Industry Talk: From 201 to Tideway: Reflection on 40 Years in Civil Engineering
Posted on by Will Dubin
Join us on Wed 10th March from 1-2:30pm GMT for what promises to be a highlight of the CivSoc calendar with one of our own best and brightest!
Imperial Civil Engineering Alumnus and Tideway Chief Technical Officer Roger Bailey will give a summary of some key and hopefully interesting aspects of his career in Civil Engineering since his graduation in 1981. He will go on to give some insights into the challenges of the planning, design and delivery of the £4 Billion Thames Tideway Tunnel “Super Sewer” project through London as it moves towards the 70% complete mark ahead of becoming fully operational in 2025.There will be plenty of time for interaction, debate and questions.
The session will be structured in two parts: the first focussing on his career path to date, with an opportunity for questions, before moving on to discuss the project and opening up to further Q&A.
Roger Bailey, Chief Technical Officer at Thames Tideway
Roger joined the Thames Tideway Tunnel project in February 2012. He is a Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers and has held board level positions in both contracting businesses and engineering and planning consultancies prior to joining the project.
The first 20 years of his career was in the geotechnical contracting sector (mining, piling and ground engineering) in the UK and overseas followed by over 10 years in transportation consultancy (highways, rail, aviation) for clients such as Crossrail, Network Rail, TfL, Highways Agency and the Department for Transport.
Roger’s Completion & Handover Team at Tideway is responsible for technical oversight, property and commercial agreements, compliance with planning permission, system commissioning and the operational integration of the completed Thames Tideway Tunnel asset into the existing London sewer network.