Scott Griffiths, a Structural Engineer in our Birmingham office, received a commendation at the IStructE Midlands Awards in the ‘Young Achiever’ category. The awards celebrate outstanding contributions by structural engineers to industry, society, engineering literature and institution life in the Midlands area.
Scott joined Waterman in 2018 and, in 2021, he became our first employee to complete a degree-level apprenticeship. As part of his apprenticeship program, Scott completed a BEng in Civil Engineering, gaining First Class Honours, before undertaking the final stage of the Level 6 Civil Engineering Degree apprenticeship which ensures an Apprentice’s competence at the end of their programme.
From the beginning of Scott’s career, he has been passionate about delivering exceptional structural engineering solutions, while pushing the boundaries and expectations of what younger Structural Engineers can achieve. He has nurtured younger members of staff, driven productivity and found new smarter ways of working, all while promoting STEM careers outside of work.
Scott also plays an active role in furthering the advances of the Structural Engineering Sector through active engagement with numerous industry organisations. Scott was a member and the Treasurer of the IStructE Young Members Group and a member of the ACE Emerging Professionals Group. Currently, he plays an active part in the Constructing Excellence Midlands G4C group who are looking to harness the young professionals voice and drive continuous improvement in the UK built environment industry. Scott also presented to students from deprived areas of Birmingham on STEM opportunities at Careers LIVE!
Throughout his career, Scott has worked on a wide range of projects including Telford Fashion Quarter, an £18m complex retail refurbishment development located at Telford shopping centre which provides 80,000 sq ft of new retail space, along with enhancements and re-detailing of the existing centre. More recently, Scott has been acting as an Engineer on both the refurbishment and new build elements of the Coventry University Faculty of Arts & Humanities redevelopment, which combines two 1970’s campus buildings through a new state-of-the-art hub building, comprising immersive media studios, lecture space, a new atrium and café.
Joe Smith, Structures Director commented: “I’m delighted to see Scott gain recognition through this commendation. Throughout his career at Waterman, he has demonstrated exceptional drive, talent, and dedication to the structural engineering profession. I am sure he will continue to thrive as he takes the next steps in his career. We nominated Scott as he always exceeds expectations, is actively engaged in driving our industry forward and seeks to push our industry to the next level.”