Engineering consultancy expands with triple hire and senior promotion

Consultancy rolls the dice on expansion. L-R Charlie Smith, Jack Simmons, Nezih Yasdiman and Niall Murray
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Nottingham-based engineering consultancy Dice has expanded its structural engineering team with a trio of new starters.

Charlie Smith, Jack Simmons, and Nezih Yasdiman have all joined the firm, with existing team member Niall Murray, who joined Dice last year, promoted to senior REVIT technician.

Yasdiman will act as team leader for the structural engineering element of the business, with Smith and Simmons appointed as senior structural engineer and senior REVIT technician, respectively.

Wayne Oakes, director at Dice, said: “We’re delighted to welcome a further three new team members, as well as announcing a well-deserved promotion for Niall. At this point last year, we only had a couple of people working on the structural side of the business, and these hires are an indicator of the firm’s rapid growth in that time.”

Yasdiman is an experienced associate structural engineer with a decade of experience in the industry, firstly as an engineer in Turkey and then within the consulting sector after moving to the UK, accruing a vast range of knowledge and expertise.

Smith has more than five years of engineering consultancy experience, having already been heavily involved in a number of residential and commercial projects, and Simmons started his career as an engineering technician before beginning to specialise in REVIT in 2015 and will act as BIM leader on the Dice team.

Oakes added: “We‘ve had a flying start to the year, despite all the challenges thrown our way by COVID-19. This is 100% down to our brilliant team and our hands-on, client-focused approach. We have the skill, resources, and experience of a large firm but the responsiveness and agility of an SME and this approach has served us well during the pandemic.

“However, our fantastic team are the true heroes, so we place great importance upon staff wellbeing and ensuring they are supported. We also recognise that the industry is suffering from a skills shortage, and it needs to attract new talent. Therefore, the quality of recruits we’ve been able to hire and retain speaks volumes for the company as well as projects and clients we work with, and we’re excited for the next chapter of our growth.”