Our People

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. 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.

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  4. 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

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  5. 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.

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  6. 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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  7. 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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