Amy-Ruth is the Chief Executive Officer of both Benchmark Estimating in the UK and sister company MIEngineers in Australia. Having worked across all the MacDonald Group of companies since 2005 she has a wealth of experience in both transport infrastructure and technology. Responsible for the strategic direction of the companies in her charge, she and the management team are expanding our service offerings and market segments, and as a team they are committed to a quality experience for our clients.
Being passionate about her people, she is actively working to ensure that the company provides satisfying and rewarding careers for all her team members.
Amy-Ruth’s work within the various stages of infrastructure projects has provided her with knowledge of the challenges faced by stakeholders, from decision makers to project delivery teams, driving her passion for providing high-quality consultancy services to government organisations and the private sector alike.
She prides herself on her ability to foster collaborative relationships and achieves fulfilment when our clients acknowledge their satisfaction with the work conducted for them. Amy-Ruth is open and friendly, and loves speaking with our clients about how we can best serve them with our skilled teams and multi-disciplinary offerings.
Amy-Ruth’s passions lie in encouraging women in the construction industry, developing innovations in the fields of cost intelligence and construction services.
Mark is a professional engineer who came to Benchmark Estimating from a Tier 1 designer in 2009. The skills and knowledge he has brought to the company has enabled the growth to where we are today, a leader in cost engineering for infrastructure projects. In each project that Mark delivers for our clients, his commitment to quality ensures that the team delivers on the needs of our client.
Mark has a global role across the MacDonald Group driving best practice in both cost engineering and technology.
Mark has lead commissions including production of numerous cost estimates, reviews of contractor’s cost submissions, development of parametric models and estimating software and authoring client’s estimating manuals.
Mark also has a passion and commitment to training and upskilling both the staff at Benchmark Estimating and also within government agencies such as Highways England and Transport for London. Mark has delivered professional estimating training and software implementation for a number of Benchmark Estimating’s clients in the UK.
Mat has been with Benchmark Estimating Ltd. since 2008 and has risen to his current position of Cost Engineering Manager. He has managed teams producing cost estimates for major infrastructure schemes for the company’s clients. He has overseen the successful delivery of commissions for National Highways under the Cost Planning Service Provider framework. Mat has a commitment to quality and best practice.
In his time with the company he has developed a detailed knowledge and understanding of Civil Engineering and National Highways PCF processes.
Along with his advanced technical skills and thorough knowledge of our estimating software system, Mat has extensive expertise in highways capital works estimating and operations and maintenance estimating. This has led him to be involved in major projects from inception through to final hand over on a portfolio of estimates in excess of £17Bn in value.
Mat has also delivered numerous courses to clients as well as implementation support to establish strong estimating capability for clients.