For the last 11 years, Lawrence has held the position of Transport Scotland’s Project Manager for the Queensferry Crossing. He was the first person appointed to the £1.35 billion project in 2006. He has overseen all aspects of the project, managing it through initial scoping, design and development, parliamentary bill, procurement and construction stages, culminating in its official opening on 4 September this year.
Having begun his career in civil engineering with consultants Brian Colquhoun and Partners (now Aecom) in 1985, Lawrence worked in England before joining the Scottish Office (now Transport Scotland) in 1999.
His work experience has focused on the planning and design of major roads and bridges, procurement, supervision of construction and road maintenance, together with various road related studies.
Elected a Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers in 2013, Lawrence is currently Transport Scotland’s Supervising Civil Engineer for ICE graduate training. He was elected to the Glasgow & West of Scotland Branch committee in 2011 and appointed Chairman in March 2013. He subsequently became a member of the ICE Scotland committee, now being appointed chairman.