At Datrys, our team offers an invaluable combination of experienced but approachable experts who have been here throughout the company’s growth as well as newer, dynamic and enthusiastic engineers who offer a refreshing and current outlook / perspective.
Being a compact outfit, there’s plenty of opportunity here for progression, one to one guidance and getting stuck into all elements of a project – benefits that mightn’t be as readily available within a bigger organisation.
While we’re a small, tight team, we have built a reputation for leading on significant projects and our overall perspective definitely reflects this. We’ve all taken a different route to and through Datrys – here’s who we are:
Civil Engineer Adam graduated from Queen’s University, Belfast and over the last five years has been involved in all aspects of Datrys’ key projects from designing and procuring to supervising and project managing. He has lead on Datrys’ involvement in the extensive Langwell hydro project in Scotland.
Overseeing the full structural and civil engineering aspects of Bryn Seiont Newydd, an award winning eight-unit 71-bedroom Care Home unit, was particularly rewarding, as staff are given a huge level of responsibility by Datrys, above and beyond the leeway usually given at bigger consultancies.
Gina oversees Datrys’ Administration duties and joined straight from school 19 months ago. Her potential was recognised early on and she was given early responsibility with support. Gina has since developed her invoicing skills after completing an NVQ Level 2 in Customer Services and enjoys the variety of her office role, as well as being part of a close and lively team.
Experienced Senior Engineering Technician Christian has been at Datrys for 16 years and the variety of his work has included a recent and publicized series of surveys on Colwyn Bay Pier and advising on the construction of award-winning tourist attraction Zipworld, the longest zipline park in Europe. Christian was part of a team that was key in designing the new £8.5m 40-property extra care apartment scheme at Hafod y Gest in Porthmadog.
He also recently undertook a survey of and prepared planning drawings for approval of all course features for Red Bull’s ‘Hardline’ mountain bike race in order for it to hopefully become a permanent competition track at Dinas Mawddwy, Mid Wales, which is now being hailed as the toughest downhill course in the world.
After spending a day trekking down a 700m high mountain side undertaking measured surveys of all course features including huge jumps, ramp kickers and landings, Red Bull hopes that Snowdonia National Park Authority (SNPA) will allow these to be permanent competition features.
Gareth graduated with a BEng in Sports Science and Engineering at Swansea University. He has been with Datrys since 2015 and enjoys the broad range of work he is able to get involved in from flood modelling and working on Colwyn Bay Pier to contributing to on Hafod y Gest apartment development with Grŵp Cynefin.
Gareth enjoyed a 3 month sabbatical in 2016 which allowed him the opportunity to travel through South-East Asia.
Jonathan is a Graduate Civil Engineer from Swansea University who came to Datrys in 2015. He enjoys the variety his role offers and from one day to the next he can be overseeing aerial design, carrying out site investigations and designing solutions for various projects, which currently include the redevelopment of two sites on Abbey Road in Llangollen, a phase 1 and 2 site investigation for the former Grange Hotel and a portfolio of modern Housing Association projects.
Levente graduated from the Technical University Cluj-Napoca, Romania and is enjoying all aspects of his Graduate Engineering role. He has specialised in the use of BIM software for civil engineering projects. He enjoys the camaraderie of a small team and being able to work across most of Datrys’ variety of projects, as well as the breadth of work involved in each individual project.
Senior Structural Engineer Andy Williams worked extensively with the core Datrys team over many years and returned to the company from Balfour Beatty Mott MacDonald (Area 10) in Warrington in July 2017. Previous experience with Conwy Borough Council has equipped him with a wealth of expertise in designing, assessing and maintaining trunk road structures, although his new role focusses more on structural inspections as well as engineering design and assessment. Shire Hall in Llangefni is one substantial project that Andy is currently working on.
After graduating from Portugal’s Instituto Politecnico de Setubal, Civil Engineer Graduate Sandra came to Datrys in 2015, and enjoys the flexibility of combining traditional structural engineer responsibilities with elements of civil engineering. Sandra was instrumental in Datrys’ work on Gateway to Wales Hotel and Phase 2 of Bryn Seiont Newydd Care Centre.
Warren manages the Datrys Mold office and values the sense of ownership of projects that benefits all Datrys staff. A year after joining Datrys as a graduate in 2004, he was elected a Director of the company.
Warren is currently involved in the refurbishment and extension of a multi-storey building in London; the development of two new-build apartment blocks in Colwyn Bay and the design of new business units on Anglesey.
Previous highlights include the design of and project management for two new dockside gantry cranes for RWE Npower’s operations and maintenance base at the Port of Mostyn for the €2billion Gwynt y Môr wind farm Warren was the principal design engineer for the Bryn Seiont extra care facility in Caernarfon.
Warren reached Chartered status in 2014.
Josh is Director of the Caernarfon office where he has overall responsibility for the Structural Engineering projects. He has travelled extensively with his expertise including being responsible for high rise projects in Queensland, Australia.
His breadth of experience includes the design of basements structures, transfer slabs and framed structures as well as well as traditional timber and masonry structures. Josh leads the mentoring and development of the Structural Engineering Graduates.