senior geotechnical engineer,
Sir Robert McAlpine
As Head of Ground Engineering Alastair is responsible for the quality of ground engineering activities undertaken by Sir Robert McAlpine. This involves training site staff, scrutiny of design and construction activities as well as the provision of technical support during construction. Previously Alastair was a Principal Geotechnical Engineer for McAlpine Design Group undertaking design work for a range of temporary and permanent works in support of the company’s activities. The variety of work undertaken was varied, technically challenging and included developing tender winning alternative designs. Alastair is currently heavily involved with the detailed design of a number of deep basements, shafts, nuclear facilities and large earthworks. Alastair joined McAlpine Design Group after working in engineering consultancy and for the Environment Agency.