Our Team

Our team has been strong and stable over four decades and always more than 25 strong such that we are able to deliver designs for major bridges typically up to £60m in value. More than a third of our current staff have over 30 years’ service. Our Principals are Partners, Associates and Consultants who are supported by engineers and technicians and the administration group. Our engineers have professional memberships of:

  • Institution of Civil Engineers
  • Institution of Structural Engineers
  • Institute of Marine Engineering Science and Technology
  • International Association for Bridge and Structural Engineering
  • Railway Civil Engineers Association

A Partner is assigned to all Cass Hayward commissions and available for Client contact throughout the course of the Project.

  • Alan Monnickendam Alan Monnickendam
    Partner
    BSc(Hons) CEng FICE

    Alan is a Chartered Engineer with over 30 years’ experience of which 25 years has been at Cass Hayward and he has been a Partner since 2000. For the greater part of his career Alan has been involved in the design and construction of many bridges and his personal portfolio includes a significant number of award winning projects e.g Paddington Bridge Project, and most of the moveable bridge designs produced by Cass Hayward. Alongside his overall management of the firm Alan takes on the role of Partner in Charge of projects and for many schemes this engages him in both design and design team leadership as well as providing a personal direct contact for Clients.

    Alan Monnickendam' bio
  • Ed Atherton Ed Atherton
    Partner
    BSc(Hons) Civil Engineering

    Ed is a civil and structural Engineer with over 35 years’ experience in the design and construction of bridges. He has been at Cass Hayward for 14 years and a Partner since 2007. Ed’s earlier career was at specialist bridge fabricator Butterley Engineering where he progressed to Director dealing with design, fabrication, erection and Contract management for many highway, railway and movable bridge projects. Alongside his overall management of the firm Ed takes on the role of Partner in Charge of projects and for many schemes this engages him in both design and design team leadership as well as providing a personal direct contact for Clients.

    Ed Atherton' bio
  • James Parsons James Parsons
    Consultant
    BSc(Hons) CEng FIStructE MICE

    James is Chartered Engineer with over 35 years’ experience of which 28 years has been at Cass Hayward and he was a Partner for 19 years until 2015. For the greater part of his career James has been involved in the design and construction of many bridges and his personal portfolio includes a significant number of award-winning projects e.g. the 1.2km-long, £30m, viaduct for the A249 New Sheppey Crossing. He has been the leading designer for a large number of Cass Hayward bridges in the highways, railways and marine sectors and has managed our teams delivering these projects - a role in which he continues today.

    James Parsons' bio
  • Neil Sadler Neil Sadler
    Consultant
    BSc(Hons) CEng FICE

    Neil is a Chartered Engineer with over 40 years’ experience of which 29 years has been at Cass Hayward and he was a Partner for 18 years until 2004. As a Principal of the Firm Neil’s responsibilities were primarily commercial but he was also closely involved with projects on a day to day basis particularly the larger ones or at the tendering stage with Contractors. His current role is in leading the pre-contract initiatives of the Firm including marketing and promotion, tendering/proposals management and providing engineering and bidding support to technical staff engaged in design:construct and ECI competitions.

    Neil Sadler' bio
  • Alan Hayward Alan Hayward
    Consultant
    FREng CEng FIStructE FICE

    Alan is a Fellow of the Royal Society, Chartered Engineer and renowned bridge design expert. He was a founding Partner of Cass Hayward and led the firm for 16 years until his retirement in 1999. He has remained involved in the industry - and with Cass Hayward in particular – and, this year, celebrates 60 years’ enthusiastic engagement with bridges in the UK and worldwide. He still makes a significant contribution to a number of our projects and remains on hand for expert advice.

    Alan Hayward' bio
  • Richard Clough Richard Clough
    Associate
    BEng(Hons) CEng MIStructE FICE

    Richard is a Chartered Engineer with over 25 years’ experience of which 21 years has been at Cass Hayward and he was promoted to Associate in 2007. For his whole career Richard has been involved in the design and construction of bridges in both the railway and highways sectors. He leads Cass Hayward teams and in recent years predominantly those directly commissioned by Network Rail or by its contractors in design:construct arrangements. He has built up particular experience in relation to repair, refurbishment and strengthening of historic and listed rail structures. Richard has special qualities evidenced by his systemised approach to management for larger projects and is responsible for ensuring that the firm’s design standards are up to date.

    Richard Clough' bio
  • Gareth Davies Gareth Davies
    Associate
    BEng(Hons) PhD CEng MIStructE

    Gareth is a Chartered Engineer with over 20 years’ experience of which 19 has been at Cass Hayward and he was appointed as an Associate in 2007. He worked with us during the completion of his Doctorate on plated structures and has since been involved in the design and construction of bridges in both the railway and highways sectors. He leads Cass Hayward teams designing bridges of all types and has been involved in many of our more prominent structures including longer spans & viaducts, moveable bridges and those requiring the application of advanced analytical techniques. He has been actively involved in the development of 3D modelling skills within the practice. Gareth is a fluent Welsh speaker.

    Gareth Davies' bio
  • Andrew White Andrew White
    Associate
    MEng(Hons) CEng MICE

    Andrew is a Chartered Engineer with over 16 years’ experience of which 13 has been at Cass Hayward and he was promoted to Associate in 2015. Throughout his career he has been involved in the design and construction of bridges and structures for the rail highways and maritime sectors including moveable bridges. Andrew has a special capability in the application of advanced analytical techniques and utilises these skills personally and in supervision of engineers for projects under his leadership. His extensive projects experience includes significant involvement in temporary works design for bridge installations, excavations and crane standings.

    Andrew White' bio
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