In order to accommodate our growing team and expanding workload Stillwater Associates is moving to new offices premises in Reigate, Surrey. Renovations on our new office within Alma House will start shortly with the team moving in at the start of July 2017. Our new office space will allow our reservoir safety team to continue to grow as we look to appoint a new Senior Engineer and Project Engineer during the summer.
In response to our increasing workload and imminent move to a new larger office in Reigate, Stillwater Associates are looking for the following new additions to our team:-
- Project Engineer – Ideally a graduate civil engineer with a few years of experience in the reservoir safety industry who is looking to progress to the Supervising Engineers Panel and beyond.
- Senior Engineer – Ideally a chartered civil engineer with between 5 and 10 years of experience who is appointed to the Supervising Engineers Panel or getting close. You will need technically brilliant to keep up with us and looking to progress to the All Reservoirs Panel!
- Regional Supervising Engineers – Our business is built on an extensive base of experienced Supervising Engineers distributed throughout the UK. However, we need a few more! Whatever stage you are with your career we are looking for new part-time consultants appointed to the Supervising Engineers Panel.
We are pleased to announce that Jon Holland has joined Stillwater Associates. Jon Holland is an experienced water engineer and project manager with more than twenty years experience in flood risk management and dam engineering. Jon’s early career focused on the design of dams for overseas hydroelectric projects. More recently he has project managed and led the promotion and design of many flood alleviation schemes involving embankments, hydraulic structures and embankment dams with grass reinforced spillways. Working for a water company Jon also has extensive experience of managing, operating and maintaining embankment dams and service water reservoirs from an Undertaker’s perspective. Jon Holland is appointed to the Supervising Engineers Panel and currently undertakes the role of Supervising Engineer for ten reservoirs in England. These include private fishing and recreation lakes, storage lagoons and flood relief reservoirs for a range of private owners. Jon Holland is based in Maidstone, Kent and will responsible for providing Supervising Engineer Services in Kent, East Sussex, Essex, Suffolk and Norfolk.
Stillwater Associates is pleased to announce that Keith Gardiner has joined the company. Keith is an All Reservoirs Panel Engineer based in Warrington. Keith is a Chartered Civil Engineer with over forty years experience (thirty of them working on dams). He is a member of the All Reservoirs Panel certificated to carry out statutory inspections and to sign off safety works on large raised reservoirs. He has worked for contractors on dam construction, and consultants on design and project management of dams and ancillary works, both in the UK and overseas. Keith was Regional Reservoir Safety Manager with a major UK water company for over 10 years, with responsibility for over 200 reservoirs. He also has extensive experience in risk assessment, the risk based management of a large capital programme; leak detection in embankment dams; reservoir surveillance and instrumentation; design of dam remedial works; design of overflow works, incident management and information storage and management. Keith’s role within Stillwater with be as an All Reservoir Panel Engineer covering northern England and northern/central Wales together whilst also providing an excellent addition to our reservoir safety risk assessment capabilities.
Stillwater Associates is pleased to announce that John Laing has joined the company as a Supervising Engineer. John is based in Tyne & Wear which expands the company’s geographical spread further into the north west. John has over 40 years experience in dam engineering, operation and maintenance of existing embankment dams and concrete service reservoirs. He has been involved with feasibility, design and construction for matters concerning items in the Interests of Safety and remedial and maintenance work to reservoirs. His career has involved working for water companies and consultants including Northumbrian Water, Arup and Amec Foster Wheeler. He has been appointed to the Supervising Engineer Panel since its inception. John is currently Supervising Engineer for nineteen reservoirs ranging from large impounding reservoirs owned by Northumbrian Water to small privately owned reservoirs.
The fourth edition of Floods and Reservoir Safety is now available from ICE Publishing. This publication provides guidance on flood protection standards, flood magnitude and freeboard guidance for those who are responsible for the design and inspection of reservoirs.
Recent changes to extreme flood estimation in the form of rainfall depth–duration–frequency and rainfall–runoff models, reservoir safety legislation, and adoption of a risk-based approach to that legislation are all addressed in the fourth edition of Floods and Reservoir Safety.
Floods and Reservoir Safety should be read in conjunction with the latest revision of the FEH, in particular those sections that apply to reservoir safety flood inflow estimation.
Floods and Reservoir Safety is essential reading for those individuals appointed to the All Reservoirs Panel of engineers qualified to design and also inspect reservoirs in the UK.
Section 1: Introduction
Section 2: Floods and waves protection standards
Section 3: Derivation of reservoir design flood inflow
Section 4: Reservoir flood routing
Section 5: Waves, wave overtopping, and dam freeboard
Section 6: The overflowing and overtopping of embankment dams
Section 7: Floods during dam construction and dam improvement work
All reservoirs that are re-categorised as ‘High Risk’ should now store information in this format. Paper copies of the new format Prescribed Form of Record can be purchased from ICE Publishing here
Several new sections have been added with a revised contents list as follows:
Part 1 – Water levels and depth of water
Part 2 – Leakages, settlement of walls or other works and repairs and instrumentation readings
Part 3 – Persons having a function in relation to the reservoir provided for by the 1975 Act
Part 4 – Flood plan details
Part 5 – Access, capacity, etc.
Part 6 – Dam, reservoir wall or embankment
Part 7 – Catchment and standard average annual rainfall on direct and indirect catchment areas
Part 8 – Spillway works: their type, location and level, and the safety provisions made in connection with their operation
Part 9 – measures taken in the interest of safety or that might affect safety of the reservoir
Part 12 – Certificates, reports, directions and referees
Part 13 – Re-use, abandonment and discontinuance of reservoirs
Part 14 – Drawing register
Part 15 – Instrumentation at the reservoir
Part 16 – Extent of opening of valve, gates and penstocks
If any need any assistance completing your new format Prescribed Form or would prefer to store the required information in an electronic format then please contact us to discuss your requirements
The Environment Agency website has now closed. They are one of hundreds of government websites that have now moved to www.gov.uk. GOV.UK will make it simpler, clearer and faster to find information from government.
Stillwater Associates have been assisting the National Trust with extensive remedial works of the dam at Frensham Little Pond. The original dam structure at Frensham Little Pond was built in 1246 by the monks of Waverley Abbey, near Farnham.
An underground Victorian reservoir is to be opened to the public before being demolished to make way for houses. The brick-vaulted Clayton reservoir, decommissioned 21 years ago, is under land in Back Lane, Clayton-le-Woods. Campaigners have not been able to raise money to preserve the reservoir and had failed in applications for it to be made a listed building. Paul Jones, from developers Kingswood Homes, said it would be open for guided tours for two weeks. He said: “We felt it was important to open it to the local community to give them the opportunity to come and have a look at the archaeology and the history.”