Job title: Group Manager - Engineering
Professional background: MSc in Mechanical Engineering including solid and fluid mechanics; Diplôme d'Etudes Universitaires Générales (DEUG) – Maths and Science
When did you join HR Wallingford? I came to Wallingford for my university placement in 2001, and then joined in 2002 following the completion of my degree.
How do you apply your knowledge? Currently, I focus on project management for a variety of projects from conceptual to detailed design of marine terminals and cooling water systems for industrial plants (power plants, refineries…). However, during my time at HR Wallingford I have had the chance to cover differing areas. I initially specialised in wave modelling before moving to engineering and the design of marine structures. I then developed my project management skills and enjoyed looking after large multidisciplinary oil and gas and power projects in the Middle East, Nigeria and Australia. In 2009, I had the opportunity to be involved in business development and moved to Dubai to head HR Wallingford’s Middle East activities. During my time in the Middle East I enjoyed regular client contacts as well as the cultural experience. Since my return from Dubai in late 2011, I have been concentrating on industrial hydraulics projects for the benefit of our Middle East and South Korean clients. Finally, I have recently taken on the role of Group Manager for the Engineering Group supporting all of HR Wallingford’s market sectors.
What do you enjoy about your work? I particularly like the varied and collaborative nature of the work here at HR Wallingford amongst friendly colleagues and world renowned experts in their fields.
I focus on project management for a variety of projects from conceptual to detailed design of marine terminals and cooling water systems for industrial plants