IES Webinar: Regulatory and commercial confidence: Smooth as SiLC

Wednesday, 30 October 2019 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

The Specialist in Land Condition (SiLC) qualification is awarded to practitioners who are chartered (or equivalent) members of professional bodies who have demonstrated, in writing and interview, that they have the depth of skills and breadth of experience to take a leading role in multidisciplinary teams tackling the remediation and/ or redevelopment of land. The process of becoming a SiLC also offers candidates the opportunity to become a Suitably Qualified Person (SQP) under the National Quality Mark Scheme (NQMS). SiLC's Affiliate Scheme assists graduates, as well as more experienced individuals, to work towards full membership of a professional body and chartered status, before progressing towards SiLC/SQP registration.

This webinar is intended to introduce practitioners or professionals to the process of becoming SiLCs and SQPs and to raise their awareness of the support offered through the Affiliate Scheme. Clients and regulators may also wish to attend as they will benefit from understanding the greater confidence they can have in work carried out under a SiLC and subject to a "declaration of adequacy" under the NQMS.

About the speakers 

Paul Nathanail is a Chartered Geologist, Suitably Qualified Person and SiLC who runs Land Quality Management Ltd - a specialist environmental consultancy dealing with land contamination and reusing brownfield sites. He has represented the Geological Society on the SiLC Professional and Technical Panel virtually since its inception. He is the lead author of industry-standard guidance on human health risk assessment, asbestos in soil, sustainable remediation and brownfield redevelopment. He and his team specialise in difficult, first time, contested land contamination projects, offering expert witness and intelligent client services and delivering the most comprehensive training to regulators, practitioners and clients in contaminated land management in the UK.


Roger Clark is a Chartered Civil Engineer, Suitably Qualified Person and SiLC with 50 years of experience. He currently acts as an independent consultant providing geo-environmental and geotechnical services to developers, contractors and the public sector. He has represented AGS for the last 12 years on the SiLC PTP and is the AGS Director on the SiLC Board. Roger is a SiLC Assessor and also assists with the preparation of questions for the SiLC exam. He was previously the Director of CL Associates, consultants in contaminated land, environmental management, geotechnical engineering, and waste management which became the Geo-environmental Consulting Division of ESG, now SOCOTEC. He had overall responsibility for management, business development and the technical capability and quality of the Division including the direct control of certain projects.