Project Manager, Forth Replacement Crossing
BSc CEng FICE FCIHT
Lawrence Shackman is a Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers with more than 30 years’ experience and is currently Transport Scotland’s Project Manager for the Forth Replacement Crossing. Lawrence was appointed to this post in January 2008, having spent 18 months as Project Manager for the Forth Replacement Crossing Study, the extensive appraisal of options for the crossing which provided the evidence for the Scottish Government’s decision to build the £1.325 – £1.35 billion cable-stay bridge.
Joining Transport Scotland some 16 years ago, Lawrence has extensive experience of trunk roads design, maintenance and construction having held management positions in the agency’s network management and construction divisions. Highlights include the M77 Ayr Road Route, the A830 Arisaig to Kinsadel Improvement and the A8 Baillieston to Newhouse major maintenance scheme. Additionally, Lawrence was the lead engineer on the Scottish Road Network Landslides and Climate Change Studies and is Transport Scotland’s Supervising Civil Engineer. In his early career Lawrence was a project manager with Thorburn Colquhoun, now AECOM, where he worked extensively on the £180 million A14 M1-A1 link and several other projects including Bedford Bypasses.
During 2014 and 2015 Lawrence was Chairman of the Glasgow and West of Scotland branch of ICE and is currently Vice Chairman of ICE Scotland.
Lawrence is married with two sons.