Shared Expertise engineering team

Andrew Tiffen

Andrew Tiffen

Chief Engineer – Highways
MEng, CEng, MICE,

Andrew is a chartered civil engineer with over 15 years’ experience in the delivery of multi-disciplinary civil engineering projects.

As one of two Chief Engineers for Highways his teams provide a comprehensive design, project management and implementation service for local authority and government agency customers. Andrew conducts capital project business case reviews, project risk management workshops and determines highways’ departure from standards applications on behalf of the local Highway Authority.

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Matthew Cheal

Head of Engineering Consultancy
MEng, CEng, MICE

Matthew is a chartered civil engineer with over 20 years’ experience in the delivery of multi-disciplinary civil engineering projects.

As one of two Chief Engineers for Highways, Matthew leads two engineering teams and our Highway Development Agreement team. Projects range in size and value, from major new road improvements such as the Whitehill to Bordon Relief Road (£25m) and Southampton City Council’s Platform 4 Prosperity (£13m), to smaller development schemes.

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Dr Keith Gale

Chief Engineer – Contracts Procurement
DProf, MBA, Dip.Proj.Man.(RICS), MRICS, MCIArb

Keith is a chartered surveyor and chartered arbitrator and has significant professional experience with private and public sector organisations. As Chief Engineer for Contracts he manages infrastructure projects with individual values up to £20m within a capital annual programme of £75m per annum. He also manages the development of frameworks and term contracts for works and services up to £750m.

Keith is a Visiting Fellow at the Department of Engineering & Built Environment, Anglia Ruskin University and has published several research papers on the subject of construction frameworks within public sector organisations.

Brian Hill

Brian Hill

Chief Engineer – Structures
BSc (Hons), CEng, MICE, MCIHT

Brian is a chartered civil engineer with over 25 years’ experience working in both private and local authority construction sectors.

As Chief Engineer for Structures, Brian has responsibility for a client team and two design teams, as well as geotechnical and land survey teams. Brian controls both capital and revenue budgets for structures and has successfully led on a wide range of structure-related schemes across Hampshire. These include Haslar Bridge rehabilitation works in Gosport, and Malthouse Bridge repairs on the Basingstoke Canal.

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Emma Cooper

Strategic Frameworks Manager
MEng, CEng, MICE

Emma is a chartered civil engineer with over 11 years’ experience. Her background is highways design and the contract management and delivery of large scale engineering projects.

As Strategic Frameworks Manager Emma leads the team responsible for procuring and running frameworks for professional services and construction work ranging from £50,000 to £25m. With a strong background in the NEC3 suite of contracts, Emma is also an NEC3 Engineering and Construction Contract (ECC) accredited project manager.

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Neil O’Connell

Chief Engineer - Contracts Procurement

Neil is a chartered civil engineer with over 20 years’ experience in construction in the UK and overseas. Having worked as a technician, designer and project manager, he now specialises in construction management.

Neil has extensive knowledge of contracts and contract law, and as Contract Strategy and Performance Manager uses his skills and experience to reduce risk and increase profitability alongside enabling the effective and efficient running of a range of projects.