Eva Rindom takes over as managing director of Atkins’ Danish Operation - 10 October 2012
Eva Rindom has been appointed as managing director of Atkins’ business in Denmark following the retirement of Palle Beck Thomsen.
Eva has been leading the company’s Danish rail operations since 2007 and has worked on some of the country’s most important infrastructure projects including the North West line double track upgrade and the country-wide integration of the European Rail Traffic Management System (ERTMS). The ERTMS project is currently the most prestigious combined upgrade in rail passenger and freight train services in Europe.
Chris Birdsong, CEO, Europe and Asia Pacific said: “Atkins is one of the leading engineering and design consultancies in the Scandinavian rail market thanks to our ability to go beyond the code to help our clients solve the complex infrastructure challenges they are facing. Eva has been a key part of our success thanks to her extensive technical experience and her excellent track record in project delivery and now she has a chance to build on that by taking charge of the Danish business as it moves forward.”
A respected member of the engineering and construction industry in Denmark, Eva trained as a civil engineer at the Technical University of Denmark and completed a PhD in mathematical modelling of vehicle dynamics. She started her career in DSB Project Service which later became the part of Rail Net Danmark that Atkins acquired in 2001.
As vice-chairman of the Danish Rail Trade Association, she has helped to ensure the training of the next generation of railway engineers. Eva is also on the board of the Association of Consulting Engineers (FRI) and a member of its Infrastructure Committee.
Current Atkins’ projects in Scandinavia include delivery of the high-speed railway between Copenhagen and Ringsted, the ERTMS upgrade on the Danish railway network, the upgrade of Oslo Central Station in Norway, new bridge structures on the Koege motorway south of Copenhagen, and a geographic information system to assist in the application of agricultural subsidies.
Atkins employs 450 people in five offices in Denmark and offers consultancy within the areas of rail, roads, bridges and structures, GIS, energy, environmental services and architecture.
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Atkins (www.atkinsglobal.com) is one of the world's leading engineering and design consultancies*, employing some 17,420 people across the UK, North America, Middle East, Asia Pacific and Europe. It has the breadth and depth of expertise to plan, design and enable some of the world's most technically challenging and time critical infrastructure projects.
*It is the largest engineering consultancy in the UK (New Civil Engineer Consultants File 2012) and the 13th largest global design firm (Engineering News-Record 2011).
Recent projects include:
- Major infrastructure works, such as the design and programme management of the civil works for the Dubai Metro red and green lines in the UAE;
- Key rail projects – providing architectural and engineering design services on Crossrail, Europe’s biggest civil engineering project in London, UK, and designing stations, tunnelling and track systems for Gautrain, South Africa’s first high speed line;
- Renewable energy schemes – transformer platform design for the Thanet offshore wind park in the North Sea;
- Multi-year architecture-engineering construction management services for the US National Park Service, including projects such as rehabilitation of the Furnace Creek Visitor Center and Administrative Complex at California’s Death Valley to meet the US Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Gold certification standards;
- High profile transport planning and urban design – our innovative scheme to deliver a diagonal crossing at Oxford Circus in London, UK, has helped tackle the problem of pedestrian crowding;
- Water and environmental projects – critical programme management of storm protection works in the wake of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans and Southern Louisiana in North America, providing expertise in coastal restoration, engineering, environmental and GIS support to rebuild defenses and protect habitats;
- Multidisciplinary building design – Northwood Primary School in Darlington, UK, is an exemplar project which raises standards for environmental design and community engagement.
Atkins was named among The Sunday Times 25 Best Big Companies to Work For 2011, won Consultancy of the Year in the CIBSE Low Carbon Performance Awards 2010, received the first ever certification of the Carbon Trust Standard awarded to an engineering consultancy in the construction sector, and was included in The Times Top 50 Employers for Women 2011 and The Times Top 100 Graduate Employers 2010. Atkins was also construction and civil engineering sector winner for the fifth consecutive year in the Target National Graduate Recruitment Awards 2010 and was awarded a RoSPA Gold Award 2011 for excellence in control of health and safety in the workplace.
Atkins is the official engineering design services provider for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
Atkins' managing director of Denmark