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Paul Skerry

Paul Skerry

Technical Leader (People & Development), Laing O’Rourke

Paul is a Chartered Civil Engineer with 30 years construction industry experience. This includes civil engineering and building works for both public and private sector clients. He held a variety of operational roles before moving to specialise in training and development over ten years ago.

As a Technical Leader, Paul is responsible for the strategy for recruitment and resourcing, training and development and future skills in Laing O’Rourke’s European business which comprises over 1400 staff.

Paul is a member of the IfATE  Construction Route Panel and Chief Examiner for the Chartered Institution of Civil Engineering Surveyors. He also Co-Chair of the Employers Group at the Institution of Civil Engineers where he has supported the development of a number of work based learning routes. He sees digital transformation of construction as being at the heart of economic recovery in the UK post-pandemic, with young people playing a key role in this and supports the implementation of modern methods of construction to drive productivity and carbon reduction.