RWO opens new Geotechnical Department
Engineering firm RWO has opened a new geotechnical department as it looks to expand its operations and improve customer service.
The move by firm, which has offices in Newcastle and Leeds, will see a range of ground investigation services including Phase I desk studies, geotechnical assessment of soils and rock, contaminated land assessments, mining risk assessment, slope stability assessment and remediation advice, alongside the firm’s current structural and civil engineering services.
Headed up by experienced geo-environmental engineer Chris Rudd, who has worked in geotechnical and contaminated land ground investigation, geotechnical interpretation, coal mining legacy, land remediation, landfill engineering and waste classification, the department will be based at a new office in Stokesley, North Yorkshire.
The geotechnical team is expected to grow as workloads increase in the coming months and the firm is currently recruiting additional specialist engineers and technicians to meet demand.
Managing director Ross Oakley said: “We are really excited to launch our geotechnical engineering capabilities, which will complement our technical and advisory service arms. It’s a great advantage to our clients to have access to cost effective geotechnical services as well as structural and engineering support from the same company.”
Chris Rudd added RWO’s move to provide a geotechnical services arm was part of the company’s vision to provide clients with a full suite of high-quality technical engineering services.
“I’m really looking forward to the challenge of building a highly skilled, well-resourced and dedicated team to meet the client needs as the firm moves ahead in the coming months despite the challenging economic conditions,” he said. “We see opportunities across the UK as construction and the new homes sector continue to invest, with some great projects coming online.”
Working with leading house builders and construction companies, RWO provides planning, flood risk analysis, design expertise and local authority sewage adoption agreements among a range of engineering support for regional and national house builders and construction and infrastructure projects.