Craig Thomas - SVM Glasgow

Craig Thomas


Chartered Engineer, BEng (Hons) Electrical and Electronic Engineering, HND Electrical Engineering, C&G Electrical Installation.

Craig has been Director of SVM Glasgow since its inception in April 2009 following its independence from SVM Consulting Engineers with whom Craig had been employed in their Glasgow and Edinburgh offices since 2001. Craig’s role includes the management of all business operations through the adoption and dissemination of strategy, leadership, mentorship and development of the engineering staff. Craig has experience in all sectors of the industry and has been an integral part of important projects including Haymarket Station, Borders Rail and Goole Swing Bridge.

James Taylor - SVM Glasgow

James Taylor


BEng (Hons) Electrical Power Engineering, HND Electrical Engineering, HNC Electrical Engineering, SVQ iii Installation Electrician.

Jamie joined SVM Glasgow in 2010 on a summer placement, a role which he has since developed through Engineer and Senior Engineer statuses to become an associate of SVM Glasgow, completing a BEng degree and amassing a wealth of knowledge and experience in the process. Jamie’s role entails management of projects from fee stage to completion while also being involved in high level business development strategies. Projects which have benefitted from Jamie’s involvement include several PSP and 650V design schemes, design works at Birmingham, Kings Cross and Euston stations, Highland Mainline and HEP East renewals and the Stirling, Dunblane and Alloa EP works.

Elise Mclean - SVM Glasgow

Elise Mclean

Office Manager

MA (Hons) English Literature and History of Art.

Beginning with a clerical position in 2007, Elise has been a part of SVM throughout its transition from being a part of the SVM Consulting Engineers group to the thriving, independent office that has been functioning since 2009. During this time Elise’s role has developed from clerical assistant to Office Manager and she now manages all administration for the office; including HR, Health and Safety and quality; and offers any necessary support to the engineers when required. The first point of contact for clients contacting the Office, Elise has been responsible for the organisation of client networking events, SVM company weekends away in York and Dunkeld and ensuring protocol compliance for SVM’s annual RISQS audit.

John Burns - SVM Glasgow

John Burns

Senior Electrical Engineer

MSC Building Services Engineering (Working Towards), BEng (Hons) Electrical Power Engineering, HNC Electrical Engineering, SVQ iii Approved Installation Electrician.

John joined SVM Glasgow in 2013 and has progressed both academically and professionally during his time here achieving both a BEng (Hons) in Electrical Power Engineering and promotion to Senior Engineer. John’s role includes management of projects from fee stage to completion in the electrical discipline and he has gained significant experience in lighting, electrical services and CCTV design on projects including Borders Rail, Partick Interchange and various Railway Access for All Schemes.

Ben Reid - SVM Glasgow

Ben Reid

Senior Mechanical Engineer

BEng (Hons) Architectural Engineering.

Ben has been a part of the SVM Glasgow team since 2015 and in that time he has progressed from Assistant Engineer to Senior Engineer and gained extensive experience in the mechanical discipline of Railway EP and building services projects. Ben’s role includes management of projects from fee stage to completion in the mechanical discipline and he has already successfully participated in projects such as Perth Caledonian Sleeper, various mechanical and building services design projects at multiple Railway Depots and several commercial schemes including hotel, office and education suite developments.

David Hamilton - SVM Glasgow

David Hamilton

Site Engineer

SVQ iii Installation Electrician 236 part I, II and III City and Guilds, Testing Certification.

David has been with SVM Glasgow since 2014 and has extensive experience in various roles and fields within the Electrical Industry, especially in the Railway environment, with which he has been involved since 1996. David’s role includes undertaking detailed site surveys to establish the essential criteria from existing installations and collating this information for use by design engineers. David is involved in the initial stages of most projects and retains the required competencies and experience for direct interface with the Railway network.

Ryan Anderson - SVM Glasgow

Ryan Anderson

Electrical Engineer

BEng (Hons) Electrical Power Engineer (Working Towards), HNC Electrical Engineering, SVQ iii Installation Electrician.

A member of SVM Glasgow since 2017, Ryan had already amassed experience in the Railway environment in an electrical installation and maintenance capacity. Now working towards degree qualification, Ryan’s role includes supporting the senior engineers in large scale projects and mentored management of smaller scale projects throughout their design. Ryan has played a large part in projects involving works at Broomloan Depot, Stirling Station Bridge renewals and review of retail and operations supplies at Glasgow Central Station.

Ciaran Thomson - SVM Glasgow

Ciaran Thomson

Assistant Electrical Engineer

BEng (Hons) Electronic and Electrical Engineering, HNC Electrical Engineering, SVQ iii Installation Electrician.

Ciaran began his journey with SVM with a summer placement in 2018 and remained a member of the team part time while completing the final year of his BEng (Hons), which he achieved in 2019. Now a full time assistant electrical engineer, Ciaran’s role involves providing support to the engineering staff while gaining experience in production of technical designs, drawings, calculations and clerk of work duties. Ciaran has already played an important role in projects such as Electric Vehicle Charging Points, Glasgow Subway Stations and Goole Swing Bridge.

Jim Weston - SVM Glasgow

Jim Weston

Assistant Electrical Engineer

BEng (Hons) Electrical Power Engineering (Working Towards).

Jim has been part of the SVM team since 2014 when he joined us a CAD resource. During his time with SVM he has been progressing with professional development by undertaking a BEng (Hons) in Electrical Power, which is almost complete, with a view to moving into a design role. Currently, his duties include liaison with design engineers and production of design drawings using AutoCAD, REVIT and BIM software products. Jim’s experience has been accumulated over the years through involved with projects including design for the London to Corby railway route, the East to West walkway at Waverley Station, Stirling, Dunblane and Alloa EP and bonding works and EGIP routewide bonding.

Craig Lennon - SVM Glasgow

Craig Lennon

CAD Operator

HNC Civil Engineering, HNC Computer Aided Draughting and Design, SCQF Level 7 CAD, SVQ Construction Contracting Operations: Site Technical Support.

Craig joined SVM Glasgow in 2017 as a member of the CAD department and looks to expand his duties into a design capacity in the future. Currently, his role includes liaison with design engineers and production of design drawings using AutoCAD, REVIT and BIM software products. Craig has been an integral part of several projects during his time at SVM especially with the Glasgow Subways, Tidal Weir and Goole Swing Bridge projects.

Gavin Morris - SVM Glasgow

Gavin Morris

CAD Operator

BSc (Hons) Product Design and Innovation.

Gavin has been a member of the CAD department since joining SVM Glasgow in 2018. His role includes liaison with design engineers and production of design drawings using AutoCAD, REVIT and BIM software products. Gavin has gained experience in several areas during his time at SVM especially on large scale projects such as design provision for Electric Vehicle Charging Points and shore supplies at Allerton Depot.

Lewis McAleney - SVM Glasgow

Lewis McAleney

Assistant Mechanical Engineer

BEng Building Services Engineering (Working Towards).

The most recent member of SVM Glasgow, Lewis undertakes the role of Assistant Mechanical Engineer. With consultancy experience within the industry already under his belt, Lewis’s role includes the production of technical designs and drawings; undertaking calculations; and clerk of work duties while also providing support to the senior members of the team.