Jim Johnson

Jim Johnson

Jim Johnson

Your best solution to date?

Doubling our geotechnical practice in Europe – increasing our market and technical skills whilst improving communication.

Why is it significant?

My job now is to facilitate communication along the same lines between our 600 staff around the world.

Your particular skill?

The mixture of judgement and science needed to engineer the ground, which is usually a "non-standard" material!


Stories. I am a huge fan of storytelling and listening in all forms from the novel to narrative dance theatre.

Why Arup?

The challenge and stimulation of the teams and individuals I work with – our clients, collaborators and our own people.

Anything else?

Group Leader for the multiprofessional Arup office in Leeds.