Our team are the key to the success of our business and we take pride in our commitment to professional development and staff welfare.

A high proportion of our technical staff hold or are working towards chartership accreditations with professional institutions such as the Institution of Structural Engineers and Institution of Civil Engineers.

Over many years we have developed a collaborative working environment that is based upon innovation, sharing collective knowledge and peer review. We experience high levels of staff satisfaction that is reflected in a very low level of staff turnover. With an ever-changing construction industry, we invest in the latest technology and training to ensure our staff have the tools and knowledge required to provide the best service possible to our clients.

We currently have over 35 members of staff at our Norwich office and our further details of our management team are provided here.

We aim to enjoy our work and organise regular site visits to local projects and stage other activities including office technical workshops, training webinars and in house CPD seminars to advance our knowledge in a collaborative approach.

We enjoy a variety of office social activities which include sporting activities (football, cricket, badminton, table tennis, volleyball), quiz nights, ten pin bowling and both Christmas and Summer staff outings.

Simon Rossi
Managing Director

Simon has been a senior director within associated companies for over 15 years and has a breadth of engineering skills across a variety of sectors including health, industrial, residential/care, leisure, education and conservation.  He has previously been responsible for a variety of framework commissions including EEDA, English Heritage and Norfolk Education.

Despite managerial responsibilities, Simon retains an active involvement with projects assisting with concept designs and via regular technical reviews and workshops with colleagues.

Simon’s experiences include a wide variety of projects, recently working for Historic England on conserving Bromholm Priory, a Grade 1 listed ruin and All Saints Church, Necton winning the SPAB John Betjeman award for repairs to the timber cupola. Simon has been involved with Norwich University of the Arts (NUA) for over 20 years with sensitive contemporary improvements and investment to their campus buildings within a sensitive historic part of the city centre. This has included the award winning Monastery building conversion into Media Labs and a variety of other buildings including a Grade 2 listed conversion, Library, Studios, Art Gallery and Student Accommodation.

Shaun Long

Shaun has been a Director at the Norwich office for over 10 years.  He is responsible for the Project Management, Financial Management and Business Development as well as maintaining control of technical issues on projects.

Commencing his career as a draughting technician whilst also undertaking part time degree studies, Shaun obtained a first class honours degree in civil engineering. He was awarded the Institute of Civil Engineers Prize for Outstanding Undergraduate Work in 1991 and became a chartered member of the Institute of Structural Engineers (IStructE) in 1995. He was awarded Fellow status of the IStructE in April 2010. Shaun has been acknowledged for his contributions in a series of construction books written by Emmitt & Gorse.

Shaun has extensive first-hand experience of design of a wide-range of sectors with values up to £45M including education, health, industrial, commercial, residential, conservation, offshore works and temporary works design.

Mike Lloyd

Mike is a Chartered Structural Engineer with experience in both civil and structural engineering disciplines, working in a number of different sectors.  He has developed a diverse team of engineers to cover a wide range of civil and structural engineering projects. Clients include a number of private developers, Registered Social Landlords and design and build contractors.

Services include initial feasibility, provision of surveys / reports to accompany planning submissions including flood risk, site investigations etc and detailed construction designs from building’s substructure and superstructure to adoptable and private drainage and pavement designs.

Rob Scholes

Rob is a Chartered Structural Engineer with over 20 years’ experience in the industry and heads up the major capital works team.  He is familiar with working with public sector, commercial and residential clients and has developed particular experience in the education, health and defence sectors.  He oversaw the Westlegate Tower development in Norwich, winner of the Institution of Structural Engineers Regional Award for Structural Excellence 2015 and was the Structural Engineer for the 2019 RIBA Stirling Prize winning Goldsmith Street development.

Rob is responsible for the day-to-day running and supervision of capital works projects and is actively involved with each scheme, maintaining a collaborative and hands-on role from inception to delivery.

Oliver Edwards
Technical Director

Oliver joined Rossi Long as an Undergraduate Engineer in 2002 to gain experience during vacation periods throughout his Civil Engineering degree at Nottingham University. He graduated in 2005 with a first class honours degree.

Oliver has built up a wide range of civil and structural engineering design experience on projects up to the value of £40m, having worked on schemes for healthcare, education, residential, commercial, defence, industrial, waste, public and religious buildings.  He is a member of the senior management team and his role includes maintaining and improving technical standards, managing the IT infrastructure and marketing through the website and social media.

