Tony is an environmental geologist with eighteen years’ experience in the ground investigation industry. Tony joined the industry in 2002 for work experience, prior to completing his final year at university where he was undertaking a Masters in Earth Science. He quickly became familiar with the practical aspects of ground investigation, carrying out gas and groundwater monitoring, soil and rock logging and the setup and supervision of investigations.
Tony had a clear interest in the geoenvironmental side of the industry from an early stage and with the growing significance of this sector, he eventually completed a part‐time MRes in Contaminated Land Management at Nottingham University whilst working full time. He regularly attends external training courses, meetings and conferences to supplement ongoing CPD requirements, and has sat on the AGS Contaminated Land Working Group.
Tony has managed sites with exploratory locations into the hundreds, employing multiple disciplines and techniques on sites including highways, railways, agricultural land, active MoD bases and large former heavy industry sites. These have been based all over the UK and therefore his knowledge of anticipated ground conditions is extensive.
Tony has significant experience in liaising with clients, both private and public sector, regulatory bodies and the co‐ordination of teams of subcontractors whilst working as or under a Principal Contractor to ensure the smooth running of the contract. He has experience in the application process for permissions, access requirements, environmental consents and management, with an excellent track record of communicating with landowners, neighbours and the wider community over environmental issues and managing the technical aspects of contracts.
At Exploration & Testing Associates Limited, Tony is responsible for developing the ground investigation aspect of the Company out of the Coventry office. Having spent much of his recent career focusing on staff welfare and the quality of the technical output, his new role offers the opportunity to provide a service that achieves all of our clients’ needs in terms of quality, budget and programme requirements, with regular contact and dedicated support from a professional and contented engineering team.