• Experienced Civil Engineer
  • Approved Trainer for the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB)
  • Associate Lecturer for Glasgow Caledonian University

SAFFRON GRANT BEng (Hons) is Director and Lead Trainer for Setting Out For Construction. She is an experienced Civil Engineer. During her 19 years working in the construction industry, she has worked for contractors, designers and clients. Saffron is an Approved Trainer for the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) and an Associate Lecturer for Glasgow Caledonian University. For the last 10 years she has been providing training and consultancy to colleges, universities, construction companies, local authorities, sector skills councils and social enterprises.

Saffron is a Master Practitioner in NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming) and is an accomplished consultant, coach and trainer in a wide range of disciplines including practical construction training, communication, employability skills and team performance. Her holistic approach to coaching, facilitating and training means that she is flexible and able to accommodate audiences of any kind. She has an exceptional ability to explain complex concepts in a simple way and to put things into a context that is relevant to the learner.

By combining her creativity, resourcefulness, business acumen and technical knowledge, through Setting Out For Construction, Saffron is continually seeking new applications for her successful professional services and training models and opportunities to make a positive and lasting difference to the industry.



  • Experienced Civil Engineer
  • Skilled in setting out, survey software and machine control
  • Approved Trainer for the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB)

GAIL MCEWEN is a Civil Engineer with ten years’ experience of the construction phase of civil engineering projects. Her site experience includes a range of hands-on and supervisory site-based roles including operating dozers, graders and excavators, site engineering and site management. She is skilled in the use of the full range of setting out equipment, CAD/survey software and machine control equipment and takes delegates on a practical learning journey through relating the physical site to the design, installing control points, appropriate tools and methods for setting out various construction elements, and carrying out as-built surveys.

Gail has a natural training and coaching style which she puts to great use in the classroom as well as when she is working with clients. As a site engineer, she trained and mentored many younger engineers which led to switching her focus to a full-time training role. She has an in-depth knowledge of the full construction process and uses this to help delegates put the learning in to the context of their own situations.


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