Yorkshire engineers appoint director to support growth

RWO has appointed Ganesh Thapa as head of its structures team in Leeds

A Leeds firm of engineers has appointed a senior executive to oversee the continued development and expansion of its structural engineering operations.

Ganesh Thapa joins RWO as head of the structures team in Leedsin a move that will see him working alongside the senior management team at the Park Place-based firm on planned strategic growth, new business development, account management, and developing a team of engineers and technical specialists.

A chartered member of the Institution of Civil Engineers and a lecturer for the IStructEMember Examination course (Yorkshire Branch), he will also be involved closely in stafftraining, technical compliance for designs and pushing forward with workflows acrossfrontline operations.

Bringing more than 30 years’ experience working on a variety of engineering projects to the role, Ganesh Thapa has extensive expertise in managing, leading and delivering multi-million pound construction schemes in the commercial, industrial and education and sports and leisure sectors.

His appointment comes as RWO has more than doubled capacity in 2021 following investment in resources and infrastructure to meet strong demand for its services.

Currently employing 30 people and targeting revenues in excess of £2.5m in the next 12 months, clients include Yorkshire-based industrial construction companies Lindum Developments and ESH alongside regional house builders Gleeson Home and Countryside Properties.

Andrew Fairburn, head of RWO’s Leeds office, said: “We are committed to hiring the best industry talent to support our growth and ambitions, so with his, leadership and project management skills, it’s great to have Ganesh on board.

“He will be a key addition to the leadership team as we continue to expand our presence across the north of England and nationally this year, while also delivering the highest standards of service and engineering solutions to current clients.”

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