Since graduating from University College, Durham University, in 2008 with a Master’s Degree in Civil Engineering, Matthew has gained over seven years of design consultancy experience. He began his career as a Graduate Structural Engineer with Ramboll Whitbybird in London, before moving to Paul Tanner Associates, a small Winchester-based structural and civil design consultancy.
During this early stage of his career, he gained experience in the design and refurbishment of a range of building structures, including school extensions, new build residential projects, and historic buildings. In 2011 he pursued his passion for bridges and joined specialist bridge design consultancy Cass Hayward, where he has worked on the design, assessment, and inspection of a range of structures including pedestrian, railway, and highway bridges.
During 2015 Matthew was heavily involved the design of the A4232 £57.3m Eastern Bay Link road scheme (EBL) in Cardiff, and to further develop his career, was seconded to the Dawnus Ferrovial Agroman (DFA) Joint Venture for a 12-month placement as a Site Engineer in March 2016.
Matthew has worked diligently as a Site Engineer during his secondment and has fitted in well with the team, showing real aptitude for site work, bearing in mind his design orientated exposure to the industry thus far, and has being really keen to get Young Achiever Award involved with buildability issues. As a result he has committed to taking this new understanding back to the design office to share it with his colleagues to encourage designs with improved buildability being produced in the future.