Glasgow expansion for engineering consultancy WSP

Pete Dunbar, Glasgow director at WSP Parsons Brinckerhoff. Picture: Chris James
Pete Dunbar, Glasgow director at WSP Parsons Brinckerhoff. Picture: Chris James
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WSP Parsons Brinckerhoff, the professional services and engineering consultancy, has added ten members of staff to its new offices in Glasgow.

The expansion comes as the firm, which moved to 110 Queen Street in December, said it was on track to grow its headcount in the city by about a third to 150 over the next five years.

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WSP employs more than 260 people across Scotland, with women accounting for about 20 per cent of its engineering workforce – well ahead of the UK average of just 8.7 per cent.

Recent appointments include Joanne Turner as an associate in the development team, Clare Nisbet as an ecological consultant in the environment team and Jacqueline McCraw, who has been taken on as an administrator to help manage the firm’s growing client portfolio.

They have been joined by associate Neil McLean, senior engineer Iain Lyall and Victor Holmgren, an assistant engineer in the development team. Meanwhile, principal engineer Jingyu Cui has joined the highways and bridges team alongside assistant engineer Gerasimos Samoilis, George Appiah has been appointed senior engineer within the building structures team and Ross White has taken on a graduate position as landscape architect in the environment team.

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Glasgow director Pete Dunbar said: “We are pleased to announce these new recruits which give a clear signal of the positive times ahead at WSP Parsons Brinckerhoff. We have a clear and robust business plan to invest in long-term growth and sustainable success in Scotland.

“Building our highly skilled workforce is a key part of this planned investment and we will continue to make every effort to support young ambitious females who want a career in engineering and science.”

The business was formed in 2014 following the £820 million sale of Balfour Beatty’s Parsons Brinckerhoff arm to WSP Global.