Stuart Thompson (F) has been appointed head of railway business development at Mott MacDonald, with particular emphasis for expanding the firm's international railway work.
Costain has appointed Jeremy Galpin (M) as human resources manager for recruitment and retention.
Gordon Heald (M), formerly regional capital works manager for the Environment Agency (Anglian) is to become trusts officer for the United Reformed Church Eastern Synod, with effect from 5 February. He will be company secretary for the four trust companies that own the properties of the Church, evaluate opportunities for improvement of premises and manage necessary funding.
Mark Lye has joined Costain as procurement director. He joins Costain from Kier where he was responsible for procurement together with the development of a national supply chain management initiative.
Michael Dickson has been re-elected chairman of consulting engineer Buro Happold.
Peter Burgess has joined Arup's transport planning division as senior transport economist, to lead the company's London transport economics team. Iain Mobbs has also joined the division as a transport planner, to work on rail planning, demand forecasting and multi-modal studies.
David Lock has become chair of environmental pressure group, the Town & Country Planning Association. Lock succeeds Professor Peter Roberts of the University of Dundee, who has completed his period of service and will continue as a member of the board of trustees of the Association.