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Tyler Penwill - Graduate Engineer

Tyler Penwill worked with us at the new US embassy in London during his degree and he’s now part of our team at Battersea Phase 3.

“The mentoring I need to progress”

It’s the kind of projects we deliver that appealed to Graduate Engineer Tyler Penwill.

He worked with us at the new US embassy in London during his degree. And he’s now part of our team at Battersea Phase 3.

“Other companies have their skyscrapers or towers. But flagship projects like the embassy, Battersea and Bloomberg London are great experience wise.

“In these first couple of years of my career I’ve always said I wanted to be multidisciplinary and gain a big portfolio of experience.

“Sir Robert McAlpine are very good at giving you that. If you don’t know something they will help you out or give you the appropriate training.”

And Tyler has certainly found that’s the way it works on site.

“If you ask a question they don’t belittle you, they take the time to explain. They’ll give you a job and then go through it with you afterwards to show how you can improve.

“It’s real mentoring, which as someone new to the company and new to the industry is what I need to progress.”

Tyler Penwell

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.

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  3. 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.

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  4. Emma Hawkins Apprentice Design Manager

    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

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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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.

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  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.

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