Technicus Consulting was established in June 2010.  Since then the company has developed and expanded to form a core team of professionally qualified engineers, technicians and support staff. Kevin Buttle joined the company in 2012, and was subsequently promoted to an Associate in 2014 to form part of the management team. Kevin Dunnett joined the team in 2014 as a Principal Engineer with a vast experience in delivering offshore structural design projects. The team was further expanded in 2016 when Nathan Blowers joined us as a Principal Engineer with both onshore and offshore design expertise.

Curriculum Vitae

  • 2007-2010:
    Associate, Scott Wilson
    Consulting Chartered Structural Engineer.
  • 2000-2007:
    Associate, Cameron Taylor
    Consulting Chartered Structural Engineer.
  • 1987-2000:
    Consulting Chartered Structural Engineer
    Principal Engineer
    Fordham Johns Partnership

Barrie Burgess - Director

Barrie Burgess

BEng CEng MIStructE

Barrie is a Chartered Structural Engineer with over 35 years’ experience in the construction industry. Structural Engineering experience includes a wide range of projects including schools, residential, multi-storey, theatres, sports & leisure facilities, churches, industrial and commercial premises.

Design experience in all principal structural materials. Extensive experience of preparing defects investigations and reports for a broad range of buildings and structures, including listed buildings, ancient monuments and marine and offshore structures.

Familiar with acting as lead consultant in preplanning studies, e.g. site investigation, geotechnical assessments, flood risk assessments, traffic studies, initial design concepts.

E-Mail: barrie.burgess@technicus.uk.com


Curriculum Vitae

  • 2012:
    Senior Civil & Structural Engineer, Rossi Long Consulting Engineers
  • 2007-2011:
    Senior Engineer, Scott Wilson / URS
  • 2006-2007
    Graduate Structural Engineer, Richard Jackson plc
  • 2002-2006
    Structural Technician, Richard Jackson plc

Kevin Buttle - Associate

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MEng (Hons) CEng MICE

Kevin is a Chartered Civil Engineer with over 20 years’ experience in the construction industry covering civil and structural engineering design, structural surveys, condition assessment reports, remedial works, repair specifications, development of maintenance plans and project management.

His experience covers design and review of new-build and re-modelling works for the residential, commercial, healthcare, industrial and retail sectors on both green and brownfield sites. Kevin is also experienced in the design and specification of offshore structures for the oil, gas and renewable energy sectors, including offshore interfaces between jack-up barges and fixed platforms, skid frames and panels, hydraulic fluid reservoirs etc. for use on fixed platforms, floating production, storage and offloading (FPSO) vessels, and turrets. He also has experience in the assessment of offshore deck structures to support additional loading, and design and development of subsea structural installations in steel and reinforced concrete.

He is the office specialist in the design of pressure testing enclosures and protection structures for onshore and offshore projects.

Kevin also provides Due Diligence services to clients in the renewable energy sector for the review and sign-off of Written Schemes of Examination (WSE) for Pressure Systems in accordance with the Pressure Systems Safety Regulations (PSSR 2000), and lifting equipment in accordance with the Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations (LOLER 1998).

E-Mail: kevin.buttle@technicus.uk.com


Curriculum Vitae

  • 2011-2013:
    Principal Structural Engineer for local firm of offshore design engineers.
  • 2009-2011:
    Senior Engineer, Scott Wilson / URS
  • 2006-2009:
    Graduate Engineer, Scott Wilson
  • 2004-2006
    Graduate Engineer, Cameron Taylor
  • 2002-2004
    Graduate Engineer, Fordham Johns

Kevin Dunnett - Principal Civil & Structural Engineer


BEng (Hons) IEng MICE

Kevin is a Incorporated Civil Engineer with over 20 years’ experience in the construction industry covering civil and structural engineering design, structural surveys and concept designs for both onshore and offshore projects.

His offshore design experience covers the design and review of offshore structures, including interface bridges and stair towers, skid frames, panels and fluid reservoirs, flare booms, lifting apparatus and pipe supports for use on fixed platforms and floating production, storage and off-loading (FPSO) vessels.  Kevin has experience in the design of subsea reinforced concrete installations for pipe support and impact protection, sea-fastenings for offshore transportation of components, and assessment of fixed platform decks to support additional loading.

Kevin is familiar and competent in the preparation of structural designs in accordance with BS EN 12079, DNV 2.7-1, DNV 2.7-3, Lloyd’s Register, Department of Energy (DoE), Norsok, ISO, Health & Safety Executive (HSE) Reports, National Defence Research Committee (NDRC), British Standards (BS) and Eurocode (BS-EN) standards, American Bureau of Shipping (ABS), Noble Denton and AISC codes of practice / rules.

3D modelling of structures is another specialism that Kevin brings to the team which proves extremely popular with our clients as it allows  clear visualisation of complex structures, connection arrangements and interfaces, and superb clash detection benefits where new structures interface with existing structures, services, environmental features etc.

E-Mail: kevin.dunnett@technicus.uk.com


Curriculum Vitae

  • 2006-2011:
    PA to Director, Health Protection Agency
  • 2004-2006:
    PA to Chief Executive, SRG Ltd
  • 1989-2004:
    PA to Company Secretary, BACS Ltd
  • 1988-1989
    PA to Equity Partner, Hunters & Partners
  • 1983-1988
    Secretary to Branch Manager, Ellis & Buckle Ltd

Anne Young - PA & Credit Controller


Anne has over 40 years experience working as a secretary, administrator, personal assistant and credit controller for various employers in a range of industries in London and the South-East of England.

Anne's experience and knowledge form a key part of the efficient operation of Technicus Consulting, from provision of secretarial support, project administration, report writing and credit control.

E-Mail: anne.young@technicus.uk.com




John Best - Business Development Consultant

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John is a dynamic leader with an enviable track record in developing businesses and organisations in sectors ranging from energy, enterprise and marine to waste, safety and retail. This has been delivered through commercial, membership, not for profit, associations and voluntary organisations.

His experience encompassed senior roles with a commercial waste operator and an enterprise partnership before he conceived and founded the East of England Energy Group (EEEGR) and became its first chief executive. EEEGR quickly became the region’s leading membership organisation and lobby group for the energy industry.

E-Mail: john.best@technicus.uk.com