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. Mekha Rajesh, Graduate Civil Engineer

    Growing up, Mekha had a fascination with the STEM sectors, which ultimately paved her way into completing a Masters degree in engineering and then joining Sir Robert McAlpine as a Civil Engineer.

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  4. Ciara Shaugnessy, Trainee Quantity Surveyor

    Ciara is studying an accelerated BSc in Quantity Surveying, studying one day a week, every week throughout the year as opposed to having a summer break. This enables her to complete the day-release course in a reduced timeframe. As part of the course she is working towards chartership and completing an assessment of professional competence.

    Read more about Ciara Shaugnessy, Trainee Quantity Surveyor
  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 Surveyor

    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. 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.

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  9. 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.

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