Principal Consultant Rhian Locke Shortlisted for Women in Construction’s Green Leadership Award
This year, Temple put forward one of our best and brightest, Rhian Locke, for the Green Leadership award at the Women in Construction Awards. Now in its 11th year, the awards showcase talented women working in the UK construction industry and affiliated sectors. We are thrilled to announce that Rhian has been shortlisted for her work on Construction Environment Management (CEM) since joining Temple and throughout her career.
Rhian has worked for a variety of industry-leading organisations and consultancies – including Crossrail, EnterpriseMouchel and now Temple – implementing environmental improvements and sustainable behaviours.
At Temple, she has been responsible for developing the CEM service offering. Temple is taking a new, innovative approach by using the latest technological monitoring solutions and bespoke services.
Rhian has encouraged and supported sustainability proposals throughout her career including increasing sustainable operations in waste management whilst at Enterprise Mouchel by working with the supply chain to reuse waste throughout the Highways Area 3 network. Rhian played a major part in helping Area 3 become the highest performing contract in sustainability terms.
She also understands the importance of environment compliance and increasing environment best practice. Rhian managed and led the environment input to Crossrail’s supplier performance assurance process which is designed to improve performance across Crossrail. Over the three years of implementing this assurance, contractor performance significantly increased by 42%.
Rhian is committed to increasing environmental competency and training throughout construction. As such, Rhian is a trainer for the CIRIA ‘Environmental Good Practice’ training and has presented to a large range of contractors. Rhian has also been an active member of CIRIA steering groups including the infrastructure resilience focus group and producing thought pieces such as an article entitled “Sustainable lessons for major infrastructure”
While at Crossrail, Rhian implemented an Environmental Competency Framework, which was a progression scheme embedded into appraisals, requiring staff to further their understanding of environmental policies and practices regardless of position.
Rhian also engaged in the Young Crossrail scheme as a STEM ambassador. This involved inspiring young people in various events to engage them in science and engineering related careers. She has continued this theme at Temple by being involved in the Young Rail Professional’s Rail Week, where she presented to junior professionals on what sustainability looks like on major projects.
We wish Rhian and the other shortlisted women the best of luck on the night.