Our People

Andrew Russell - Managing Director 

The company is led by Managing Director Andrew Russell, a Chartered Structural and Chartered Civil Engineer, who has 40 years of structural engineering experience working with leading consulting engineering practices around the world. He has designed and inspected a wide range of building structures, across most sectors of the built environment and has a wealth of knowledge of building defects. Andrew has also developed a reputation as an expert witness to assist in dispute resolution.

Alexandra Russell – HR & Operations Director

The company is also led by HR & Operations Director Alexandra Russell, a Chartered Member of the Institute of Personnel and Development with extensive International HR experience and a Business master’s degree. Alexandra leads the operations of the business including driving the business strategy, growth and efficiencies.

She set up the company with Andrew in 2016 and has been instrumental in the growth of the business.

Samantha Goulden – Office Manager

Samantha’s role at Structural Surveys is Office Manager. With 27 years of experience giving her a strong administration and book-keeping background, her main responsibilities in this role is to ensure the smooth running of the office, managing the survey and design co-ordinators and manage the company accounts, using her multi-tasking skills to the upmost during her office managerial role.

When Sam first joined Structural Surveys there was a team of 3 and from the offset she could see the huge potential the company had and she wanted to be part of a fast growing company with digital technology like no other. Sam says ‘We have a great team and may it continue to grow.’

Jane Miller – Survey Co-ordinator

Jane is the Survey Co-Ordinator at Structural Surveys, working as a Survey Co-ordinator, Jane provides daily support to our team of Surveyors and support the operations of the business. She has a wealth of experience which is good in such a varied role.  

Jane enjoys working for Structural Surveys, she says, it is such a lovely friendly place to work where everyone works as a team helping each other. We really do have such a great team here at Structural Surveys.

Anne O’Haire – Design Co-ordinator

Anne has worked within the property industry for over 30 years, starting at 18 in an Estate Agents, which she enjoyed and continues to within her current role as Design Co-Ordinator with Structural Surveys.  Her team members are all dedicated and thrive to offer a great service.

The Company’s advanced technology allows for a very quick turnaround and she loves reading the testimonials that come through on a daily basis, it definitely gives her a buzz and sense of pride.

Frazer Fletcher – Senior Structural Engineer, Surveying

Frazer is a Chartered Engineer who has always worked in the built environment. Throughout his career he has worked for the general public together with other Engineers and Construction Professionals. In his role at Structural Surveys each day presents different circumstances and challenges. He really enjoys assisting clients to understand any issues/possible problems that may be associated with their buildings whilst proposing suitable repair solutions.

He cheerfully channels his years of experience to assist those who require advice on a building structure.

Jon Tobin – Senior Structural Engineer, Surveying

Jon has been working for Structural Surveys since Sept 2018 as a Senior Structural Engineer (Surveying) 

He enjoys the challenge of using the digital reporting and data capture systems developed by Structural Surveys Ltd. 

Jon has over 40 years experience as Structural/Civil Engineer undertaking Structural surveys, Commercial and domestic fire, flood and subsidence Insurance claims, Structural Design and Detailing, Project Management, Party Wall Surveyor, CDM Supervisor / Principal Designer on commercial, public sector and domestic projects.

Jon has been on building sites since the age of 6, as his father was also a Structural Engineer. 

Away from work, Jon has a small farm and enjoys the outdoor life.

Chris Caple – Senior Structural Engineer, Design Team Leader

Chris is a Chartered Civil Engineer and graduated from the MEng Civil Engineering course at the University of Salford in 2013. Since then he has held positions at several companies and has worked in a variety of Civil and Structural Engineering sectors including residential and commercial building structures, rail infrastructure, specialist blast resilience design and temporary works. He has spent time working for a Civil Engineering Contractor as well as several Civil and Structural Engineering Consultancies. During this time, he has completed site inspections, managed projects, handled client relationships, completed structural assessments of existing structures, designed structural repairs and alterations, and designed new structures.

Chris enjoys working in the family-run atmosphere at Structural Surveys where all members of the team are valued. He says “I am given the freedom and encouraged to expand my skillset and allowed to work autonomously. Help is always just a call away from the other experienced engineers within the company.”

Sandro Gentile – Structural Engineer, Design

Sandro is a Structural Engineer BEng (EQF 6), MEng (EQF 7). He graduated at University of Bologna.

He has five years of professional engineering experience in structural design, 2D & 3D CAD drawing and on-site supervision.

He started to work with Structural Surveys Ltd two years ago, and he is proud to be part of the Team. At Structural Surveys, he has the opportunity to use new digital technologies, meet new people, work on several projects, and to continually increase my skills. In this way his job is always challenging

Omar Ahmed – Structural Engineer, Design

First and foremost, Omar loves his job as a Structural Engineer. He is ambitious, adaptable hardworking and has worked in the UK and abroad. His wide range of experience in academic, construction site and structural design offers him the knowledge to achieve the best solutions for the structural problems and taking decisions. He always puts the needs of his client and project first, to ensure that his designs are practical, usable, and economically viable. Loving his work here at Structural Surveys Ltd where he is surrounded by amazing colleagues. He had the opportunity to use new technologies and take advantage of a range of engineering software.

