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The man who set a new record for track installation over weekend possessions on the London Underground has been promoted to head Bechtel’s rail business.

Amjad Bangash has been appointed managing director, rail at Bechtel. Amjad has been working for Bechtel for twenty years and was recently project director for Bechtel in the United Arab Emirates. In his new role he will report to Mike Adams, President of Bechtel’s civil infrastructure business.

Amjad joined Bechtel in 1992 as a senior engineer at the San Francisco head office, and has worked in the United States, Nigeria, Thailand, and Guyana. In 1995, he went to work on the Kowloon-Canton RC West Rail Project in Hong Kong.

Later he held a senior management role at Bechtel, working for Tube Lines, in charge of the permanent way renewals and station modernisation programme for the major upgrade of the Jubilee, Northern and Piccadilly lines. Here he established new records for track installation during weekend engineering slots. In his new role, Amjad will be responsible for expanding Bechtel’s global rail and transit business.

‘This is an exciting time for Bechtel’s rail business as the demand for sustainable transport becomes increasingly important across all continents. I am delighted to have the opportunity to further develop Bechtel’s rail business and to deliver more exciting and challenging projects across the world,’ said Amjad Bangash.

Amjad has a Bachelor of Science and doctorate in civil engineering from Washington State University.

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