WSP’s 2,500-strong transport and infrastructure business has welcomed three new directors to its team as part of a recruitment drive to ensure the business is best placed to secure and deliver the growing pipeline of strategic rail and highways contracts across the public and private sector.

Andrew Dodds has been appointed to WSP’s rail team as Deputy Group Director of Rail Engineering Services for the south of the UK. Joining from Network Rail, Andrew brings over 27 years’ experience in the industry. He has worked in client, design and construction organisations to deliver major projects such as the West Coast Route Modernisation and East West Rail.

Based in Birmingham, Andrew will draw on his expertise to drive business excellence and build engineering resilience across the rail team. His contribution will help the business secure new opportunities and continue delivering successfully on key projects like HS2’s Birmingham Curzon Street Station and Old Oak Common Station.

Andrew Dodds said: “It’s an exciting time to join WSP as they have a remarkable track-record for delivering some of the UK’s largest rail projects. Working closely with colleagues across the business, I will support the delivery of WSP’s rail strategy by growing capability, strengthening client and contractor relationships and developing opportunities as more projects in the UK’s infrastructure pipeline kick-off.”

Steve Burrows will take on the role of WSP’s Deputy Group Director for Rail Engineering Services, in the north of the UK. Steve has more than 20 years’ experience in the industry working on the design and build of successful projects across the UK, Australia and Singapore. In his previous role he was an associate in the rail leadership team at Arup, leading their digital transformation portfolio.

Based in Manchester, Steve will be focused on creating a more dynamic business environment, enhancing WSP’s service offerings and growing the consultancy’s international project pipeline.

Steve Burrows said: “WSP has one of the largest consultancy transport teams in the UK. I look forward to joining a business that is collaborating with major contractors and architects on iconic rail projects in the UK and across the globe. ”

Iain Salisbury has been named WSP Design and Build Director in the highways team based in Glasgow.

He has more than 30-years of industry experience and joins from CH2M (now Jacobs), where he worked as a Project Director delivering schemes such as the 58Km bypass for Aberdeen and a section of the M60 widening in Manchester.

Iain Salisbury said: “I wanted to join WSP because it is a future thinking company with a transport and infrastructure team that is delivering major projects across the UK and Ireland including a growing number of design and build schemes.”

“In addition to its developing design and build portfolio, WSP is launching a new local authority discipline to its transport and infrastructure strategic business unit. I will be able to contribute to a wide range of strategic projects, delivering a safe, efficient and sustainable road network for future generations.”

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Notes to editors

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