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Presidential appointment at Jacobs

Jacobs Engineering Group has appointed Mark Southwell as vice president of its rail and geotechnical business in Europe.

Based in London, Mark will be responsible for programme delivery and developing the business in Europe following Jacobs’ acquisition of CH2M in December 2017.

Mark said: “We have some great opportunities ahead for Jacobs to leverage our diverse talent and global capability to benefit our clients.

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Photo: Jacobs.
Mark Southwell. Photo: Jacobs.

“We’re helping clients with some major programmes to improve mobility and connectivity, and harnessing smart technologies to make infrastructure systems more efficient, adaptable and scalable is an exciting part of our capability.”

Donald Morrison, Jacobs’ buildings and infrastructure senior vice president in Europe, said: “Mark’s significant experience leading transportation and rail businesses in Europe brings considerable expertise to the team as we look to grow in the region.”

Mark was previously CH2M’s global practice director for transit and rail after joining the business in 2016. Prior to CH2M, Mark worked for Network Rail and other organisations, accruing 30 years’ experience primarily leading major programmes and businesses in the transportation sector.

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