Steve Denton

Executive Director & Head of Civil, Bridge and Ground Engineering


Dr Steve Denton FREng is WSP’s Head of Civil, Bridge and Ground Engineering, leading a unit of over 650 staff, Chairman of CEN/TC 250, the international committee responsible for the Structural Eurocodes, and a Visiting Professor at the University of Bath.

Steve’s expertise and experience span many facets of engineering and strategic consultancy, research and construction.  In addition to his business and project leadership responsibilities, Steve retains a high degree of technical involvement in complex projects. He is an internationally recognised expert in bridge engineering and a global leader in the development and implementation of standards and specifications.

For the past four years, Steve has directed WSP’s portfolio of specialist consultancy projects to support Highways England in defining and implementing the recommendations to enhance the usability, structure and content of the DMRB; developing a new Departures system; exploring strategies to enhance the MCHW; and unlocking the potential for digital technologies to aid the development, promulgation and automation of standards and specifications. 

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