WHY SYMMETRYS?

Experience

Symmetrys have an extensive experience of designing large scale structures in the UK and have a thorough understanding of the technical and procurement issues that may arise with complex projects.

Approach

Most of our work is from repeat business, clients particularly enjoy our fresh, enthusiastic and proactive approach, always balanced with well-engineered and pragmatic structural options. We realise clients project briefs and intent.

Expertise

Our expertise includes: Basement Structures; General Building Structures; Structural assemblies; Advanced lightweight structures; Element design; Specialist Structures

MEET OUR TEAM

Chris Atkins Chris Atkins

CEng MIStructE

Managing Director

Chris is Symmetrys’ Managing Director, and founded the company in 2006. Chris has been working in the structural engineering consultancy profession since 1986, and has worked in South East Asia, the Middle East and the UK, gaining an enviable reputation at Dewhurst Macfarlane and partners, Hyder, Bechtel and Ove Arup. A keen cyclist, Chris has completed the 1500km Cycle to MIPIM four times.

Ashwin Halaria Ashwin Halaria

BEng MSc

Associate

Ashwin is Associate Design Engineer and has diverse experience in construction management as well as structural design, gained working for contractors as well as consultants. Ashwin strives to make his designs practical to build as well as cost effective using his in depth knowledge of various construction methods.



Derek Baker Derek Baker

IEng AMIStructE

Associate

Derek has many years’ experience in the construction industry where he has been the lead Engineer on a wide variety of structures for Commercial, Industrial and Residential clients. He has a broad knowledge and understanding of all structural aspects relating to large scale residential refurbishment projects within London.

John Strawson John Strawson

EngTech MICE

CAD Manager

John is AutoCAD Technician and has worked as a Structural Draughtsman / AutoCAD Technician for over 30 years. He joined Symmetrys in 2010 offering them a full drawing management service. He has previously worked for Sir M MacDonald & Partners (Mott MacDonald) and Dewhurst Macfarlane & Partners on major projects worldwide.


Claire Palmer Claire Palmer

HND MArts

Director

Claire is a Director at Symmetrys, in charge of the Business development and is the Practice Manager. She is a specialist in managing SME Growth. Claire has previously managed growth at a catering company and the start-up and expansion of a large language school in central London. Claire’s current love is her allotment.


Jo Shepherd Jo Shepherd

 

Associate, Business Development

Jo is Symmetrys' Associate, Business Development. She has a background in Finance and Marketing with over 30 years’ experience. When she's not out networking she is running around seeing as many live bands, films, comedy and theatre as she can fit in around her family.



Camille Corvec Camille Corvec

MEng

Structural Engineer

Camille Corvec is a Structural Engineer who graduated in France after studying in Denmark and Loughborough University. After a year in Australia and New Zealand, she joined Symmetrys with the aim of expanding her engineering knowledge through our wide range of projects. Camille has recently taken up running and swimming.

Dan Gradinariu Dan Gradinariu

BEng MSc PhD

Senior Structural Engineer

Ionut Dan Gradinariu is a Structural Engineer with approximate 5 years’ experience in building design in accordance with Eurocodes and construction management from his work in Romania. Ionut’s main interests are residential refurbishment projects, but he is also passionate about fishing and beekeeping.


Bilal El-Shaweesh Bilal El-Shaweesh

BSc (Hons), MSc

Structural Engineer

Bilal is a Structural Engineer following his degree and Masters in Structural Engineering from the University of Salford. He is a STEM Ambassador, mentoring young Engineers at a local secondary school. He is already a valued member of the Symmetrys’ team, who are excited to see what the future holds for him.

Jaye Scott-Henry

 

Revit Manager

Jaye studied Interior Architecture and Design at the University of Hertfordshire, before switching to complete an apprenticeship as a CAD and Revit Technician. Already a valued member of the Symmetrys' team, Jaye looks forward to supporting our CAD team with 3D visualisation and building our projects in BIM.

David Snaith David Snaith

BEng (Hons) PG Cert

Associate

David has over 8 years’ experience working in UK consultancies and qualified with a BEng(Hons) Civil Engineering from Kingston University, and a post graduate certificate in Structural Engineering from Surrey University. Before joining Symmetrys he gained experience in both new build and structural alteration works, as well as permanent and temporary works design for projects such as Crossrail and Battersea Power Station.

Toby Dow Toby Dow

MEng (Hons)

Senior Structural Engineer

Toby is a Structural Engineer with experience in academic, mixed-use and residential buildings and refurbishments. He has worked on a number of large basement projects in London on confined sites, and prior site experience as a resident engineer gives him an appreciation of site constraints and ways to overcome them.


Mark Barnikel Mark Barnikel

BEng (Hons)

Structural and Drainage Engineer

Mark has a number of years’ experience in building structures and SuDS design since graduating from London South Bank University. His particular interest is in sustainability and innovation. Mark enjoys musical theatre and regularly participates in local amateur dramatic society productions.


Taha Melksari Taha Melksari

BEng (Hons) MSC

Structural Engineer

Following her Masters in Civil Engineering from Kingston University Taha gained a number of years of experience in design of existing structures, and has joined Symmetrys to further expand her knowledge of engineering. Outside of work she loves her yoga classes, drawing and visiting art galleries, food, travelling and learning about different cultures and languages.

Drey Mulenga Drey Mulenga

BA (Hons)

Practice Administrator

Drey graduated from University of Kingston in 2014, with a BA Honors in Media & T.V Broadcasting. Following university she gained experience in Finance & HR. Outside of Symmetrys Drey is a Singer/Songwriter who performs regularly in London. She is a creative soul who enjoys film, music & TV and trying out new things to cross off her very long bucket list.

