Team

At Calcinotto, we provide every client with an individually tailored range of services and expertise so their projects are delivered efficiently and to a high standard, no matter the size or complexity. All clients and projects have a team overseen by a senior member of staff, with involvement from initial introduction and appointment through to completion.

Julian Calcinotto

Managing Director

Eur Ing BSc (Hons) CEng BEng MIStructE MICE MCABE CBuildE

Started: 2003

As a fully qualified Chartered Civil Engineer, Structural Engineer and Building Engineer, Julian’s career spans over 30 years. He has worked for some of the leading consultancies including the now Babtie, AECOM and AKSWard.

He began his engineering career working for the Divisional Civil Engineers Department at British Rail and then progressed to become a site/tunnel Engineer working on the Jubilee Line Extension of London Underground whilst completing his BSc (Hons) in Civil Engineering, which he gained a 1st class honours degree and was awarded a prize for Engineering Student of the Year at University.

Julian has also spent time during his career undertaking both Site Engineering and Agent roles working on numerous projects such as Tate Modern, Heathrow BBA Headquarters, UCL and Brunel University and Southampton University etc etc

Since founding Calcinotto in 2003, the business under Julian’s guidance has flourished into a locally and nationally recognised and respected civil and structural consultancy, with clients as varied as McCarthy & Stone, Quantum Group, Troika, Lok N store, H & M, Boots, Meggitt, Associated British Ports, University of Southampton, Bournemouth Development Company, Morgan Sindall, Midas, Volkerfitzpatrick and Vinci to name a few along with clients in the Health and Education Sector.

Matthew Singleton

Director

BEng (Hons) CEng MIStructE C. Build E MCABE

Started: 2006

During his career spanning over 20 years, Matt has worked as a fully qualified Chartered Structural and Building Engineer for some of the UK’s leading consultancies on a wide variety of projects including commercial, industrial, residential, educational and health developments.

Matt graduated in 1998 from the University of Plymouth, where he won the British Steel Regional and National Sheet Piling awards. After graduating, he worked for a main contractor as a Site Engineer before moving to consultancy.

He has project involvement from initial scheme appraisal, structural survey and detailed design through to site supervision. Due to the variety of projects undertaken in both the private and public sector, he has design experience in steel, concrete, masonry, timber and glass, with previous projects including the Spinnaker Tower in Portsmouth, Dorset Police Headquarters Firearms Unit, Kingston Maurward College Learning Resource Centre, a ten-storey concrete frame in the centre of Bournemouth and the New Maternity Unit at Bournemouth Hospital.

Matt has in-depth knowledge and experience in both 2D and 3D computer modelling analysis and design, including Finite Element Analysis of both linear and non-linear elements ranging from concrete to glass.

Alex Wait

Associate Director

Started: 2006

As an Associate Director with over 18 years’ experience in the consulting sector of the industry, Alex runs the Poole office. He has gained experience working on a wide variety of projects including commercial, industrial, residential, educational and health developments.

Alex gained his academic qualifications from Solent University (previously Southampton Institute), receiving awards for high achievement. Alex spent the first 4 years of his career working for a structural steelwork specialist, where he gained an in-depth knowledge of design and detailing of steel structures, as well as the fabrication process and financial aspects of the steelwork industry.

He is involved in projects from initial conceptual scheme designs through to the final detailed design stage and continues to manage the engineering of projects through to completion on site. Due to the variety of projects undertaken, he has design experience in the majority of structural materials including steel, concrete, masonry, timber and glass.

Alex has extensive knowledge and experience in both 2D and 3D computer modelling analysis and design, including Finite Element Analysis of both linear and non-linear elements ranging from concrete to glass. As well as experience and knowledge of structural computer analysis and design, Alex is fully trained in the use of AutoCAD and Revit, with the ability to produce high quality drawings and details.

Paul Westcott

Associate Director

Started: 2014

For the first 14 years of his career, Paul worked within a Local Government environment at Rugby Borough Council followed by Bournemouth Borough Council, working as an Engineering Technician alongside senior and principal engineers, where the local Water Authorities were providing funding for capital drainage schemes as part of the Agency Agreement held with each Local Authority. Experience gained was principally in the design and detailing of drainage and its’ on-site construction. Projects ranged from £50k to approx. £1M, where he was regularly posted as a site-based resident engineer monitoring the works, agreeing valuations and final accounts.

For the last 25 years, he has been employed as a Consulting Civil Engineer within engineering consultancies, gaining valuable and considerable experience working with Clients, Developers, Contractors and Architects in all sectors, taking projects from early concept through planning into schematic and detailed design, construction and completion/handover. Since 2014, Paul has established himself at Calcinotto overseeing the Civils and Highways team across the company and has recently been promoted to Associate Director .

His broad experience encompasses all building/development sectors including residential, commercial, industrial, retail, education, health and local government. Paul is able to enter into detailed negotiations with external bodies, including the Water Authorities, Highway Authorities, Environment Agency, Land Drainage Authorities and Land Drainage Boards, as part of the planning process and through to detailed design in order to satisfy and obtain technical approvals for the proposed project.

