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Gordon is a Civil Engineer with over thirty years of experience at all levels within the industry. With project management, commercial and technical capability he has helped shape the profile of VHE since joining in 1996.
Areas of expertise include all types of soil treatments, but in particular, soil washing and soil stabilisation, reclamation and recycling of aggregates, turnkey remediation and infrastructure provision and occupied residential property remediation under EPA Part 2A.
He utilises his extensive experience and excellent communication skills to deliver advice to clients at each stage of the project, including pre-acquisition, and as part of Early Contractor Involvement (ECI) consistently exceeding their expectations and upholding the high quality service levels VHE is known for.
Pre Contracts Director
With over forty-five years of experience Steve has a wealth of knowledge in land remediation, civil engineering and construction industry roles. Steve joined VHE in 1993 and has gained considerable experience in land remediation and infrastructure works.
He is currently responsible for managing the Estimating and Business Development departments and has worked on numerous successful tenders across all disciplines VHE provide to a wide range of clients in various markets. Steve has been responsible for the preparation, adjudication and submission of individual tenders for projects up to a value of £15 million.
Working within the industry for over twenty-nine years Mark has broad experience in a wide variety of remediation, reclamation and earthworks projects, having worked on the gasworks remediation term contract for National Grid.
Mark has extensive expertise in preparing cost plan information for contaminated sites and of using the NEC3 suite of contracts. Since joining VHE in 1993 he has used his contract expertise to help clients formally set up contracts at the start of projects and organised construction workshops to broaden understanding of the NEC3 contracts and the proactive approach to change management.
Dr Rob Shortland
Business Development Manager
With over eighteen years’ experience in the contaminated land industry working as both contractor and consultant Rob has a wide range of technical, regulatory and site skills. Rob has been involved in all sections of projects from tender, regulatory negotiation, site implementation to validation sign off. He provides technical overview of remediation design on all projects and is vastly experienced in waste classification.
During his career he has had a direct input into over 200 former gas works sites throughout the country under our term contract with National Grid.
As a Business Development Manager Rob uses his expertise to develop new and existing business. He is responsible for the growth of market share throughout the UK through the development of key relationships with industry stakeholders to further the work winning capability across all disciplines.
Rob is a Chartered Geologist, Qualified Person and has a PhD in Geology.
Dave manages the delivery of projects throughout the West Midlands and North West. He has eighteen years’ experience as a Contracts and Projects Manager delivering projects in many different environments and disciplines and seventeen years’ experience as an Engineer.
Dave is a Member of the Institution of Civil Engineers, Member of the Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management and is a Chartered Manager and Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute.
He has a proven track record of project delivery with particular skills in contract formulation, administration and negotiation in the earthworks, remediation and civil sectors. In addition, he has gained extensive experience and knowledge of current waste recycling technologies including MRF, polymer and glass processing.
Gavin manages the delivery of projects throughout Scotland. He has twenty-five years’ experience in the contaminated land and waste management industries, with over 20 years spent specifically in land remediation contracting working on projects encompassing an array of both in-situ and ex-situ technologies for soil and groundwater treatment.
Gavin is an experienced Project and Contracts Manager whose expertise ranges from creating health and safety risk assessments, civil engineering and earthworks, contaminated land and groundwater assessment and design and remediation, through to tank and vessel cleaning, waste disposal and chemical handling including the design and implementation of water treatment systems on development sites.
He is an experienced specialist in the transportation and safe disposal/treatment of landfill leachate and liquid waste and holds WAMITAB CoTCs and Continued Competence certificates in Hazardous Waste Treatment, Contaminated Land Remediation and Non-Hazardous Landfilling.
Richard manages the delivery of projects throughout the East Midlands and North East. He has over thirty-seven years’ experience as an Engineer, Surveyor and Site Manager. As a Contracts Manager he has worked on several earthworks and civil engineering projects. His experience includes remediation schemes on former gas works and other industrial sites as well as the remediation of domestic gardens undertaken under Part 2A of the Environmental Protection Act 1990.
Richard has expertise in materials processing having produced recycled aggregates to adoptable standards on many VHE projects. He has managed contract works within the house building sector, landfill operations, road and sewers, EA flood defence and earthworks and remediation works.
Tony manages the delivery of projects throughout the East Midlands and South and framework contracts nationally. He has over thirty-one years of experience in the construction and civil engineering industry.
As an experienced engineer, he has extensive project and contract management experience with remediation, demolition and earthworks and can utilise this for the benefit of clients through early contractor involvement. Tony has managed a number of major remediation projects involving a variety of both large and small scale soil treatment and aggregate processing methods and has much experience with former gasworks sites.
He is qualified to WAMITAB Certificate of Technical Competence Level TMS4 and has experience working in environmentally sensitive areas including scour protection and coastal defence projects.