"Chris is an excellent engineer who simply gets things done. He is helpful, proactive, commercially aware and has been a valued member of the Exeter Cricket Club Student Accommodation design team. I look forward to working with Chris on future projects."

Andrew DavisDirectorYelverton Properties www.yelvertonproperties.co.uk

Chris Yalden

Associate

I joined the AWP team back in April 2013, becoming the 10th member of staff. Since that time the business has continued to go from strength to strength and it’s great to be a part of the success story.

Now as a team of almost 30, we’re a long way from the rented office space where it all began, yet reassuringly the company's values remain at the heart of the business, which is a testament to us all.

I currently head up the Flood Risk and Drainage Team, comprising a mix of engineers, technical staff and an apprentice. Together we undertake pre-planning, planning and reserved matters applications, focussing on drainage and flood risk, whilst also covering strategic highway design, external works packages and utilities appraisals across a broad range of sectors, with an overarching commitment to ensure the successful delivery of all schemes, for all clients.

I also lead AWP’s Investors in People working group, which has successfully delivered improvements to our working environment and operational performance.

Outside the challenges of work I’m kept on my toes by my family, with two young sons and a lively Jack Russell. Thankfully, living inside the South Devon AONB helps to address the balance, with an abundance of beaches and estuaries to explore.

Qualifications

BSc (Hons) – Civil Engineering with Computer Aided Design
IEng – Incorporated Engineer
CSCS – Technical, Supervisory & Management Professional

Professional Memberships

MICE – Member of the Institution of Civil Engineers