13 12, 2018

Business Growth through Leadership Programme

Egniol’s Owen Bracegirdle has recently completed the Institute of Leadership and Management Level 3, New Leaders Course, taught through the ION Leadership Programme, led by Swansea University in Partnership with Bangor University. Owen is the fourth Egniol employee to successfully complete a course with ION, showing our sustained commitment to develop and enhance the leadership skills of our staff. Owen said, ‘’Completing this course has given me confidence in initiating new opportunities as well as strengthening working relationships with existing clients.  It’s also taught me situational leadership and management techniques that I can apply to the teams involved within my projects, whether that’s external design teams or with colleagues’’.

Congratulations to Owen for completing the ION Course and here’s to further success in 2019.  For more information please see the link below:-


16 07, 2018

Civil Engineering Graduates

Egniol’s Owen Bracegirdle and Gareth Roberts attended a graduation ceremony at Venue Cymru in Llandudno on Friday, July 6th after achieving first class honours in their BEng Civil Engineering degrees undertaken at Coleg Llandrillo, in partnership with University of Wales, Bangor. And if that wasn’t impressive enough, they both successfully completed their studies while having young families and juggling full-time work! Huge congratulations to both of them from all at Egniol. Both are now focussed on continuing their professional development towards chartership through the Institution of Civil Engineers.


24 04, 2018

Stabilizing and Repurposing Closed Landfill Sites

Management of closed landfill sites presents various long term environmental challenges. In particular, the waste stabilization process is specific to every landfill site, and the resultant risks to the surrounding environment associated with landfill gas and leachate require a tailored management approach.

Egniol has been advising a local authority in north Wales on aftercare management of a closed landfill site since 2014. The site comprises both engineered areas and older ‘dilute & disperse’ areas, and has a highly variable waste composition across the site.

The remit of Egniol’s support to the local authority is two fold, to ensure full compliance with the site’s environmental permit whilst ensuring an optimal stabilization of the waste mass; this is imperative for any future permit surrender. Egniol prepared a comprehensive Gas Management Review Plan which was agreed with Natural Resources Wales (NRW) and has been implemented with the local authority. The Plan contains a series of measures aimed to improve the gas production process, reduce fugitive emissions and downsizing of the existing landfill gas engine.

Further work included carrying out of a leachate audit for better understanding of conditions within the landfill cells. A leachate recirculation system was designed and an initial recirculation trial overseen. Further trials are to be carried out in the near future before the long term leachate management approach is finalized.

Egniol has also begun appraisal of the potential opportunities to transform the cost liabilities of the site management to a revenue-generating business. The site already benefits from the existing road access, available space, and spare grid capacity.

A number of potential energy technologies were assessed and presented to the local authority, each providing certain marked benefits in terms of revenue, cost reduction, energy security and environmental sustainability. These options are undergoing further technical and financial feasibility assessments as we continue to work closely with the local authority.

Penhesgyn Site

26 03, 2018

Site Closure and Restoration Works

Egniol has been providing engineering and environmental services in relation to landfill site closure works at a former tin and copper mine in the south west of England since 2007. The site has been undergoing progressive completion and restoration work in readiness for handback to the Local Authority in accordance with the permit and planning requirements. The work has been wide ranging and covered most aspects of the engineering of former landfills prior to return to beneficial use.

In particular we have provided design and construction supervision services for the capping system construction; preparation of a Site Restoration Plant for the use of soil forming waste materials as a waste recovery operation; the creation of a wide range of ecological habitats to form heathland, native woodland, glades and acid and native grassland and integration into a fully functioning ecosystem; design and construction supervision of the surface water management system; design and construction supervision of the burial of approximately 18 kilometres of active landfill gas pipework and lowering of associated infrastructure such as gas manifolds and condensate de-watering points; the re-establishment of a 1.3-kilometre public bridleway across areas of the historical tin and copper mine and the landfill containment cells. Egniol designed and managed the construction of the bridleway following discussions with the Rights of Way officer, Mining Consultants and the British Horse Society.

02. United Mines Pic 1

Our work at this challenging site is ongoing and we continue to bring our experience and expertise to bear in the restoration of this site.

