29 October 2013
Turner & Townsend has made 18 new appointments to its Brazil office, including a new regional managing director to support its growing Latin American business.
Chartered civil engineer Robert Edwards has been appointed regional managing director in the SÃ£o Paulo office.
Mr Edwards has over 30 years of international experience in the construction industry and for the last seven years has worked as Turner & Townsend’s head of project management for the south of England. In this role he led teams working on PwC’s More London and Embankment Place projects and the Shard development.
Robert Edwards has been appointed regional managing director
Mr Edwards commented: "The Brazilian economy continues to present significant opportunities for growth in the construction industry, so much so that we have been able to expand our team considerably.
"On a personal level, it is exciting to join a rapidly growing office, and to share my experience as we work to deliver difference on behalf of clients including Alcoa, Shell, Eithad, the Canadian Pension Fund and Singapore Sovereign Wealth Fund."
Other appointments include ten senior contract administrators working within the mining sector and seven commercial property cost managers and project managers, all of whom are either local talent or from Chile and Peru.