Arup, a global design and engineering consulting firm, has promoted Sean Meadows to head of its Canadian operations.
The promotion of Meadows is one of several appointments the London-based company has made to its Americas Region leadership team, the most significant being the promotion of Fiona Cousins to chairman and the promotion of Nigel Nicholls as Chief Operating Officer.
The company said the nominations are part of its strategy to focus on sustainability and innovation, including projects that promote the electrification of public transport and green buildings.
As the leader in Canada, Meadows will oversee Arup’s operations in the country, which includes offices in Toronto and Montreal. It will also help the company focus more on sustainability and resilience projects in areas ranging from design to public transit to digital services, according to a press release.
Meadows has over 20 years of consulting experience, with a focus on projects in the transit and rail industry. He has worked in Arup’s Toronto office since 2016, where he most recently served as Canada Infrastructure Practice Leader and oversaw all aspects of the practice, including business development, profit and loss, staff development and operations.
Prior to joining Arup, Meadows was Director of Operations for the Ontario Transportation Business Group at CH2M. Previously, he spent a decade with the consulting firm Booz Allen, where he provided project management and technical support for procurement and transit vehicle overhaul contracts.
Meadows holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Northeastern University.
Arup also announced three other regional leaders in the Americas: Federico Torres Jimenez (South), Brian Swett (East) and Scott Russell (West). The company also named eight new leaders for priority businesses and services: Bill Scrantom (real estate, science, industry and technology – and social infrastructure, including healthcare), Jenny Buckley (aviation, highways, rail), Brian Raine (energy, water, and resources), Tim Treharne (advisory services), Chris Pollock (technical services), Gideon D’Arcangelo (digital services), Paul Moore (cities, planning and design) and Richard Kay (climate and sustainability services) .