David Livingstone

Managing Director



David Livingstone B.Eng(Hons), C.Eng., FIHEEM, MCIBSE, MBCS
Authorising Engineer and Consultant Engineer

David Livingstone is a Chartered Engineer and Managing Director of DRLC Ltd, Consulting Engineers. DRLC Ltd work mainly with NHS Trusts supplying technical expertise and Authorising Engineers in the areas of Ventilation, Fire Safety and Pressure Systems. We also provide Design Review services for Critical Ventilation and Premises Assurance Model (PAM) assessments and CQC assurance inspections to NHS Trusts.

David started his engineering career as an apprentice Marine Engineer in the Merchant Navy working his way up to achieving qualifications as a Second Engineer and obtaining his steam ticket. He worked on a variety of ocean-going ships including container carriers and oil tankers. On coming shoreside he got his first post in the NHS as an Engineer in the Estates Department of the Northern General Hospital in Sheffield, one of the largest hospital sites in England.

Looking for a variety of engineering experience he moved from NHS Estates Maintenance to delivering engineering projects for Sheffield Hallam University and then on to becoming Head of Estates for another large NHS Trust – Nottingham University Trust which at the time comprised the City Hospital and Queens Medical Centre.

His career inside the NHS ended with him being Director of Estates and Facilities. He then launched DRLC Ltd in 2016 with a view to providing Authorising Engineering Services to healthcare providers.

The company has grown over the last 6 years and now provides Authorising Engineers for Ventilation, Fire Safety and Pressure Systems and also Premises Assurance Model (PAM) assessments and CQC assurance inspections.

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