Mariapia Angelino

Mariapia Angelino is a civil and forensic engineer who has built an international reputation as an expert in standards for the construction industry.

She leads strategic consultancy works in the UK related to standards and policy development activities, and has been a key advisor to government departments and public clients including Highways England, National Grid and HS2.
She has shaped the future of international design standards. Heavily involved with the activities of CEN/TC 250 (the European committee responsible for the Eurocodes, structural and geotechnical design standards used worldwide), Mariapia helped build international consensus and unanimous agreement on the strategy to enhance the usability of the second generation of the Eurocodes. She is currently implementing the strategy as the sole appointed Technical Reviewer in Europe, and is enhancing the quality of documents used by over 500,000 engineers in Europe alone, with expecting savings of hundreds of millions of euros in the European construction market.

Mariapia holds two engineering degrees and an EngD. Over the last six years, she has combined her award-winning doctorate research with work on WSP projects. She led strategic consultancy work for Highways England that redeveloped over 350 standards applicable to the design, maintenance and operation of the UK strategic road network. With an expected saving of over £50m per year, this project will have a huge positive impact on everyone engaged in the design, maintenance and operation of motorways and trunk roads across UK for decades.

In 2018 alone, Mariapia passed the viva for the doctorate, attained her Chartership status through the Institute of Civil Engineers (ICE), was shortlisted as one of the potential candidates for the Karen Burt Award by the ICE, was shortlisted Best Consultant at the European Women in Construction and Engineering Awards, and got a promotion to the role of Principal Engineer in WSP.

She invests significant time and energy in standards and policy development activities in the UK and globally, promoting her research through papers and at conferences. She is passionate about motivating and guiding students as a teaching assistant in Structural Engineering at the University of Bristol. She mentors colleagues and client staff through career transitions and progressions, and helps them build confidence in their skills and capabilities. Her next achievement will be to become mum in May, and she is really looking forward to it.