A new engineering project manager role has been created by Poole Harbour Commissioners (PHC) to maximise the potential of the organisation as highlighted within the soon to be published Master Plan.

Phil Armstrong, a civil engineer, joins PHC following a career with two local authorities in the construction management of flood defence and coastal protection projects along the Essex coastline, as well as seven years in the private sector with a large UK marina company.

With extensive experience of project management for the delivery of various marine schemes, with specific responsibility for dredging and marine construction, Phil is well placed to help deliver the various plans designed to ensure the Trust Port is sustainable for the next 25 years.

The Master Plan includes a number of key projects aimed to secure the future of Poole’s natural harbour by generating income from diverse sources.

Graduating from the University of Hertfordshire in 1994 and becoming a Member of the Institution of Civil Engineers in 2005, Phil’s career has focused on the coastline across the south of England.

Phil is pleased to be a part of PHC’s plans. He says: “This is an exciting opportunity to be involved in the future developments and operations of Poole Harbour Commissioners, and to see the organisation’s long-term ambitions come to fruition. The projects within the Master Plan are wide ranging and technically challenging but accuracy is critical to making them work commercially. I believe my experience will bring significant relevance to what is an already expert yet welcoming team of professionals.”