A North East firm of engineers is set to create jobs after a move to larger offices to accommodate demand for its geotechnical services.

RWO, which launched its geotechnical services department in 2022 in Teesside, providing a range of ground investigation services, has secured an additional 1,000 sq. ft. of space at its Stokesley office, more than tripling current office capacity.

The firm is currently recruiting for graduate ground engineers as well as experienced geo-technical/geo-environmental professionals to boost the current three-strong team.

The move follows six months of rapid growth and development for the firm’s geotechnical operations, which has seen ground investigation and laboratory testing services provided to support residential housing development work at Wynyard Village for Cameron Hall Developments. Work on an undisclosed North East developer in County Durham has also been completed while ground engineering work around the remediation of a former colliery is about to start.

Growth for RWO, which is investing in additional space and resources to support both workforce needs and client service requirements, has come on the back of an increasing workload from North of England residential developers who see an optimistic outlook for the property sector.

Head of the geotechnical department Chris Rudd said he is eyeing further expansion in the next 12 months on the back of a strong pipeline of work and ongoing investment in skilled staff.

He said: “We are busier than ever, investing to secure growth and increase our footprint with a business that’s on the rise. The move supports our strategic growth plans, allowing us to take advantage of rising enquiry levels and orders in a robust North of England residential house-building market.

“Additional space provides room for growth, enabling the team to better serve existing and future customers. It represents the next chapter for the business, laying firm foundations as we continue to go from strength-to-strength.”