Leading wet civil engineering firm Land & Water Group is welcoming new team members to the different arms of its business as it experiences a record period of growth.

With the civil engineering and construction industries forming the backbone of regenerating the UK economy as part of the Covid-19 recovery plan, over the past year Land & Water has seen sustained growth in its civil engineering, marine and bioengineering capabilities. As a result, the Group has further strengthened its team by welcoming a range of new members.

The Queen’s Speech at the State Opening of Parliament on Tuesday 11 May highlighted the Government’s commitment towards skills training and the creation of more jobs. Land & Water is proud to be part of this movement whilst developing roles to allow for career progression after the pandemic.

The bioengineering arm of the Group, Terraqua Environmental Solutions (TES) has recently welcomed Martin Wood as Site Manager. Martin’s role includes overseeing projects that provide environmental services from aquatic planting to erosion control on the banks of rivers, lakes and ponds. Martin has over ten years’ experience and brings with him a wealth of knowledge that will strengthen the TES team.

Andy McBride has recently joined Land & Water Services as Contracts Manager to manage operations and oversee the delivery of projects specialising in marine environments. Andy is also integral in upkeeping construction safety and value across the company as well as establishing and maintaining partnership relationships.

The Group has also recently hired HSQE Manager Ana Anes, Estimator Luke Martin and Project Manager Tim Stickland. Ana has over ten years’ experience in the construction industry maintaining and improving health and safety, quality and environmental performance. Luke has worked on a variety of specialist marine projects from port expansions and sea defense structures to flood alleviation schemes and urban regenerations whilst Tim brings with him over 12 years’ industry experience.

James Maclean, CEO of Land & Water said: “During what has been such a challenging year, we are delighted to be expanding our team to bring on innovative and forward-thinking new members that can strengthen our expertise when it comes to maintaining and enhancing the UK’s waterways.

“As we look forward to continued growth as we come out of the pandemic, we are committed to creating new job opportunities whilst looking to close the skills gap and provide much needed job security.”

In addition to welcoming new team members, Land & Water has also been working on some monumental projects including undertaking essential works to the Grand Cascade Apron at Blenheim Palace as well as supporting the Thames Tideway Tunnel project. The wet civil engineering firm has also been constructing fish passes at the ‘Unlocking the Severn’ fish pass site at Holt Weir, on the River Severn, allowing migratory fish to travel to their natural spawning grounds as part of the largest river restoration of its kind.

James continues, “Over the past 12 months we have been incredibly fortunate to have had a healthy order book and to witness a period of growth. We are now very much looking forward to the year ahead as we continue to hire new people and work on iconic projects across the country.”

Land & Water uses its expertise to futureproof waterways across the UK to improve their ecological status and restore the navigable body of water for environmental purposes.

From landmark projects to increased demand for habitat creation services and on-going investment in industry leading plant, demand for Land & Water’s solutions has remained strong.