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On the spot

Name: Peter Jefferies

Age: 56

Qualifications: BSc, CEng, FICE, FIHT

Current job: Project director of contracting, jv Comet building Copenhagen Metro

Best thing about the job: Working with world class technical team facing demanding environmental constraints

And the worst: Being away from my family for long periods

Most important engineering lesson: There are two sides to every story - never give knee jerk reactions

Why did I become a civil engineer: Wanted a job with tangible achievements

If not a civil engineer: Captain, Royal Navy

Best job ever: This one, then Faslane shiplift - both have massive scale and technical challenge

What do I want to do next: Similar role on a big bridge anywhere

Interests: Not very good Muddy Waters style blues guitarist

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