H&H announces the appointment of Paul van Hagen, CEng, PE, as Principal Bridge Engineer to lead the firm’s new office in London. Paul will play a significant role on high-profile projects currently underway, including the Great Yarmouth Third River Crossing and the new Clyde Waterfront Renfrew Riverside double cable-stayed swing bridge. Additionally, he will be charged with growing the London office and fostering H&H’s strategic collaboration with engineering consultancy Roughan & O’Donovan (ROD). He brings 30 years of engineering experience on complex and moveable bridges in both the USA and the UK at a pivotal time for H&H as its presence in the UK and Ireland continues to expand.
Paul Skelton, H&H’s Chief Development Officer, says, “We are delighted to have Paul join the H&H team. His experience with engineering practices in the US and the UK makes him uniquely positioned to support the firm’s expansion in the region and provide enhanced responsiveness to our clients and partners throughout Europe. Paul is renowned for his technical expertise of the design, rehabilitation, and construction of complex and moveable bridges, and also for his leadership, collaborative approach, and mentorship skills.”
Prior to joining H&H, Paul worked as Lead Engineer for feasibility studies ongoing at the Heathrow Expansion Project and as Project Manager for the Rotherhithe to Canary Wharf Thames Crossing. He worked in the USA for 25 years on several notable bridge design projects, including the Bayonne Bridge Raise the Roadway Project, for which he was Lead Engineer. Paul is a Structural Engineer with a Bachelor of Science degree from Kingston University in London. He is a Chartered Engineer and a Professional Engineer registered in the USA in New York and Florida.
At this year’s Bridge Design & Engineering Bridges 2022 Conference in Coventry on the 9th of March, Paul will be presenting with ROD’s John Collins on the one mechanism approach to the design, assessment, and refurbishment of moveable bridges: Bridge Design & Engineering Bridges 2022 Conference