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Two senior engineers in Atkins’ oil and gas division have been made fellows of the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) in recognition of their technical expertise, leadership and industry experience.

Associate director Jo Moffatt and principal project manager Paul Fowler were appointed to the highest grade of membership of the ICE as a result of the contributions they have made to the field of civil engineering across different sectors.

Jo Moffatt has been chief engineer and operations manager of Atkins’ oil and gas team in Epsom since 2013 where she is responsible for leading a multidiscipline design and consultancy team of 70 engineers, specialising in offshore fixed structures, computational fluid dynamics, process simulation, process safety and reliability engineering. Jo has 18 years’ experience in civil engineering, in both the transportation and oil and gas industries. With a technical background in bridge engineering, she has subsequently taken significant project management responsibility on several high profile multi-disciplinary projects, including the design of the M25 Widening scheme (Sections 1, 4 and 6) and delivery of the London 2012 engineering design services to the London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games (LOCOG).

Jo said: “I am delighted to be accepted as a fellow of the ICE, achieving external recognition for the work I have done across the field of civil engineering over the last 18 years with Atkins.  I have enjoyed the variety of experiences and challenges that I have gained, moving from a technical focus into project management and, more recently, into business management with responsibility for a large multi-discipline engineering team with a large portfolio of projects. Having experience of transferring my skills across different engineering sectors and having worked part time for the majority of my career, I’m keen to encourage increased agility, flexibility and diversity into the professional moving forward.”  

Paul Fowler is a key contact for Atkins’ structural frameworks clients and joined the oil and gas team in 2012. Prior to this, Paul worked in the water industry for more than 30 years where he was involved in significant infrastructure projects including upgrading of the Aberdeen water supply, the Buckie wastewater treatment works site selection, the North Kincardine coastal drainage scheme, the South Kincardine borehole scheme, the Upper Deeside wastewater improvement programme and the Fraserburgh wastewater collection and transfer scheme.

Paul said: “Receiving a fellowship from the Institution of Civil Engineers is a great accolade and gives you a wonderful feeling of being recognised, at the highest level, for your contribution to civil engineering within your chosen discipline.  It’s an honour to be granted this after 30 years as a practicing engineer during which I was able to influence many of the water and wastewater treatment plants across Scotland, ensuring clean, safe drinking water continued to be available at the “turn of a tap” to thousands of people and that the environment was protected against contamination from wastewater discharges.”


For more information:

Paul Childs
PR manager, Energy
Tel: +44 207 121 2828

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