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CWA was founded by Directors Dave Copeland, Jim O’Donnell and Steve Wedge in 2011. In 2014 John Panesar joined the Practice to lead our Civil Engineering Discipline.

With a combined experience in excess of 90 years and a true passion for engineering, the Directors enjoy a “hands on” management style, which is directly reflected in the quality of service which we provide for our Clients.

"We shape our buildings; thereafter they shape us."

Winston Churchill

Jim O’Donnell – Director

Jim started his career with Cox Turner Morse in 1982 and quickly progressed to the position of Senior Engineer. Jim was sponsored by Cox Turner Morse to attend University College Cardiff, where in 1990 he obtained his First Class Honours Degree in Civil and Structural Engineering. On his return to work he was responsible for designing and delivering a number of major projects in the region. After leaving Cox Turner Morse, Jim gained a varied experience working with South West Water and Schlumberger, becoming involved with major civil and marine engineering projects.

On his return to Birmingham in 1994, Jim became a founding Partner of ECI Consulting Civil and Structural Engineers, where he spent 11 years until the Practice merged with Cox Turner Morse in 2005. As a Board Director, Jim was responsible for leading major projects across all sectors of the Industry. During the re-organisation of the Business in 2011 Jim co-founded CWA with his fellow incumbent Director, Dave Copeland and Steve Wedge, formerly of Mansell Construction. Jim continues with his hands on approach to the business and strives to deliver projects with passion, commitment and of course a smile.

Jim on LinkedIn

    • RT @WaspsRugby: 🤝 Wasps are delighted to announce the renewal of their partnership with @CWA_Eng! 👕 @CWA_Eng's logo will again b…
    • CWA Agree Partnership Renewal With Wasps 🐝🐝🐝
    • RT @westhart_p: Aerial drone footage showing the progress on the new Stourport Medical Centre for @WFHPartnership taken by our Desi…