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Listed below are the 2017-2018 session CIHT East Midlands Committee members. Any new members who join during the session are first approved by the Committee, and then adopted as Co-opted Members until the next AGM, at which they may formally be appointed.
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Highway Manager in the northern area of Lincolnshire
Steve works as an Area Highway Manager in the northern area of Lincolnshire, managing, maintaining and improving the existing highway network.
Steve works as an Area Highway Manager in the northern area of Lincolnshire, managing, maintaining and improving the existing highway network, along with responsibilities for general Highway Authority functions. He has worked on most aspects of local authority Municipal Engineering, specialising in highway engineering and then general management.
Having worked as a Chartered Civil Engineer for 27 years, initially with Rossendale District, Lancashire then Rotherham and Doncaster Metropolitan Borough Councils, he currently works for Lincolnshire County Council in the West Lindsey District area
Steve is particularly interested in our commitment to professional development and has supported professional institution activities and interests in the East Midlands Region for several years. He was actively involved with various East Midlands ICE committees and was the former East Midlands Chairman in 2007. He is keen to encourage local authority engineers and technicians to benefit professionally from their local CIHT Region, based in Nottingham.
Associate Director CH2M, a Jacobs company
Dr Behzad Rahimzadeh has over 25 years' experience in pavement structural evaluation, review of pavement failure, pavement condition survey, Highway, airport, port and industrial pavement design.
Dr Behzad Rahimzadeh has more than 25 years' wide-ranging experience in pavement structural evaluation, design and review of pavement failure, pavement condition survey using pavement management software such as MicroPaver, Highway and airport pavement design, port pavement and industrial pavement design.
He has worked on numerous related, international projects, and published several articles and spoken at a range of professional conferences.
Stephanie set up and runs a successful business providing Contract Engineering Services to various Clients and is currently working with CH2M Hill whilst studying part time for an MSc in Transport Eng
After graduating from university with an honours degree in Astronomy and Geology, Stephanie began her career as a Clerk of Works working with the Ministry of Defence, Defence Estates in and around London. During her time as a Clerk of Works, Stephanie also gained an NC in Construction. After a successful 4 years, Stephanie commenced work with Mouchel for 6 years working in various departments from project management & finance to Highways design and detailing, Safety Engineering and SCRIM analysis to Structures and Bridge Inspections. During her time with Mouchel, Stephanie also gained an HNC in Civil Engineering and several company awards both as an individual and team projects.
Following a departure from Mouchel, Stephanie set up and runs a successful business providing Contract Engineering Services to various Clients and is currently working with CH2M Hill whilst studying part time for an MSc in Transport Engineering and Planning with Edinburgh Napier University.
Associate, Atkins Limited
Graham has over thirty years experience, predominantly in the design of highways infrastructure including large scale residential and commercial developments and major trunk road and motorway schemes.
Graham has over thirty years experience, predominantly in the design of highways infrastructure including minor improvements, large scale residential and commercial developments and major trunk road and motorway schemes.
Research Officer, Nottingham Transportation Engineering Centre, University of Nottingham
James has been working for the last five and a half years at the Nottingham Transportation Engineering Centre in the Civil Engineering Department at the University of Nottingham.
James has been working for the last five and a half years at the Nottingham Transportation Engineering Centre in the Civil Engineering Department at the University of Nottingham. Since September 2007 he has been a Research Officer.
In this role his work has involved some lecturing and teaching as part of the Pavement Materials and Advanced Pavement Materials modules, supervision of PhD and Masters students, project management and research project work and has been involved in several Task Groups associated with asphaltic materials as part of the RILEM organisation (The International Union of Laboratories and Experts in Construction Materials, Systems and Structures).
Originally he was employed as a Research Fellow working on an EPSRC funded project the ‘Development and FE Implementation of a Non-Linear Constitutive Model for Asphalt’. He obtained a BEng (Hons) degree in Metallurgy and Materials Technology from the University of Birmingham. He went on to complete a PhD in Metallurgy and Materials on ‘The effect of Macroalloying on the Microstructure and Mechanical Properties of g-based Titanium Aluminides’.
Before attending University he also worked at Nuclear Electric for a year as part of the Year in Industry Scheme. He has been involved with the Midlands Branch Committee since the beginning of 2008, particularly part of the Social Committee.
Lecturer, University of Nottingham
Dr Nick Thom has been a member of the academic staff of the Department of Civil Engineering at the University of Nottingham since 1991 as well as acting as a consultant to UK design firm Scott Wilson.
