Loving life at Hydrock

Choices. Opportunities. Changes in direction. New adventures. There’s a real diversity amongst our people but they are all connected by enjoying each other’s company and loving life at Hydrock. Here are just some of their stories.

Jack Tasman, Mechanical Engineer

“I had the opportunity to have a taster day at Hydrock. How cool is that!” We’re funding Jack’s HND studies. And he reserved himself a 2-bed house on a community residential scheme he was designing. Meet Jack.

Eva Mills, Director, Building Performance Engineering

“With Hydrock I’ve felt valued for being me.” Eva joined Hydrock after a 10-year career break. As a ‘returner’ she’s led our work with Dyson and is a leading voice encouraging other females to trust in their skills on returning to work. Meet Eva.

Adam Cheers, Associate Director, Land Quality

“There’s a trust that if required you can be flexible with your time. I like that it’s not ‘official’, it’s not written down.” Adam joined in 2005, supported through chartership, he now leads our Stoke office. Meet Adam.

Sinead George, Junior Structural Technician

“I like that I can see how what I’m learning is applied in the workplace.” We’re funding Sinead’s civil and environmental engineering degree. She was 18 when she joined us, and we’ve already helped her complete a BTEC Level 3 course. Meet Sinead.

Alessia Di Cuia and Jessye Lennie

“We’re structural engineers working on The Wave. Everyone is talking about this project. The design is dynamic. The waves are pushing on the walls of the lake every eight seconds.” It’s a compelling story. Let Alessia and Jessye tell you why.

Emma Poynter - Trainee Revit Technician

"Rather than having two sides to me – one personal, one professional – I feel like I can naturally incorporate my arty side and my interests with working at Hydrock." Meet Emma, our sea-swimming sculptor who swapped teaching for a career in 3D design.

Eleanor Wratten, Lead Utilities Consultant

“I’ve worked on that. Let me tell you about it.” That’s what Elle says to her friends when they go past a site she’s advised on. With a history degree, Elle knows she’s taken an unexpected route to the engineering sector. Meet Elle.

Steve Jones, BIM Technician

“The office is buzzing with so many new people.” Our team in Manchester has quadrupled in size since Steve joined in 2016. He loves the lively nature of the city and at work is part of our national BIM community. Meet Steve.