17:45 – Arrival
18:15 – Discussion Panel Start followed by Q&A
19:30 – Networking
Join us for an informal evening discussion and debate about how to make a successful career in engineering. This is an opportunity to hear leading figures from industry reflecting back on their career and sharing their own personal story about their journey to success. The panel discussion will be followed by a Q&A session and then a hot food buffet will be available. Tickets are limited so please purchase your ticket to avoid disappointment.
Professor Paul Lambert – Moderator
Paul is Technical Director for Mott MacDonald. He has over 30 years’ experience in the investigation of structural durability and degradation and in the development of novel remedial techniques for bridges and other structures. His team are internationally recognised for their work on cathodic protection and service life prediction. Paul is Visiting Professor at the Centre for Infrastructure Management at Sheffield Hallam.
Claire is a Project Director and Team Director for Ramboll’s Project Management Team in Chester. She has worked in the industry since 1984 with experience of civil, transportation, marine, geotechnical and environmental engineering projects. Since 2001 Claire has been involved in the delivery of the successful £600m Mersey Gateway DBFO from feasibility, through options appraisal, statutory process, public inquiry, business case and procurement to construction.
Mark is a Technical Director and project manager for AECOM’s long span bridge group with over 20 years’ experience. He has worked on the construction of three of the world’s longest suspension bridges and more than 20 suspension bridges throughout his career. He is well known for his work on the preservation of suspension bridge cables by dehumidification.
Keith Gardner is a Project Director with Skanska Construction UK Ltd with over 25 years contracting experience. He has been with Skanska for 26 years delivering small project to large multi-million pound infrastructure schemes with the majority of his experience in the rail sector. He is currently Project Director for the civil engineering delivery of the Northern Hub and Electrification scheme.
Helen established Manchester practice Renaissance in 2012, borne out of a continued desire to provide considered design and engineering services in a collaborative environment. She has worked with Alan Baxter & Associates, Techniker and with Buro Happold as a director. Helen is an active collaborator with The School of Architecture at MMU and a Trustee for Local Creation / Space to Create.