Our Team2018-07-26T05:48:08+00:00



finite design - paul hacking


“I recall being told during the construction module of my first year at Kingston University, how important it was that design was ‘buildable.’

I have taken this forward through life and ensured that all at Finite Design produce both practical, innovative and buildable structural documentation. Over the 38 years of post-graduation experience, I have been fortunate enough to have gained a wealth of experience in railway permanent way design and construction, motorway bridges, hospitals, schools, historic buildings, pumping stations, sewage treatment plants, retaining walls, listed structures, breakwaters, aircraft hangers, offices and many other projects which do not come readily to mind.

We live in an ever-changing world and technology in engineering is resulting in ever extending boundaries as to what is achievable.”

– Paul

Paul has used his great depth of knowledge to lead a team of Engineers. He has a very holistic approach to his work and his team. Paul has a BSC (Hons) and is a Chartered Engineer.



Steve joined Finite Design in 2007, he is an associate member of the Institution of Structural Engineers (IStructE). Steve has over 41 years of experience in structural design and analysis. Steve started his career working in timber, concrete, masonry and structural steelwork.

Steve enjoys Nordic Walking and does bell ringing at the local Church.


David joined Finite Design in October 2012.  He is a graduate member of the Institution of Structural Engineers (IStructE) and has over 14 years of experience with a Masters in Civil Engineering. David started his career working as a Structural and Civil Engineer for companies based in London.

David is an ambitious member of the team and passes on his depth of knowledge and experience of Civil and Structural Engineering to the younger team members.

David is a keen sportsman.


Richard joined Finite Design in December 2013.  He is a graduate member of the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) with a BEng (Hons) from Loughborough University.  Richard is a high achieving and driven individual with a broad range of transferrable skills from his higher education.

Richard is working towards becoming a Chartered Engineer and evolving his knowledge of Civil and Structural Engineering.  He has used his experience and skills to become a senior member of the team.

Richard enjoys painting and drawing, working across a number of different types of mediums, making him very involved with his approach to his work.


James joined Finite Design in February 2014 and signed up for an Apprenticeship in Civil Engineering in the Autumn of the same year, gaining 4 years of intensive work experience at Finite Design.

James’s intentions are now to work towards becoming a member of the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE).  He is enthusiastic and enjoys a challenge.  He has learned from the seniors in the office and from his varied site experience and is a valued member of the team.

James is a keen sportsman as well as an aircraft and car enthusiast.


Panayiotis joined Finite Design in January 2018. He is a graduate of the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) and MEng. Panayiotis is a self-motivated, commercially focused graduate structural engineer with a broad range of transferrable skills and a variety of Civil Engineering work experience and education.

Panayiotis aims to become a qualified Chartered Engineer and gain enough experience and knowledge to become a Senior Engineer.

Panayiotis is a keen tennis and football player and believes that a healthy body is a healthy mind. He spends his down time going to the cinema and the gym.


Chloe joined Finite Design in February 2018.  She brings to the practice over 3 years of relevant experience working on roads, high rise buildings and façade installation in the Middle East.  She is resourceful and enjoys a challenge.

Chloe is working towards her Civil Engineering Degree and becoming a member of the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE).

In her down time, she enjoys pilates, running.


Claire joined Finite Design in February 2015 as the Office Manager, with over 20 years’ experience working in Accounts, HR and Office Management roles within the construction and architectural sectors.

Claire is hardworking and pro-active, ensuring the office runs smoothly and efficiently.

Claire enjoys spending time with her family, walking their dog, going to the gym & socialising.


Sandie joined Finite Design in July 2015, she has over 20 years working in office management.

Sandie is diligent and motivated, working with Claire with the day to day running of the office.

Sandie enjoys cooking and socialising with her family.

We are seeking talented engineers across all levels of professional experience to join our company. If you would like to be considered please submit your CV and examples of your work to claire@finitedesign.co.uk