SYSTRA appoints Graeme Castle as operations director

Infrastructure delivery heavyweight Graeme Castle, pictured, has joined SYSTRA to lead delivery of major projects in the UK & Ireland.

Graeme Castle has joined SYSTRA as operations director to lead the delivery of a wide portfolio of major projects in the UK & Ireland. 

Castle brings over 30-years of experience to SYSTRA’s team, having previously been involved in the delivery of large infrastructure, construction and civil engineering projects including the Network Rail’s national electrification programme, Eglinton Crosstown, East West Rail, Crossrail, London Underground stations programme, Stafford and West Coast Main line upgrade.  

He brings a wealth of leadership expertise and project delivery know-how developed during senior roles with Aspin, ABC Electrification, Laing O’Rourke, Morgan Sindall and Balfour Beatty.  

Supporting SYSTRA’s continued growth in the UK, Castle takes up a pivotal role within SYSTRA UK & Ireland’s engineering division. He takes responsibility for delivery of SYSTRA’s engineering project portfolio, including the Transpennine Route Upgrade, East Coast Power Supply Upgrade and HS2. 

He will also lead the regionalisation of SYSTRA’s conventional rail and infrastructure activity, supporting SYSTRA’s approach to client centricity.

Steve Higham, SYSTRA’s UK managing director of engineering said: “I am delighted that Graeme has joined SYSTRA and I’m confident that, through our shared values, Graeme will be at the heart of our ambitious growth plan.”

On his appointment, Castle said: “Having worked with SYSTRA in the past I see them as different to traditional UK consultancies in their approach to projects, the range of worldwide technical capability available and the way they engage with the market and clients. I am looking forward to being a part of the future business strategy and growth ambitions.”

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