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On the spot

Inland waterways; Millennium Link

Name: George Ballinger

Age: 48 - Can't I lie?

Qualifications: BSc CEng MSc MIStructE

Current job: BW chief engineer, Scotland

Best thing about the job: Creating something really worthwhile for a wide cross section of the public

... and the worst: Unbalanced press headlines when things go wrong.

Anything else? On joining BW six years ago, I took an incognito first ever canal holiday in England to find out how it all worked.

If you were not a civil engineer:

A sailor, love water, live in flat alongside canal with water view from every window.

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