North East civil and structural engineering firm RWO Associates has made a senior appointment as it continues to strengthen and invest in its team.

A member of the Institution of Structural Engineers and the Institution of Civil Engineers, Nick Cryer joins the Newcastle firm as a principal structural engineer, bringing extensive project management and experience to the position. He previously worked on major North East projects such as Newcastle University’s new sports centre and Proctor and Gamble’s production facility in Seaton Delaval.

He will be involved in the firm’s growing regional and national commercial and residential structural engineering work as well as supporting the senior management team in project planning and development.

The move is the latest development for RWO Associates as it continues to invest in resources to underpin expansion and new business development.

Managing director Ross Oakley said the senior appointment is part of planned strategic growth as firm looks to the future. He said: “We are committed to hiring the best industry talent to support our growth and ambitions, so it’s fantastic to have Nick on board.

“He is a key addition to the team as we continue to develop our regional and national profile over the next 12 months, while also delivering the highest standards of service and engineering solutions to current clients.”

RWO Associates specialises in a range of work including flood risk assessments, residential, commercial, industrial and leisure structural engineering. Civil engineering services cover road design, drainage, external works and SuDS (Sustainable Urban Drainage). The company operates from modern offices in Newcastle upon Tyne, and Leeds, Yorkshire.