Wintech welcome James Lane as Director of Fire Engineering
Wintech are delighted to announce the appointment of their Director of Fire Engineering James Lane. James has this week stepped into his new role which will see him lead the company’s Fire Consultancy arm, shaping and strengthening the next chapter of Wintech’s journey to provide unified services to their clients.
James joins Wintech from BB7 Consulting Ltd as Director and has a broad experience of fire consultancy with Arup Fire and Tenos Ltd & senior positions at SAFE Ltd (Now Ramboll) and Hilson Moran, bringing a wealth of insight to the role. A Chartered Engineer (CEng) in Fire Safety Consulting and Fellow of the Institution of Fire Engineers (FIFireE), he has worked on a range of project types including commercial, assembly, retail, industrial and more recently extensively in the residential sector.
Paul Savidge, Managing Director at Wintech Group, commented, “We are very pleased to welcome James to lead the Fire Consultancy Services arm of the business, James is a remarkably talented engineer and brings over 25 years’ experience in the industry. Not only is he a well-respected engineer with a focus on contributing to the built environment, but he also brings a passion for promoting the career to the next generation of entrants through his expertise which is very much aligned to Wintech’s purpose.”
Paul added “His strategic vision and innovative approach are expected to play an important role in providing a coordinated and unified service to our clients. For over 40 years Wintech has built a strong reputation amongst its clients for creating positive change and we’re delighted to have James join us to lead and further develop this exciting area of our business”.
James commented, “It is paramount at this time of transition in the fire safety industry that clients receive the most appropriate advice and expert opinion for their projects. I feel hugely fortunate to have this opportunity to take the role of Director of Fire Engineering and manage such a talented team of individuals. Wintech has a well-earned reputation as the UK’s leading façade engineering consultancy and I look forward to continuing this path of exemplary project delivery and technical excellence.”
Wintech are recognised as one of the UK’s largest Façade Engineering Consultancies and are now aiming to build on their undoubted success over the next decade, which will see the Group increase in size. Wintech have been building upon its core offering of Façade & Design engineering, recently introducing and strengthening other services such as MEP, Façade Access & Maintenance, Sustainability and Fire Engineering Consultancy.
Beyond his involvement with project work, James also contributes to the furtherance of fire engineering as a profession through his engagement with the IFE as a Chartered Engineer applications reviewer and interviewer, and as a current member of the board of trustees at the IFE. James is also a recognised specialist in fire safety engineering and provides his respected opinion to the British Standards Institute (BSI) as a member of the review and drafting panel for key fire safety codes of practice such as BS9991 and BS9999.
This new appointment further strengthens not only the Group’s Fire Consultancy Services but as a building engineering consultancy service provider, we continue to grow our expertise and support more clients to design and deliver their project aspirations.