AECOM lures Atkins chief to strengthen rail team

Aaron Morby 8 years ago
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AECOM has lured former Atkins director Russell Jackson to head its rail business in the UK and Europe.

Jackson tasked with expanding rail business
Jackson tasked with expanding rail business

His appointment is the latest addition to the UK-based rail team, which was recently bolstered by Adrian Shaw’s transition from AECOM’s Middle East operations.

Jackson spent over 15 years Atkins, where he worked in several senior roles, including most recently Director for Emerging Markets in the company’s transportation division and regional director west in the rail business.

He brings more than 20 years’ experience in rail infrastructure management, and has led the delivery of major civil infrastructure, station upgrade, signalling, electrification and rail enhancement projects.

Shaw is  head of rail for the Europe, Middle East, India and Africa region. His focus will be on expanding AECOM’s design, build, finance and operate capabilities.

He joined AECOM in 2013, bringing extensive experience of mega programme delivery from his previous roles at Qatar Rail and Bechtel.

Paul McCormick, AECOM’s Managing Director – Transportation, UK & Ireland and Continental Europe, said: “With unprecedented opportunities in the rail sector, Russell and Adrian take on critical roles that will augment AECOM’s growth strategy in the region.

“Russell’s focus will be on growing our rail business as we look to take advantage of the large tranches of major programmes in the industry pipeline. Adrian’s unique experience of managing some of the region’s largest and most complex projects will help grow our DBFO offering.”

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