JBA-Bentley is a joint venture between JN Bentley and Jeremy Benn Associates (JBA), established in 2013. The partnership brings together the specialist skills and expertise of the two firms: JN Bentley as a civil engineering contractor, and JBA as a water and environmental consultant and designer.

Our team supplies the Environment Agency's Water and Environment Management (WEM) Framework through Lot 4: Asset Delivery.

Our primary service is the provision of civil engineering construction works, typically in a design and build contractual arrangement. We work across the fully project lifecycle with our WEM Clients to understand flooding problems and delivering solutions. This includes developing business cases, providing Early Contractor Involvement in the form of advice on buildability, cost and risk. We develop concept and detailed design solutions and construct works across a wide range of flood risk management assets. We have in-house capability to support our teams with river modelling, hydromorphology, environmental and ecological guidance, and have MEICA professionals who deliver solutions for hydraulic control structures and pumping stations.

Since our appointment in 2013, we have become an established and highly reputable framework supplier, supporting the EA and its partners during and after the winter floods to provide protection against flood and coastal erosion risks.

In 2014, JBA Bentley opened an office in Leeds City Centre, where both design and construction teams are co-located, and this was followed by the opening of a Peterborough office in July 2015.

JBA Bentley’s place on the extended WEM framework will run until June 2019.

We currently have engineering opportunities in Leeds and Peterborough – read more here

“After 14 years of working with the Environment Agency on frameworks, we are very pleased to be continuing our relationship through the Water and Environmental Management Framework. We are committed to providing specialist consultancy support to help reduce the risk from river and coastal flooding and to secure social and environmental improvements.”

Marc Pinnell, Managing Director, JBA Consulting

“The JBA-Bentley JV brings together design and construction expertise under one organisation and under the “same roof”. This integrated approach, tried and tested elsewhere in the water industry continues to deliver safe, sustainable and cost-efficient flood risk management schemes.”

Ian Bester, National Framework Manager, JBA Bentley