Parsons Brinckerhoff has named ex-WSP man Steve Reffitt its UK operations director.
Reffitt has nearly 30 years of engineering and construction industry experience, the majority of which has been gained in the UK consultancy market working for WSP and Atkins.
At WSP, he was responsible for new business growth for a group comprising 2,500 engineers and specialists engaged in transportation, energy, industrial, infrastructure, and public and private building consulting. He led business improvement, which encompassed the efficient and effective delivery of integrated work by UK businesses, and was also responsible for establishing and developing the WSP outsourcing center in Delhi.
In his previous role with Atkins, Reffitt held roles including head of structural engineering and UK operations director for buildings. Prior to Atkins, he worked for Taylor Woodrow Construction for 10 years on two AGR nuclear power station sites and various rail tunnelling projects.
Reffitt is a graduate of Imperial College and a Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers and Institution of Structural Engineers.