Claire Smith
Claire Smith
New Civil Engineer (NCE)

Claire Smith is a qualified geotechnical engineer and editor of New Civil Engineer magazine, which perfectly combines her industry knowledge with her journalism skills, but she has worked on a wide range of UK and international construction publishing titles which gives her insight into broader construction issues and the role the geotechnics industry plays in these.

Claire graduated from University of Portsmouth with a BEng in Engineering Geology and Geotechnics and worked in industry for three years with Peter Brett Associates before moving into construction journalism in 2000.

Her journalistic skills were honed by former New Civil Engineer editor Ty Byrd at Barrett Byrd Associates where Claire led work on features and supplements for a number of publications and industry clients, as well as New Civil Engineer, Construction News and Ground Engineering. Since moving into journalism, Claire has helped launch and worked on Aggregates Business Europe and Transportation Professional, and also worked on International Construction, Construction Europe and World Highways magazine before joining New Civil Engineer’s sister title Ground Engineering in 2011 and moving onto New Civil Engineer in early 2020.