Prof Quentin Leiper

Visiting Professor




Engineering Discipline: 

  • Civil and Environmental Engineering

Research Institute: 

  • Infrastructure and Environment

Professional Qualifications and Memberships: 

  • Chairman, Executive Board, ICE
  • Member, British Standards Institution Committee, B526/4, Strengthened/reinforced soils and other fills (BS8006)
  • 142nd President, Institution of Civil Engineers
  • CEnv Chartered Environmentalist
  • Chairman and Judge, Civil Engineering Manager of the Year Award
  • CEng, Chartered Engineer
  • Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers (FICE)
  • Steering Group Member and Judge, The Lord Stafford Awards
  • Former Council Member and Non-Exec Director, The Construction Industry Research and Information Association (CIRIA)
  • CEng, Chartered Engineer
  • Chairman, Executive Board, ICE
  • Member, Joint Steering Group, ICE/IMECHE Convergence Discussions
  • Former Member, proceedings Advisory Panel, Environment and Sustainability Board, Institution of Civil Engineers
  • Member, British Standards Institution Committee, B526/2, Earth Retaining Structures (BS 8002)
  • Judge, Science, Engineering and Technology Student of the Year Award
  • Member and past Chairman of the British Geotechnical Association

Research Interests: 


  • In particular development of strategy, the business case for sustainability, sustainability cost accounting, sustainability action plans, key performance indicators and corporate social responsibility.

Management Systems

  • Risk, people development using competence based approaches, integration of business systems and decision making tools for engineering and building services.

Geotechnical Engineering

  • Reinforced soil and soil nailing, instrumentation of the piling process, ground radar applications, prop loads in excavations.


  • Visiting Professor in Geotechnics
  • Sustainability, geotechnical processes, temporary works
  • Construction buildability, risk management
  • Corporate social responsibility, environment, management systems

Further Information: 

  • Council Member, CRASH, The Construction and Property Industry Charity for the Homeless
  • Member, Sustainable Procurement Task Force, Working Group 2, Data and Priorities
  • Director of Engineering and the Environment, Carillion plc, Wolverhampton
  • Former Non-Exec Director, Thomas Telford Ltd
  • Member, Construction Industry Sustainability Forum
  • Founding Honorary Editor and Chairman of Journal Panel, Engineering Sustainability (ICE Proceedings)