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Craig Goff

Job title: Technical Director, Dams and Reservoirs and Emerging Technologies Sector Lead

Professional background: Chartered Engineer (CEng); Chartered Manager (CMgr); MSc Irrigation Engineering and Water Management; BEng (Hons) Civil Engineering; Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers (FICE); Member of the Chartered Management Institute (MCMI); Supervising Panel Engineer; British Dam Society member.

When did you join HR Wallingford? In 2012, having previously worked as a Senior Dams Engineer for a major UK engineering consultancy.

How do you apply your knowledge? I use my engineering knowledge of dam safety, and experience as a panel engineer under the UK Reservoirs Act 1975, to help convert our cutting edge research into specialist consultancy services in the dams and reservoirs sector. Working with a great team of dams engineers, asset management specialists, dam break modellers and sedimentation modellers enables me to develop solutions to even the most complex reservoir safety issues. I have also pioneered the use of the ARCboat for reservoir bathymetry.

What do you enjoy about your work? I enjoy being able to spend time with clients during reservoir safety inspections. This one to one interaction over long periods of time allows me to fully understand their problems and help deliver appropriate solutions. I also enjoy the freedom and support that HR Wallingford offers to explore exciting new technologies relevant to dams and reservoirs. 

I never thought I’d get to combine my two real passions: dam engineering and cars! I’m a real petrol head and a big Top Gear fan, so I was delighted when Dŵr Cymru Welsh Water asked me to help out.

Craig in action