Charlotte Woodhall-Jones, SYSTRA
Charlotte Woodhall-Jones
UK discipline lead – ground engineering

Charlotte has over 20 years’ experience in Ground Engineering leading and managing geotechnical delivery from optioneering and feasibility studies through design and construction. She has a breadth of project experience covering private and public-sector funded projects, managing geotechnical risk through the project lifecycle in the water, structures, highways, and railway sectors. As a UK Registered Ground Engineering Professional, Chartered Engineer, and Chartered Geologist, she is driven to blend the skillsets of Engineering Geologists and Geotechnical Engineers. At SYSTRA she has formed a collaborative team who support and challenge each other to find the best solutions by utilising skillsets and encouraging innovative thinking. Having started her career as a geology graduate inspired by Dr Brian Hawkins to pursue a career in Engineering Geology, Charlotte has progressed from a Geoenvironmental Consultant, via Geotechnical Design to a UK Wide Senior Leadership position. Her own journey through a male-dominated arena inspires her to champion and seek out diversity, and to empower her team to understand their own barriers to progression, development, and delivery irrespective of grade and experience.