A services consultancy to the utilities and infrastructure industry will open its new office this month, creating 50 new jobs in the Bicester area.

Founded in Bicester in 2003, Dalcour Maclaren has grown its workforce to 475 full-time staff from its headquarters and opened new working spaces in 18 locations nationwide including London, Bristol, Thetford, Crewe, Stirling and Ballymena in Northern Ireland.

The ribbon on the new office will be cut this Thursday (June 13) and will make it the company's second office in Bicester.

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The new office forms part of a long-term growth strategy in which Dalcour Maclaren intends to increase its workforce to meet the demand from the UK’s utility and infrastructure sector, with surveyors, project managers, environmental planners and GIS specialists being recruited.

Its team specialise in providing end-to-end consultancy services to ensure smooth delivery of projects through land surveying, geomatics, environmental planning and property asset management.

The new office will create a new hub for teamwork and collaboration at its Oxfordshire headquarters.

The space has achieved an A+ rating and will be powered largely by solar panels with EV charging points installed.

James Neil, CEO and founder of Dalcour Maclaren, said creating new jobs and upscaling the company’s operation will maintain the company’s place as a leader is the services provided.

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James Neil, CEO and founder of Dalcour MaclarenJames Neil, CEO and founder of Dalcour Maclaren (Image: Dalcour Maclaren)

“Expanding our headquarters in Bicester is an important milestone, and one we’re especially proud of given Oxfordshire is where Dalcour Maclaren launched,” said Mr Neil.

“The UK is undergoing a seismic shift in utility and infrastructure investment as part of a push to net zero because of climate change. Dalcour Maclaren is at the forefront of this, helping clients deliver vital work for UK plc.

“This new office will help us grow our team and support our ambitious growth plans. We are people-focused, so want to ensure we have the best environment for our team to keep on delivering our great work across the UK.”

Joanna Middleton, head of talent acquisition at Dalcour Maclaren, said: “As a business rooted in relationships and service excellence, our new space supports our mission to offer careers which accommodate all lifestyles while championing inclusivity and innovation.

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“Our new office will create hundreds of jobs over the next five years, fostering emerging skills in technology to keep us at the forefront of a rapidly evolving workplace.

“We are bold in our recruitment strategy, proactively attracting talent from all backgrounds and levels, from apprenticeships and graduate programs to mid-senior and leadership roles.

“If you're looking for a purpose-driven role where you can achieve your ambitions and make a difference to the future of our planet, we want to hear from you."