Business

We maintain strong links with business and industry through our Civil and Environmental Engineering Advisory Board.

Industrial Advisory Board

A Civil Engineering Industrial Advisory Board has been in place at Surrey for the past 35 years. At present the Civil Engineering Advisory Board is chaired by Jim Hutchins who has been associated with many key developments at Surrey in the past fifteen or so years. Jim, a Director of WSP, brought his company into the scholarship scheme providing additional industrial placements for our students. As chairman of the Civil Engineering Advisory Board Jim has insisted it runs on boardroom practice and that the committee members are active and bring a variety of skills and backgrounds to the table. The committee meets three times a year and has a developing agenda. At appropriate times the board focusses on issues in line with JBM priorities of Health and Safety, Sustainability, and Design teaching. Additionally the Board will advise on programme developments, research and new approaches to teaching taking advantage of industry connections.

The Department team that are at a meeting are the Head of Department, The Research leads for the Geomechanics Group, the Infrastructure Systems Engineering Group, the Water and Environmental Health Group and the Global Centre for Air Research, the Director of Learning and Teaching, the Surrey/ICE Scholarship Coordinator and any relevant member of staff that has a particular input to a meeting’s agenda.

Industrialists

Chair

Jim Hutchins - Director, WSP UK
BSc, CEng, MICE, MCIHT.

Members

Claire Cobbett - Major Projects Risk Manager, Highways England
CEng, MICE, FHEA.

Colin Fowler - Group Director, Tony Gee

Steve Harridge - Executive Director, Tony Gee and Partners LLP
BSc, MSc, DIC, FIStructE, FICE, MHKIE.

Michele Hicks - Project Manager, Chessington World of Adventures Resort
MEng.

Paul Hoyland - Tunnelling Director - Major Projects, Balfour Beatty Civil Engineering Ltd
BSc, CEng, MICE.

Darren James - Managing Director Infrastructure, Costain
BEng, CEng, MICE, FICIHT, FIoD.

Graham Owens - Consultant, past President of the Institution of Structural Engineers
MSc, PhD, FREng, FIStructE, CEng.

Matt Parker - Senior Temporary Works Engineer, Skanska
MEng

Martin Pratt - Consultant, Bachy Soletanche Ltd
BSc, MSc, CEng, MICE, MHKIE.

Nick Russell - President of The Institution of Structural Engineers and Director of Thomasons
BSc, CEng, FICE, FIStructE, MCMI.

Lily Webb - Graduate Civil Engineer, Atkins, member of the SNC-Lavalin Group
MEng, GMICE

Academic members

Professor Abigail Bristow Head of Civil and Environmental Engineering Department
Professor Marios Chryssanthopoulos Professor of Structural Systems
Professor Suby Bhattacharya Chair in Geomechanics
Dr Juan Sagaseta Senior Lecturer
Dr Mike Mulheron Reader in Construction Materials, Director of Learning and Teaching
Dr Rick Woods Associate Dean (Learning and Teaching)
Dr Alex Hagen-Zanker  Programme Leader BEng/MEng

Student representatives

 To be confirmed shortly.

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Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
University of Surrey
Guildford
Surrey
GU2 7XH