John Young - Director


John Young

John is a chartered civil engineer with over 30 years’ experience working with developers, the Environment Agency, Local Authorities, consultants and water companies. During his career he has, and continues to work, on projects in Ireland, the Philippines, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Chile, Hong Kong and the Caribbean (Nevis, St Lucia and Grenada).

Between 2010 and 2013, John was a Royal Academy of Engineers & Ove Arup Foundation lecturer at the University of Bath (UK). He lectured in river and coastal engineering and was responsible for the Industrial Design Project for a period of four years which is a major element of the 4th year undergraduate Masters course at Bath University.

John is also responsible for organising the bi-annual TUFLOW conferences on behalf of BMT who are the authors of the modelling software. This conference includes two days of presentations, workshops and discussions on the use of the software. The last conference was held in April 2018 with a theme of natural flood risk management.

Specialist Areas


  • Flood risk assessment and design for sustainability
  • Hydraulic modelling, including FMP, TUFLOW and Delft3D
  • Hydraulic assessment of structures for scour in extreme flows
  • Refurbishment of historic hydraulic structures
  • The design of reclamations, beaches, breakwaters and rock structures
  • Water quality and geomorphological modelling
  • Master planning waterside & coastal developments
  • River and coastal engineering: optioneering and economic assessment

John Young's

Featured Projects

John has been responsible for several projects which have gained awards from the Institution of Civil Engineers. These include the restoration of Duke’s Lake at the Defence National Rehabilitation Centre; the Rhiwbina Flood Alleviation Project and the Pont Briwet Transport Improvement Plan. John has acted as an expert witness in relation to flooding and flood risk for the Four Crosses Bypass in Powys, Brewers Close Development in Steventon and the Monmouth Hotel and Spa Development in Monmouth.

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