Terry McHugh


Terry has over 40 years construction industry experience in the civil engineering and utilities sector managing a variety of construction & infrastructure projects in the commercial, water, energy, highway & rail sectors.

Terry started his post-graduate career in 1991 at MJ Clancy & Sons (now the Clancy Group) as a Site Engineer and worked his way up to Site Agent then Project Manager during 8 years at the Harefield-based civils firm, working mainly on tunnelling projects.

In 1999 he moved to Enterprise where he project-managed a variety of Thames Water AMP 2-3 North London Sewerage schemes as well as spending two years working in its Rail Division.

During a three-year period at Laing O’Rourke Terry helped deliver AMP 4 sewerage infrastructure and non-infrastructure projects in London before a return to Enterprise in 2009 where he worked on the Severn Trent AMP 5 sewerage infrastructure framework.

Since joining Falco in 2011 he has performed a number of roles ranging from Contracts Management, Business Development & Operations Director before becoming the Director responsible for Health, Safety & Wellbeing in 2021.


As Director of Health, Safety & Wellbeing, Terry strives to make working for Falco as enriching and positive an experience as possible for all colleagues, as well as ensuring that our HSEQ Management system remains fit for purpose. Working in collaboration with Mates in Mind and the Lighthouse Construction charity, he is leading the campaign to “Start the Conversation” about mental health & wellbeing in all parts of the Falco business.

He takes a particular interest in maximising opportunities for continual improvement and applies the Plan, Do, Check, Act principles to all areas of business activity. He places great value in learning from incident & near misses and has invested in developing Falco’s corporate incident investigation skills.

He performs site inspections and engagement tours regularly and heads monthly management meetings to discuss performance, feedback from the workforce and customers as well as results of external audits such as ISO 9001/14001/45001, regulatory authorities and clients.

Terry also provides cover for active operational oversight during periods of planned and unplanned colleague absences and remains actively involved in securing new work streams for the business.

Credentials / Accreditations

  • B Eng Civil Engineering – Aston University
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Management Studies – Oxford Brookes University
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Business Administration – Oxford Brookes University
  • NEBOSH National Certificate in Construction Health & Safety
  • NEBOSH Certificate in Environmental Management
  • CQI/IRCA ISO 9001 auditor
  • Associate Member of the Institute of Industrial Accident Investigators
    SCS Contract Manager
  • First Aider
  • Mental Health First Aider
  • CPCS Appointed Person Lifting Operations
  • Thames Water Safety Passport
  • C&G Medium Risk Confined Spaces
  • EUSR Water Hygiene
  • Costain Cultural Behavioural Safety for Managers

Client Testimonial

Falco’s performance in delivering challenging projects within a tight timescale is outstanding. Their range skills and capabilities combined with an ability to overcome obstacles and devise innovative solutions are keys to its success. Their team’s ability to seamlessly manage a number of different stakeholders and interfaces to get-the-job-done is also extremely impressive.

Tony Harrage, Technical Coordinator FLIPS Team, Thames Water

It is a great advantage for us to have a subcontractor with expertise in both power and water disciplines.

Mick Walsh, Construction Project Manager, Tideway Central

Falco discharged their duties with great care and professionalism. Their multi-disciplined team seamlessly accommodated fluctuations in programme and unexpected challenges that occurred during the Counters Creek project.

Kevin Parcell, Contract Director, Morrison Utilities Services

We are so pleased with the new Pumping Station installation (FLIP) in Putney. What was a complex and difficult task involving planning issues, significant spoil removal and excavation in a confined space was swiftly completed by the team at Falco.

Carl Leadbeater, Head of Waste Networks, Thames Water

We were very impressed with Falco’s delivery of one of the more challenging cable installation projects we have commissioned. I would not hesitate to use them again.

Shaun Rulton, Senior Project Manager, Dunamis

Falco undertake works in a very professional manner delivering to the required quality and met the time and cost deliverables with an excellent safety culture throughout.

Mick Walsh, Construction Project Manager, Tideway Central

Falco’s team worked with ourselves and other third parties such as Drax in a very professional and competent manner to get work completed to Thames Water requirements.

Abi Elmhori, Project Manager, Agility Alliance KCD

We have been very impressed with the way Falco micro-managed a challenging programme of FLIPs installations in the Borough to minimise the disruption to the residents involved.

Lee Currie, Environmental Dept, Hammersmith & Fulham Council

Falco have provided an excellent service to Galliford Try. Our teams have worked well together to deliver on-programme and meet the needs of our client, stakeholders and Thames Water customers. Customer service has been excellent resulting in a number of written commendations from customers.

Andy Wolfe, Senior Project Manager, MGjv

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