02. United Mines Pic 2

27 02, 2018

David Homan joins Egniol

Egniol is delighted to announce the arrival of David Homan in our Infrastructure team.  David is a civil engineer with almost 20 years’ experience in the construction industry with a focus on designing and managing infrastructure projects with values up to £20 million within the regeneration, infrastructure, and civil aviation sectors. He has a wealth of design, project management and construction experience working with Consulting Engineers, Civil Engineering Contractors, Housing Developers and Sewerage Undertakers, from planning through to construction. He is proficient in implementation of S38, S278, S104 works for developers and local authorities, liaising with third parties including Lead Local Flood Authorities, Network Rail, Environment Agency and others.  We’re sure he’ll be a great addition to the Egniol team.

For more information on our Infrastructure projects and services, please visit www.egniol.com or call: 01248 355996.

20 09, 2017

Head of Infrastructure, Dan Shoesmith

We are delighted to announce the arrival of Dan Shoesmith at Egniol, joining us as our new Head of Infrastructure. Dan joins us from Pell Frischmann where he has spent most of the last 20 years building an enviable career in the delivery of large and complex infrastructure projects, including buildings, highways and airports.

He has worked across a variety of development sectors including residential, employment, waste, commercial, leisure and mixed-use. Dan is based in Milton Keynes, will work from our Southern region office and will be further strengthening our infrastructure sector offering in the south as well as supporting and helping to develop our wider civil and structural engineering teams around the country.

Welcome to Egniol Dan!

Dan Shoesmith Photo

15 08, 2017

Egniol obtain Approved Body Certification of Design (Building Structures) status under Structural Engineers Registration Ltd (Scotland) Scheme

In our drive for continuous improvement and diversification into new areas of engineering and new regions, Egniol are now certified as an Approved Body for Certification of Design (Building Structures) in Scotland.

The Structural Engineers Registration (Scotland) Scheme (SER) was introduced in response to the requirements of the Building (Scotland) Act 2003 and was established as a result of a joint initiative between the Institution of Structural Engineers (IStructE), the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) and the Scottish Government.

The Certifying Engineer within an Approved Body is responsible for ensuring that all aspects of design of a building project satisfy the requirements of the Building (Scotland) Regulations 2004. The legislation also makes engineers who are responsible for building structures specifically aware of their responsibilities and duties in the design process, consequently improving the delivery of structural safety both during and post construction. For these reasons, strict assessment procedures are adhered to by SER in considering applications by individual Certifying Engineers and Companies seeking registration as Approved bodies under the SER (Scotland) Scheme.

As an SER (Scotland) Approved Body, Egniol are able to offer clients an effective route to obtaining a Building Warrant for building projects in Scotland.

SER Cert 17

2 08, 2017

Accreditation for Egniol’s EMS to British Standard

Egniol is delighted to announce accreditation of its Environmental Management System to the British Standard ISO14001:2015 ahead of the transition deadline of the new Standard in September 2018.

In line with business objectives, Egniol has also successfully integrated its Quality Management and Environmental Management Systems into a single Business Management System covering the Company’s engineering and environmental services, site operations as well as procurement and minimizing our environmental impacts.

Achieving an integrated quality and environmental management system accredited to both ISO9001:2015 and ISO14001:2015 ensures confidence in service provision for our existing clients and enhances our market position for gaining new customers.

ISO-14001 Logo

22 05, 2017

Foundation Degrees in Civil Engineering for Egniol Staff

Congratulations to Gareth Roberts and Owen Bracegirdle who have recently completed their Foundation Degrees in Civil Engineering. Both juggled work and family time to pursue their qualifications and their motivation and dedication has paid off. Gareth gained a Distinction whilst Owen passed with Merit. They are now in the process of achieving Technical Member status with the Institution of Civil Engineers.

The next stage for both is to continue their studies to degree level and we are confident Gareth and Owen will achieve further excellent results.

Llongyfarchiadau mawr i’r ddau ohonynt!

15 05, 2017

Egniol Environmental achieves ISO9001: 2015 Certification

Egniol Environmental has achieved certification to the internationally recognized ISO 9001:2015 standard demonstrating our strong commitment to implementing best management practices and the delivery of high quality professional services on behalf of our clients.

ISO 9001 was first introduced in 1987 and requires organisations to demonstrate that they do what they say they do, and that they have a Quality Management System in place to ensure consistency and improvement; leading to high levels of performance and customer satisfaction. Certified organisations are committed to continuous improvement and are assessed to ensure progress is being maintained.


This accreditation compliments Egniol’s existing ISO 14001 standard accreditation in relation to the management of our environmental impact.

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