Mr Sneyd is a chartered engineer and a fellow of the Chartered Institution of Building. As head of design at Crown House Technologies, a subsidiary of Laing O’Rourke, he manages the design and engineering aspects of mechanical, electrical and plumbing projects worth £300m annually and controls a design budget of more than £20m.
The B&ES said that he brought to the presidency “a profound understanding of a range of professional cultures, along with an ability to build and maintain complex stakeholder relationships”.
Jim Marner of Shepherd Engineering Services has become president elect and Malcolm Thomson of Enigma Environmental Services is vice president. Bruce Bisset of Galloway Group will serve as immediate past president for the next 12 months.