Nolan is a Senior Project Manager at Turner & Townsend in Bristol. Here he delivers individual projects or programs of large capital funded schemes for clients. Nolan's role includes administration of the legal contract, control quality, check progress, reporting to the project board, obtaining land entry, obtaining planning permission and dealing with all elements of stakeholder management.
After qualifying as a plumber under an apprentice training scheme, Nolan completed a BSc in Environmental Protection and then began work with Wessex Water as a Capital Maintenance Technician. Whilst at Wessex Water, Nolan moved around various departments to enhance his existing skills and knowledge. After a brief spell in a local council as Operations Manager, he then returned to the Water Industry and project management. In 2010, Nolan project managed the Avon Support Scheme, a £9m 15km 700mm diameter water main north of Plymouth. The purpose of the project was to support the Avon catchment from Crownhill water treatment works. The route passed through the tapir enclosure of Dartmoor Zoo, Newnham Park, a premier clay pigeon shooting establishment, along the perimeter of a military barracks and required 5 directional drills to preserve historic structures. May Gurney, the contractor, supported Nolan's environmental approach to this project and even saved a wild bee colony during the works. As a team they won multiple awards including a ‘Gold’ CIWM green apple.
"One of the best aspects of my job is the wide variety of schemes that I get to deliver, no two projects are ever the same."
Nolan completed a structured training programme with Wessex Water and was secured Chartered Environmentalist status in 2012. Later, in 2013, he applied to and became a member of IES, saying "as a scientist it gives me increased credibility in my professional career as a consultant." Recently joining Turner & Townsend, Nolan is aiming to complete his goal of becoming an Associate Director, and, longer term, a Director and national sector lead.