Apart from my academic & professional qualifications as the highlights in my career, rebuilding two failed dams at Soudley ponds would be the biggest achievements. Both dams breached & failed in both instances one in 2012, the other in 2013 & caused damage to the environments below, which included a small population of native ‘white tailed crayfish’. Therefore rebuilding them as quick as possible was imperative. This involved large muck shifting works, importing large quantities of fill, compacting, re-profiling, clay lining & other associated road works, drainage works, path & car park works.
2013 – To Date: Progressing towards Chartered Status CEng MICE, IAgrE
2014: Obtained IEng MIAgrE professional accreditation through EC (UK) & IAgrE respectively.
2013: Obtained CSCS (Health & Safety) white card professionally qualified person status
2007 – 2009: Bsc (Hons) Degree in Civil & Construction Engineering at Allt-yr-yn University of Wales, Newport. (2.1)
2006 – 2007: HND Civil & Construction Engineering at Allt-yr-yn University of Wales, Newport. (Exam results – Merit/Distinction).
Obtaining Eng Tech TMICE professional accreditation through EC (UK) & ICE respectively.
Obtaining CSCS (Health & Safety) Gold card site supervisors status.
2004 – 2006: HNC Civil & Construction Engineering at Allt-yr-yn University of Wales, Newport. (Exam results - Merit)
2002 – 2004: ONC Civil & Construction Engineering at Pontypool College. (Exam results – Merit/Pass)
1999 – 2001: ND Countryside Studies at Usk College, (Results – Pass)
1996 – 1998: Fairwater comprehensive School: 8 GCSEs grades A-C including Maths, English & Science
Sept 08 – To date July 2013
District Civil Engineer for Forestry Commission England covering the West of England Forest District.
I have been employed by the Forestry Commission as their regional / district civil engineer for 7 years. I hold a budget of £1m excluding any externally funded projects & have two direct staff, a works supervisor & grader driver. I take responsibility for:
Positions of Responsibility
2008 – to date
District civil engineer, responsible for:
How has IAgrE helped me
IAgrE has helped me develop my skills in my profession of civil engineering within a forestry environment. I chose to become a member of this professional body to benefit from specialised training programmes, the opportunity for networking and mentoring opportunities, and to hear industry news. This has helped me to further my knowledge & skills no end. I cannot recommend joining enough.