Engineering and professional services consultancy WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff in Leeds has welcomed a trio of new senior appointments as part of an ongoing recruitment drive which has seen the business employ 32 new staff since the start of 2015.
This unprecedented growth is the result of a number of major project wins, regionally and nationally, for the now 270 strong Leeds team.
Vidya Thammandra has joined the group as Associate in WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff’s highways and bridges team, bringing with him more than 20 years’ expertise in the transport and energy infrastructure sectors. Vidya, who is originally from India, started his career working for the Indian Railway Service of Engineers, before moving to the UK in 2001 where he worked on a number of projects involving the design of bridges and offshore structures.
The development team has welcomed two new appointments to its water services arm to help capitalise on the growing number of Northern contracts in this field. Associate, Matthew Wilson-Wright and Principal Engineer, Martin Eley, join the business following five years at Yorkshire Water as part of a BarhaleWSP joint venture for the £60 million AMP5 framework to upgrade the utility company’s water and sewerage network across the region.
WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff, which offers a full range of engineering consultancy services, was recently appointed to the £80 million Tower Works scheme in Holbeck Urban Village in Leeds.
The team also helped achieve planning permission for the landmark Central Square development in the city centre; the first high rise scheme in the city for a number of years.