Chris Armstrong, our Graduate Geotechnical Engineer is the latest team member to be featured in our ‘In the Spotlight’ blog series…
How long have you worked at Roberts Environmental?
I joined Roberts Environmental six months ago following the completion of my MSc in Engineering Geology at Newcastle University.
Describe your role within the firm.
I deal with the preparation of Geo-Environmental Assessments for due diligence and planning, providing our clients with an understanding of both the environmental and engineering elements of the sub-surface. I am currently involved with two projects for Anchor Care Homes in Bristol and Reading, with the intention of taking on many more projects throughout the country as we take on further instructions.
What attracted you to a career in the geo-environmental sector?
Being an important part of the development process and having an impact on future development, also the balance between site work and office work. When I’m in the office I dream of being on site on a sunny day and then when I’m working on site, in the rain, I wish I was back in the office.
What do you enjoy most about your job?
The atmosphere. We work in an open-plan office and I have no hesitation in asking my Principal or Director for any help with a project or advice I need.
Any favourite line from a movie?
“I’m not Ben Affleck”.
Tell us an interesting fact about yourself that people may not know.
I left Sixth Form in 2012 and spent a year in the Volta region of Ghana volunteering in a secondary school teaching Maths and ICT. I lived in Liati-Agbonyra for a year and had 3 different classes of varying ages to prepare lessons for and mark homework etc. I travelled the length and breadth of the country and intend on revisiting my close friends in the area in the near future. The weather was slightly better than Newcastle! This is me teaching the kids the cha-cha slide, they were better than me…