A coffee with… Andy Kuehl, Senior Structural Surveyor
Article posted on: 28th May 2021
In this edition of our ‘A coffee with’ series, we have a chat with Andy Kuehl who has recently been promoted to Senior Structural Surveyor. Andy joined the business back in 2015 as a Surveyor, so is climbing the ranks and it’s great to see his career development.
Congratulations on your promotion, what does your new role involve?
To be honest it will not change too much on the day to day. I will continue to carry out site inspections / investigations, report writing, production of contract documents i.e. scope of works and specifications, contract administration and project management. The promotion was more recognition for the increased responsibility I have taken on board for the departments general performance and delivery of work etc.
What was it about Structural Surveying that led you to choosing it as a career?
You could say the career choose me. I trained as a Structural Engineer and quickly realised that all out design was not for me. I did not like being stuck behind a desk with my head in a calc pad. I wanted to be out there inspecting and diagnosing problems, as well as recommending and managing the remedial solutions. I considered a career change at one point, Building Surveying, but then opportunity at Clancy presented itself and I have not looked back since.
What’s the best thing about working in the Structural Surveying team?
The variety of work. We get involved in all sorts. One day I might be carrying out a domestic house survey and the next I am wading through streams to inspect the head wall of a culvert.
I suppose I should also mention the great team I work with. The depth of knowledge I have around me is incredible and has been pivotal in my development.
What’s been your biggest project highlight whilst working at Clancy, and also the biggest project challenge you’ve come across