Our people are exceptional. From university graduates to seasoned industry professionals, everyone has a valuable role to play within Edif Group. What’s important is that we share our experiences, ideas and knowledge in an open and collaborative environment. That way we all learn, develop and grow.
Today, thanks to the 2016 acquisition by the RINA Group, Edif can rely on the strength of an even wider team. We’re proud of the achievements of our highly talented team, who always rise to meet the challenge. We are confident that their comments will inspire you and encourage you to talk to us about your career plans.
Rob DilworthChief Executive Officer
Rob joined Edif Group as a founding partner in 2010. He previously worked in a variety of senior executive roles at Intertek Group plc over 30 years; his last position was Divisional CEO for the Commercial & Electrical and Government Services divisions. Rob has also worked with the British Standards Institution and has supported a variety of trade bodies in the Testing, Inspection and Certification (TIC) industry. Rob has an MBA in Business Administration and a background in Chemistry and Chemical Engineering.
Gavin HigginsChief Financial Officer
Gavin has held a variety of finance director roles in PLCs and private equity-backed businesses, including Motherwell Bridge Group, Bodycote, Exova, M&C Energy Group, Schneider Electric and Euro Environmental Group. He has worked in industries including aerospace, energy, manufacturing, utilities and testing, inspection and certification. Gavin is a qualified chartered management accountant. He joined Edif Group in June 2014.
Anthony ChantChief Operating Officer, Edif Group Managing Director, Edif NDE
Anthony joined Edif Group as a founding partner in 2010. Anthony’s roles with the business have also included Divisional Managing Director for Edif ERA and is currently Managing Director for Edif NDE. He was previously with Intertek Group plc and BSI, where he held positions in finance, corporate development, business development and operations management. Anthony has a degree in Business Studies and Languages and an ACCA Diploma in Financial Management.
Steve LancasterManaging Director
Steve has been Managing Director for Edif ERA since January 2014, having been with the business since July 2013, when Persides joined the Edif Group. He has extensive experience in the engineering consultancy market. Steve was Managing Director of Persides for nearly four years, producing a strategy for the business that achieved ambitious growth over a three-year period. Prior to that, he was a senior management consultant delivering critical projects for clients in the Defence sector.
People Who Make It Happen
ChrisBusiness Development Director
I love the fast pace. It’s a fertile development ground and I am encouraged to generate ideas, knowing they will be objectively reviewed and the better ones implemented. There is a unique spirit within the company and a great deal of knowledge, so challenges and issues are never unresolved. Talking with clients is rewarding as we’re usually helping them solve something critical to maintaining or improving their business.
DaisySenior Training Consultant
I joined Edif ERA in 2013 and instantly felt at home; it’s a really friendly company with a relaxed but very professional working environment. My background and experience in military training and education has helped in some really challenging and interesting research projects over the last couple of years. I enjoy the fact that there’s always something different; we do a lot of work with Defence and with transport and energy sectors, providing plenty of opportunities to broaden my horizons.
What I love about Edif ERA is the variety of different projects and tasks I have been able to work on since I joined. It is literally planes, trains and automobiles, oh and let’s not forget the ships too. Transferable skills are definitely key in a company like ours and I have been encouraged to push beyond the limits of my knowledge and expertise, taking on projects which I would not normally have considered I could be suitable for.
Managing and working in the Modelling and Simulation team at Edif ERA has provided a variety of tasks from operational analysis studies to financial investment appraisals, also providing close interactions across multiple services in and outside Edif ERA. The knowledge that your work is being used for strategic decision making is possibly the most rewarding element of working here.
LuisGraduate Power Systems Engineer
Becoming a Power Systems engineer has been my ambition since I first understood how electricity is generated and transported in order to keep the lights on at all times. Among many other exciting challenges, working at Edif ERA allows me to help energy companies decarbonise the grid and meet the future electricity demand by performing connection studies for renewable energy installations.
AnGraduate Power Systems Engineer
My academic background in Electrical and Power Engineering and strong interest in the principles and issues of power systems inspired me to start my career with Edif ERA. As a graduate in the Power Systems team, I have been involved in projects relating to harmonics and inrush current studies; finding out why these issues occur how to fix them has been great.
When I joined, I was allocated a buddy who helped me settle in and feel at home, and my team leader provides me with regular guidance and project support. I also have a technical mentor who guides me through my professional development. I like the variety of work and the responsibility I am given. I have had opportunities to work in the Middle East and am learning and acquiring new skills all the time.
Edif ERA provides an engaging work environment in which I can undertake a varying range of projects, which keeps things interesting. The people I work with are very friendly and willing to help in all situations. In addition, the company offers a structured route for career progression and achieving Chartered Engineer status, one of my main goals.
BenSenior Electrical Engineer
I have had exposure to an incredible variety of work, and this an overriding factor in my development. Throughout my degree, I covered a wide range of theoretical work, but when you see it in practice, work on projects and have growing exposure to the project management side of things, you find yourself carrying out the technical tasks more independently and developing as a result.
AndrewPower Systems Engineer
I joined Edif ERA in September 2013 after completing a BEng in Electrical Engineering. There are plenty of opportunities here to gain hands-on experience. I have been involved in ‘real’ projects that have allowed me to rapidly acquire the skills and knowledge I need to become a professional engineer. I am kept engaged with interesting work and made to feel a valued employee.
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