Our People

James Roy - Sustainability Manager

James Roy is finding our open and supportive learning culture invaluable as he settles into his new role as Sustainability Manager.

James Roy

“It’s a very friendly atmosphere”

Having studied marine biology at university, James Roy is finding our open and supportive learning culture invaluable as he settles into his new role as Sustainability Manager.

James joined us in September following work experience on 33 Grosvenor Street in London in June.

The placement opened James’s eyes to the many career opportunities the industry has to offer and to the multi-faceted nature of a modern construction project.

Since coming on board James has found the mentoring and support he has received from colleagues both on site and across the company a real bonus.

“Everyone on site is really helpful, because they understand that even if you’ve done an engineering degree, it’s not the same as working on a job.

“And it’s reassuring that if you don’t know something there are hundreds of people you can ask. Not just your line manager or the people on your site; there are people right across the business you can contact.”


Meet the team

  1. 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.

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  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. 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
  4. James Campbell, Apprentice Engineer

    James Campbell - Apprentice Engineer

    James is undertaking an engineering apprenticeship with us after joining the company as an assistant engineer. His role allows him to work on live projects whilst taking one day out a week to study at college. Here he tells us more of his typical working day.

    Read more about James Campbell - Apprentice Engineer
  5. Bloomberg Vortex

    Emma Hawkins, Trainee Design Engineer

    Emma attended a 12-week work experience programme in year 12. She's now studying a BSc in Construction Management and a Trainee Design Engineer at Northgate Hospital in Northumberland

    Read more about Emma Hawkins, Trainee Design Engineer
  6. 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
  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.

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  8. 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.

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