About Scott Benett

Scott Bennett Associates - Our People

Gordon Bayne

Background & Experience
Gordon joined Scott Bennett Associates in 1987 and became Managing Director in 1996. In 2006 whilst retaining his role as Managing Director (Chairman) of the Group he also became Managing Director of the Dunfermline Business Unit. Gordon is a chartered engineer and has worked in consulting civil & structural engineering practices since 1982. With over 30 years’ experience he has gained experience in all types of engineering design.

Key Skills & Abilities
Gordon’s particular strengths lie in the design of steel frame structures and multi storey buildings.  Gordon is fully conversant with the current building standards and is capable of defining the primary structural concept of complicated works at an early stage of the design process.  Gordon has the ability to oversee several projects at a time.  He has worked on Projects with contract value up to £76million and is actively involved in the detail design and checking of designs whilst providing technical back-up and sound knowledge base for design issues. Gordon is well respected as being commercially aware engineer and understands the commercial drivers that his Clients face in the delivery of a Project.  He actively values engineers at all stages in the Project to assist in deliverability.

Robert Storey

Background & Experience
Robert joined the practice in 1994 and became a Director 1996. In 2006 whilst retaining his role of Director at Group level he became Managing Director of the Glasgow Business Unit. Robert is a chartered engineer and has worked in consulting engineering practice since 1978 and been involved in the design and supervision of a wide range of civil and structural engineering projects throughout the UK and abroad.

Key Skills & Abilities
Robert has a particular interest in brownfield redevelopment and has been responsible for co-ordinating the design of major publicly funded urban regeneration schemes throughout the central belt of Scotland involving contaminated land remediation, infrastructure works, specialist foundation and mining consolidation works. Robert also has a wide experience of innovative and environmentally sustainable construction methods. He is an approved certifier for buildings under the Scottish Building Standards Regulations and provides structural design advice to clients on a wide range of building types.

Craig Stevenson

Background & Experience
Craig joined Scott Bennett Associates in 1999 and became a Director of the Dunfermline Business Unit in 2006. He is a chartered engineer with over 20 years' experience in the construction industry, with significant involvement in the Residential and Education sectors.

Key Skills & Abilities
Craig's particular strengths are his ability to design in all the main structural materials, masonry, concrete, steel and timber as well as providing cost effective civil engineering design solutions. He is fully conversant with current building standards and construction methods and is capable of designing economical, buildable solutions. Craig has been involved in a wide range of Projects including Large Scale Residential Projects, Schools, Offices, Retail and Refurbishment works. He has also been involved in many projects involving sustainable, modern methods of construction for residential dwellings.

Colin Campbell

Background & Experience
Colin graduated in 1990 with a first class honours degree in Civil Engineering. He was employed by a large multi-national contractor prior to joining a well established Glasgow based consulting civil & structural engineering practice in 1993. Colin joined Scott Bennett Associates in 1996 and was appointed as a Director of the Glasgow Business Unit in 2006.

Key Skills & Abilities
Colin's particular area of interest is residential and public building projects, including major urban regeneration with complex infrastructure design. He progresses all aspects of these developments from master planning through to detailed design. Colin is conversant with the funding arrangements for public sector contracts and all forms of procurement. In addition he has worked in partnership with a large number of design and build contractors and is able to give sound value engineering advice on these projects.

Brian Hamilton

Background & Experience
In 1999 Brian joined Scott Bennett Associates and in 2006 became a Director of the Glasgow Business Unit. On graduating in 1988 Brian joined a consulting structural engineering practice based in Sheffield and worked on various high profile projects including the Don Valley Athletic Stadium constructed in Sheffield in 1991. Following this he returned to Glasgow in 1992 working with a civil and engineering consultancy and has gained over 20 years experience in all aspects of civil and structural engineering.

Key Skills & Abilities
Brian has been responsible for design and redevelopment of brownfield sites for social housing. This has primarily involved the design of inner city regeneration projects including traditional sandstone tenements, improvement schemes, alterations and refurbishment of 1950's housing stock and new build residential developments. He has also been involved in several private new build housing projects as well as various commercial projects. Brian has also recently completed several steel frame projects including the West Centre, Drumchapel for the NHS and Wellwynd Social Enterprise Centre for South Lanarkshire Council. He is also responsible for helping with the continued development and growth of the company.

Ken Guthrie

Background & Experience
Ken joined Scott Bennett Associates in 2004 and became an Associate Director of the Dunfermline Business Unit in 2010. Ken has worked in consulting civil & structural engineering practices since graduating in 1983. Ken's experience has been in the design of building structures predominantly in the education, retail, commercial, leisure and residential sectors.

Key Skills & Abilities
Ken's particular strength is his ability to refurbish listed buildings. He has experience in design of structures in steel, in-situ concrete, precast concrete, masonry and timber. Ken has participated in a number of project related building workshops which have enhanced his ability to make teams successful. He has worked on Projects from simple housing design to complex new builds with value up to £80million.

Brian Lilley

Background & Experience
Brian has been in the construction industry for over 25 years, he joined Scott Bennett Associates in 2003 and became an Associate 2008 and is the Senior CDM Adviser within the practice. He has experience of project management and programming and has undertaken CDM services for over 18 years on a wide range of public and private sector projects ranging in value up to £60m.

