Caulmert continues to bolster its talent pool to support an influx of project wins that have put it on track to increase turnover from £3m to £4m in 2023.
The consultancy, which has offices in St Asaph, Bangor, Altrincham, Nottingham, and Kent, has appointed Callum Egan as a senior geotechnical engineer.
Joining from a Chester-based consultancy, the new recruit brings with him extensive industry knowledge, as well as a wealth of experience in providing geotechnical support, technical supervision of ground investigations and geotechnical design for clients.
Callum has previously worked with water utility companies across the UK, such as Scottish Water, Southern Water, Dwr Cyrmu and Hafren Dyfrdwn as well as government organisations such as Natural Resources Wales, and the Environment Agency.
As part of his current day-to-day activity, he uses specialist software to undertake geotechnical design, as well as building and maintaining relationships with clients and ensuring the consultancy is meeting its deliverables.
Callum, who will be based at the St Asaph office, said: “It’s a pivotal time to be joining the Caulmert team, as it presents more variation in the role and an opportunity for growth, as well as an exciting portfolio of projects.
“I hope to work on more complex designs and develop my line management skills further, and as we’re recruiting for an additional geotechnical engineer, I look forward to becoming a positive mentor.”
He has worked on a wide range of projects in his career, including a flood risk management scheme at Burton-on-Trent for the Environment Agency.
This involved the design of embedded sheet piles which would form a large proportion of the defence, as well as seepage modelling to ensure the plans met the client’s requirements.
Callum was also involved with Natural Resources Wales to assess and find a solution for a failed embankment along the River Dee, which required a slope stability analysis to determine cost effective remedial measures.
One of his first assignments at Caulmert was carrying out enabling works at Denbigh Hospital, on behalf of Jones Bros Civil Engineering UK.
With plans for redevelopment, he supported with investigating the feasibility of installing bat houses and a new spine road as part of the first phase of works.
Reflecting on the project, Callum said: “This has been such an interesting scheme to be a part of, especially because the hospital is well-known in the local area for its history.
“It’s this kind of variation in the role that really attracted me to Caulmert.”
Currently a Fellow of the Geological Society, Callum is working towards chartership, and hoping to achieve chartered status in the next year following the submission of a professional report and an interview process.
David Kitching, associate geotechnical engineer, added: “Callum’s appointment comes at an opportune time as we look to further strengthen the skillset of our team.
“His experience speaks for itself, and it is clear that he is a good fit at Caulmert. He’s already hit the ground running on a range of projects, including Denbigh Hospital and the Vale of York Motorway Services..
“Fantastic opportunities lie ahead for Caulmert in 2023 and we’re thrilled to have Callum onboard.”
Founded in 2009, Caulmert is on track to meet an ambitious growth and development plan.
Its expertise in a variety of planning, environmental and engineering disciplines is supported by its use of Building Information Modeling (BIM) to a level two standard in many of its projects.