Technical Director, Maritime at WSP, London, United Kingdom
Charles advises port companies and developers on complex projects in the coastal and marine space in terms of environment, social (E&S), HSE, sustainability, energy, carbon footprinting/GHG emissions and climate change risk aspects. His experience in ports is based on practical operational experiences with DP World (Global Environment Manager, 2008 – 12) and consultancy experience in masterplanning through to detailed design.
As well as designing an Environmental Strategy for DP World (including the preparation of Minimum Global Standards, e.g. EN-5 ‘Sustainability in New Terminals’ and setting-up 28 EMSs to ISO14001), he visited container terminals throughout Africa, North America, the Arabian Gulf, Sub-Continent, Asia Pacific and Europe leading audits/inspections and provided training.
In WSP’s Maritime team, Charles works on fully integrating environmental awareness and sustainability features into maritime engineering, and advises on consenting, construction techniques, low emissions’ technology and E&S monitoring for loans. His involvement (as Chair) in the PIANC Working Group 178 on climate change adaption in ports, inland waterways and navigation infrastructure complements WSP’s desire to help businesses become “future ready”. Charles has authored and delivered over 100 EIA/ESIA and environmental management projects.