John is a Senior Design Manager with over 33 years’ experience in civil engineering and general construction. From a strong academic base – BSc (Hons) Civil Engineering; MSc Information Technology; Member of Chartered Institute of Building, MCIOB – John has built a high reputation as a design and build expert.

Drawing on his experience of managing multi-disciplinary design and construction teams, clients and third parties, John has been responsible for delivering technically complex projects in the Rail, Commercial, Industrial, and Residential construction sectors. These include the Thames Water Flood Alleviation Scheme at Abbey Mills, obtaining Third Party approvals and implementing monitoring strategies for the crossing of NR(CTRL) HS1 tunnels, Tube Lines Stratford Market Depot and Jubilee Line, DLR (Abbey Road Station), Network Rail (Gospel Oak to Barking line), ODA (NG and EDF) cable tunnels. Other Rail Projects including Leamington to Banbury Re-signalling, Footbridge, Platform and First Class Waiting Room at Wolverhampton Station, Maintenance Facility for Chiltern Railways at Stourbridge and Multi-modal Transport Interchange at Birmingham International Station.

John is passionate about the importance of communication within teams and across major projects that involve many organisations. This has been most recently evident in his management of the depot design acceptance role on behalf of Bombardier Transportation as part of the project team delivering the Crossrail Rolling Stock and Depot at Old Oak Common and involving liaising with BT Services, the depot contractor (VINCI) and Rail for London.

Specific areas of expertise include:

  • Major experience in managing multi-disciplinary design teams, construction team, client and external parties
  • Communicates well at all levels / chair large multi-disciplinary meetings
  • Analytical ability to identify buildability issues and advise, interrogate drawings and specifications easily and efficiently
  • Adept at pulling together specialist contractors in coordination of design and installation, good understanding of design team processes
  • Advisor to client and professional teams