Arcadis Recruitment Case Study


Arcadis is a leading global design and consultancy firm for natural and built assets. Employing around 27,000 people in over 70 countries and generating €3.4 billion (£2.6 billion) in revenue. 

Arcadis has grown via mergers and acquisitions since 1990, including the British firms AYH in 2005, EC Harris in 2011 and Hyder Consulting in 2014. 

High profile Arcadis projects include the Millau Viaduct in France, the world’s longest and highest multipier cable-stayed bridge (at just short of 2.5km long and 343m high) and the Burj Khalifa where Arcadis was appointed to provide independent peer review of the structural system of the tower and was later also chosen as “architect and engineer of record”.

ALLEN & YORK has a long established recruitment partnership with Arcadis (and previously Hyder and EC Harris) having forged strong relationships with all three over 23 years.  Our depth of technical understanding allows us to work very closely with the internal Arcadis recruitment team creating the best possible channels of communication and the ability to source the most accurately matched talent.

ALLEN & YORK are a tier one supplier for Arcadis within a finely tuned PSL and we work across a broad range of technical recruitment requirements, across our environmental, planning & built environment and health & safety teams.  Our teams are very closely matched to the Arcardis internal recruitment teams enabling ALLEN & YORK to work essentially as an extension to their business. 

Current successes and assignments include; ESIA, ecology and environmental due diligence, geotechnical and geo-environmental engineers; quantity surveying and transport planning; river and flood modelling, as well as CDM & health and safety roles.

ALLEN & YORK has been a key recruitment partner to Arcadis, supporting them to grow their teams across these areas of technical expertise for over two decades.  With our extensive global networks we are also working with them across Europe and the USA, as well as in the UK, as we continue to expand our global capability.

The Arcadis logo is the fire salamander, a species which can only live in an ecologically stable environment, and ALLEN & YORK are very proud to support the company’s sustainable growth by successfully sourcing high calibre technical professionals.

“ALLEN & YORK are a very professional recruitment consultancy who can be trusted to deliver high quality service to both their client and candidates.  It is through their honesty and relationship building that they ensure efficiency in the recruitment process.  ALLEN & YORK are an important recruitment company for Arcadis and we welcome their support. 
UK Head of Talent Acquisitions at Arcadis