North East Office Director Chris Rudd

Earth Environmental & Geotechnical New Director for North East & North Yorkshire.

Earth Environmental & Geotechnical’s are delighted to announce the new director for the North East and North Yorkshire office in Teesside is Chris Rudd. The North East Team will cover the whole of North East of England and North Yorkshire, offering expert Geotechnical Engineering, Mining, Geotechnical and Geological Risk Assessment to our clients.

Chris spent his early years in the small town of Market Weighton, East Yorkshire before attending Durham University to study Earth Sciences graduating in 2000. Chris now resides in Guisborough with his wife and two children, well positioned for the Tyne and Wear, Teesside, Durham and Yorkshire markets. In his spare time Chris can often be found riding his mountain bike for up to 24 hours at a time as well as pulling on Church bell ropes.

Following graduation Chris secured the position of Geologist mining potash in North Yorkshire and after 5 years working a mile underground he saw the light and moved on to continue his geoscience career in the ground investigation sector. He rapidly progressed and enhanced his experience in this field with a number of site investigation contractors and consultants, working on projects across the UK including the widening of the M25 and the new Kincardine Bridge across the Firth of Forth.

Earth Environmental and geotechnical engineering North East Office

Chris quickly moved up the ranks to Project Manager/Team Leader roles, gaining experience in medium to large scale projects across sectors including due diligence, retail, commercial and residential development. This included the redevelopment of Stratford, East London and construction of the London 2012 athletes village and adjacent Westfield retail park.

In more recent years he has concentrated predominantly in the North East, leading and developing teams of geologists, engineers and environmental scientists, and developing a strong network of clients. He has also had the opportunity to augment his extensive ground investigation experience with more detailed knowledge of cost effective and environmentally sustainable regeneration and ground engineering.

A key project Chris directed in recent years was the investigation of man-made cavities for the MOD in Wiltshire, to make way for new military housing. This was a high profile site with national media interest, which brought with it the requirement for bespoke temporary ground engineering solutions to ensure safe entry into excavations for archaeologists, surveyors and journalists! Now nearing 20 years experience his specialities include: assessment of brownfield regeneration, contaminated land risk assessment, mining, mining legacy remediation, geotechnics, ground investigation, remediation method statements, environmental due diligence, business development, project management, development of junior staff, business management and office management.