The environmental team tasked with developing the International Business Gateway in Edinburgh is expanding
Global professional services consultancy WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff, which has offices in Edinburgh and Glasgow, has expanded its environmental team with the appointment of four new employees. The firm also continues to recruit university leavers as part of its ambitious graduate programme in Scotland.
Associate Stuart Farquharson has joined its Glasgow office from AECOM. In his eleven year career he has become a member of the RICS in 2007, and has experience in PPP and PFI projects, providing due diligence to lenders and investors in various sectors including education, healthcare and social housing projects.
Principal engineer Stuart Bigham, ecological consultant Robert Watt and environmental planning intern Andrew Johnston have also joined the expanding team, which helps clients through the planning process including ecology, archaeology, landscape, air quality, ground contamination and environmental clerk of works supporting project build out.
Large scale environmental projects WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff are currently working on include the construction of the Gretna to Ewe Hill power line, routeing of the Crossdyke 132kv grid connection, the revitalisation of Bangour Village Hospital and the development of the International Business Gateway in Edinburgh.
Regional director for environment and energy Richard Jardine said: “Demand for environmental services is growing in Scotland which is why I’m delighted to have the new recruits on board as they can help us move to the next level in our ambitious expansion plans.
“Their skills complement each other perfectly, and their combined years of experience help make a strong team to build on our environment and energy division in Edinburgh and Glasgow.”
The appointments come at an important time for the business, which has bucked the gloomy trend of tough business conditions with expansion across all sectors, and will be actively recruiting graduates and apprentices this autumn.
Glasgow director Brenda Jones said: “So far it has been a great year for the Scottish business with the move to a new city centre office in Glasgow coupled with significant appointments, particularly new world class buildings at the University of Glasgow.
“As a result we need to continue to recruit the next group of Scottish graduates to join our growing team and project portfolio.”