2nd May 2024

Perega announces Greg Schmidt as new Head of Civils

We are delighted to welcome Greg Schmidt as our new Head of Civil Engineering.

Having recently taken up the position, Greg joins the Perega team with over two decades of experience. Returning to the UK in 2015, following 5 years working in the mining industry in South Africa, Greg quickly made an impression with his unrivalled problem-solving abilities and agile approach. He has worked at some of the country’s most well-established consultancies, including transport infrastructure firm RGP and residential developer Croudace Homes.

Specialising in mega projects, one of the highlights of Greg’s career is his work on the Karowe Diamond mine project in Botswana, which, in 2019, recovered the second-largest diamond in history. He led the delivery of the design and construction of the upfront access road, accommodation camp, mine offices and bulk infrastructure elements of the mining process.

Closer to home, he was involved with one of the largest UK rail-served logistics developments, the West Midlands Interchange project. Greg managed the design team who were responsible for the bulk infrastructure design.

As Perega’s new Head of Civil Engineering, Greg will manage our growing civils teams across all offices, together with overseeing their diverse project portfolios. These range from flood risk management and drainage strategies to the detailed earthworks cut/fill modelling and designing private and adoptable drainage, external works and private and adoptable highways. Based in our Guildford office, he will work with our board of directors, as he seeks to grow Perega’s footprint within the civils and infrastructure sector.

Commenting on the appointment, Managing Director Fraser Robb says, “Greg is one of the most talented practitioners in the industry, having worked on an impressive portfolio of projects throughout his 22-year career. He brings a unique take on the profession with him, as well as a wealth of knowledge and skills when it comes to providing consultancy on big projects. This will be invaluable to us as we look to make deeper inroads into this particular niche.

He concludes, “Not only that, he will also be tasked with expanding the size and competence of the civils team, bringing on new engineers to deliver on highly-specific briefs. As an ECB-certified cricket coach, we’re confident he’ll bring his talent-spotting skills into bat, nurturing a winning line-up which will knock the competition for six every time.”

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