Carl Swainston

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Carl Swainston

Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
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Profession: Civil and Structural Engineer
Specialisation: Civil and Structural Engineering
Position in Firm: Civil and Structural Resident Design Engineer

Contact Details

E: M: 07731985837

Personal Statement

Carl is a mature civil engineer with 12 years as a professional civil engineer, Carl is honest and diligent and commercially aware. Carl successfully runs his own design and build consultancy. Carl is pragmatic and is also capable of making spot decisions and will always consider the health and safety first, Carl is adept at working in diverse situations and he adapts quickly to new experiences especially learning new software packages.
Carl is aware of diversity in the work place and will always respect the beliefs of others.

Years of Professional Experience

12 as a Civil Engineer

Years of Practical Experience

20 (as a Stonemason Banker Mason and Fixer)

Date of Birth: 20 December 1963
Nationality: British
Languages: English, Holiday French, German


Master of Science (Structural Engineering) Pass with Merit, the University of Leeds

Bachelor of Engineering with Honours 2.2, Teesside University

Higher National Diploma, Civil Engineering Studies, pass with Merit profile, Teesside University

Additional Courses

• Thomas Telford Training Course Temporary Works Design Below Ground
• Thomas Telford Training Course on BS:5950
• 5 Day SMSTS Site Safety Course 2014
• Full CTC Security Vetting

Software Experience

• TEDDS Structural Design Software
• CADS 3D Portal Frame Designer
• ABAQUS Finite Element Modelling Software
• AutoCAD 2D Design Software
• Microsoft Excel Mathematical Modelling Software
• Plaxis Geotechnical Analysis Software
• SAP Earthquake Analysis Software

Key Qualities

Carl Swainston has accomplished himself in domestic and light commercial building design from conception to completion. Carl has accomplished himself in the nuclear industry while working for EDF Energy Hartlepool Power Station as the site civil and structural engineer.
Carl is conversant with the current Building Regulations and Planning Law and currently is involved projects which require Building Control and Planning requirements. He is able to design special concrete foundations to the European Codes of Practice. Carl is also experienced in steel beam and column frame design to BS 5950 and EC3. He is adept at 2 Dimensional Computer Aided Draughting (CAD) using AutoCAD and Draft Sight. Carl has also got some good experience at finite element modelling using the Abaqus FEM software. Carl has experience of masonry and timber design to BS5268 and BS5628.
Carl has recently attended a Thomas Telford one day temporary works training course. Carl is adept at high level knowledge transfer; Carl has escorted Office for Nuclear Regulation Officers on site when the ONR have attended Hartlepool for statutory licensing civil inspection and assessment.
Carl Swainston and his team were mentioned by the ONR in a report reading ”The civil engineers on this site are passionate about Hartlepool Nuclear Power Station”

UK 2017-Present – Consultancy
• Supporting projects for Raby Estates including listed building and planning applications architectural plans drawn and building control submissions
• Design of Portal Framed Structures to BS 5950 from client brief
• Structural design of domestic structural elements including steel beams and concrete raft foundations to Euro Codes
• Producing high quality AutoCAD drawings in 2D in support of both Planning and Building Control submissions to Local Authorities from North Yorkshire to South Tyneside.
• Producing of high quality heritage and design access statements in support of Listed building applications

Nuclear Experience

UK: Resident Civil and Structural Engineer, Hartlepool Nuclear Power Station, for EDF Energy.
• Responsible person for outside contractor and outside specialist contractor approval before during and post outage re work
• Station Civil suitably qualified and experienced person (SQEP)
• Design of raft foundations and ground bearing slabs for nuclear significant structures on TEDDS software
• Maintain the licensing condition for Nuclear operation on behalf of eDF Energy with respect to the ONR and INA
• Calculation of rainwater run off for 1 in 10000 year storm on critical building’s
• Structural repair of concrete beam in Reactor Building
• Design of new buildings and alterations to existing buildings for the Power Station involving the current Building Regulations
• Design of Temporary Works to Support the 275kV cable trench
• Prepare structural calculations for fuel bund capacity and capability when subjected to concrete spalling and reinforcement bar section loss
• Inspect civil structures and report of defects and prepare defect repair packages
• Inspection and sign off of new construction work
• Steel design for strengthening of the radiological waste trolley route including checking the capacity of existing beams and durbar floor plates
• Check the load bearing capacity of structural concrete floors and pile cap and ground beams by back calculation
• Supporting Cavendish Nuclear on the Final Discharge Line installation on road crossings
• Design of new concrete base for CO2 transfer pump to EC2
Support of investment delivery with respect to civil inspection and sign off of sub-contractor works

UK: Civil and Structural Design Engineer, CSEL
• Concrete raft design
• Steel beam and column design
• Wind load calculation and wind post design
• Design and build of domestic and commercial projects.
• Site investigation reports
• Structural surveys
• AutoCAD drawing
• Project management

UK: Portakabin Ltd Huntington York
(2013 for 3 month secondment)
• Project engineer
• Design of lift shaft screening
• Calculation of foundation loads for the New Ultima product
• Thermal appraisal using SAP software of the Surrey schools rollout for 2013

UK: Assistant Engineer Structures Local Authority
• Scheduled and non-scheduled inspection of Highway structures
• Contract preparation for bridge painting, Concrete repairs and cathodic protection of highway bridges using ICE 6th Edition and the specification for highway works document
• Prepare maintenance schemes for minor works on retaining and other structures
• Assess dangerous structures and implement the Building Act clause 77 and 78
• Concrete foundation design and detailing (Carlton Outward Bound Centre)
• Steel frame design for schools projects

UK: Building Control Officer
• Vetting of building control submissions for compliance with the building regulations
• Inspection and reporting on then current construction projects making sure if compliance with the Regulations
• Dealing with dangerous structures under the Building Act
• Giving advice on thermal insulation and energy saving

UK: Site Engineer with Mowlem Johnston Year in Industry Training
(For Northumbrian Water 2002-2003)
• Apparatus location prior to excavation
• Setting out of pile grid to support new waste water weirs
• Line and level setting out of all sub surface pipework and concrete structures
• Site supervision of operatives and sub-contractors
• Concrete sampling
• Supervision and control of shaft sinking operations
• Supervision of demolition works by sub-contractors
• Setting out using robotic EDM
• Calculation of daily concrete requirements
• Preparing of as built documentation
• Setting out of bearing piles driven to a set.

INSURANCE: residential and commercial property, HGV and PSV vehicles, machinery and equipment, business and trade, life insurance. Call 07833 684449 or contact us here 7 days a week.
SURVEYORS available for short or long term assignments anywhere in the UK. Call 07833 684449 or contact us here 7 days a week.
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