New utilities head for EC Harris

The London-based consultancy, which advises on infrastructure projects internationally, has hired Simon Bimpson to bolster its utilities offering.

EC Harris, which bills itself as a “global built asset consultancy”, has hired Simon Bimpson as head of utilities.

Bimpson joins from MWH, the US-based water engineering and consulting firm, where he was global director of management consulting, leading and growing his business unit in the US, Europe, the Middle East and Asia Pacific.

Bimpson, who has 20 years’ experience of advising regulated clients in the water, energy and infrastructure sectors, has been hired to strengthen EC Harris’s utilities sector capability. The firm recently consolidated its water, power transmission and distribution offering.

The role will involve delivering procurement strategies, programme management, project and cost management for major investment programmes.

In a statement, Bimpson said he would be joining EC Harris at “an important time for the utilities sector”. He added: “With UK utility regulators setting out fundamental changes in regulation, companies are adapting their businesses to deliver complex solutions in a continually evolving market.”

Bimpson will work closely with Steve Bromhead, EC Harris’s UK head of infrastructure, industry and utilities.

EC Harris has advised on the likes of the Thames Tunnel project, the Karolinska Clinic in Stockholm, Sweden and the Sheffield Building Schools for the Future scheme.