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Atkins has appointed Bob Harrell as managing director in its Energy Americas oil and gas business.

Bob will work as the managing director of the oil and gas team reporting directly to Mark Morant, president, Atkins’ Energy Americas business. His depth of knowledge and extensive industry experience will support not only on-going projects, it will act as a major benefit in helping to grow and develop Atkins’ oil and gas business. Bob’s 30 years’ experience in the offshore sector will also be a major benefit to Atkins’ offshore wind business in the US, where there are a number of growth opportunities for both fixed and floating offshore wind design and development projects.

Bob’s experience covers a variety of positions at various levels in the offshore and energy sector, spanning a number of disciplines including front-end work in full field development studies, subset studies to assist oil and gas producers with critical development offerings, as well as studies on the entire life cycle of project delivery, facility design and engineering.

Bob started his career with McDermott, continuing his leadership at Spars International, SparTEC, Williams, Wison Offshore & Marine, and INTECSEA. Throughout his career he has continued to develop and commercialise technology, participated and led consulting engineering efforts, and played key roles in the detailed engineering and delivery of multiple deepwater floating platforms.

With over 40 year of experience in the oil and gas sector, Atkins has been delivering industry defining innovation throughout the lifecycle of onshore and offshore assets on some of the world’s most challenging projects. Atkins is also one of the leading providers of engineering and design services to the global offshore wind industry having been involved in over 10GW of offshore wind projects across Europe. For more information, visit  


For more information:

Paul Childs
External communications manager, Energy
+44 20 7121 2828

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