This is the second webinar of the CIHT North West Career Talks event series; in this session, we will hear from Martin Tugwell, current CIHT President and Programme Director for England’s Economic Heartland, as well as Ian Robinson, Service Manager at Tarmac. They will talk about their careers, the sector, advice they have learned over the years and what the future of the sector looks like.
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 afternoon session we will hear from:
Ian Robinson, Service Manager at Tarmac, who will discuss his entry into highways engineering, how he secured his first job and the career route from designer into highway maintenance and the interface with his time in construction.
Martin Tugwell, Programme Director at England’s Economic Heartland and current CIHT President, who will discuss:
This event series is 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.
Martin Tugwell, Programme Director at England’s Economic Heartland and current CIHT President
Martin Tugwell is the Programme Director at England’s Economic Heartland (EEH), one of 7 Sub-national Transport Bodies in England, which brings political and business leaders together in a strategic collaborative partnership committed to realising the economic potential of the Heartland, including the Oxford – Milton Keynes – Cambridge Arc.
Stretching from Swindon to Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire to Hertfordshire, EEH provides leadership on strategic infrastructure issues, in particular those relating to transport, digital connectivity and utilities. As the region’s Sub-national Transport Body, EEH is producing an over-arching Transport Strategy - a 30 year strategic vision for the transport system that puts the needs of businesses and individuals at the forefront of investment decisions.
Martin is a Chartered Engineer, a Fellow of the Chartered Institution of Highways and Transport (CIHT) and a Member of the Institution of Civil Engineers. He is President of the CIHT for 2019/21, having previously chaired the Institution’s Learned Society and Technical Board and Chair of the Board of Trustees. He is a past Chairman of the Transport Planning Society and a Council member for the National Infrastructure Planning Association. A naturally inquisitive nature has meant that Martin has always been open to challenging received wisdom and to learn from others about how together they can make a difference. He passionately believes in the key role that professionals have to play in making a difference.
Ian Robinson, Service Manager at Tarmac
Ian is currently Service Manager within Tarmac’s highway maintenance business, responsible for all operations and maintenance activities on the Mersey Gateway. Prior to this he held various roles with Balfour Beatty and Amey working in term maintenance, asset support and PFI environments; having started his career as a traffic signal designer and transport planner. Most recently Ian has been part of the consortium that has secured the concession to design, build, finance and operate sections five and six of the A465 in South Wales.
In addition, Ian was also a member of the Highway Term Maintenance Association’s health, safety and well-being advisory group that worked across the industry to raise standards and participation in keeping our people safe.
An interesting career path that also includes forays into client passenger transport, rail and energy from waste!