Key Skills & Abilities
Brian is a Certified member of The Association for Project Safety and a Technical Member of the Institute of Occupation Safety & Health and has an OND in Building and Information Technology and NEBOSH . Brian has provided CDM services and advice for diverse projects such as major new build industrial developments, secondary schools, offices and housing projects as well as significant regeneration projects and refurbishment of historic properties. He has also provided advice for commercial retail fit outs and cyclical maintenance work. Brian regularly arranges training seminars and road shows both in house for our staff and externally for clients on CDM procedures.

Mo Bayne

Background & Experience
Mo joined Scott Bennett Associates in 1996 as Resource/Quality/Finance Manager and Company Secretary. She became a Director within the Dunfermline Business Unit in 2006. Mo has over 20 years' experience in Personnel & Development and is a Fellow of both Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development and Chartered Institute of Management. She actively manages the quality and Investors in People Process as well as the financial side of the business.

Key Skills & Abilities
Mo's strengths are recruitment, human resources, policy and the strategic management of the Practice. She manages to balance the needs of the business with the needs of the staff within the financial budgets. She assists the Directors in all non-technical aspects of the business, thereby allowing them to focus on clients and projects.

Jennifer Walker

Background & Experience
Jennifer has 14 years’ experience in geo-environmental investigation and remediation of contaminated land, both as a consultant and within a regulatory environment. She joined Scott Bennett Associates as an associate of the Glasgow business unit in 2014. Her experience spans the residential, commercial and industrial sectors.

Key Skills & Abilities
Jennifer is familiar with all areas of contaminated land assessment and management, having worked on and managed a number of major land regeneration projects throughout the UK. In addition to the design and management of geo-environmental investigations, Jennifer has a strong interest in waste characterisation and management, particularly in relation to sustainability and material reuse.

Alex Hill

Background & Experience
Alex joined Scott Bennett Associates in 2014 as an Associate in the Glasgow Business Unit. Alex is a Chartered Structural Engineer and an Approved Certifier of Design under the SER Scheme. Since 1980 he has worked for consulting engineering practices ranging from medium sized partnerships to large multi-national organisations. With over 30 years’ experience he has gained considerable engineering knowledge on variety of projects. Alex’s experience embraces all of the traditional sectors of the construction industry.

Key Skills & Abilities
Alex’s primary strengths lie in the design of structures, steelwork, reinforced concrete, ranging from low to medium rise. Alex is fully conversant with the current building standards, including Eurocodes. Alex leads and supervises his teams ensuring that all staff involved with a project fully appreciate the brief and are aware of programme issues. In all projects, Alex adopts a holistic approach to design, actively engaging with the client and other disciplines to ensure that the optimum design for a project is quickly identified and developed. He has worked on projects with various values up to £250m. Alex is well respected in the construction community with Client’s and fellow professionals appreciating the awareness and knowledge that he brings to any project.

Nicola Brookfield

Background & Experience
Nicola is a Chartered Geologist and Specialist in Land Condition (SiLC) with twenty years’ experience in geo‐environmental investigation and remediation in Scotland and the north of England. She joined Scott Bennett Associates as an Associate of the Dunfermline business unit in 2014 and has since led the Geo division to provide geotechnical, contamination, ground gas and mining assessments for residential, commercial and industrial developments.

Key Skills & Abilities
Nicola has a wide range of technical experience in her field which includes contaminated land risk assessment, hydrogeology, engineering geology and mineral stability and applying this expertise in the context of EIA, planning, statutory regimes and due diligence. . In addition to the design and management of geo‐environmental investigations, she has an aptitude for the assessment of the more complex contaminated sites. This includes undertaking detailed risk assessments and liaison with regulators to gain approvals for remediation to allow developments to progress sustainably and safely.

Robert Edgar

Background & Experience
Robert joined Scott Bennett Associates as an associate in 2016 and is an incorporated engineer with over 22 years’ experience in the design and supervision building structures projects. He has gained extensive project experience on a broad range of residential, commercial, educational, retail & industrial sector projects of varied scale and complexity covering both newbuild and refurbishment. This is complimented by large scale design and build contract project experience with notable projects including a new general hospital, city centre hotel and multi storey office developments. He is responsible for coordinating a tea, of structural and civil engineers and technicians in the design and supervision of building structures.

Key Skills & Abilities
Robert has strengths including new build design and construction of framed buildings in all traditional materials including steel, reinforced concrete, and timber structures. He has worked extensively on appraisal, alteration and repair of a broad range of existing buildings. Other areas of experience include the design and construction of modern glazed and curtain wall façade systems. Interests include, architecture, sustainability and timber engineering. Robert endeavours to engage in collaboration with all members of the team throughout the design development process with a view to delivering a high quality end product for clients.

Dave Purves

Background & Experience
Dave joined Scott Bennett Associates in 2011 as an engineer before becoming a senior engineer in 2014 and became an Associate within the Dunfermline Business Unit in 2017. Dave has worked in consulting civil & structural engineering practices since graduating in 2006. Dave's experience has been in the design of building structures predominantly in the education, retail, commercial, leisure, residential and industrial sectors.

Key Skills & Abilities
Dave has experience in the design of structures in steel, in‐situ concrete, precast concrete, masonry and timber. Dave has participated in a number of project related building workshops which have enhanced his ability to make teams successful. He has worked on Projects from simple housing design to complex new builds with values of up to £40million.