Hermann Stehle joins Stillwater Associates

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We are pleased to announce that Hermann Stehle has joined Stillwater Associates. Hermann has more than 6 years’ experience in reservoir engineering and has spent 5 of those years in the employment of the South African National Department of Water and Sanitation. There he was involved in statutory reservoir safety evaluations and the design, supervision and management of remedial works to state owned reservoirs. Hermann’s skills include in detailed dam safety evaluations of concrete, rock-fill and earth-fill dams, hydrology, hydraulics and structural analyses. He has also gained first hand on site experience on a reservoir safety rehabilitation project where he was appointed as the engineer’s representative. In March 2017 moved to a civil engineering consultancy where he was involved in the design of new reservoirs for hydro-electric, domestic and irrigation supply purposes in South Africa. Hermann successfully registered as a Professional Engineer (PrEng) with the Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA) in June 2017.

Hermann Stehle will be based in the main office in Reigate, Surrey and will focus on further growing his technical skills and aligning himself to best practice with regards to reservoir engineering in the UK. He will endeavour to become a member of the Supervising Engineers Panel.

BDS Conference – Swansea 2018

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Stillwater Associates are pleased to be part of the organising committee for the next British Dam Society Conference in Swansea in September 2018.

Full details of the conference on www.britishdams.org

The conference title is Smart Dams & Reservoirs and papers have been invited to cover the following topics:
Multipurpose functionality of reservoirs
Smart planning and investigatory techniques
Advances in dam design and construction– materials, technologies and solutions
Security of dams and reservoirs – physical and digital
Remote sensing and monitoring for enhanced dam safety
Advancements in data collection and its interpretation
New technology use in dam incidents and emergency planning

We’ve moved!

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In order to accommodate our growing team and expanding workload Stillwater Associates has moved to new offices premises in Reigate, Surrey.  Our new office space in Alma House is ideally located opposite Reigate train station and will allow our reservoir safety team to continue to grow as we look to appoint a new Senior Engineer and Project Engineer during 2017.

We’re Hiring!

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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.

Jon Holland joins Stillwater Associates

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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.

Keith Gardiner joins Stillwater Associates

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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.

John Laing joins Stillwater Associates

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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.

Floods and Reservoir Safety – Fourth Edition

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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