Hydrock has hired Paul Hooton from Jacobs as technical director and Jonathon Sander as senior geo-environmental consultant, to be based in the Manchester office and work as part of the company’s land quality arm.
Hooton spent almost 10 years with Jacobs, and is a chartered civil engineer with 16 years of post-graduate experience in the geotechnical sector. He has worked on projects covering the rail, light rail, highways, aviation, flood protection, utilities, local government and leisure sectors. His experience is in ground investigation, geotechnical design, reporting, geotechnical construction, asset management and supervision of new-build infrastructure.
Joining Hooton in Hydrock’s Albert Square office to work alongside technical director Danny Hope, is Jonathon Sander. Sander joins from Capita and has recently completed an MSc at Lancaster University in contamination, risk assessment and remediation.
Speaking about these appointments, Dr Scott Elliott, Hydrock’s national director for land quality, said: “The appointment of Paul and Jonathon is illustrative of the quality and depth of experience in our land quality team. They are great additions to our highly regarded team in Manchester, and across our business our early-career professionals will really benefit from Paul’s experience.
“We are going from strength to strength in our delivery of high-quality geotechnical engineering consultancy and land quality site investigations. Our Manchester team has recently won projects to provide geo-environmental consultancy during delivery of the Manchester to Trafford Park Metrolink extension, and is delivering ground investigations for Peel Land & Property for a manufacturing facility in Ellesmere Port.”