Our Culture

CGL is the largest independent specialist geotechnical and geoenvironmental consultancy in the UK with a culture of innovation, openness and inclusivity.

We have a hotbed of talented and capable people working together to develop new ideas for innovative ground solutions. 62% of our technical staff have a postgraduate Masters degree or a PhD, while 40% of our technical staff are Chartered professionals. Our lively team of engineers, engineering geologists and environmental scientists provide a diversity of approaches and pragmatic solutions to meet clients’ needs.

CGL is a distinctive employer as 44% of the company staff are female, which closely reflects the gender profile of the entire UK workforce and is in stark contrast to the construction industry average of less than 10% women employees. Our approach to inclusivity helps us to attract bright individuals and offer a well-rounded perspective to ground based risks.

As an independent company CGL can respond quickly to your needs and changes in technology or legislation. We stand by our solutions that are carefully calculated to manage risk without using over-engineered designs.

Our perspective, expertise and inclusive culture were recognised by Ground Engineering magazine who selected CGL for its Consulting Firm of the Year award in 2016.

Furthermore, CGL was recognised as ‘Outstanding’ by The Sunday Times Best 100 Companies in 2016. This award highlights the high level of engagement our staff have with the company, and their pride in their work.