Claire Burroughs

Associate Director

Claire is a Civil and Environmental Engineer with over 10 years’ experience in flood risk and sustainable drainage. She specialises in 3D design, water and structural engineering and joined Create in 2023 as an Associate Director within our Water & Flood Risk team.

Prior to joining us, Claire spent 10 years at a national flood risk consultancy where she worked her way from Environmental Engineer to Associate level. Prior to that she spent 9 months in a graduate role at AECOM.

Claire is passionate about ensuring developments are safe from flooding. She utilises her extensive knowledge and technical skillset to recommend appropriate mitigation measures and the most suitable sustainable drainage systems for a site. Claire has vast experience developing flood evacuation plans, designing floodplain compensation schemes, and foul strategies for developments. She is also highly skilled in software such as Site 3D, Flood Modeller, HEC-Ras, and Micro Drainage.

When not working, Claire enjoys galivanting to new countries and is often found flying down mountains on her skis. When she’s in London, you’ll find her with friends, exploring art galleries or watching London Lions basketball.


  • MEng (Hons) Civil Engineering, University of Exeter
  • MSc DIC Environmental Engineering, Imperial College London

Professional Associations

  • Member of the Institution of Water and Environmental Management, MCIWEM
  • Graduate Member of the Institution of Civil Engineers, GMICE