David Jones, United Utilities
David Jones
chief engineer - ground engineering and resevoirs
United Utilities

David Jones

United Utilities: Chief Engineer - Ground Engineering and Reservoirs BSc, MSc, CEng, FICE, MIMMM, FGS  Registered Ground Engineering Adviser

o Responsibility for Geotechnical, Geoenvironmental and Reservoir Safety and Engineering

o Former Chairman of the ICE Geotechnical Engineering Advisory Panel and Honorary Editor of the ICE Geotechnical Proceedings.

o Panel Member of the Register of Ground Engineering Professionals (RoGEP)

o Current and past Steering Group Member for CIRIA projects and guidance drafting for ground engineering and reservoir work

o Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers, Fellow of the Geological Society and Member of the IMMM

o Registered Ground Engineering Adviser

About 40 years working with Geotechnical Contractors, a global Construction Company and Client Organisations on many interesting and challenging Ground and Civil Engineering projects internationally and in the UK.

Current role on proposed and existing Water and Waste water assets, United Utilities is one of the largest owner operators of Dams and Reservoirs in the UK – largely earth structure embankment dams with an average age over130years. My team also discharge statutory duties and inspections of the reservoirs, assess the portfolio and societal risk and assess, design and deliver improvements to ensure ongoing safety and security of supply. Along with water other sector experience has included Petrochemical, Tunnelling, Mining and Metals, Highways, Power and Rail. Input has centred on provision of safe, cost effective ground engineering outcomes, problem resolution and understanding, articulating and managing significant asset and project ground risk.