Peter Carless is taking over as chief engineer at Allianz Engineering, Construction & Power, following the retirement of Martin Butler.
Carless originally joined Allianz in 1999 as its principal mechanical engineer. He is returning to the insurer after working in the energy and water sectors.
During the past 12 years, Carless has held the positions of operations and engineering manager in the directorates of waste water operations and asset management.
As chief engineer, Carless will be responsible for maintaining the health, safety, quality and engineering standards that apply to the delivery of Allianz’s inspection services.
In addition, working in partnership with customers and brokers, he will assist the Allianz Engineering, Construction & Power senior management team in preparing the business for the future and ensuring a world-class inspection service.
Carless is a fellow member of the Institute of Mechanical Engineers and has sat on the members council of the Pump Centre for the past six years. This has given him a broad understanding of the water industry, combined with 20 years of experience working in the marine and land-based inspection business.
Chris Little, director of Allianz Engineering, Construction & Power, said: “Peter’s many years in the inspection field and the wealth of experience he possesses make him an excellent addition to our business. I’m delighted to welcome him to our engineering team.”
“I would also like to thank Martin for his hard work and the outstanding contribution he has made to our business and wish him the very best for the future.”