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Watchman-in-Chief, Highways, Amey
Victoria is a Chartered Engineer. She has been worked in the highways sector since 2008 when she joined Amey.
Victoria is a Chartered Civil/Structural Engineer who graduated with both a BEng(Hons) and MEng in Civil and Structural Engineering. She has worked in many different sectors throughout her varied career but has been involved in highways since 2008. She gained the ILM Level 5 Leadership and Management qualification in 2016.
Victoria’s career within highways began as a structural Engineer with her then moving into Senior Management. This was a client-focused role where her skill in building and leading integrated teams and her ability to liaise effectively with clients and stakeholders combined to ensure successful project delivery. Victoria then took on a national role looking at the use of asphalt within her employing organisation focusing on both high and low volume modelling. More recently she has moved back into a project management environment.
Victoria has been an active member of the South West Region’s committee since 2012.
Principal Engineer, Peter Brett Associates.
Steve is a Chartered Engineer with over 13 years of experience within the highway sector. He achieved CEng status from the CIHT in June 2016.
Strategic Commissioner for Highways and Transport at Somerset County Council
Mike has managed Somerset’s transport policy service since 2000; and wider strategic planning services since 2006 including overseeing sub-regional planning and local regeneration activity.
Mike has managed Somerset’s transport policy service since 2000; and wider strategic planning services since 2006 including overseeing sub-regional planning and local regeneration activity. He has undertaken a number of leadership roles within Somerset in recent years, undertaking interim roles managing passenger transport operations and as a director for physical regeneration and is now responsible for commissioning all highways and transport related activity for the Council.
Mike represents Somerset on the Heart of the South West Local Transport Board and Peninsula Rail Task Force, and undertook a lead role on transport matters for Hinkley Point C nuclear power station applications on behalf of the local authorities. Mike has been instrumental in resurrecting proposals to improve the A303 as a second strategic route between London and the South West and leads the highways and transport aspects of the Somerset levels and moors flood action plan following major flooding in Somerset in 2014.
Principal Consultant, AECOM
Nik is a strategic transport modelling specialist based in Bristol. Nik joined the SW region committee in 2015...
Nik graduated from the University of Exeter in 2006 with a BSc in Physical Geography. His interest in transport was fostered through his studies in sustainability and climate change as part of his degree and through a general interest in the transport sector: in particular rail and aviation. Nik joined AECOM in 2006 and spent six and a half years developing his skills - primarily - as a transport modeller in the London region, specialising in strategic highways modelling.
Nik relocated from St Albans to Bristol and the South West with AECOM at the beginning of 2013. Still specialising in strategic transport modelling, Nik has worked on and managed a range of projects for public and private sector clients. His main interest is in the modelling, appraisal and delivery of major infrastructure schemes; working as part of a large multi-disciplinary team.
Nik has been a full member of the CIHT since 2009, joining the South West region committee in 2015. In 2016 he was elected as Honorary Secretary and was subsequently re-elected to this role in 2017.
Technical Director - Jacobs
Emma is a Technical Director at Jacobs, based in the Exeter office. Emma leads the Transport Planning team at Jacobs and works closely with Local Authority clients
Emma is a Technical Director at Jacobs, based in the Exeter office. Emma leads the Transport Planning team and works closely with Local Authority clients including Devon County Council and Torbay Council.
Emma joined Jacobs in 2005, originally based in the Reading office working on a variety of transport projects for both developers and local authorities. In 2010, Emma relocated to Devon to support on the Devon and Torbay frameworks. Emma has experience in a wide variety of traffic and transport projects with a particular specialism in development management and sustainable travel.
Emma joined the South West Region’s committee in 2013 and has previously held the role of Communications and Events Officer, before taking on the current role of Treasurer.
Transport Planner, Jacobs
Chris is the Events and Communications Coordinator for the South West Region and is also on the Young Members Group Committee .
Chris is the Events and Communications Coordinator for the South West Region and has been an active committee member since 2014. Previously, Chris has been the chairperson of the South West Young Members Group in Exeter.
In 2014, Chris graduated from the University of Exeter with an MMath degree and joined Jacobs in Exeter as a transport modeller. Chris has worked on projects for clients including Devon County Council and Highways England. With over two years of experience, Chris is continuing to develop and progress his career.
Outside of work Chris is a salsa dancer and has been dancing for over six years.
Transportation Manager with Devon County Council
Jamie is a Transportation Manager in the Planning, Transportation and Environment team at Devon County Council.
Since 2014 Jamie has been Devon County Council’s Transportation Planning & Road Safety Manager, having spent his early career initially with the County and subsequently as a Senior and Principal consultant role with Faber Maunsell (now AECOM). He has responsibility for developing transport strategies linked to Local Plan growth across Devon and is supported by a team of transport planners with economic appraisal skills who prepare business cases for strategic transport infrastructure projects.
His team has enjoyed success over the past 4 years, securing over £40m of external grant funding to help deliver over £80m of cycle, rail and highway infrastructure improvements across the county (excluding the £110m South Devon Highway).
Jamie is on the ADEPT Transportation Board, is a chartered town planner and was CIHT South West Region Chair in 2015/16.
Associate Director at Phil Jones Associates
Hannah graduated in 2000 in Geography from London School of Economics. She began her career working in the Research & Intelligence Unit at Worcestershire County Council
Hannah graduated in 2000 in Geography from London School of Economics. She began her career working in the Research & Intelligence Unit at Worcestershire County Council, focusing on GIS. She subsequently completed an MSc in Geographic Information Science in 2004. In 2003, she returned to London working initially for Transport for London followed by eight years at Steer Davies Gleave primarily working on GIS projects (including the London 2012 Olympic Bid) and large Development Planning projects for clients such as Land Securities, Canary Wharf and TfL.
In 2012, Hannah relocated to the Southwest with her family, initially working for Torbay Council, followed by Team Leader for the Transport Planning team at Parsons Brinckerhoff working on a range of projects for both public and private sector clients. Hannah now works at Phil Jones Associates.
Hannah has been a member of the CIHT since 2012 and an active committee member since 2013, fulfilling the Secretary role since then.
Hannah is married with a five year old daughter and enjoys getting out and making the most of the fabulous south west landscape as often as possible.
Technical Director at WSP
Mike has been a Member of the CIHT since 1992 and has been involved with the South West Committee for many years. From 2011 to 2017 Mike was a Member of the CIHT Council as the Regional Rep
Graduate Transport Planner Jacobs