James started at Coastal Partners in 2016 as an apprentice coastal technician/surveyor. Having completed his HNC/HND in construction and sustainability of the built environment his goal is to progress onto a MSC within the industry. James' current survey work involves measuring the elevation and type of material on the beach to serve the needs of coastal engineering and management. The surveys he produces are usually topographic. He also undertakes building and highway surveys to support the council and Coastal Partners needs. James' asset maintenance work involves routine and call out inspections for all assets along the coastline.