On leaving Oxford University Nick Taylor joined Taylor Woodrow Construction Limited as a Site Engineer responsible for the control of a large section of the Heysham Nuclear Power Station project in Lancashire.
In 1982 Nick joined Waterman Partnership and following initial experience in the civils division, structurally designed numerous buildings from the commercial, residential, leisure and retail sectors.
Nick became a member of the Institution of Civil Engineers in 1986 and a year later was appointed as an Associate Director of Waterman Partnership. In 1994 he went on to be appointed as Director of Waterman Partnership and in 2000 became Joint Managing Director. He joined the plc Board of Waterman Group in 2003 and became the Chairman of Waterman Structures two years later. Nick was appointed Chief Executive of Waterman Group in June 2007.
He is a Chartered Engineer, a Member of the Institution of Civil Engineers and a Graduate of INSEAD’s Advanced Management Programme.
In January 2016, Nick was appointed Deputy Chairman of the ACE (Association for Consultancy and Engineering) and Chairman of its Property Group.