Area Manager & HS2 Project Manager
Name and role
Antony Clewes – Area Manager and Engineer with Waterman Aspen. Seconded to Staffordshire County Council as a HS2 Project Engineer.
When did you join Waterman Aspen?
I joined Waterman Aspen in June 2018, moving over from BWB Consulting Ltd.
What does a typical day look like in your role or secondment?
Having recently moved secondment, currently my typical day involves providing technical assurance for Staffordshire County Council as part of their HS2 team, reviewing designs and proposals submitted by HS2.
Prior to this, I was seconded with Telford and Wrekin Council as part of their projects team, where I was predominantly designing section 278 highway improvement schemes and municipal schemes, which varied from memorials and heritage to parking improvements.
What training or education have you received at Waterman Aspen?
I was sponsored by Waterman Aspen to undertake a Degree Apprenticeship with the University of Wolverhampton, gaining a First-Class Honours Degree in Civil and Transportation. I am currently being sponsored for a Master of Studies course in Interdisciplinary Design for the Built Environment (IDBE) with the University of Cambridge.
What’s the best thing about working for Waterman Aspen?
Investment in their employees. Waterman Aspen employs many Degree Apprentices, and actively encourages and supports professional qualification across a number of built environment institutions and bodies.
What would you say to someone interested in a career in your role?
A career in civil engineering gives you an opportunity to shape the world in which we live, and the world that will be passed on to future generations. To quote Theodore Von Karman; “Scientists study the world as it is; engineers create the world that has never been“.