Parsons Brinckerhoff appoints new exec

ENGINEERING giant Parsons Brinckerhoff has appointed Joe Paveley to the role of technical executive for fire life safety in the Australia/New Zealand tunnel systems team.

Staff Reporter

Paveley will work from PB’s Sydney office and will help the firm cement further growth in its tunnelling activities.

Paveley has 25 years’ experience in the construction industry as a fire engineer.

His project experience includes rail stations, tunnels, rolling stock, research complexes, shopping centres, airports and atria buildings in Australia and internationally in the UK, Singapore, Malaysia and New Zealand.

With a number of current tunnelling projects, including the multibillion dollar Sydney Rapid Transit and Melbourne’s East-West Link, PB section executive geotechnical and tunnels Doug Graham said Paveley’s skills would be “invaluable” to the team.

“Joe commenced work with Parsons Brinckerhoff in November and is already having a positive impact on our tunnel projects,” he said.

The tunnels systems team is part of PB’s Australia-New Zealand regional transport group.

PB used to be owned by UK-based construction giant Balfour Beatty but was recently sold to Montreal-based management and consultancy services business WSP Global for $US1.4 billion.

PB operates across the globe and employs 14,000 people.

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