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Mark Hipwell

Graduate Bridge Engineer

Joined CH2M
September 2012

As a structural engineer, Mark Hipwell works with the Transportation team to help increase capacity and reduce congestion on U.K. motorways.

Having started in our Swindon office, Mark is now based on a project site and thrives in a multi-dimensional team environment. Collaboration is key when small project challenges arise and can only be solved quickly when partnering with several team members and stakeholders.Whether it’s the client, other principal contractors or the people on his own team, Mark has established his own way of making collaboration easier, saying, “I always like to sketch out ideas to try and find a way to deal with any challenges that come up. It's useful for me to do it this way as a picture paints a thousand words. I can then break it down and speak to a manager or one of the senior engineers with the sketch providing a platform to work from.”

Mark’s outgoing and spirited personality is reflected in his drive to build relationships with the people around him, whether they're on the same project site or hundreds of miles away. He says,“What I find unique here is the extra stuff, the internal networks, the collaboration and communication events with JuMP (Junior to Mid-Level Professional network), the Women’s Network, and the ICE (Institution of Civil Engineers) events. There are so many things going on and so many people engaged, I love being a part of it all.”

We are proud that Mark is at CH2M and believes that we are all a part of projects that will make a real difference in our local communities. “I’m building a motorway that will eventually make people’s lives easier. I’m very proud of what I do and I enjoy every minute.”