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

The Curry Tour sees Chief Executive Officer Brian McConnell visit every office to update staff on the company’s performance each year. He talks informally with staff over dinner, discussing future plans and direction, while getting to know everyone in the business.
Personal Growth
Personal Growth
Hydrock introduced their bespoke management development programme, delivered by a specialist external provider, to progress the development of employees’ management knowledge and skills at four key stages of their careers.
My Team
My Team
Hydrock’s two-day induction programme is a popular way to integrate new employees into the company culture. It is hosted off-site with team activities, a company overview from the Chief Executive Officer, workshop sessions and a dinner attended by employees.

Learn more about the 8 factors of workplace engagement here


  • Charity Activities
    Charity Activities

    At least 20% of staff are known to undertake charitable activities during business hours without incurring financial loss

  • Maternity

    At least 10 weeks’ full pay or generous alternative

  • Development

    Companies who provide support for non-work related training to all staff

  • Family Friendly
    Family Friendly

    School hours contracts offered to all staff

Company Statistics

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  • Male : Female:

    78% / 22%

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