Newcastle civil and structural engineering specialist RWO Associates is gearing up for expansion with three new appointments to strengthen its experienced team.
Alex Whittemore joins the firm as a structural BIM engineer (Building Information Modelling), while Brad Reid comes in as a graduate structural engineer and Kieran Smith is appointed as a senior civil engineering technician.
With an MSc in Structural Engineering from Newcastle University and a strong background in BIM, Alex Whittemore brings five years’ industry experience to the role. He will be a key part of the structures team, working on a diverse portfolio of projects for national house builders, contractors and developers.
Brad Reid, who comes from a large multi-national engineering consultancy, will also be part of the structures team, assisting on projects. He is the current North East representative on the Institution of Civil Engineers’ national graduate and student (GSNet) network.
Bringing more than three years’ experience to the role, Kieran Smith will be involved in new build infrastructure schemes and commercial developments.
RWO, which currently employs a 17-strong team of specialists and recently opened a new office in Leeds, has benefitted from a strong performance in the last six months on the back of new engineering and design services work.
Director Martin Heddon said RWO is looking to the future: “We are committed to hiring the very best people to support our growth and ambitions, so it’s fantastic to have Alex, Brad and Kieran on board.
“They will be critical additions to the company as we gear up for an exciting 2020, while continuing to provide current clients with the highest standards of service and added value engineering solutions.”