I became a site engineer in 2003 and gained a lot of experience in marine works such as flood defences, bridges, pontoons and ferry landings. I have gained a good knowledge of steel piling throughout my career and have ONC/HNC in Civil Engineering qualifications along with Site Managers Safety training and supervision.
HNC Civil Engineering
ONC Civil Engineering
Appointed Person (Lifting Operations)
Nov 1998 – Oct 2007 Harbour & General/Volker Stevin
South Shields Ferry Landing – Nexus – Large RC pontoon built in dry dock, floated and located in tubular steel guide piles – steel bascule bridge and accommodation buildings
Gateshead Millennium Bridge – £18m – Gateshead Council – Unique technically complex rotating bridge over River Tyne – Partnering Scheme
Forsyth Road Parapet Replacement – Newcastle City Council – Installation of new sheet piled wall and in-situ concrete cladding
Commissioners Quay, Blyth – £0.5m – Blyth Valley Borough Council. Refurbishment of existing timber staithes including the removal and replacement of rotten greenheart piles and complete re-decking of structure. Construction of steel piled Art Feature Foundation, within the existing staithes
Bonga FPSO Civil Engineering Works – £1.8m – AMEC Services Limited – Construct new piled moorings for a fit out of new oil refinery ship
Kirkwall Harbour Development, Hatston Facility – Main Pier Works – £14m – Orkney Island Council – Construction of new pier facility
Braystones WwTW- £10M – United Utilities – construct a new green field site WwTW and 3 remote pumping stations.
Barton Haven Tidal Defences – £3.5M – Environment Agency – Sheet piled walls complete with brick cladding, RC Walls and Installation of new revetment.
Hexham Flood Alleviation Scheme – £5.3M – Environment Agency – Installation of 1100m of 1800 diameter culvert pips and box culverts, permanent sheet piling works with concrete cladding at culvert outfall, installation of tubular piles as a debris screen and rc works to existing flood defence.
Wakefield Flood Alleviation Scheme – £1.5M – Environment Agency – 7 small satellite sites with rc floodwall works and a main site comprising the demolition of a 3 storey office block, the installation of cfa piles with steels columns and cladding works to remaining existing building.
Keadby Bank Stabilisation – £0.75M – Environment Agency – The reduction of existing clay flood embankment to install a sheet piled wall and clay embankment widened.
A69 Haydon Bridge Bypass – £18M – Highways Agency – The construction of 4 structures, which consisted, a viaduct and 3no. Bridges to create a new bypass
FREELANCE CIVIL ENGINEER –
Nov 2007 – Mar 2009
Nov 2007 – Mar 2008
Setting out Engineer and Site Supervisor – Lumsden and Carroll (Wimpey homes) Dunston Staiths) – Construction of new build terraced houses ranging from 2 – 6 houses per foundation. Duties included setting out of drainage and services as well as the concrete founds and floors.
Mar 2008 – Aug 2008
Site Engineer/Site supervisor – Shepherd Construction – Newcastle Airport Hotel – Construction of a new 180 bedroom four star hotel complete with underground car parking, gym and restaurant/bar. Setting out of steel columns as well as in-situ and precast concrete, drainage, curtain walling and brise soleil brackets.
Sept 2008 – Nov 2008
Site Engineer/Site supervisor – Rainton Construction/(Bam) – Construction of a new 5 storey science block for Newcastle University. Setting out of RC retaining walls and slabs, bolt jigs, blockwork and curtain walling.
Jan 2009 – Mar 2009
Site Engineer/Site supervisor – Tarmac – Runway resurfacing works to Newcastle International Airport – Setting out of all resurfacing works including aircraft navigation lights, runway lights and white lines.
Mar 2009 – Oct 2011
Mar 2009 – Sept 2009
Site Engineer/Site supervisor – Environment Agency – Stallingborough Sea Defences – The installation of a new sheet piled wall, frc works to existing revetment and the installation of rock armour works.
Sept 2009 – Nov 2009
Site Engineer/Site supervisor – Environment Agency – Halton Marshes Tidal Defence Improvements – The installation of a new sheet piled wall with RC works to existing revetment and the installation of rock armour works
Dec 2009 – Jun 2010
Site Engineer/Site Supervisor – Blackpool Council – Blackpool Central – The placement of gabion basket foundation with a 200mm revetment blinding concrete and pre-cast stepped unit installation to new revetment blinding.
July 2010 – Nov 2010
Site Engineer/Site supervisor – Environment Agency – Lincshore beach regeneration – Dredging and placement of 561,000mз of sand to re-profile 24 kilometres of existing beach.
Novr 2010 – Jan 2011
Site Engineer/Site supervisor – Wakefield Council – Newmiller Dam – The removal of coping stones to existing dam wall and increase existing height of dam wall, new coping stones and handrailing installation.
Jan 2011 – May 2011
Site Engineer/Site supervisor – Highways – Silverlink A19/A1058 – Carriageway widening scheme – The erection of a RC retaining wall along with the carriageway widening works and new kerb line installation.
May 2011 – Oct 2011 concrete capping beam along with the installation of a pre-cast concrete revetment and wave wall structure.
Oct 2011 – Sept 2012
Octr 2011 – Sept 2012
Senior Site Superintendent – Adma/Adnoc – Das Island Development Phase III – In charge of logistics, and systems of work. The project is an extension to an existing petro chemical island in the United Arab Emirates for Abu-Dhabi National Oil Company. Rock armour revetment with concrete x-block armour protection to the new dredged sand island extension.
Jan 2013 – Feb 2014
Contracts Engineer – SPI-Appleton – Production of method statements/risk assessments, lift plans, comparing quotes for materials/services. Visting sites to check health and safety, site diaries, permits etc.
Mar 2014 – Oct 2014
Section Engineer – Bam Nuttall – Woodlesford FAS – Supervision and review of piling subcontractor. Installed piles have a concrete ground beam with brick cladding and coping stone. This project also required a large earthworks package to provide a attenuation pond to be constructed and an insitu reinforced concrete wall.
Jul 2014 – Ocr 2014
Section Engineer – Bam Nuttall – M6 Junction 16 Improvements – Supervison and review of piling subcontractor for M6 approach road widening. Steel sheet piles were installed with both Leader Rig and Movax side-grip vibratory hammers.
Oct 2014 – Present
Freelance supervisor for Piling firm working on a new basement in the Battersea area of London. The site consists 700nr piles in varying lengths installed in a complex shape with 2nr Giken silent pile press, 3nr auger rigs, a Movax and a Leader rig.
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