Joined AM&G: Civil Engineering Manager Steven Masters took the helm as Civil Engineering Manager in February 2013.

Qualifications: B.Eng (Hons) Mining Engineering – Class One

Experience:  * Oct 02 – Sep 07 – David Alex (Contracts) Ltd – Senior Engineer. (Brownfield reclamation schemes, earthworks modeling, roads & sewer projects, hard & soft landscaping, foundations, etc.) * Oct 07 – Jan 12 – J.N. Bentley Ltd – Site Agent. (Coal Authority – mine water treatment schemes & sludge drying bed sites. Northumbrian Water * Minor works projects, pump stations, sewage treatment refurbishments, freshwater refurbishments, abandonment projects, etc.)

Most memorable or unusual jobs to date:
Delves Lane Reclamation – Quill Homes Full re-modeling of the site to achieve earthworks cut/fill balance whilst accommodating requirements of Durham CC Highways specifications. Grouting of shallow mine workings. Bio-remediation treatment of contaminated soils on-site for suitable re-use. Construction of reinforced earth structure to the southern boundary of the site. Re-location of existing overhead power lines and sub-station, and diversion of medium pressure gas main. Construction of all mains drainage networks and road systems on site.

Dawson Minewater Treatment Scheme – Coal Authority Installation of 2no 850m long, 350mm diameter, HDPE pump mains from existing Dawdon Colliery shaft head to new treatment facility – including RC valve chamber, roll to chambers, and air valves. Installation of 500mm diameter, 850m long, drain from the new treatment facility to shaft head compound.

Drilling of 2no short sea outfall pipes including diving works to fit diffuser heads on the sea bed. Auger boring for pipelines under Sunderland to Hartlepool rail line and under main ‘A’ road from A19 to Seaham.

Construction of new sub-station & control room including the commissioning of new operating control panels. Installation of 2no new column pumps suspended 100m into the existing shaft.

What is the biggest benefit for clients working with
AM&G Construction & Civil Engineering?

“AM&G’s philosophy of engaging with clients/designers and providing solutions & budget costs at feasibility stage has proved fundamental into how work has been procured.

“It is my goal to undertake these measures and continue to deliver exceptional customer service to our existing client base and to follow this approach in generating further business opportunities through new work streams. We will endeavor to win repetitive and negotiated work, and attract new customers, by building on our reputation for delivering quality projects on time and within budget.

“I am also looking to progress with systems already in place by standardizing our methods, improving reporting, and streamlining costs. I also hope to strengthen AM&G’s Health, Safety & Environmental culture by developing and instilling procedures that will ensure we remain compliant with legislation, whilst minimizing our exposure to risk through claims, fines, etc. This will protect our niche within the workplace and allow us to develop our business further as a leading contractor in the North East.”