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Meet the Management

Portland Consulting Engineers is led by Managing Director Lee Barr with Director Mark Grant.

Lee 01ws

Lee Barr IEng, AMIStructE

Following his previous employment at HJT and WSP, Lee began working at Portland with John Hardy as a Structural Technician at the initial inception of the company.

Progressing his way through qualifications and promotions, Lee maintained and expanded excellent relationships with clients and design team partners. In 2013, Lee took over the role of Managing Director upon John’s retirement.

Lee manages the day-to-day running of the company with all financial, marketing and business management and is still a fundamental contact with high-level involvement in all schemes,

With a personal approach to all staff and clients, Lee values relationships within the industry and is proud to have nurtured many long-standing connections.

Lee is responsible for all schemes although his main projects are within the housing, care, and education sectors.

Lee’s overall contributions have acknowledged a successful and valued growth to the business which sees him continuing in his role and driving the business into the future.

Tel: 0191 461 9770

Mark Grant ws

Mark Grant BEng (Hons) MICE, MIStructE. CEng

Mark is a Chartered Civil Engineer and a Chartered Structural Engineer and graduated from the University of Sheffield in 1996.

He began his career with the bridges section of Bullen Consultants before moving to John Mowlem & Co (later to become Carillion) becoming Senior Structural Engineer in the Gateshead Building office. A spell with Cleveland Bridge preceded his move to Portland in May 2004.

Tel: 0191 461 9770