9th May 2024

Civic Earth welcomes two team members


Our sister company Civic Earth, the ground engineering consultancy, has welcomed two new team members. Alex Petts joins as senior geotechnical engineer, and Kiera I’Anson joins as graduate geotechnical engineer.

Alex brings more than five years of experience, having led multiple projects including site investigations, data analysis and risk assessments, as well as the delivery of Access for All schemes for Northern Trains, Network Rail and the Department for Transport. He previously supported environmental monitoring and geotechnical appraisals for residential and commercial development schemes.

Kiera has experience working on a broad range of geotechnical projects, supporting the delivery of ground investigations, slope stability analysis and geo-environmental reports to support projects across the infrastructure, transport and energy sectors.

In their new roles, Alex and Kiera will help to grow Civic Earth’s presence, broaden its services and expand its portfolio of projects across the North, including working closely with our studios in Leeds and Manchester.

The appointments follow a period of strong growth at Civic Earth. Recent projects include delivering site investigation for Oldham Council’s Civic Centre, the first step in the plans to transform the town centre; providing geo-environmental engineering consultancy services for the transformational £65m Blackpool Multiversity, a state-of-the art higher education campus; and the Mayfield development in Manchester, the home of the city’s first new park in 100 years.

Dan Matthews, director at Civic Earth, said: “Alex and Kiera are hugely talented and collaborative, and it’s great to have them on board as we grow our presence.”

“Our focus is to deliver environmental and social value alongside technical excellence, and we’re seeing strong demand for our services as regeneration and development-led projects gather pace across the UK. Soil health, biodiversity and embodied carbon are increasingly in the spotlight, and we see a real opportunity to support the industry in its response to the climate crisis with a more holistic, combined approach to engineering specialisms.”

Civic Earth recently grew its team with the appointment of Kirsty Poore as associate director and Hal Godwin as chartered senior engineer, find out more here.

Civic Earth welcomes two team members