About Us

The Structural Exam – About Us. As a small group of engineers passionate about providing you with the resources you need to become a chartered engineer, we offer a range of services and products. This site's staff and contributors have all been where you are now in your career. From recent graduate to engineer seeking Chartership; and from Chartered Engineer to experienced Fellow, there's several lifetime's worth of knowledge and insight invested into The Structural Exam and our partner site, The Civil Engineering Exam. This is all in service of the goal of helping you become a Chartered Engineer

Rhys Phillips

Rhys Phillips

As Director of The Structural Exam, Rhys maintains the website and digital communications; keeps the product lines up to date and launches new products; and works to ensure the long-term sustainability of The Structural Exam and our partner site The Civil Engineering Exam.

Rhys achieved a first class MEng in Civil Engineering at the University of Bath and was a QUEST Scholarship holder with the Institution of Civil Engineers. He we also awarded the Engineering Leaders Scholarship from the Royal Academy of Engineering. Rhys is an active STEM Ambassador and is passionate about sustainability and diversity in the built environment. Rhys was made a Fellow of the Royal Society for the Arts (FRSA) in 2021.

The Structural Exam and our partner site, The Civil Engineering Exam, makes extensive use of our network of experienced collaborators and contractors, drawing on many years of experience in the industry. We have come together as a group with the mission to help you become a chartered engineer!

Bob Wilson – CEng FIStructE

Bob Wilson CEng FIStructE
Bob Wilson, CEng FIStructE

Bob sadly passed away at home in late 2021 and is sorely missed by all at The Structural Exam. His influence on the structural engineering industry cannot be understated and his legacy as passionate advocate for structural engineering practice lives on in the work we do here at TSE. To share a memory or pay your respects to Bob, head over to the in memoriam forum page here.

Retiring from industry after a long and distinguished career in structural engineering, specialising in concrete technology, Bob is a former IStructE Chief Examiner, Marking Examiner and question setter for the Chartered Member and Associate Member exams.

Bob’s insight into the examination process has been invaluable for many candidates he has mentored along the way. Prior to retiring he held Membership and Fellowships with several other professional engineering institutions. Bob has provided Quality Assurance behind the structural engineering content of The Structural Exam.

With input spanning the the majority of The Structural Exam's history he played a key role in developing our flagship product, the Exam Guidance Pack as well as providing guidance to the TSE Team for the Past Paper Marking Service.