Alex is a consultant, based in our London office, with a strong background working with local authorities. Alex uses his waste management experience to project manage and lead work streams across a wide portfolio of projects, ranging from developing options and costs modelling and mobilisation support to a range of other waste collections-based work.
Most recently Alex has supported a number of local authority clients, looking at their current contract arrangements to determine value for money and providing options for the future of their waste collection services: whether to re-procure, extend current contracts, or bring the service into authority control. Alex has supported authorities through all of these stages, providing business cases and further modelling of service costs. Alex has also supported the procurement of waste collection contracts though evaluation of submissions.
Alex also works with a number of private sector organisations including WRAP, PHS and ESA. In addition to this he has also worked with Cardiff University & PHS to develop waste flow models to provide in their tender documents for procurement of services.
Across all of these projects Alex works as a project manager, or technical/lead modeller. Alex draws upon his technical and practical understanding of waste collection in order to deliver projects, and using the skills he is currently learning through undertaking his PRINCE2 qualification.
Alex joined Eunomia from Leicester City Council, where he was a Service Development Officer. Working on a range of projects focusing around service improvement, Alex used his strong analytical skills to evaluate service performance. He has experience of using nearest neighbour benchmarking, and analysing various collections, tonnage and CRM data.
Whilst at Leicester, Alex created data collation and reporting tools to improve the efficiency of data monitoring and reporting, and supported the management of service change. He also developed operational and administrative procedures for furniture re-use collections.
Alex studied BSc Environment and Sustainability at Keele University, where he received a first in his dissertation. This focused on the recycling behaviour of students living in university accommodation and the specific factors which encouraged, or discouraged, recycling behaviour in this environment. During his degree, Alex undertook a work placement with Newcastle-under-Lyme Borough Council where he evaluated the council’s business food waste trial, and ran a project to encourage the authority and Keele University to develop a joined-up communication campaign.