About Us

Will Rudd Davidson’s approach, as Consulting Structural and Civil Engineers as it has always been, is to provide an exemplary service from concept design through to completion, which will exceed all expectations and make the journey as seamless as possible.

Our mission statement – “It will not suffice to have Clients who are merely satisfied” – drives the operation of our organisation at all levels to ensure that expectations are exceeded and requirements are fully met. Instrumental in this goal is our proactive service delivered to Clients at all stages of a commission.

We offer our Clients a reliable and trustworthy service, both technically and geographically. Economy of design and Client attentiveness, at senior level, is fundamental to company ethos.

Directors and senior staff members are actively involved on all our commissions, and interact with the Client and team during all stages of our projects. The emphasis is on delivering exactly what the Client requires, safely, on time, and within budget.

Our definition of Client is ‘all to whom we deliver a service’; so our Clients are not only the end users or commissioning bodies, but also our fellow Design Team members.

Our People

Our Team are highly qualified, enthusiastic and motivated. Our Organisation recognises the importance of its staff in successful service and products, and has created a working environment where high quality and innovative thinking flourish. Staff members take individual responsibility in all matters pertaining to their work, whilst working with our Directors and senior staff continuously foster a ‘family’ company culture where the emphasis is on work satisfaction.

Our culture has not only allowed the company to enjoy a much lower than average staff turnover, but have led both our Edinburgh and Glasgow offices to maintain ‘Investor In People’ accreditation since 1995, with Investors in People recently reporting that ‘discussions identified a real sense of team spirit and an almost ‘family’, yet highly professional, atmosphere.’

As a means of ensuring currency of staff knowledge in the appropriate specialist domains, our organisation are actively involved with many professional and industry bodies. Our memberships include BSI , BRE, Institution of Structural Engineers the Institution of Civil Engineers.

Both our offices are registered bodies with Structural Engineers Registration Ltd (SER), with SER Registered Certifiers employed across the Practice, to undertake the full certification procedure permitted under the Scottish Building Regulations. Our Edinburgh and Glasgow offices have recently successfully completed their second audits, including a commendable ‘A’ classification. The Auditors review stated “The Body is well run and appears to be alert to all SER Technical and other advisory documents that have been issued to date”.

Our people make Will Rudd Davidson one of Scotland’s leading Structural and Civil Engineering Consultancies. Overall, the Company has approximately 55 skilled core Engineering staff working with the latest technology.  We operate a Quality Management System to BS ISO9001:2008, providing a high standard of service and professionalism with an agile and flexible response to all our Client’s needs.

Our associated offices based in Appin and Warrington, augments our reach and agility both geographically and technically. Our successful business and collaborative relationships with these offices have been continuous since 2000.

Will Rudd Davidson is led by Managing Director Angus Roxburgh in Edinburgh and Managing Director Brian Walker in Glasgow. They are ably assisted by Directors and Associates within both offices.

Our Future

We are committed to maintaining our position as one of the structural and civil engineering consultancy’s of choice in Scotland. To that end, we are focused on succession planning for all levels of staff within the organisation. Our long term aim is to grow our organisation with the emphasis on strength and sustainability, whilst maintaining a reliable and trustworthy professional service of the highest quality.

We will maintain our position at the forefront of new design and construction techniques, by continuously investing in training and technologies, providing efficient state of the art design solutions. We will never lose sight of the importance of professional intuition and hand crafted design and presentation skills, which we hold in equal importance to the most advanced design tools.

Our History

Will Rudd (retired), started as a self-employed consultant in 1978, expanding to form Will Rudd Associates Ltd in 1982, working mainly on Structural and Civil Engineering projects in Scotland. It was at this stage our current Managing Director in Glasgow; Brian Walker joined the company as a Technician.

Will Rudd Associates grew steadily during the 80’s and 90’s, with Stewart Davidson being appointed Production Director in 1992. Our current Managing Director in Edinburgh, Angus Roxburgh, joined us in 1994 as a Project Engineer.

Brian and Angus quickly joined and greatly strengthened the Management Team, which led to the formation of Will Rudd Davidson with Stewart as Managing Director in early 2004.

In 2000, following a period of significant growth in our UK markets, we took the opportunity to open our Glasgow office through the purchase of Roxburgh & Partners. Roxburgh & Partners was formed in Glasgow in 1978 by Graham Roxburgh (Retired) with offices in Glasgow and Warrington, covering industrial, commercial and public projects all over the UK and in some cases overseas. It was also prominent in R&D for renewable energy and offshore oil handling. Our Glasgow office was spearheaded by Brian Walker, assisted by Colin Anderson (Retired) and has grown steadily in strength since its formation.

In 2011, Stewart Davidson retired from control of the company, which was taken up by Brian Walker in Glasgow and Angus Roxburgh in Edinburgh as ‘Joint Managing Directors’. They were joined by two new Directors in Edinburgh, promoted from within; Chris Milne in 2007, Craig Milne in 2011 and Gillian Cooke, Stephen Rudd and Michael John O’Shaughnessey in 2015 to support a continuously growing team.