Sam Rogers


MEng (Hons) CEng MIstructE

Sam enjoyed maths and science based subjects at school and it was his drive to embark on a career with a physical end product that convinced him engineering was his call. Having completed a summer placement as a site engineer while studying his degree, Sam began his career as part of an in-house design team with a major contractor. He left in search of something where he could have greater responsibility and more hands-on involvement throughout the entire design process – he’s been a key member of SD since 2018.

Sam’s a people person and really enjoys building relationships with the team – internal and external. He throws himself into the collaborative and iterative design process and feels great working relationships are beneficial in achieving the optimum structural solution and intended architectural aesthetic.

A few years ago you’d have found Sam on the American Football field, but nowadays you’ll either catch him on the golf course or at a heavy metal festival or concert – he’s SD’s resident metalhead!

When I joined SD there were only seven of us. I was able to work on a real variety of projects and get stuck into lots of different designs. Even though the company has grown significantly since, we’re still a very tight-knit group and all enjoy being part of SD. The balance of work and social life is spot on – we know we have to deliver high quality projects, and we work hard to do so, but we also know there’s a cold pint waiting for us at the end of the week.