head of design – south west – network rail design delivery,
Jon Sturgess is a Chartered Engineer and a Fellow of the ICE (CEng FICE) with over 28 years’ experience in engineering within the UK and Far East.
He started his career as a site engineer building bridges, roads and ports, with some of the largest UK contractors before progressing to Director and working in various Consultancies.
Jon has significant experience operating in diverse engineering fields, in the UK & Asia, where he has developed a track record for leading multi-discipline design teams in the private & public sectors. This includes 7 years living in Asia, where he set up his own company specializing in structural monitoring of buildings, bridges, dams and deep excavations during construction.
Jon is now working with Network Rail and was brought in to build and lead the Building & Civils Design Group in Bristol. This is now part of the Network Rail Design Delivery (NRDD), Network Rail’s internal multi-discipline design consultancy. In his current role as Head of Design – South West, he manages the multi-discipline teams across 4 offices, completing early stage design projects.
As well as serving in senior high profile roles in the corporate world, Jon has previously been a Trustee and Chairman of the ICE Benevolent Fund and is passionate about helping & developing civil engineers in all stages of their career, so is particularly interested in those companies who are not only driving industry forward but supporting and empowering their teams to achieve their personal, as well as corporate, ambitions.