Quick facts
  • What we do:
    Multi-Disciplinary Engineering Consultancy
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  • Contact
    • Over Court Barns, Over Lane, Almondsbury, Bristol, BS32 4DF

About Hydrock

Bristol-based Hydrock was founded in 1995. They’re a multi-disciplinary engineering consultancy and specialist land remediation contracting business employing more than 500 people UK-wide.

Hydrock have 20 offices, including in London, Manchester, Cardiff and Southampton.

Hydrock were awarded a Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) Gold Medal following five consecutive years of Gold Award wins. last year, they also won four more RoSPA Gold Awards for safety procedures across the business.

Led by Founder and Managing Director Dr Brian McConnell, Hydrock takes a fresh approach to engineering, which it calls ‘valued engineering’. The principle is to focus on the wellbeing and motivation of the employees. Hydrock believes that creating the right environment will encourage a dynamic and entrepreneurial approach that leads to great results for clients.

Ten values underpin Hydrock’s work. They include putting families first, being willing opportunists, respecting each other and being committed to continuous professional development.

What is it like to work for Hydrock

Brian makes time to get to know employees. He takes a ‘Curry Tour’ to meet all teams and makes a point of personally contacting employees who have made a significant achievement or enjoyed a significant life event.
Personal Growth
Personal Growth
People are supported to achieve first and/or second degrees and encouraged to attain chartered memberships. An external management development programme progresses employees’ development at key stages in their careers. A £200 annual ‘Healthy Living Bonus’ allows staff to invest money in healthy activities.
Fair Deal
Fair Deal
Company-wide activity events are popular, including the annual Challenge Day. A brief business update is followed by outdoor team games and concludes with an evening barbeque, band and bar.

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  • Holidays

    Companies offering a minimum of 25 days annual leave to all employees

  • Maternity

    At least 10 weeks’ full pay or generous alternative

  • Development

    Companies who provide support for non-work related training

  • Family Friendly
    Family Friendly

    School hours contracts offered to staff

Company Statistics

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  • Staff:


  • Male : Female:

    77% / 23%

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