Mark Southwell has been announced as the new managing director of civil engineering for the UK and Ireland at AECOM, the global infrastructure consultant.
Formerly head of the signalling programme at Network Rail, which he joined from Atkins, Mark went on to become European rail director, and later global director for rail and transit at CH2M. That firm was acquired by Jacobs at the end of 2017, and Mark became vice president of the rail and geotechnical unit.
In his new role at AECOM, Mark will be responsible for all aspects of its civil infrastructure business in the UK and Ireland, which includes the transportation and water, ports and power teams.
Commenting on his latest challenge, Mark Southwell said: “AECOM has a great track record with a strong diverse portfolio, I’m looking forward to working with David and his team to deliver excellence for our clients.”
AECOM’s chief executive for the UK and Ireland, David Barwell, welcomed Mark to the business: “We’re delighted that Mark is joining AECOM, his strong market presence and passion for organisational development will be a real asset for our integrated Civil Infrastructure business. His initial focus will be to ensure we have a clear and executable vision and appropriate growth strategy for the UK and Ireland.
“With a history of working on major projects such as HS2, Crossrail, Thames Tideway and the Lower Thames crossing, I look forward to seeing the positive impact his experience and leadership has on our teams, inspiring our people to reach their full potential and driving growth for our organisation.”