People & Culture

Our People

The quality of our people sets us apart.

Our people are the driving force of our business. 

We deliver outstanding projects. But it's our people who make them happen.

Their technical expertise, pride in their work and commitment to excellence makes us the company we are.

Our people are passionate about what they do, delivering the exceptional time and again.

Consistently achieving excellence doesn’t happen by chance. Which is why we are committed to investing in and supporting our people throughout their careers to reach their full potential.

We take the time to listen to our people and understand their hopes and aspirations, working with them to chart the career path that’s right for them.

That means providing training in the latest technologies and techniques and supporting them to develop the skills they need to thrive.

Developing their expertise in this way improves the services we offer, creating more value for our clients and helping us build for a successful future.

It also makes for an incredibly rewarding career working with a company which is proudly building Britain’s future heritage.

Meet the team

  1. Sammy Brady - Quality Manager

    'My role is mostly about ensuring we manage our risk and deliver a project on time, with zero defects and most importantly meet all of the client specification and legislative requirements.'

    Read more about Sammy Brady - Quality Manager
  2. Ella Mills

    Ella Mills - Apprentice

    Ella is undertaking a Planning Apprenticeship, whilst studying Construction Management at London Southbank Uni. We caught up with Ella to learn about her experiences so far.

    Read more about Ella Mills - Apprentice
  3. Luigi Pettinato

    Luigi Pettinato - Graduate Engineer

    Luigi completed his studies and started out on his engineering career in his home country of Italy. We were pleased to welcome him to our team in May 2018, after he had relocated to the UK. We spoke to him about the move and his experiences with us.

    Read more about Luigi Pettinato - Graduate Engineer
  4. Helen Denham - Sustainability Manager

    Helen started her career as a Veterinary Nurse and went on to work in Wildlife Conservation and Land Management. After achieving an Open University Human Geography Degree at 38, she joined the construction industry.

    Read more about Helen Denham - Sustainability Manager
  5. Placement Student Sam Davey

    Sam Davey - Student Quantity Surveryor

    Sam is one of the undergraduate students we are sponsoring through their studies. As he is currently on his Industrial Placement year with us, we took the opportunity to chat to him about his experiences and plans for the future.

    Read more about Sam Davey - Student Quantity Surveryor
  6. Stuart Pendleton

    Stuart Pendleton - BID Manager

    Stuart had worked in construction management on both the client-side and contractor-side before he joined us in summer 2018 as a Bid Manager. We spoke to him about his move and his first impressions of the company.

    Read more about Stuart Pendleton - BID Manager
  7. Jack Arnold

    Jack Arnold - Engineer

    Jack joined the business in 2014 after two placements with us during his degree in Construction Engineering Management at Loughborough University. We caught up with him to get his take on working at Sir Robert McAlpine.

    Read more about Jack Arnold - Engineer
  8. Charmaine Myers

    Karla Jiggins - Quantity Surveyor

    Karla is one of many members of our team who’ve achieved over ten years’ service at Sir Robert McAlpine. Unusually for a Quantity Surveyor, she initially graduated and worked in Human Resources. We spoke to her about her switch and her career here.

    Read more about Karla Jiggins - Quantity Surveyor
  9. Shauna Farrell - Construction Manager

    Shauna joined us a graduate after studying Civil Engineering at the University of Nottingham, and has since worked on projects including the new American Embassy. We spoke to her about her career to date – and what it’s like to work on her current project, the Elizabeth Tower.

    Read more about Shauna Farrell - Construction Manager
  10. Max Hacon

    Max Hacon - Graduate Engineer

    After graduating in Civil Engineering at Bristol University, Max joined us in January 2018. We caught up with him to find out more about the start of his career with us.

    Read more about Max Hacon - Graduate Engineer
  11. Robert Leach - BIM Co-ordinator

    Robert studied Computer Games Modelling and Animation at the University of Derby, and then joined a major contractor in their Building Information Modelling function. We spoke to Robert about working in BIM at Sir Robert McAlpine.

    Read more about Robert Leach - BIM Co-ordinator
  12. Mark Boyland - Design Manager

    Mark studied architecture in New Zealand and worked in a small design practice in Wellington before heading to the UK. Once here he completed his professional qualifications, and worked in a number of roles, before joining us. We caught up with him to learn more about his experiences.

    Read more about Mark Boyland - Design Manager
  13. Harry Nabbs - Graduate Engineer

    Harry graduated from the University of Manchester in 2017, with a degree in Civil Engineering. After working initially for Carillion, he joined us as Graduate Engineer in 2018. We caught up with Harry to find out about his experiences with us.

    Read more about Harry Nabbs - Graduate Engineer
  14. David Neil - Quantity Surveyor

    A member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, David joined us in 2015 after spending the first eight years of his career with a major contractor. He has already worked on the Chapel Wharf project – we caught up with him on his latest project, Embankment West.

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Our people & culture

  1. Beyond 1% Podcast

    Women represent only around 14% of the construction workforce, with a mere 1% working on the tools. Our “Beyond 1%” campaign aims to inspire more women into construction careers. Listen to our podcast ...

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    'We treat each other like family'. It's the ethos that we live by and that underpins our culture.

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