Julie Phelps

Principal Engineer

BEng (Hons) CEng MICE

Started: 2014

Julie has nearly 30 years experience since her graduation in 1989 with an honours degree in Civil Engineering. During her early years as a Section Engineer with a main contractor, Julie was the first female to win the RH Clarke Memorial Award, open to national graduates. Her experience is expansive and varied including most sectors: education, commercial, leisure, residential and health. In addition to her technical skills, Julie has been heavily involved in early concept development, assessing risks and carrying out due diligence studies, working towards securing projects through development support for our clients.

Julie is well versed in leading a project team, whilst delivering sustainable solutions to meet the project needs and priorities. Her involvement early in the project process ensures a thorough understanding of the critical factors and clarification of the brief. Julie has experience and knowledge in most building materials including concrete, steelwork, timber and masonry, which allow her to provide a robust and extensive input into the scheme development and detailed design.

As well as her role as Principal Engineer overseeing multiple projects and looking after valued clients for the company, Julie is a key part of the Business Development team for Calcinotto and is also involved with the company’s ongoing ISO 9001 accreditation.

Matthew Roe

Principal Civils and Highways Engineer

BSc (Hons)

Started: 2015

For the last 20 years, Matt has been employed as a consulting civil engineer within the construction industry, gaining valuable and considerable experience working with Clients, Developers, Contractors, and Architects across all sectors. He is involved in projects from early concept through Planning into schematic, detailed design, construction and finally completion.

His role predominantly involves providing engineering technical support to clients on drainage and highway design, drawing on his vast amount of experience working with our local authorities, Bournemouth Borough Council (BBC) and Borough of Poole, to deliver sustainable infrastructure.

He has extensive experience with technical design capability for all highway aspects of master planning sites for commercial and residential schemes, including 3D modelling and draughting, whilst also undertaking the majority of Section 278 requirements for schemes. In addition to working in the private sector, Matt has also worked for several Local Authorities providing technical design as a senior drainage engineer, producing drainage design statements, drainage layouts and Windes modelling as required.

Peter Norman

Principal Engineer

BEng (Hons) CEng MICE

Started: 2011

As a Chartered Civil Engineer, Peter has over 25 years’ experience in the construction industry spanning Process Engineering, Water Engineering and Civil/Structural Engineering. He has worked for leading Contractors including Foster Wheeler, Biwater, Barclay Mowlem, John Holland/Veolia JV and for Consultants such as CH2M Hill, Arup, Mott MacDonald and SKM.

He worked within the Water Industry as Project Engineer/Manager defining and delivering pumping and treatment systems. He then transferred to Structural Engineering with Biwater and RJ Watkinson and spent several years in Australia designing structures related to the mining industry, Airport buildings, Regional Healthcare facilities in NSW, Water Treatment works including the Sydney Desalination project, Glass wool factory to name but a few. Back in the UK since 2008 he has been involved with residential including care homes, commercial and infrastructure projects including aircraft hangars, conference buildings, timber, masonry, concrete and steel buildings. He was also involved with design of some of the Lee Tunnel surface structures and work on London Underground structures.

Peter has in-depth knowledge of engineering principles both in practice and in design and is experienced in both 2D and 3D computer modelling analysis and design, including Finite Element Analysis. He is familiar with design standards used in the UK and overseas.

Sam Rogers

Office Manager

Started: 2009

Sam has been with Calcinotto for nearly 10 years and is an invaluable part of our team, providing support to the Directors and Engineers on a daily basis. On joining the company, she brought a wealth of industry experience with her, having spent the previous 6 years at a local Architectural practice.

As Office Manager, Sam is involved with most apects of the business and is often the first person our clients speak to when they make contact with the company or visit the office, providing a professional first impression our company. Whilst running the day-to-day workings of the office environment and providing valuable secretarial support to all of the staff, particularly in the production of technical reports and proposal documents, she is also responsible to the Directors for invoicing and credit control together with organising events such as lunchtime seminars and company away days.

Steve Miles

Business Development Consultant

Started: 2018

Steve was Managing Director of Winchester based Consulting Engineers Upton McGougan from 2010, successfully growing the company to a staff strength of over 60 employees until they were taken over by Ridge & Partners in early 2014. Steve subsequently worked for Ridge, overseeing the successful integration of the Upton McGougan business, until the summer of 2016.

Having been in the construction industry for over 35 years and consultancy for nearly 30 years, Steve brings a wealth of talent and knowledge with him. His experience in growing, and then managing a successful consultancy is invaluable in his role as a consultant at Calcinotto. Having a very like minded approach to the consulting engineering sector, Steve’s integration into Calcinotto has been seemless, working closely with the Directors and assisting with the Business Development and growth of the company.

Away from Calcinotto, Steve is actively involved in a number of organisations, both within and outside the construction industry including working with Architects and Project Managers.