Matt Redfern has taken an unconventional route to becoming a Senior Engineer. His Engineering apprenticeship began when he joined SLR Consulting Ltd (an Environmental Engineering company in Bradford-on-Avon) as a trainee CAD technician. He quickly worked his way up through the ranks to become a Senior Technician and CAD Manager for the company.
Seeking bigger challenges and wanting to expand his Engineering knowledge, Matt left SLR and joined the infrastructure team at Buro Happold Consulting Engineers in Bath. While there he gained a wealth of experience working on projects of all scales, from small UK projects to multi-billion-pound city scale projects in the Middle East.
Matt has worked across a wide range of sectors, including Aviation, Education, Sports, Commercial, Cultural, Healthcare and Residential, often taking the lead role for the infrastructure team and building a wide appreciation of all aspects of Civil Engineering. Previous projects have included Downtown Doha (the complete redevelopment of the centre of the capital city of Qatar), Olaya Metro Station in Riyadh and the re-development of the Compton and Edrich stands at Lords Cricket ground. More recently Matt worked as part of a large multi discipline team helping to deliver the detailed design for Everton Football Clubs new stadium at Bramley Moore Dock in Liverpool.
Having gained a wealth of experience, he was the first in the team to achieve EngTech status with the ICE and later followed this up by becoming an Incorporated Engineer (IEng) through the experience route. He has since helped other Engineering Technicians achieve EngTech in a mentoring role.
Matt has developed a keen interest in sustainable drainage design and has undertaken training and further research in this area to help expand his knowledge.
In August 2021, after 14 years at BuroHappold, the opportunity to join the small but rapidly expanding EirEng team in Bath, and head up the Civils team there, was too good an opportunity to miss. Since joining EirEng Matt has been actively assisting Eoghan Deasy (Civils Directors) based in Dublin to develop the EirEng civils team in Bath. As part of his new position Matt has been assisting John Sayer to develop in house software capability and processes across the company to ensure EirEng remain at the cutting edge of Civils design.