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Jonathan Willcock to move from Alstom to Skanska in October

Skanska has announced that Jonathan Willcock is to lead its UK infrastructure business from October 2020.

Jonathan will be joining from Alstom, where he has led its systems, signalling and infrastructure business for the last seven years.

Skanska’s infrastructure business delivers design, build and refurbishment expertise. Working closely with its customers, it delivers complex civil engineering projects and infrastructure improvements across the country, in the road, rail and utilities sectors.

Jonathan joins a high-performing team. The River Humber gas pipeline replacement project for National Grid is set to be the longest gas pipeline in a tunnel, inserted in a single string, in the world. And the A14 Cambridge to Huntingdon Improvement Scheme opened eight months ahead of programme in May this year.

Skanska UK president and CEO Gregor Craig said: “Jonathan has a proven track record of leading successful businesses. His senior leadership experience in the construction industry will add greatly to Skanska’s infrastructure expertise. We look forward to welcoming him and working on some exciting upcoming opportunities.”

Jonathan replied: “One of the things that really attracted to me to Skanska is its values and its commitment to responsible business. I’m excited about joining the company and realising the huge potential in the infrastructure market.”

Nigel Wordsworth BSc(Hons) MCIJhttp://therailengineer.com

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Nigel Wordsworth graduated with an honours degree in Mechanical Engineering from Nottingham University, after which he joined the American aerospace and industrial fastener group SPS Technologies. After a short time at the research laboratories in Pennsylvania, USA, Nigel became responsible for applications engineering to industry in the UK and Western Europe. At this time he advised on various engineering projects, from Formula 1 to machine tools, including a particularly problematic area of bogie design for the HST.

A move to the power generation and offshore oil supply sector followed as Nigel became director of Entwistle-Sandiacre, a subsidiary of the Australian-owned group Aurora plc. At the same time, Nigel spent ten years as a Technical Commissioner with the RAC Motor Sports Association, responsible for drafting and enforcing technical regulations for national and international motor racing series.

Joining Rail Engineer in 2008, Nigel’s first assignment was a report on new three-dimensional mobile mapping and surveying equipment, swiftly followed by a look at vegetation control machinery. He continues to write on a variety of topics for most issues.

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