Background and industry experienceJames works in the Utilities & Infrastructure sector, predominantly dealing with water industry work through the Severn Trent contract. As the Land & Planning Performance Lead, James is responsible for the day to day running of the contract, including strategic advice to the L&P team, training, policies, processes and management information whilst also leading on stakeholder management and statutory compensation matters. He is also a co-author of the RICS isurv technical section on Water & Drainage.
Prior to specialising in Utilities & Infrastructure work James initially worked in the Rural Consultancy sector dealing with estate management, rural property sales, valuations and other general practice work.
What year did you start your job?
Why did you join Fisher German?
As a graduate at the time, I was looking for a company that would offer good experience and future prospects as well as supporting me in undertaking my professional exams.
What has been your favourite project and why?
A complex Severn Trent scheme known as Maer Village Drain which had been previously been reviewed, but not delivered, over a good number of years before we got involved. There were many Land & Planning challenges but it gave a great sense of achievement when in the end, working as a fully integrated part of the Severn Trent team, it was successfully delivered.
Who would you like to be stranded in a lift with?
Any sportsperson that has achieved the highest level within their sport.