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Spencer Group

About Us

Established in 1989 by our Executive Chairman, Charlie Spencer OBE, Spencer Group is one of the UK’s largest independent, family owned multi-disciplinary engineering businesses.

We specialise in multi-disciplinary engineering projects, ranging from the design and build of green power stations, building capacity on the rail network and maintaining complex suspension bridges. We have a unique approach to engineering and a passion for delivering unique solutions.

Our integrated approach includes capability in design, building, civils, track, slipforming, M&E, materials handling, electrification, controls and instrumentations. Our multi skilled experienced team allows us to deliver turnkey projects for our clients safely on time and to budget.

Spencer Group employs around 350 people and we are recognised for our work in championing female talent within a traditionally male-dominated sector. In 2018 we were awarded the Medium Organisation prize at the Northern Power Women Awards. We are also proud to support the living wage and were the first engineering business to do so. We are passionate about maintaining good mental health having taken the “time to change” pledge. We promote this agenda through our active health campaigns, vary flex working and mental health support.

We’ve been developing extraordinary engineering solutions for over three decades to keep our clients at the forefront.

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Rail Infrastructure

Rail Infrastructure involves some of the most complex and sensitive work that any engineer can undertake, requiring meticulous planning and innovative thinking to complete large packages of works under time pressure and to strict parameters. With over 20 years of experience in delivering large scale, multidisciplinary rail projects for some of the most vital parts of the UK’s rail infrastructure – Spencer have developed a speciality in succeeding where others can’t.

From platforms to whole stations and local networks to projects of national significance, Spencer have the combined expertise in civil, electrical, OHLE, track and rail engineering to handle the demands of any project from design to delivery. Our industry-leading in-house design team combine with our planning team to coordinate the whole package of works, ensuring even the most stringent possession and cost requirements are met through value engineering and daring new solutions to even the trickiest engineering problems.

Collaboration is one of our biggest strengths, and we pride ourselves on great relationships with stakeholders and the engineering disciplines we bring to the table. From the design and planning phase all the way through to the construction and commissioning, all the parties involved input into the process to ensure the needs of each element in the project are fulfilled. Our previous experience gives us the knowledge to drive efficiencies and anticipate problems and work with the supply chain so that they can be solved with the minimum of delay.

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