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The Thames Valley Graduate, Student and Apprentice committee are pleased to invite you to the next event in our series of virtual site visits.
This time, we will be ‘visiting’ one of the largest construction projects of the moment – High Speed 2. In particular, the talk will focus on the construction progress at the East West Rail (EWR) Overbridge, located in the Calvert Area of the project. This is being delivered by EKFB, a joint venture consisting of Eiffage, Kier, Ferrovial and BAM Nuttall.
Sion Bennett, a graduate civil engineer working for BAM Nuttall, will give a brief background to HS2 before discussing the EWR Overbridge in more detail, including its specifications, ancillary works and significance. He will then show us the construction progress to date before answering any questions you may have.
This talk will give a unique opportunity to see in more detail how a construction project of the scale such as HS2 has been managed and progressed. Furthermore, Sion will be able to provide the perspective of a graduate engineer who started their career in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic and also showcase the work which contracting engineers undertake beyond physically being on site.
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This is sure to be a highly interesting talk and we hope to see you there!
Sion Bennett graduated from Swansea University in September 2020 with a 2:1 in Civil Engineering and a Year in Industry, where he spent 12 months based at Hinkley Point C Nuclear Power Station as a Trainee Site Engineer with KierBam. He signed up to be a student member of the ICE in late 2016 and upgraded to a Graduate member at the early stages of 2021.
He has been in his current employment since October 2020, his employer is Bam Nuttall and he is on secondment to EKFB in graduate level role. The job role sits within the Technical Management department, called the Design-Consents Integration team, where they get a great overview of various aspects of the project including Design Management, Local Planning/Highway Authority & Stakeholder Engagement to ensure a consentable design can be approved to meet the programme’s requirements.
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