BEng (Hons) Materials Science and Engineering - University of Sheffield
MSc Fire and Explosion Engineering - University of Leeds
Following the completion of his degree in Materials Science and Engineering at Sheffield, Mark worked as a Project Engineer at one of the UK's leading engineering investigation companies. Specialising in non-destructive investigation techniques Mark worked within a wide range of civil engineering environments, which included carrying out detailed electromagnetic surveys of roads, railways and structures for most of the UK's leading engineering consultancies and contractors. Mark then led a team of technicians specialising in the testing of deep pile foundations before working as a site engineer for a piling contractor involved mainly in limited access applications.
Following his time working in construction, Mark decided investigation work was where his skills were best applied and he joined Hawkins in 2008 as a fire investigator. He has since investigated numerous fires, ranging from small domestic incidents to large multi-million pound losses. More recently Mark has also been involved in large structural engineering failures, applying the knowledge and experience gained while working within that industry.
Mark has recently completed a Masters degree in Fire and Explosion Engineering and is a Senior Associate based in our Cambridge office.