Ian Durkin

 Ian Durkin
Name Ian Christopher Durkin
Nationality British
Education Durham Johnston Grammar School, Durham
University of Aston in Birmingham
Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering
Upper 2nd Class Honours, 1981
Chartered Civil Engineer
Member, Institution of Civil Engineers, 1988
Fellow, Association for Consultancy and Engineering
Career Summary
1995-Present Partner – Gurney Consulting Engineers
Appointed Full Partner in April 2005.
Employed as Senior Engineer from October 1995 and appointed Associate Partner in April 2001. Responsible for the structural conception of projects and supervision of engineers and technicians for a wide range of projects including industrial, commercial, hotels, hospitals and residential. As IT Manager is responsible for the computer development within the Practice and as Quality Manager is responsible for maintaining Quality Management Registration.
As Senior Engineer involved in and responsible for design work, site inspections and project administration control of numerous projects. Duties necessitated close liaison directly with the Client and other members of the professional team.
Fully conversant with BS5268, 5628, 5950 and 8110 and experienced in the use of computer analysis and design packages, including a working knowledge of Autocad and other CAD software.
1988-1995 Robert Walpole & Partners, Berkshire
Senior Engineer responsible for the design and co-ordination of projects. The work included the design of foundations and civil engineering works for an industrial development in Slough, civil and structural design for a housing estate in Hindhead and structural design of 2, 3 and 4 storey masonry buildings to house residential homes for the elderly and infirm.
Experience also includes structural engineering advice on several refurbishment projects including numerous bank buildings for Lloyds Bank and a conversion of a country mansion house in Horsham to flats.
Also advised clients in connection with insurance claims for subsidence damage to their homes and flats and responsibility for the engineering of a road improvement scheme around the Slough Trading Estate from its conception, through design and contract preparation to supervising the construction.
1987-1988 Allott Atkins Mouchel Power Consultants Ltd, Surrey
Project Engineer in the Project Management Team responsible for the co-ordination and organisation of the civil engineering design of Hinkley Point ‘C’ Power Station.
1987 L G Mouchel & Partners, Surrey
Design Engineer in the Marine and Industrial Department responsible for the design and co-ordination of numerous civil and structural engineering projects including a new fishing harbour at Holyhead, Wales and a multi-storey car park in Chatham, England.
1985-1987 PGA Consultants (part of the Mouchel Group), Fujairah, United Arab Emirates
Resident Engineer in charge of a small team supervising the construction of a deepwater quaywall, shallow water berths and infrastructure works costing £10 million.
1981-1985 L G Mouchel & Partners, Surrey
Assistant Engineer in the Marine and Industrial Development Department designing, detailing and co-ordinating numerous major and minor civil and structural engineering projects. Also employed for 14 months on site as an Assistant Resident Engineer supervising construction works.