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Keen Cyclist Adrian is Council’s New Engineering Chief

Published Monday, 19 January 2015

Chartered civil engineer Adrian Harper is Ribble Valley Borough Council’s new head of engineering services.

Adrian, of Barrowford, was born and brought up in Derby, and studied civil and structural engineering at Bradford University.

He worked for major UK construction company McAlpine on the Outer London Orbital Road, or M25, and the Dinorwig hydroelectric power station in Snowdonia.

The post of engineer and agent for construction company Fitzpatrick at the Bluewater shopping mall in Kent followed, before attaining chartered engineer status at Oldham Metropolitan Borough Council, where he contributed to the design of the Shaw main outfall scheme.

He then joined Burnley Borough Council as drainage engineer, before a 12-year stint at Hyndburn Borough Council, initially as a drainage engineer, then as engineering manager, where he designed the Huncoat pumped storage scheme, Accrington’s skatepark and fountain area, the town’s first CCTV system and a significant contaminated land reclamation project.

He was office director for Capita Symonds in East Lancashire and most recently managed two £1million cemetery projects for Blackburn with Darwen Council.

Adrian has three children, aged 31, nine and six, and said in the little time he has left from being a dad enjoys cycling.
He said he was particularly looking forward to the huge variety of work in his new post.

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