Team

WHO WE ARE & WHAT WE DO

Andrew Horton - BEng (Hons), CEng, MICE, CMaPS

Director

Andrew Horton first started in the construction industry over twenty five years ago. Sponsored by a large contractor Andrew gained valuable experience at the ‘coal face’, including eighteen months as a Site Engineer on multi-million pound projects in London and Wales. He has twenty years’ design office experience on various refurbishment and conversion work projects, as well as new build domestic and commercial properties, utilising the latest sophisticated analysis software and traditional design methods to deliver sympathetic and pragmatic solutions. Andrew is also a member of the Association for Project Safety and provides Principal Designer duties and provides CDM advice as required under the new CDM 2015 regulations.

 

Ross Carpenter - BEng (Hons)

Director

Ross Carpenter has gained experience on site and in the design office. This includes working as a Site Engineer for McAlpines on the Eden Project in Cornwall. Since then Ross has over 11 years’ experience in the design office working on a diverse array of residential, commercial and historic projects. He has particular interests in bespoke domestic schemes and conservation engineering where preserving, strengthening and often modernising historic buildings requires a sensitive and logical approach.

Sophia Darke - BSc (Hons)

Finance Director

Having completed a business degree at Cardiff University, Sophia joined PCA Consulting Engineers in March 2005 as PA to one of the Directors, and subsequently took over as Office Manager in 2007. She is now the Finance Director, responsible for the financial, HR, and administrative management within the Company.

Paul Carpenter - BSc (Eng), PgDip (ArchConserv), CEng, MICE

Director (Non-Executive)

Paul Carpenter has over forty years’ Structural and Conservation Engineering experience both on site and as a Consultant. He has developed an expertise in the sympathetic and practical structural design and repair of old buildings and works with a number of conservation bodies throughout England including the National Trust, English Heritage, The Landmark Trust, Historic England and Conservation Officers. He is a member of SPAB, has lectured on the ‘Role of Engineers in Conservation’ and was appointed as the Specialist Structural Consultant for the Exeter Diocesan Advisory Committee in March 2009. Recently he has been advising on St Michael’s Mount, Killerton House, Lanhydrock, Godolphin, Georgian houses in Warwick and various churches, historic mansions, houses and cottages.

Colin Souch - MEng (Hons), CEng, MIStructE

Consultant

Colin Souch has over thirty years’ experience as an innovative structural designer having worked on a diverse of range projects from Nuclear decommissioning through to conservation and maritime structures with commercial, industrial, residential and educational developments of various sizes and complexities.  Colin has particular interests in building conservation, traditional timber framed buildings and ecologically led forms of construction.

 

Luke Shackleton - BEng (Hons)

Engineer

Luke graduated from the University of Plymouth with a BEng (Hons) in Civil and Coastal Engineering in 2015.

Luke was appointed by PCA in November 2015.

William Cole - MEng (Hons)

Engineer

Having graduated with a Master in Civil Engineering from the University of Nottingham in 2014, William has since had three years’ experience on major London infrastructure projects including Crossrail and London Underground station upgrades. This involved complex design and coordination with multiple disciplines, dealing with Contractors and working onsite. During his time at Atkins he also undertook a secondment to the geotechnical team developing a site at Gatwick.

Dafydd Bonar - BSc (Hons)

Graduate Engineer

Dafydd graduated in 2015 from the University of South Wales having completed a BSc (Hons) in Civil Engineering. He joined PCA in January 2016.

Scott Doswell - BEng (Hons)

Graduate Engineer

Scott graduated from the University of Southampton in 2012 with a BEng (Hons) in Civil Engineering. Before joining PCA in August 2018 Scott spent 5 years teaching mathematics at Kingsbridge Community College.

Tim Little -

Senior Technician

Tim started at PCA in 2014 and heads up the CAD department. He has just completed his HNC in Civil Engineering.

Robert Covey -

Structural Technician

Robert has previous experience as an Architectural Technician and he was appointed in August 2015.

Harrison Ward -

Structural Technician

Having left school in July 2016 Harrison joined the CAD Department in August 2016 to support the team. He will undertake in-house technician training.

Linda Capon -

PA

Linda has extensive office management and secretarial experience, along with a number of relevant qualifications, having worked in a variety of roles. She joined PCA in October 2007.

Tina Wyeth -

PA

Tina graduated in 2007 and before joining PCA in November 2012 she worked as a Negotiator and PA for an Estate Agency firm.

Lesley Evans -

Administrator

Having previously worked in a variety of administrative roles Lesley joined PCA in February 2014