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WSP PB hires new Manchester-based power systems director

WSP PB has appointed a power systems director to manage its portfolio of energy generation contracts in the UK and abroad.

Steve Elliott will join the company from Mott MacDonald, where he was programme director of global power systems.

Mr Elliott, who has worked in the power sector for over 26 years, has led a number of major projects worldwide, including working in Ireland on EirGrid’s transition to renewable wind energy.

He will lead WSP PB’s 25-strong power systems team, based in Manchester, with the company aiming to expand its power generation business to meet growing demand across Europe, Middle East and Africa.

Mr Elliott, who has previously worked for WSP PB in the 1990s and early 2000s, will also work with clients to help transitions to clean energy sources, including wind, solar, hydro, and nuclear.

Mr Elliott said: “I’m delighted to return to WSP PB after a 15-year absence, and l look forward to expanding our excellent power systems capabilities as our clients transform their power generation fleets and embrace new technologies and techniques onto their electrical networks.”

Mr Elliott is WSP PB’s second major hire in its energy business in the last three months, with Chris Conboy joining as development director for the energy and industry team, with a specific focus on growing the firm’s nuclear arm.

The firm also made five senior hires in September, with a new UK head of IT joining the company alongside four other technical directors for roles in its rail and highways divisions.

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