Albert (Bert) Hamilton was born in Northern Ireland and educated in Canada and Northern Ireland. His career as an indentured apprentice, engineer, project manager, academic and author spans the period 1955 to date.
He has the equivalent of a bachelor degree qualification in mechanical engineering and an honours degree in civil engineering from The Queens University of Belfast. He is a Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers, the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, and the Institution of Engineers of Ireland. He holds Association memberships of the Association of Project Management (Fellow) and the Project Management Institute (Member)