Focus on new business
Pair join WSP’s building services team
Scott Baird, formerly of Buro Happold, has returned from the Middle East to take on the role as technical director for the global professional services and engineering consultancy. He has been joined by Allan Follett, formerly of Atelier Ten, who has been appointed associate director.
Both will focus on winning new business across the higher education sector as well as supporting the firm’s growth strategy, which saw it win two multi-million pound projects for the University of Glasgow and Knockroon Education Campus in Ayrshire earlier this year.
These wins have led to WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff doubling its building services team in Scotland in just over a year. Another associate director and graduate are expected to join the building services team in September.
Graeme Bruce, who leads the team, said: “The appointments of Scott and Allan come at a crucial time for WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff as we continue with an aggressive growth strategy over the next 12 months.
“Their focus will be on expanding our customer base around the country, in particular the west of Scotland, which is a target area for us.
“Winning two world-class university projects in the last few months has been a major success for our business.
“To help us achieve these ambitious plans we continue to invest on recruiting not only experienced senior staff, but also fresh young talent, and boosting the number of female engineers within the firm.
“Since last year almost one in six (16%) of our Glasgow-based staff are graduate and almost a third are female.”