Team

John Woodward
MA (Oxon), CEng MIStructE MICE
Director

John joined Rothwells in 1990, following 9 years working for Ove Arup & Partners in London, Qatar and Papua New Guinea. John became a Partner in 2000. John has nearly 40 years experience on a variety of building and civil engineering projects. These range from small refurbishments to large new commercial developments.

Leigh Turpin
BEng (Hons), CEng MIStructE
Senior Engineer

Leigh joined Rothwells in 2008 and gained his Chartered Status in 2016. Prior to joining Rothwells he worked as a CAD technician for a local developer for eighteen months. Leigh has experience on a variety of structural and civil engineering projects, ranging from small refurbishments to significant infrastructure projects and large new developments.

Rob O’Brien
MEng (Hons), MA (Cantab), CEng MIStructE
Senior Engineer

Rob joined Rothwells in 2009, following a series of summer placements and gained his Chartered Status in 2015. Rob is a Senior Engineer with a keen interest in 3D modelling and regularly develops structural models to aid in analysis of complex structural arrangements.

Cyril Roberts
IEng AMIStructE
Consultant

Cyril joined Rothwells in 1973, gaining his Incorporated Engineer status in 1988 and becoming a Partner in 2000. Cyril has overseen a number of large projects, including complex phased specialises in reinforced concrete, structural steelwork and drainage. Cyril retired towards the end of 2017, but continues to bring his invaluable knowledge to the firm as a Consultant.

Ed Widdowson
HNC
Senior Engineer

Ed joined Rothwells in 1986. Ed is a Senior Engineer with over 25 years of experience on a variety of building and civil engineering projects. He specialises in reinforced concrete, structural steelwork, and is an experienced CAD operator.

Greg Thelland
BEng (Hons)
Graduate Engineer

Greg joined Rothwells in 2015, following completion of his Engineering degree at The University of Cardiff. Greg is a Graduate member of the Institute of Structural Engineers and is currently working towards becoming a Chartered Engineer.

Nathan Nicolle
HNC
CAD Technician

Nathan joined Rothwells in 2013 and is a student member of The Institute of Civil Engineers. Nathan is a CAD Technician with experience in drafting and detailing roles. Nathan has worked on some of the practices’ more prestigious projects in recent years, translating complex designs in clear, concise drawings.

Steven Green
GNVQ
CAD Technician

Steven joined Rothwells in 1999, recently returning to Rothwells after an extended break travelling and teaching in Asia. Steven is a CAD Technician with an interest in technical drawing and Computer Aided Design and is in the final year of HNC in Construction.

George Thomas
Junior CAD Technician

George joined Rothwells in 2016, after spending two years studying Ship Science with Navel Engineering at the University of Southampton. George is currently studying his first year of HNC in Construction. George is a Junior CAD Technician gaining experience in drafting and detailing roles.

Sharon MacLachlan
Office Manager

Sharon joined Rothwells in 2010 and is responsible for company administration, Client liaison, staffing and accounts.