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Dr Robert Illes

Expert authoring, strategic research and education for the engineering and construction sectors

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International consulting

International consultancy and authoring

Dr Robert Illes has over 15 years' experience consulting in the engineering and construction sectors. His work has taken him around the world, from Poland to India to the USA. Projects have involved creating documentation for outdoor media, mining, oil and gas, and low carbon power.

Robert has authored operation and quality manuals, procurement processes and curated large strategic projects such as feasibility study reports, EPC contracts and DCO planning documents. He has worked variously for major international consultancies and also directly for clients.

Education, teaching and research

Dr Robert Illes started professional life 30 years' ago as a physics teacher. He then completed a PhD in physics education, conducting original research on teachers' conceptual understanding of energy. This early phase gave him a solid grounding in education, quantitative and qualitative research.

More recently, Dr Robert has gone back to guest lecturing, developing training and undertaking strategic advisory on subjects such as modern methods of construction and sustainability in procurement. You may also find him speaking on the construction industry conference circuit, undertaking STEM Ambassador activities, or contributing to the work of the Construction Leadership Council Skills for a Modernised Industry sub-group.

Dr Robert on the main stage at Digital Construction Week