Dr Richard Davies PhD, MSc, MSc, BSc (Hons), MInstP

Dr Richard Davies

Department of Civil Engineering
UKCRIC Project Manager

Contact details

University of Birmingham
B15 2TT

Richard is a professional Programme, Project and Risk manager who joined the University of Birmingham from the Design, Engineering and Project Management Consultancy Atkins. His experience focuses on innovative transformation of engineering systems (encompassing Processes, Organisation, Tools and information). Richard led the Atkins Global professional services Programme Management Steering group for 5 years (2011 to 2015), and has experience in designing and delivering business management transformation for Global Civil Engineering and IT professionals in multiple sectors including Highways, Rail, Aerospace, Defence, Energy, Water, Design, Environment, Engineering, Asset Management, and Project Management. Further experience includes ISO9001 accreditation, “dot.com” start up and software architecture.

Specific Topics for teaching and research include Project Management best practice and application, Construction Management, Information Management Systems, Stakeholder Management, Total Quality Management, Value Management, Major Project Management Systems, Project Communications, Risk Management and Building Information Modelling.

Richard is the Project (Programme) Manager for the School of Engineering’s 3 year £27.6M UKCRIC programme, encompassing a new National Buried Infrastructure Facility (NBIF) with moving floor and augmented TRAIN Rig facility.



  • MSc in Construction Management, University of Birmingham, 2016
  • PhD in Material Science (Impedance of Silicon), University of Birmingham, 1999
  • MSc in Material Science (Surface Science and Heterogeneous Catalysis), University of Dundee, 1992
  • BSc (Hons) in Computational Physics, University of York, 1991


  • Practitioner: Management of Risk (M_o_R), 2010
  • Practitioner: Managing Successful Programmes (MSP), 2008
  • Practitioner: Projects in Controlled Environments 2 (Prince2), 2006


Dr Davies is involved with teaching Project and Construction Management best practice for:

  • Postgraduate degree programme Advanced Engineering Management MSc/Diploma
  • Undergraduate degree programme Civil Engineering BEng/MEng,
  • Mechanical Engineering BEng


Research Interests

Primarily BIM, Value Management, Quality Management

Research Themes

UK and International MSc. and PhD projects for topics including Building Information Management (Model) BIM, Risk Management, Value Management and Quality Management.

Other activities

  • Member of the Institute of Physics

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