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Curriculum Vitae

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Breckland Geomatics Limited

Director/Engineering Surveyor

2013 - Present

Since incorporating Breckland Geomatics Limited, I have used the experience gained over the last 25 years to work on a wide variety of projects and aim to expand further by the use of aerial photography.

2019 - 2020:  Bourne Parking - Site Engineer:  Plumbing & aligning steel frame car parks in Cambridge and Reading. QA checks and as-built surveys.

2017 - 2019: Dover Western Dock Revival - Senior Surveyor:  Working with VolkerStevin creating 2 new cargo berths, a new Marina and Pier.  Establishing and maintaining primary site control, carrying out as-built surveys of existing structures, setting-up a GPS system for setting-out piles and using a UAV drone for ortho-photography, stockpile volumetrics and regular video updates.

2016 - 2017: Dover Sea Wall - Site Surveyor: Monitoring 700m of damaged sea wall. Installing & maintaining site control during repairs. As-built surveys of the new construction and UAV surveys of rock armour.

2015: Rivertside, Thetford - Site Engineer: Setting-out 3 storey "Met-frame" building. Checking concrete podium and as-builts of erected frame.

2015: 28 Chancery Lane - Site Engineer: Plumbing, aligning and levelling a 9 storey steel frame building. Working within construction tolerances and producing as-built information.

2014-2015: Hammersmith Flyover - Survey Manager for Principal Contractor during £60m refurbishment works. Establishing primary control, checking critical sub-contractor operations and installing replacement bearings to sub-mm tolerances.

2013: Gravesend Station - Installation of a new pre-cast platform in a safeguarded blockade.

Steelcraft (Severfield-Rowen plc)

Senior Site Engineer

2002 - 2013

2013: Aldgate Tower. A 17 storey office block in the City of London

2012-2013: The Leadenhall Building ("The Cheesegrater") in the City of London. A 52 floor (225m tall) skyscraper, main frame constructed in steel only. Establishing Secondary control ahead of the Principal Contractor and producing as-built information for the PC and Client.

2009-2012: Senior Site Engineer at The Shard of Glass at Tower Bridge, London. Western Europes tallest skyscraper. 87 floors of steel with a concrete core. Managing a team of Site Engineers and liaising with the Principal Contractor to provide ongoing surveys of the structure. Involved in the development of a bespoke method of controlling the installation of the spire.

2007-2009: Responsible for engineering the fabrication of the main steelwork for Heron Tower, City of London. A 46 floor skyscraper constructed in steel only. Achieving the fabrication tolerance of +/- 1mm. Engineering the roof, plant & lift steelwork above level 36.

2005-2007: Site Engineer in the City of London on various projects: "More London", "1 Coleman Street", "Aldermanbury Square".

2003-2005: Heathrow Terminal 5. Sub-structure engineer for the 3 storey basement of the main terminal (300m x 100m), rail box and roof nodes to accommodate the main roof.

Proficient in AutoCad (VBA), Leica total stations and Programming. (Visual Basic, Excel, HTML & Casio calculators).

Williamson Technical Services Ltd

Senior Surveyor

1991 - 2002

Precision and dimensional surveys across the UK, India and Scandinavia, including:

  • Deformation monitoring - Earth & Concrete Dams, Cooling Towers. Involving multiple station observations, Star*Net, Traversing and/or Precise levelling
  • Volumetric Surveys of Aggregate and Slate tippings. Contouring using SDRMap and AutoCad
  • Hydrographic Surveys - Watercourses & Reservoirs. Volumetric or Topographical
  • Topographic Surveys - 1:200 & 1:500 surveys for Highways Dept.
  • Construction - As-built surveys (steel frame buildings) and setting-out (temporary works)
  • Sub-mm Surveys (0.1mm) - Nuclear Power Stations (Sellafield, Sizewell, Torness, Hartlepool, Heysham). Roller alignment at Steel, Plastic Film and Paper Rolling Mills
  • As-built fabricated pipe-spool surveys for off-shore. (0.5" to 48"). Predicting closing spool dimensions and QA checks
  • 3D CAD surveys & modelling. Surveys of vessels/pipework for rigid fire protection. Draughted in AutoCad & Microstation
  • Programming MS Excel and Psion

Survey International (John Laing Group plc)

Graduate Surveyor

1988 - 1990

  • Topographical surveys (1:200/1:500) for Laing Homes
  • Establishing Primary control for setting-out engineer via closed traverse
  • Internal/External Measured Building Surveys