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 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:
Chartered Civil Engineer and Managing Director Paul brings a breadth of experience in both civil and structural engineering and support to the Datrys team. Paul began his career working on building structures including the National Stadium Cardiff. Years spent with MRM (now Parsons Brinckerhoff) included work on flood prediction and river modelling and the design of roads and drainage where he was responsible for the civil engineering design section in the Cardiff office.
As Technical Director with Thorburn (URS) Paul became heavily involved with stadia design including stands for Swindon Town FC, Plymouth Argyle and Leicester City. Following 7 years as Regional Manager of the Royal Haskoning office in north Wales he was instrumental in establishing Datrys through a management buy-out in 2002.
His strong emphasis on design quality has ensured the continuous growth of the company and its reputation since its establishment.
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 led on Datrys’ design and management 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.
Adam became a director of Datrys in December, 2017. He is working towards achieving chartered status in the next twelve months.
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 the Hafod y Gest extra care development with Grŵp Cynefin.
Gareth enjoyed a 3 month sabbatical in 2016 which allowed him the opportunity to travel through South-East Asia.
Gina oversees Datrys’ administration activities and joined straight from school in 2015. Her capabilities were recognised early on and she was given early responsibility with support. Gina has since been developing her accounts skills as well as 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.
Warren oversees processes at 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.
Experienced Senior Engineering Technician Engineer Christian has been at Datrys since 2002 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 wire in Europe. Christian was key in designing the new £8.5m 40- unit extra care apartment scheme at Hafod y Gest in Porthmadog.
He also recently undertook a survey of Red Bull’s ‘Hardline’ mountain bike track and prepared planning drawing for approval of all course features. Hopefully it will become a permanent competition track at Dinas Mawddwy, Mid Wales, which is now being hailed as the toughest downhill course in the world.
The job meant spending a day trekking down a 700m high 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 features.
Jonathan is Graduate Civil Engineer from Swansea University who came to Datrys in 2015. He enjoys the variety his role offers. From one day to the next he can be overseeing drainage design, carrying out site investigations and designing solutions for various projects. These 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.
Chartered 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. The £5.5 M 5-storey apartment development at the Grange, Rhyl 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 engineering responsibilities with elements of civil engineering. Sandra was instrumental in Datrys’ work on Maes Helyg apartments and Phase 2 of Bryn Seiont Newydd Care Centre.
Sandra has recently registered on Datrys’ ICE Company Approved Training Scheme.
Chartered Structural Engineer Josh is director of the Caernarfon office, where he has overall responsibility for the Structural Engineering projects. He has travelled extensively with his expertise being responsible for high rise projects in Queensland, Australia.
His breadth of experience includes the design of basement structures, transfer slabs and framed structures as well as traditional timber and masonry structures. Josh leads the mentoring and development of the Structural Engineering Graduates.