Jane Barron joins Mott MacDonald to manage the Croydon arm of its environmental business.
She was formerly a senior technical director of Gibb and specialises in environmental management.
WSP Remediation has appointed Richard Blaney as technical director. He will be based in the Manchester office, and take responsibility for WSP's land remediation business in the north west of England.
Christopher Patterson won this year's Arthur Penman Prize awarded by the University of Newcastle for the best overall degree performance for a student specialising in geotechnical engineering.
Lynn Wright has been appointed as a associate with SLR Consulting, based in its Oxford office.
Geoffrey Childs has retired as a partner in Listers Geotechnical Consultants, but will continue as a consultant. Mark Cowley becomes principal partner, with Simon Slann and Stuart Cooke as associates.
Dr Douglas Allenby, chief tunnelling engineer with Edmund Nuttall, has been appointed visiting professor of the department of civil engineering at the University of Newcastle.
Norwest Holst Soil Engineering's southern office has moved to larger premises at Wokingham, to be headed by regional manager Peter Redford. Tel:0118 979 1482.
David Beadman has joined Arup Geotechnics in London as associate, strengthening the group's capabilities in design of major civil engineering works.