Lastly, managers and seniors always pass positive feedback that allows him to learn and give more.

Ray Panther – Principal Structural Engineer, Surveying

Having worked within the civil and structural engineering industry for over 30 years, Ray has developed a deep enthusiasm for the built environment by undertaking inspection of buildings, structures and infrastructure on all scales.  Ray often reflects that he has had the privileged to have been involved in many sectors over his career, learning and evolving his skillset from colleagues and industry professionals.  He has provided survey and inspection services and led inspection teams for clients covering domestic, local authority, developers, commercial, industrial, education, power, heritage, highways, defence, and rail projects.

Ray provides a no-nonsense approach to defect diagnosis and has a sound understanding of modern and economic repair methodologies for buildings of all construction methods, whether it be bricks and mortar or through to precast or reinforced concrete.  Knowledge and experience with the inspection of non-traditional methods of construction enables him to undertake intrusive investigations to obtain the necessary information and appraise buildings in a pragmatic manner that would otherwise be disregarded.

"I absolutely love using the technology Structural Surveys use to undertake day to day inspections, it’s a breath of fresh air, designed for our expert and dedicated use.  As a team, we constantly develop the technology to ensure our clients receive the best service Structural Surveys can offer".

Kristian Martin – Senior Structural Engineer, Surveying

Kristian has over 28 years of experience in Civil/Structural Engineering practices including the last 8 years as a Structural Engineer and Surveyor. He relishes a new challenge and particularly enjoys problem solving when it comes to structural defects and finding the solutions.

Starting out as a Technician on the drawing board to progressing onto AutoCAD and then Revit he believes in technological progression which is what drew him to Structural Surveys Ltd.  As a Structural Engineer he ran projects, large and small, carried out site inspections and was adept at Client/Architect liaison.  He particularly enjoyed working on old/derelict properties in need of repair and restoration.

At Structural Surveys he enjoys visiting properties, assessing defects and recommending solutions using Structural Surveys Ltd’s digital reporting and data capture system.

The reason for selecting Structual Surveys to carry out a structual survey was simply because they have a good reputation excellent communications and strong focus on providing you with an excellent service. The communications received both prior to the appointment and on the day of the survey were excellent and reassuring. A timely appointment was made and a good survey concluded, and as part of the survey further advice and support was given during the survey to ensure the best possible outcome for my project (very much appreciated). A detailed three page report was completed comprising of drawings, calculations and full designers risk assessment, which ensured my building control application was also completed within a day. I would highly recommend Structural Surveys as they have a strong customer focus and provide excellent service.
Anthony Shaw - July 2018
We contacted Structural Surveys after being asked for a structural survey from our mortgage provider. They were extremely helpful on initial contact over the phone and throughout our dealings with them. The report was delivered by email the day after the survey was conducted and this was within a few days of us approaching them. We received our mortgage offer within a week of the survey results being sent to the mortgage provider. Very highly recommended!! Thank you Structural Surveys team!!!
Stuart Boardman - September 2019
I contacted Structural Surveys about some subsidence and was immediately able to make a date for a site survey, the survey was carried out with friendly efficiency, and I had the report, which was exactly what I needed, within 24 hours. I am very happy with the service.
Hilary Young - September 2017
Prompt efficient booking service The surveyor was friendly and knowledgeable The detailed survey received in less than 24 hours Would recommend
Wendy Haines - September 2020
I contacted Structural Surveys when we were moving business premises and required a Schedule of Condition. The process was smooth from start to finish and the report was delivered ahead of schedule. We couldn't have asked for a better service and would definitely recommend.
DX Digital Ltd - March 2018
Very prompt and detailed survey report is been provided. All questions are answered. Very happy to recommend.
Srinivasa Cherukula - September 2020
We recently had Structural Surveys Ltd help us with some structural concerns on a house we were looking to buy. They arrived early and got straight to work. They took a lot of time to explain the issues thoroughly and in easy to understand language. The report came through as promised and gave us confidence to continue with the purchase. Thank you Structural Surveys.
Aaron Cornish - April 2017
As a consultant, I appreciate the importance of feedback, so please accept this as a 5 star rating for a professional service, a prompt appointment and a well presented, quickly delivered report addressing what I wanted to know. Thank you.
Dr Richard Bewley - July 2017
Always fantastic, quick and accurate. Have helped me out no end and will be using them for everything else going forward. Thanks Andrew and the rest of the very professional team.
Ben Davies - December 2018
From start to finish a very professional and friendly service. No question goes unanswered and they are very quick to respond to any queries following a report. Extremely knowledgeable & patient as I had many questions that I needed answering. This company go beyond my expectations. I can’t recommend this company high enough and would urge anyone who needs a surveyor to contact Structural Surveys.
Isobel Tyrer - October 2019