Oliver was awarded runner up prize in the TRADA Timber Engineering Student Competition 2005 for research undertaken into the use of Glue Laminated Timber. He was also awarded runner up prize for the IStructE Young Engineer of the Year 2007, Regional IStructE Award for Structural Excellence 2009 (New Wymondham Library) and became a chartered member of the Institution of Structural Engineers in 2010.

Paul Cosford
Technical Director

Paul joined Rossi Long in 2020 as a Technical Director within the Civil Engineering team.   He is a Chartered Civil Engineer with over 30 years of experience covering all aspects of infrastructure design and team management, with extensive experience of the planning and adoption process and associated agreements such as S106, S278, S38 and S104.

Paul has a diverse range of experience, having been involved in the delivery of a wide variety of projects across sectors including commercial, residential, retail, academic, leisure and research with individual project values of up to £180M.   Paul remains hands-on throughout all stages of a project, from pre-planning master planning, developing value-driven strategies through to construction, and has extensive experience of managing the interim design process.

Glenn Gammons

Glenn joined Rossi Long Consulting in 2015 following an earlier spell with the company. Glenn has almost 30 years’ experience and has progressed from draughtsman to Chartered Engineer giving him a broad range of skills to draw from in both structural and civil engineering. During his time as an Engineer, he has worked on a wide variety of projects from conception to completion, in a range of sectors including commercial, education, laboratory, retail, residential, refurbishment and conservation. He is experienced in the concept and detailed design of a variety of building forms in concrete, steel, timber and masonry, as well as experience of drainage and highway design. Glenn is a member of the management team and responsible for maintaining and reviewing our quality management systems.

Graham Atkins

Graham is a Structural Engineer who graduated from Loughborough University in 2002 with a First-Class Honours degree. His career started within the energy sector before joining Rossi Long Consulting in 2005.

Graham’s experience in the construction industry includes a wide range of projects across the residential, healthcare, education, refurbishment and conservation sectors.

He has been involved with the design of numerous steel and concrete framed structures, as well as having extensive contributions within the conservation sector and refurbishment of a number of local historic and listed buildings. He is regularly involved with new build housing schemes for housing associations and private developers throughout Norfolk, Suffolk and Cambridgeshire.

Graham has more recently been lead Engineer on The Nook, a children’s hospice located near Norwich and the New Fair Havens Hospice in Southend-On-Sea.  Other recent projects include Peter O’Sullevan House, a rehabilitation centre for injured jockeys and the Kings Lynn Innovation Centre (KLIC) – an award winning building offering commercial workspace to small and start-up businesses. He has also been heavily involved on a number of conservation projects, amongst these include the fire damage restoration of Oulton Hall & Mansion House and the refurbishment & extension buildings at Earlham Hall, Norwich.

Luke Fairall
Associate - Transport Planner

Luke is responsible for the management of transport and travel planning projects. He has over eighteen years’ experience in Transport Planning and Policy, Sustainable Travel Planning, Traffic Engineering, Development Control, and Spatial Planning projects for both public and private sector clients.

Luke’s extensive experience includes preparation of numerous Transport Assessments, Transport Statements, and Travel Plans, along with a wide variety of traffic engineering projects including junction and visibility analysis, pedestrian/cycle accessibility, traffic counts, safety audits, parking studies, and public transport routes.

Luke also has extensive experience in Development Control matters for the public sector, having been involved in the assessment/review of over 100 substantial residential, employment, leisure, and retail planning applications across East Anglia.

Gavin Ackland

Gavin has over 25 years of experience working in the construction industry as a civil engineering consultant, having graduated from Loughborough University in 1995 with a BEng Honours degree in Civil Engineering.  He joined Rossi Long in 2008, having worked previously for leading housing developers, private consultancies and within the County Council, so brings a broad spectrum of knowledge and experience from across the sector.

As a hands-on civil design engineer, Gavin is involved with a wide variety of projects from the pre-planning stage to project completion, including advising clients on development layouts with consideration of ever changing drainage, SuDs and highway requirements.  He is regularly involved in preparation of drainage strategies and Flood Risk Assessments but specialises in the detailed design of adoptable Infrastructure works under S38, S278 and S104 Agreements.  His experience includes residential developments up to 400 units for a range of private developers and housing associations as well as providing expertise on commercial and retail projects.

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