The Team

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SWJ Consulting are always looking for talented new and experienced structural engineers to join their team. With a proven track record of professional development for all levels of staff the ‘team’ are keen to embrace new members and develop their potential within, and for, the company.

Our business is built on a passion for excellence, a flexible approach in all that we do and collaboration to put clients first. We face new and interesting challenges daily as our client base grows and with that comes a real sense of camaraderie here; a feeling of belonging because we go out of our way to be open, inclusive and develop potential.

SWJ Consulting offer competitive salaries, a bonus scheme, pension scheme and good holiday entitlements. Our modern offices are in Witney, on the edge of the Cotswolds only an hour and a half from London. We’re happy to receive exceptional CVs for consideration. Please email


Rhys Skym – Managing Director

MEng (Hons) CEng MIStructE

Rhys is a chartered structural engineer with over 18 years of experience, successfully delivering projects of up to £40m in value in a variety of fields, including building structures, earth retaining structures and adopted highway structures, but his true interests lie in design work with particular emphasis on work with historical buildings.

As managing director, Rhys is responsible for Health & Safety and financial control of the practice.

Russell Wrapson – Director

EngTech TIStructE

Russell has over 20 years of experience within the industry and has worked on a wide range of projects in a variety of sectors including residential, commercial and education. Russell has vast experience of working on reinforced concrete framed buildings within the residential and education sector and steel framed commercial buildings.

Passionate about the use of technology in assisting the industry to get the best results for the end users, Russell is responsible for our technology and innovation strategies and is highly skilled at delivering projects in accordance with the clients EIR’s.

Sam Johnston – Director

BEng (Hons) MSc

Sam has over 9 years’ experience of delivering structural design projects across multiple sectors including education, commercial, social housing and private residential, often in constrained sites throughout London and The Home Counties.

Experienced in delivering  multiple projects simultaneously and managing the expectations of key stakeholders, Sam has clear strategy and organisational skills. Sam is another enthusiast of design and construction technology and uses available design tools to assist with the delivery of projects; mitigating the risk of errors in traditional design methods.

Jordan Day – Structural Technician

BTEC Extended National Diploma in Engineering, HNC Civil Engineering

Jordan has 9 years’ experience in the engineering field. Having met and impressed Rhys, Russell and Sam during his six-year employment together at a previous company, Jordan was the ideal candidate for when SWJ’s success created an opportunity for a structural technician.

Jordan’s strengths lie within the 3D built environment and following engineer’s mark-ups to create structural and civil drawings using AutoCAD and Revit.

Tom Herbert – Structural Engineer

MEng (Hons)

Tom joined SWJ in 2019 after completing a master’s degree in Civil Engineering and Spanish at the University of Sheffield, having spent two summers on work experience with Rhys, Russell and Sam over the course of his study, both at SWJ and at a previous company.

As a relatively new arrival to the industry, Tom is looking forward to developing his engineering judgement and skills, with the aim of working towards membership, and ultimately chartership within a professional body such as IStructE or ICE.

Poonam Lad – Structural Technician

Poonam joined in summer 2018 from a larger multi-disciplinary engineering consultancy. Her role as a technician is mainly office based where she supports the team using technologies such as Revit and AutoCAD. She has integrated with ease into the team and is looking forward to continuing her education to achieve her goal of becoming a Structural Engineer. The 2-year course will enable her to become an EngTech TIStructE with Membership of the IStructE as an Engineering Technician.

Tom Herbert

Tess Brooker – Assistant to the Directors

Tess joined SWJ in September 2017. With a 30 year background in sales and marketing, project management and administration Tess uses her skills to support the directors in ensuring jobs are progressed in a timely manner. Tess also handles invoicing and credit control functions.

Charlotte Martin – Office Manager

With previous experience in customer services and administration Charlotte joined the team in October 2018 to coordinate the day to day running of the office and company. Charlotte has taken the company through a successful ISO 9001 application and process, co-ordinates the marketing activity managing external agencies and suppliers, liaises with clients and acts as PA for the three directors as needed.

Call us today to discuss your project on 01993 225085