Cleveland Bridge UK Ltd has appointed an experienced infrastructure professional and rail industry specialist, Martin Eason as its new UK & International Business Development Manager.
With more than 25 years’ engineering consultancy experience in infrastructure development, Martin has developed a successful career implementing business development programmes including client relationship management, tendering and project delivery across the UK and Internationally.
Martin will apply his expertise to support the growth of Cleveland Bridge, overseeing its tendering activities and promoting the full scope of the company’s capabilities across our sectors.
Martin joins Cleveland Bridge from AECOM, where he spent three years as Technical Director and Head of Work Winning, Rail.
Martin began his career as a Rail Engineer with British Rail where he first became involved in civil and bridge engineering projects, which continued into a role at CORUS Rail Consultancy, in their Bridge Assessment team.
He joined Scott Wilson Railways in 2003 spending eight years with the company as a Project Manager, Office Manager and Regional Director involved in such projects as Crossrail and the Trent Valley Four Tracking as part of the modernisation of the West Coast mainline.
Having helped establish Scott Wilson Railways in the North East market, he grew the office from four to 75 people delivering a wide range of contracts. Among them was a Joint Venture with Balfour Beatty Civil Engineering for the reconstruction of the Lancaster Road Bridge in Hartlepool where Cleveland Bridge was appointed as the fabrication contractor for the project.
Martin also spent three years in Australia with URS Corporation, responsible for the organisation’s Rail Transportation Team, based in Queensland, before returning to the UK to join URS’s York office.
Martin Eason said: “Cleveland Bridge has a great tradition, but also great potential to play an increasingly important role in the future delivery of large-scale UK infrastructure and structural engineering projects. It has some tremendous capabilities that it has evolved over the decades in contemporary skills and working practices that meet the requirements of key sectors such as rail and highways.”
Chris Droogan, Managing Director of Cleveland Bridge UK, said: “Martin is a real asset to Cleveland Bridge and his appointment supports our growth strategy. Drawing upon his consultancy experience and infrastructure project expertise, he can add value to the relationships we have with our key customers across our markets.”