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Atkins, the design, engineering and project management consultancy, has appointed David Brewer as the new market director for its Strategic Rail market.

In his new role, David will be responsible for leading the strategic rail client team in delivering a portfolio of services and projects ranging from strategic advice through to large EPC schemes. David will also lead the development and delivery of Atkins’ long term market strategy, both in the UK and overseas which utilises new technology and innovations placing Atkins at the centre of the future digital railway.

David joins Atkins from Highways England where he was the network delivery and development director, leading a team of six directors each running a regional business unit as well as the traffic technology division. He was a member of the executive committee and formerly a board director of Highways England.

Philip Hoare, managing director, Transportation UK and Europe, said:

“David shares my passion for health and safety and continuing to develop our behavioural safety culture both within Atkins and the industry. David brings with him a wealth of experience in leading multiple large complex programmes and will work closely with our client and project delivery teams, building strong client relationships and continuing to build our reputation in the sector. David will be a great asset both to our Transportation division and the Strategic Rail market team. I am delighted to welcome him onto the team and look forward to working with him in our quest to shape the future of transportation.”


For more information:

Claire Grewer
External Communications Manager
+44 203 214 8773

Notes to editors:

Atkins ( is one of the world's most respected design, engineering and project management consultancies, employing some 18,000 people across the UK, North America, Middle East, Asia Pacific and Europe. We build long term trusted partnerships to create a world where lives are enriched through the implementation of our ideas. You can view Atkins’ recent projects on our website.

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