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Grant Plain


“For as long as I can remember I have been fascinated in everything to do with science, engineering, the environment and our history.”

For as long as I can remember, I have been fascinated in everything to do with science, engineering, the environment and our history. I waded through school and college before then deciding to study environmental management issues at university, and it was during this time that I decided I wanted to specialise in land contamination and brownfield regeneration.

My MSc dissertation was on ‘DGT probes to identify sewer miscommunications discharging in urban rivers’ which strengthened my interest and determination to pursue as a career.

I am an experienced environmental scientist, regeneration specialist and project manager. My responsibilities include leading CampbellReith’s Land Quality department in our Surrey office. Since I joined in 2013, I have worked across various sectors including residential, commercial, industrial, education and former landfill and Ministry of Defence sites.

I am responsible for the production of technical due diligence, engineering input to master planning, phase 1-3 contaminated land investigations, development planning and co-ordination of multi-disciplinary teams often to support planning applications and as a part of technical due diligence.
As an integral part of the team, I have been fortunate to work on some of our most exciting projects including Queenborough and Rushenden in Kent – a major development site in the Homes & Communities Agency (HCA)’s Economic Assets Programme and a key component of the Kent and Medway Stewardship Plan.

Joined CampbellReith


Funny, enthusiastic, and hardworking yet knows how to also play hard!

Outside of engineering

Outside of work I am a keen traveler, not just abroad as the UK isles are a treasure trove of places to enjoy. I am also a runner, cyclist, gym goer, music lover and generally up for a good adventure