David J. Ellis B.Sc. C.Eng. MICE
David graduated from City University (London) in 1982 with first class honours in civil engineering. He spent the industrial periods of the 4½ year sandwich course with John Howard and Company engaged in the construction of two of the tributary flood barriers. on the Thames Tidal Barrage scheme.
From university David joined Geoffrey Osborne Ltd and from 1982 to 1989 worked for the company in a number of positions including site engineer, site agent, estimator and tender planner. The projects included roads, bridges, industrial and commercial building, coastal and marine works.
From 1989 to the end of 1992 David was a Senior Planning Engineer for Walcon Construction, then early in 1993 he struck out on his own as a self-employed consulting engineer. In 1996 he began trading as Ellis Design Associates. From late 1993 until the middle of 1996 he was engaged in Hong Kong by Maeda Corporation to assist with the construction of the Kap Shui Mun Bridge and Ma Wan Viaducts.
Since 1996 David has been based in the UK and engaged on a wide variety of projects in the UK, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Dubai, the USA, and the Republic of Ireland.
Susan M. Ellis B.Sc. C.Eng. MICE
After graduating from City University in 1980 with honours in civil engineering Susan joined Essex County Council Highways Department as a graduate engineer under training. Here she worked in the highway design, traffic, road safety, bridge design and road maintenance sections before spending 18 months on site supervising construction of a major trunk road improvement.
In 1985 Susan joined Husband and Company, subsequently part of the Mott MacDonald Group. She worked on the preliminary and detailed design of several major urban and rural trunk road schemes, with responsibilities covering all stages from route selection through public inquiry to construction. She progressed to the level of deputy group engineer before taking maternity leave in 1991.
In 1993 Susan carried out short term assignments for Ellis Design Associates, prepared contract documents for a major motorway maintenance scheme for Surrey County Council and designed the roads for a university residential development. 1994 and 1995 were spent in Hong Kong with her family.
For one year from summer 2001 Susan worked as a commission manager for Halcrow Transportation Infrastructure at Chichester, responsible for W.S.C.C. minor works design, contract preparation, C3 tender, and client liaison. The designs were prepared using MX and AutoCAD.
From January 2005 through 2007 Susan worked part time for Mott MacDonald designing various sign, safety and congestion improvement schemes to DMRB and TSRGD for a trunk road maintenance contract. Many were in environmentally sensitive areas. Susan also helped prepare contract documents and DMRB Appendices for a ‘framework’ scheme.