Dr. Nick Thom has been a member of the academic staff of the Department of Civil Engineering at the University of Nottingham since 1991 as well as acting as a consultant to UK design firm Scott Wilson. He continues to be extensively involved in research in both highway and railway engineering as well as leading the railway engineering teaching. In addition to authoring numerous technical papers he has now published a textbook on the subject of pavement engineering.
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Assistant Engineer, Kier
Lucy was co-opted as Web Officer for the year.
Lucy is an experienced and driven individual, specialising in safety and improvement projects on the Strategic Road Network.
Lucy has a wide range of highways related experience, she currently specialises in safety and improvement schemes on the strategic road network for Highways England.
She has continued to show passion towards the industry, with her efforts being rewarded in 2017 when she was awarded the Professor John Pike Award for Women in Civil Engineering for Outstanding Achievement and Contribution by Nottingham Trent University.
Lucy transitioned to Kier in 2016, specialising in delivering safety and improvement projects on the Highways England Strategic Road Network as part of the East Midlands Asset Delivery Contract in Area 7. The contract was the first under Highways England’s new asset-led delivery model, worth £50m. She also draws on her experience at Local Authorities to guide her colleagues at Kier when it comes to sustainable transport and active travel.
Her experience and drive enable her to act as a positive role model to younger generations, she mentors apprentices at Kier and students still in education. She offers a variety of support such as giving career path advice, having experienced the apprenticeship route herself, to organising work experience at Kier and Highways England for budding Highways and Transport Engineers. Lucy is also an active STEM Ambassador
Andy is a Chartered Civil Engineer with 25 years’ experience in transportation, transport asset and project management, construction and maintenance with consultants, contractors and local authorities
Andy is a Chartered Civil Engineer with 25 years’ experience in transportation, transport asset management, project management, construction and maintenance with consultants, contractors and local authorities.
He was appointed Associate Director Transportation with Atkins in 2015 supporting Asset Management, Contract Management and Collaborative Working projects.
Previously Andy spent 20 years leading local highway departments including transformation and business development in procurement, contract management, collaboration and business process optimisation whilst delivering £70M/annum customer focussed local highway service.
He has been actively involved in delivering the Highways Maintenance Efficiency Programme from the beginning and continue to be a HMEP advocate East Midlands, and continues to represent local transport authorities and ADEPT at various resilience forum and was previously involved in producing the 3 Counties Adaptation Plan and the Royal Academy’s Infrastructure, Engineering and Climate Change Adaptation report.
Andy is a member of the ICE Transport Expert Panel and State of The Nation steering group and was Chair ICE East Midlands in 2014/2015 and Chair CIHT Midlands 2013/2015.
Senior Airfield Pavement Engineer, Safety Environment & Engineering (Engineering & Construction), Defence Infrastructure Organisation
For the last twenty years Andrew has worked for DIO and its predecessors in many roles, and has special interests in airfield pavements, roads, rail and ports. He has been a member of CIHT since 1982
On graduation Andrew first worked for a road construction unit, a water authority and then various local authorities.
For the last twenty years he has worked for DIO in many roles. He is currently based in Sutton Coldfield, and has special interests in asset management, airfield pavements, roads, rail and ports.
He has been a member of CIHT since 1982 when he was involved with highways & street lighting with a Metropolitan Borough.
Following work overseas he joined the Midlands Branch Committee in 2004 and is currently Full Council member for the CIHT East Midlands Region.
He also has a keen interest in educational matters having been a senior lecturer in management at a local college. Currently he also tutors mathematics part-time in adult education.
Sporting interests are cricket, football, sailing and golf.
Head of Pavement Design and Asset Management at AECOM
Bachar is the Head of Pavement Design and Asset Management at AECOM Civil and Infrastructure, responsible for the management and technical development of the highways, ports and airfields pavement dis
Bachar is the Head of Pavement Design and Asset Management at AECOM Civil and Infrastructure, responsible for the management and technical development of the highways, ports and airfields pavement discipline. He provides technical advice on transportation infrastructure covering the complete life cycle of research, design, materials specification, performance monitoring and evaluation, maintenance management and sustainability. Bachar has developed several 30-year highway maintenance profiles for Private Finance Initiative (PFI) and Design, Build Finance and Operate (DBFO) consortia; carried out many pavement design reviews and failure investigations; and advised on highways network privatisation, sustainability, carbon modelling, climate change, whole life costing and design and maintenance standards.
