Civil Engineer &
Management Consultant

I have always enjoyed the process of solving difficult problems.  Where there is a difficult problem, there is an elegant solution and I have the tenacity to find it.  Whatever your business needs, I can help. I thrive when influencing high profile projects, working with clients from many different backgrounds, and delivering high quality technical products.  I will help you drive business forward.  
For me, BD is problem solving of a different nature. I find it so rewarding when new business relationships form successful work partnerships. I can draw on experience gained forging fragile relationships with elders in Afghanistan; now bolstered  through building a successful business network in the UK. If your business is struggling to develop key relationships into work winning strategies, let me do your hard work for you. I can deliver BD research, guide you in steps you can take, and help with your negotiations and relationship building. It may turn your business around. 
Civil Engineering
Civil engineering has always fascinated me. Every project is different, every problem a challenge. As a MICE with 15 years experience, from site work to design consulting, I have never stopped learning. I can find design solutions, write reports and management plans for you, formulate technical text for winning tender returns, and many more activities. With my help you can enhance your team and deliver a profitable job. 
Desk Studies

As a civil engineer I believe it is my responsibility to develop effective, sustainable and safe infrastructure. Whether you are looking at a new site for a multistory development, or just buying a new home, there are always risks in the ground. I can find out the history of the site, the geology, potential issues with the ground conditions or local planning. I can conduct a thorough desk study and deliver you a comprehensive report so you can assess the risks and make informed decisions. 
Report Writing and
I enjoy communicating with clarity, delivering accurate reporting that makes sense to the reader. I have many years experience in technical, CPR 35, engineering reports. I can quickly review reports for content, grammatical and formatting errors. With my help you can be sure your reports will have the impact you require. 
Design Innovation

Design is at the center of my passion for engineering. With experience in design of a wide range of civil infrastructure, from blast proof bunkers to reinforced earth walls, I am sure to be able to offer you value engineered options to consider in your design. For the last 5 years I have specialised in  geotechnics, and I relish the opportunity to innovate designs on sites with difficult or complex ground conditions. From large highway schemes to inner city high rise developments, I can spot opportunities to value engineer your project. 
People and Change
I am a chartered manager and have managed many teams from small technical teams to large multi-disciplinary design teams. Whilst in the military I led up to 50 men and women, including in high stress operational environments. I know how to implement change and manage people. With my help you can formulate an effective strategy to get the most from your staff. 
For me presenting projects and skills in the optimum way is a challenge that is rewarded with successful business. I know how important it is to showcase talents to clients, showing the skills and experience that put you in the best position to win the next project. Marketing collateral is sometimes overlooked in favour of more pressing project tasks, and then when it is needed it is not ready.  Writing up projects or skills may be a task your staff are just too busy to do. I can produce the literature you need, something that is truly reflective of your business. 
Expert Witness
I relish forensic engineering and feel it is one of the biggest challenges for an engineer. Mistakes happen in our industry, and it is our responsibility as a profession to find out why, and then to learn from them.  I have assisted a well renowned Expert Witness on more than 10 large legal cases. I have completed the ICE expert witness training; and I am fully conversant with CPR 35.  Every case is different, and I have led on a number of complex cases associated with geotechnics and wider civil engineering issues. There is often too much information for one person to tackle,  so contact me if you feel that help with the investigations would aid you to give the best possible advice to the court. 
ICE Development

I enjoy helping to develop the next generation of civil engineers, pushing them to achieve their goals and recognise their strengths and weaknesses. While with Coffey Geotechnics, as a Supervising Civil Engineer, I was in charge of development of staff working towards their ICE qualifications.
If you are a graduate progressing towards completing your IPD, if you need help with the IPD online, or perhaps you would like practice essays reviewing, then I can help. I can guide you towards your chartership, review technical reports, and even conduct a mock review interview with you.  
Perhaps you are an SCE yourself but find that you have limited time, or need a second opinion. Contact me to discuss how I can help. 


There are a few examples below, but for more information please contact me directly
(Background image - Workington Flood Relief - scroll through projects below to see details)

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"Caroline has the skills to positively influence any project. She is incredibly organised and motivated and is a joy to work with."
– Andy

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