**UPDATE**: Unfortunately due to unforeseen circumstances, we have had to postpone this planned webinar. We are rearranging a new date and when we have further information, we will provide an update on the details of this. We hope you can make our new date and our apologies for any disappointment.
Our career talks event series will see multiple professionals from both Transport Planning and Engineers disciplines talking about their career, the sector, how the sector works with other disciplines, hints, tips and advice they have learned over the years and what the future of the sector looks like.
Each event will include two speakers, followed by a question and answer session.
In this lunchtime session we will hear from Barry Heaps, former Director of Oaklands Consulting Limited and Peter Blair, Head of Transport North at WYG, who will talk about the development of their careers, and their reflections and experiences.
This is open to everyone but it is particularly aimed at people starting out in the sector, those looking to change sector or people who are just interested in the sector and how to progress within it.
Barry Heaps, former Director of Oaklands Consulting Limited
Barry was the Director of Oaklands Consulting Limited, a company he formed early in 2009.
After graduating from Liverpool University Barry joined Cheshire County Council and was seconded to the Cheshire Sub-Unit of the North-Western Road Construction Unit. Following closure of the RCUs in 1981 he moved into the private sector and has worked for Ward, Ashcroft and Parkman (now part of WSP), Mott MacDonald and Atkins.
He specialised in the management of major highways and infrastructure design and construction projects for clients in both public and private sectors, and has over 40 years’ experience in this field. He has managed schemes which have been procured by various methods include traditional, design and build, and PFI.
Barry has been a member of the CIHT for over 30 years and is active in the North-West Region. He is a past Chairman of the Region, and has chaired its Events Sub-Committee. He has recently taken up the post of Regional Representative on the CIHT Council.
Peter Blair, Head of Transport North at WYG
Peter is a Chartered Civil Engineer with extensive Board, business management, Public Inquiry, project and team management experience. He holds the Fellow grade of membership with both the Institution of Civil Engineers and the Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation.
Peter is Head of Transport North for WYG and has lived and worked in the south Manchester/Cheshire area for 30 years. In addition to his responsibilities for managing and delivering the performance of WYG Transport, he continues to have a high level of direct involvement in projects, and performs a vital role in many client teams by delivering sound, appropriate advice and solutions to secure development approval and implementation.