Principal Transportation Engineer, Pick Everard, Leicester
Marie is a Chartered Engineer with over 30 years experience in the highways and transportation sector, over 10 of which were spent in local authority roles.
Marie is a Chartered Engineer with over 30 years experience in the highways and transportation sector, over 10 of which were spent in local authority roles. Marie now leads a small transportation team at Pick Everard in Leicester, which she has seen grow from strength to strength in recent years, taking on a wide variety of interesting and challenging projects. One of Marie’s great interests is the development of young engineers. She has been an active STEM ambassador and she enjoys mentoring her team members to help them achieve their professional ambitions. Marie has recently taken this interest a step further, having taken on the role and new challenge of part-time lecturer at Nottingham Trent University.
Business Development Manager, Buckingham Group Contracting Limited
Mark has worked in the civil engineering sector for nearly 40 years, for contractors such as AF Budge, Birse Civils, Balfour Beatty and most recently for Hochtief UK, before joining Buckingham Group.
Mark has worked in the civil engineering sector for nearly 40 years, for contractors such as AF Budge, Birse Civils, Balfour Beatty and most recently for Hochtief UK, before joining Buckingham Group in late 2015. Mark has worked on highways, rail, light rail, aviation and water schemes, since joining a local contractor Camm (B&H) in 1979, as a trainee, where he gathered his management skills, in the buying, estimating and setting out skills both in the office and on site. Mark moved from site management into business development in the late 1990’s and has just celebrated 20 years in this role.
Mark has supported professional institution activities and interests in the West and East Midlands Regions for several years. He was actively involved with the East Midlands committee and has recently been elected to CIHT Council and volunteered to also sit on the CIHT Procurement and Delivery Panel. As a private sector employee for all his career, he is keen to encourage local contractors to support the institution and benefit professionally from their local CIHT Branch.
Chairman of Ransomwood Estates Ltd, Mansfield Asphalt Company Ltd and Fibresand International Limited
Mike joined Mansfield Asphalt in 1969 and supplied asphalt to numerous contracts in Notts, Derbys and Lincs up to 2007 when the trading activities were sold and now operated by Breedon Aggregates.
Mike joined Mansfield Asphalt in 1969 and supplied asphalt to numerous contracts in Notts, Derbys and Lincs up to 2007 when the trading activities were sold and now operated by Breedon Aggregates. The company changed direction and amalgamated with Fibresand International to provide green pavement solutions to the amenity, highway and airport markets.
Now specialising in the revolutionary and innovative Traffipave technology it supplies this and the Fibresand & Aviation Fibreturf product range throughout the UK, Europe, Middle East and Far East. These are based on reinforced natural grass materials used for highway verges, landscape areas, car parks, emergency access, runway and taxiway shoulders and RESA’s. The surface can carry 27 tonne wheel loads under an A380.
John has over 30 years experience at senior management level in Civil, Highway, Transportation, Bridge, and Airfield/Port Engineering works. He has been extensively involved with CIHT throughout.
John has over 40 years experience in Civil, Highway, Transportation, Bridge, Airfield and Port Engineering works, the last 28 at senior management level with responsibility for policy formulation, project management and direction both in the private and public sectors.
Prior to joining Waterman as Regional Director East Midlands in 2005, he held Project Director position with Scott Wilson and Pell Frischmann for the Highways Agency Consultancy Frameworks for Design Services Commissions and was particularly responsible for overseeing the preparation of model ECI contract documentation and geotechnical Frameworks Agreements for the HA. From 1999 as Director (Civils and Structures) for De Leuw Rothwell(Pell Frischmann from 2001), he was responsible for civil, structures, railway and nuclear engineering business units with assignments in the UK and overseas.
In the public sector he rose to the position of Principal Assistant County Surveyor for Derbyshire CC with responsibility for formulating county transportation policy, highways, development control, traffic management, major highway and bridge maintenance policy and maintenance operation management. He was also the engineering manager for the East Midlands Airport.
He has written, presented and published several technical papers, holds the ICE Medal for Best Paper 1983 and represented ICE on the Cabinet Office (Office of Science and Technology) 1994 Foresight Programme for Construction Innovation to 2020. He is a Council Member of the Institution of Highways and Transportation and Chairman of the Sustainable Transport Panel. In this role he was the Managing Editor of the IHT Guide ‘Climate Change and Sustainable Transport-the challenge for transport professionals’, Oct 2008.
He is also member of the ICE Transport Board and on behalf of both Institutions has been particularly involved in the development and implementation of sustainable transport systems including climate change mitigation and adaptation issues in an advisory capacity to government departments.
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