Global infrastructure services firm Aecom has hired Cathy Christer as director of Mechanical, Electrical and Public Health (MEP) Services Engineering, responsible for leading the company’s substantial building services team in the Middle East.
A chartered mechanical building services engineer, Christer has more than 25 years’ experience in the delivery of MEP consultancy services for a wide range of clients and projects, with the majority of her career to date based in the Middle East. In her new role, Cathy will be responsible for AECOM’s MEP design consultancy services, with the team delivering large-scale mixed-use, residential, retail, leisure, education and industrial projects for clients across the region.
Cathy joins Aecom from Godwin Austen Johnson, where she was partner and MEP team leader based in Dubai. Previously, she has held positions at Atkins and Aecom legacy company URS Scott Wilson, where she was MEP associate director. Cathy is a member of both CIBSE and ASHRAE Engineering Institutions and was closely involved with Regional CIBSE activities while in the UK.
Hamed Zaghw, chief executive – Middle East & Africa, AECOM, said: “Cathy brings strong industry experience and a deep understanding of the Middle East market to AECOM. With her extensive experience in the delivery of major developments, she is well-positioned to lead our building services team as we continue to deliver large-scale, multidiscipline projects for clients across a range of sectors in the region.”
Commenting on her appointment, Christer added: “Building services is a key component of AECOM’s integrated offer in the Middle East. I look forward to leading and mentoring our talented team of engineers as we continue to deliver sustainable, innovative and technically robust MEP design solutions for our clients.”
Christer joined AECOM last week and will be based in Abu Dhabi.