Jonathan Chapman to head Burns & McDonnell’s new Birmingham office

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US engineering construction company Burns & McDonnell is opening its first office in the UK in Birmingham.

The company has appointed Jonathan Chapman (pictured, right) to lead the UK team as managing director.

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He has 25 years of experience in the infrastructure sector, leading teams in securing and delivering projects in the power, water, telecom and gas sectors, Burns & McDonnell said.

The company has also added Jeff Casey (pictured, left) to the UK team as development director.

Casey is a leader in the company’s transmission and distribution group, helping to deliver more than $16bn in projects over the past decade.

Burns & McDonnell chairman and chief executive Ray Kowalik said: “We are committed to helping the UK not only solve existing challenges, but navigate new and exciting solutions necessary for meeting future challenges.”

Chapman said: “We are facing disruptive challenges in the electric industry here in the UK.

“These challenges require innovation in the types of investment and technology deployment to support renewable energy, energy storage, connection of new nuclear and the shift to electric vehicles.”

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