Melanie Booth, Delta-Simons Environmental Consultants Ltd

 

Shortlisted for Category 14 - Best Young Brownfield Professional

Melanie is a passionate and dedicated brownfield professional and has driven successful outcomes to many complex projects within her short career to date. Her breadth of technical skill was exhibited on the Delamere project completed for Lane End Developments in Cheshire, where she oversaw the successful completion of a £3m enabling works project that included quantitative risk assessment, contaminated soils remediation, materials and waste management for an excess of 200,000m 3 of imported, exported and processed materials and achieved full regulatory sign-off.

Melanie is a passionate and dedicated brownfield professional and has driven successful outcomes to many complex projects within her short career to date. Her breadth of technical skill was exhibited on the Delamere project completed for Lane End Developments in Cheshire, where she oversaw the successful completion of a £3m enabling works project that included quantitative risk assessment, contaminated soils remediation, materials and waste management for an excess of 200,000m 3 of imported, exported and processed materials and achieved full regulatory sign-off.


Melanie was promoted to the position of Senior Geo-Environmental Consultant in June 2019 having gained over six years of experience within the brownfield sector. Melanie was one of three founding members of the Delta-Simons Manchester office, which has grown to sixteen staff members within the space of five years, winning and retaining new clients along the way. Melanie has played a key role in the success of the Manchester office by supporting the senior staff, contributing to business and client development, mentoring and training junior team members and taking charge of the day to day operation of the office, whether it be organising the storeroom or making sure the fruit bowl is always full.


Melanie has worked on a wide range of projects and gained experience in preparing fee proposals and Material Management Plans, writing and reviewing Preliminary Risk Assessments, Geo-Environmental Assessments, Remediation Strategies and Remediation Verification Reports, and has contributed to the production of more specialist reports such as Coal Mining Risk Assessments and Detailed Quantitative Risk Assessments.
Recently, her work has predominantly comprised supporting residential development schemes on a range of brownfield sites, by providing project management capabilities to support the client, liaising with regulators to achieve regulatory approval and assisting with the discharge of planning conditions.


Melanie enjoys undertaking a mentoring role within the team, by providing on-site training for junior staff and undertaking a line manager role for two graduates. She is participating in Delta-Simons’ Buddy Scheme, which aims to share personal experiences and knowledge across disciplines and to offer guidance for early career professionals. She also annually attends the Herdman Symposium, which provides an opportunity to promote a career in environmental consultancy and the brownfield sector to current and recently graduated students at the University of Liverpool.
Melanie undertakes Continuing Professional Development (CPD) through attending events organised by the Geological Society North West Regional Group and has organised several lunchtime CPD talks for Delta-Simons’ northern regional team. Additionally, she is developing her regional peer network through attending Women in Property networking events.


Melanie is committed to improving the use of technology throughout site work and reporting to reduce double-handling of data and is part of an
internal Holebase Working Group, aiming to better integrate the Holebase functionality within aspects of site works and reporting.
Melanie has taken a keen interest in health and safety and has made a significant contribution to the company Health and Safety Plans (HaSPs),
to ensure the content is relevant. She is completing external training to enable authorisation of HaSPs.

Project experience:
 

  • Delamere (2016 – present): Site investigation, remediation observation and Detailed Quantitative Risk Assessment (DQRA) for a residential development scheme.

  • Crusader Works, Manchester (2017): Site investigation, sub-slab vapour monitoring and Detailed Quantitative Risk Assessment

  • (DQRA) for a residential conversion scheme at a former mill.

  • Oxford Road, Llandudno (2020): Site investigation for a residential development scheme.

  • Irwell Springs, Bacup (2020): Site investigation and preliminary Coal Mining Risk Assessment (CMRA) for a residential development.

  • Children’s Playpark Redevelopment Scheme, Greater Manchester (2019 – present): Environmental consultancy services in relation

  • to the redevelopment of play areas within public parks.

  • Active Manufacturing Works, Northampton (2019 – present): Site investigation and remediation works at an active manufacturing

  • facility.

  • Shopping Centre, South Manchester (2019): Geotechnical investigation to support refurbishment of a retail unit.

  • Chester Road, Great Sutton (2017-2019): Site investigation, tank removal and Material Management Plan (MMP) services for a residential scheme at a former Petrol Filling Station.

  • Reddings Lane, Tyseley (2017)

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