Hector Silva Hector Silva

MSc

Structural Engineer

Hector is a structural engineer with more than 10 years experience working on various sized building projects both new and refurbished; he graduated in 2003 from the University of Manchester obtaining a Masters degree in Structural Engineering. In his spare time he enjoys cycling around London, playing the guitar and reading. Hector recently volunteered his structural engineering services in Mexico, surveying damaged buildings following the earthquake in September 2017.


Vasilis Papavasileiou Vasilis Papavasileiou

MEng (Hons)

Structural Engineer

Vasilis is a Structural Engineer, graduating in Greece he has been working in the UK for over four years, currently working towards his Chartership.

Before joining Symmetrys he gained experience in high end residential structures and refurbishment, as well as in conservation and heritage. Outside work he likes travelling and cooking.

Mohamed Sharif Mohamed Sharif

MEng (Hons)

Structural Engineer

Mohamed graduated from City University London with a MEng in Civil Engineering. He has gained a number of years of experience in the refurbishment of existing buildings. Since starting at Symmetrys, he has been developing his expertise in both new build and renovations. He has a keen interest in working on a diverse range of projects and currently is working towards Chartership. Outside of Symmetrys Mohamed enjoys cycling, travel and learning new languages.

Joana Rodrigues Joana Rodrigues

MEng

Structural Engineer

Joana is a Structural Engineer with a number of years' experience working in London consultancies, mainly in commercial, mixed-use and residential refurbishments. Her work involved developing structural solutions for temporary and permanent works, always focusing in a sustainable, economic and efficient design. In her spare time she enjoys exercising, cooking, travelling and recently she has been involved in charity work for her local community as a volunteer.

Ahmed Kolia Ahmed Kolia

MEng (Hons)

Structural Engineer

Following his Masters degree in Civil Engineering from City, University of London Ahmed has gained experience as a Structural Engineer managing and designing a variety of projects. He has a keen interest in projects that are architecturally demanding, and is currently working towards Chartership.




Rosa Elson Rosa Elson

 

Part Time Admin Assistant

Rosa is currently studying Law at the University of York, and is gaining valuable admin and workplace experience at Symmetrys during the holidays. Her main interest is politics, and she intends one day to run for Prime Minister.





Simone Boncio Simone Boncio

BSc MSc

Structural Engineer

Simone is a Structural Engineer with several years' experience in residential and commercial projects. Following his BSc in Civil Engineering in Italy, Simone graduated from London South Bank University with a MSc in Structural Engineering. Along with a keen interest in Engineering, Simone enjoys playing bass guitar, travelling and cooking.

Joao Monteiro Joao Monteiro

 

Trainee Revit Technician

Joao is an experienced CAD Technician with more than 10 years experience, and a strong background in Structural and Architectural projects in Portugal, France, Brazil, Australia and Angola. He has a good knowledge of the principles of engineering design and understanding and interprets drawings well. He is developing his career at Symmetrys Limited by training as a Revit Technician. Outside of Symmetrys Joao enjoys sport, particularly football, and we hope he will be become a valued member of our five-a-side football team.

Maan Samiz Maan Samiz

BEng

Structural Engineer

Maan is a Structural Engineer with strong buildings design background from his work for over ten years in the United Arab Emirates. He joined Symmetrys to further expand his engineering knowledge. Maan’s main interest is multi-storey new builds. Outside of Symmetrys Maan enjoys visiting historic landmarks, traveling and learning about different cultures.







Symmetrys' Wall Symmetrys

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"In Symmetrys I have tackled many different types of structures and designed with different materials, always with the guidance of very experienced people, who are keen on maintaining a good work environment. These are the kind of things that help you get up in a cold morning!", says Rodolfo Martins.

Symmetrys' Wall Symmetrys

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"In Symmetrys I have tackled many different types of structures and designed with different materials, always with the guidance of very experienced people, who are keen on maintaining a good work environment. These are the kind of things that help you get up in a cold morning!", says Rodolfo Martins.

Symmetrys' Wall Symmetrys

Like to join us?

Contact us

"In Symmetrys I have tackled many different types of structures and designed with different materials, always with the guidance of very experienced people, who are keen on maintaining a good work environment. These are the kind of things that help you get up in a cold morning!", says Rodolfo Martins.

Symmetrys' Wall Symmetrys

Like to join us?

Contact us

"In Symmetrys I have tackled many different types of structures and designed with different materials, always with the guidance of very experienced people, who are keen on maintaining a good work environment. These are the kind of things that help you get up in a cold morning!", says Rodolfo Martins.


VACANCIES

Symmetrys currently have two exciting vacancies, below. Details on Linkedin.



OUR ETHOS

There is never just one structural solution for a clients project, and our clients want the best build options for their developments.

Our knowledge of constantly evolving construction materials, provides those valuable options; Whether their focus is cost, programme, sustainability or simply beauty.

CPD

Sustainable Concrete

Symmetrys' CPD Sustainable Concrete with the Concrete Centre

CPD

Sustainable Drainage

Symmetrys' CPD Sustainable Drainage with Acheson & Glover


Work Experience

Experience @Symmetrys

Work Experience at Symmetrys

Competition

Photography @Symmetrys

Symmetrys Photography Competition


CPD

Heave, Gas, Voids

CPD Heave, Gas, Voids with Cordek

CPD

BIM

BIM CPD Presentation




Work Experience

Experience @Symmetrys

Work Experience at Symmetrys

Public Day

'Don't Move, Improve!'

'Don't Move, Improve!' public day


Monitoring

Engineer Monitoring

Symmetrys' Engineer Mentoring

CPD

Steel Frame Structures

CPD Steel Frame Structures with Metsec

CPD

Design Rights

CPD Design Rights with BLM

CPD

Grand Designs

CPD Grand Designs


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