
Employee turnover (voluntary)

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Quote from the top...
“Looking after our employees has been our number one focus over this past, extraordinary year. We've put a lot of emphasis on communication and providing health and wellbeing support, so to secure this recognition through Best Companies is really heartening and confirms why we continue to strive to be a supportive employer and make Hydrock a great place to work in our sector.”

Dr Brian McConnell, Chief Executive Officer - Hydrock

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