11 December 2018
North – PBA, now part of Stantec, is pleased to welcome Steve Rees, as Director of Civil Engineering with particular responsibility for the North of England.
Steve joins PBA from Kier where he was a Project Director delivering major civil engineering projects including Silvertown Tunnel and HS2. Steve was previously a Project Director at Costain working on the Great Western Electrification Programme.
Prior to joining Costain, Steve was a Director at Parsons Brinckerhoff (now WSP) and was responsible for major projects in the UK and internationally, amongst other roles, including Programme Management and Nuclear New Build. He also has significant bridge engineering experience including the existing and second Severn crossings, M5 Avonmouth Bridge and the Boyne cable-stay bridge in Ireland. Steve understands the design process but moreover the linkage, leadership and communication skills required between all parties (client, contractor & consultant) and wider stakeholders to deliver successful projects.
On his new appointment, Steve said:
“I'm excited about the opportunity to grow the PBA reputation and brand in the North of England at a time when the region is going from strength to strength, and the firm has joined forces with Stantec.
I am looking forward to bringing my passion and enthusiasm for delivering engineering and construction excellence to all PBA existing and new clients, acquired through having had senior roles for consultancies and contractors in the UK and internationally, including Kier, Costain and WSP and several other first-class companies.
I am also looking forward to working with my new colleagues on major national opportunities and, with Stantec’s capability and capacity, using my international project experience as we grow in Europe and further afield.”
PBA Director North and Scotland, Michael Parkinson, commented:
“This is a tremendous appointment for the business as we look to grow our northern offices significantly in 2019. Steve has a wealth of experience and expertise in major infrastructure which will be invaluable to PBA and Stantec as we progress our combined business. I welcome Steve to the team and am excited about our future and the opportunities that 2019 will deliver.”
PBA has two main offices in the North – Manchester and Leeds – to find out more about the work we do in these locations or to get in touch, visit: www.peterbrett.com/locations/manchester/ or www.peterbrett.com/locations/leeds/.