Simon has been employed within the construction industry since leaving school in 1985. Over the last 35 years he has gained extensive knowledge in all areas of building & civil engineering. He has been employed with Pipeline Associates since its inception and worked with his Co-Director Mark Hughes prior to this time.
Simon has worked his way up from a hod-carrier aged 15, becoming a CITB Brickwork apprentice. At the age of 19 he was a foreman bricklayer for a local builder. Employed in other areas of the construction industry he then diversified into Pipework & Civil Engineering.
Mark began his career in construction as a labourer working on house extensions whilst studying for City & Guilds in Brickwork. Several years later after moving into civil engineering & pipework, Mark formed his first company employing a small team – he continued working on site laying pipes on water and sewage treatment plants. As work opportunities expanded, he changed the company name to Pipeline Associates Ltd. Over the past 25 years he has formed and continues to lead numerous successful companies within the construction industry.
Alan started with Pipeline Associates in 2008 as a Ganger, working on a sewer replacement scheme. His first project was installing culverts through a residential area at a depth of 5 metres. On completion of this project, he moved to Beckton Sewage Treatment Works where he was trained as water main layer. His role evolved to include testing & commissioning of water mains, then progressing to Gas Main Layer and recently completing SMSTS Site Management course whilst running various high-profile contracts.
Starting in 1986, Phil started as a labourer for a local builder, and quickly moved onto plant operative. He spent 7 years as a plant operator holding 19 categories of various plant.
In 1998, Phil started with Laing O’Rourke as a ganger, working on various contracts in the Welsh water industry including schemes from capital main laying to building new treatment works. In 2008 he was transferred to London Gateway new port as a construction manager where he first met Pipeline Associates, who had been contracted to install water and fire mains for the infrastructure on Berths 1 & 2.
As a Construction Manager for Laing O’Rourke, he managed numerous contracts including EDF deliveries of electricity sub stations in Swaffham and Wimbledon. Taking on a new challenge, he moved to Pipeline Associates in 2008 where he has managed a variety of high-profile contracts.
Offered a change of career in 2012, Owen grasped an exciting opportunity changing from Tree Surgery.
With no prior knowledge in pipe laying, he started as a Trainee Pipe Layer. By his own admittance this was a huge learning curve, but he quickly excelled and went on to gain knowledge of the industry, working along highly experienced people within Pipeline Associates. This led to Owen gaining many qualifications including Gas Main Layer, Water Main Layer, Plant operative and AP for lifting operations.
As his knowledge and skill set grew within the industry and being very ambitious, he progressed to Supervisor and took on the responsibility for those on site. Recently promoted into the role of Site Manager, he is now working and liaising with many different trades, contractors, and supply partners to ensure a smooth and timely contract delivery whilst meeting deadlines and delivering high standards of work for our clients.
As always, Owen looks forward to gaining more knowledge and experience with continued work within the industry and is eager for the next challenge with Pipeline Associates.
In 2021 Alan joined the company and immediately started to work closely with Simon, Mark and the rest of the team to further improve the culture and environment in which we work in. Since Alan joined us, he has gained his Level 6 in Occupational Health and Safety Practice and is currently sitting on the Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) Council, which he attends and contributes to regularly. Alan additionally has a membership with the Institute of Fire Prevention Officers (IFPO) and is working towards Chartered membership of IOSH.
Alan began his career working on domestic construction projects, before moving into health and safety management with the offshore energy industry for 2 years with CBRE & Halliburton. After this he moved into Health and Safety Consultancy, working under Dr Khalid Bhutto for 5 years for Safescope. He assisted over 70 construction companies with their Health and safety management systems around the South East of the United Kingdom, and assisted clients through both the pre-construction and construction phases of their projects. He was also heavily involved in assisting clients with the change in the Construction Design Management Regulations in 2015, as well as being heavily involved with training workers too.