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Adair - Civil Engineer - Wigan, UK

Mark Adair

Wigan, UK


I have worked 25 years in the heavy civil engineering and Tunnelling industry including Energy, Rail, Utility , Motorway, Land reclamation Projects for both the Project Management and Construction Engineering teams


Civil Engineer

  • Full time
  • Part time
  • One time
  • Contract
  • Temp

Work History

Project civil engineer

Sinclair Knight Merz

January 2009 - January 2009

1,275MW Grain CHP, Isle of Grain, Kent, England

Project civil engineer supervisor

Eon plc

January 2009 - January 2009

Eon Isle of Grain CHP Project, tunnelling at 25 meters depth with Herrenknecht TBM, larsen cofferdams, CFA piling operations, 1200 mm GRP pipelines, stainless steel pipe installations and heavy civils operations with associated M and E operations

Site manager

Morgan Est

January 2008 - January 2009

Civils site manager. Construction of segmental shaft pumping station to 15 meters depth with M and E fit out and associated HDD installed pipe lines with associated live carriageway operations on Utility Project

Site Manager

Amco Tunnelling/Mining Ltd

August 2007 - January 2008

UU tunnelling project North west for AMCO

Site Manager on a 2.070 internal Lovat tunnel drive of 700 meters length and 16 meter depth using a full face EPB Tunnel boring machine with associated sledges beneath main central town class A roads.
Carriageway diversions, traffic management and resurfacing operations
Jacking installation of segmental shafts, dewatering and associated timber headings, short tunnel drives, pipe line operations.
Preparation of all method statements and management of site with regards setting up delivery of 60t lovat shield and launch of the same.
Interface with local authorities, environmental agency on discharges, third parties, design consultants, interface meetings.

Project Manager

Gleeds Management Services Limited

June 2005 - August 2007

M62 motorway operations between juction 20 and 21 inclusive of a new build business development park involving new road builds from a site of 475 acres involving demolition of all properties and earth moving involving 1.8 million tons of material, 15km of 6 m and 9 meter deep storm and foul drain/pipe runs , 600mm micro tunnelling operations, motorway bridge demolition on M62, new bridge installation on M62 , motorway communication’s works with installation of direction drilled comm’s pipework, gantry fit outs and demolition , motorway widening, pumping mains, 278 works, section 38 highway works, section 104 works, reinforced concrete structures, submersible pump shafts etc .Works adjacent to local railways and canals.

Dealing with Highway authority, local authorities, Utility companies, rail interface, planning consents and all interface issues.
Site location adjacent to Jct 20 to 21 on the M60 motorway .
Dealing with design review on all drawings to AFC level, environmental agency, government bodies and local authorities and united utilities-holding and chairing consultant meetings. Relocation of Midas gantrys ,removal of gantrys and installation of new signal gantrys. Management of Telecom works undertaken by Telent

Site Manager

Network Rail

June 2004 - February 2005

Site manager for Network rail Major Projects working on the Trent Valley 4 track project on the installation of haul roads over the 12.5 mile section of the Trent valley 4 track scheme installing 18km’s of DBM haul roads to supplement the existing track widening. Design interface and management of nominated civil subcontractors

Construction manager


January 2004 - June 2004

16 week blockade and Construction manager on the Route 7 SWIM Alliance project at Chelford for the high speed Pendilino system ,involving installation of 25 mile of track works from Crewe to Manchester on all civils operations involving, OLE bases, UTX’s , troughing routes , REB’s, main drainage and drainage refurb for Network Rail/ Amec Spie, pipe crossings. Collation of all QA IRN documentation for hand back of rail infrastructure to Network Rail

Civil Construction manager CTRL Phase 1

Amey rail

January 2001 - January 2004

Installation of 120,000 meters of track side signal troughing from Folkestone to Dartford over 78 km, installation of all under track pipe installations ,installation of all line side civil infrasturture, installation of all signal marker posts and equipment and construction of 15 control signal rooms associated with pre and post track operations. Compilation of all civil IRN's for QA handover documentation

Contracts Manager

Queghan Civil Engineering/Tunnelling Ltd

January 1996 - January 2001

Contracts manager responsible for all contracts and tunnel works. Valuations, instructing and supervising Engineers, Quantity surveyors, Agents, on contracts encompassing Earth Moving, Dewatering, Larsen Piling, Reinforced Concrete Structures, Shafts and Tunnels, demolition,Road works and bridges, and Deep Open cut Works throughout the UK

Tunnel Section Engineer

Balfour Beatty Heathrow Express-Tunnelling

January 1995 - January 1996

Section Engineer on Terminal 3 tunnel - 2 drives of 9m diameter on Dosco shields on the station drives overseeing 5 engineers and 30 miners, 10 metre diameter construction of ductile iron ring short tunnels. Driving of 1.8 meter diameter pilot tunnels over 2 km.

Resident Engineer

North west Water

January 1990 - January 1994

Resident engineer representing client North West Water
Working on various ICE 5th sewage projects throughout the North West. Sewage works projects included, Eccles Sewage Treatment Works ,Fails worth Sewage Treatment Works ,James Corbet Sewage Treatment Works Manchester,
Strinesdale Reservoir demolition, OPI projects overseeing alterations to 76No sewage works in Cumbria. All sewage works involved heavy civils reinforced concrete construction,piling tunnelling, pipelines and dealing with on line sewage pipe replacements

Section Engineer

Norwest Holst

January 1988 - January 1990

Mepas Phase 1 Tunnel Scheme with Lovat TBM,Birken head Four Bridges Contract,Glaxo Chem sewage reservoir tanks and Sewer Outfall, Stanlow Oil Refinery Flare stack and civils pipe bridge construction

Site Engineer-Site Manager

Wam GB

January 1987 - January 1988

Construction of utility projects inclusive of Morecambe drainage project,1.2 metre pipe jack ,Manchester City Council Drainage Department ,Clarence Street/Booth Street sewer renewal/timber headings, Wigan Borough Council Drainage Dept, 2.1 metre sewer diameter sewer installations ,Batley Beck Sewer Renewal/timber headings, River Blackwater re-drainage project: Drag line /earthworks, Balloo industrial estate 278 new roaundabouts and new class A carriageway construction

Civil Engineer

Allot and Lomax /Charles Brand Constractors Ltd

January 1985 - January 1986

1985-1986 Civil engineering work for Allott and Lomax Consultants- Kilroot Power station
Work on extension to Kilroot Power Station and bridges along the North west Rail line Northern Ireland, bored piling and bridge foundations-pipeline installations, also rail infrastructure work, experience in concrete testing laboratory, all field engineering with instruments

civil engineer

Walker Dempster Contractors

June 1984 - October 1984

Work on Ballo indusrial estate on steel water main utility installations and road reinstatements

setting out engineer

Gibson Brothers Contractors

June 1983 - October 1983

Work on Tinker Hill Newry ,carriageway by pass on full road construction, work with blu knox and planers and HRA road installation with all associated drainage

Qualifications & Certifications


Queen's University Belfast

B Eng

Queen's University Belfast

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