Rob is the Managing Director of VolkerStevin and a member of the VolkerWessels UK Board. He has held this position since 2010 having previously held leadership positions at other major contractors.
As a Chartered Civil Engineer with over 30 years’ experience he commenced his career with Alfred McAlpine working on a variety of major civil engineering projects in the UK. Rob was actively involved in the early design and build partnering contracts in the 1990’s particularly with the Highways Agency which strengthened his beliefs of driving best value through collaboration and innovative working. This experience made Rob committed to working in long term collaborative partnerships focussed on efficient sustainable project delivery. He recognises the value in leading change and throughout his career has seen major improvements in the client/designer/contractor interface, which coupled with health, safety and environmental developments has made the industry a far more attractive and diverse place to work.
Throughout his career he has been an active member of several strategic boards with major clients to develop high performing teams, driving efficiency and delivering outcomes. In more recent years the rapid acceleration of the digital world has resulted in a greater focus on how the industry can benefit from this technology and enhance performance in future years. Rob anticipates significant change over the coming years and is working with his business and client’s on how the industry is best prepared to adopt this new technology.