23 April 2014
WYG is pleased to announce the appointment of Simon Sjenitzer who has recently joined as Associate Director. Based at the Cumbria office, Simon will be helping to establish the strategic direction of energy and climate change business within the energy team and will be responsible for joining up all relevant capabilities under one umbrella to create a unified approach for WYG’s clients.
Simon comments on current market conditions: ‘As highlighted by recent developments reported in the media, the imperatives of energy security and climate change are having a profound effect on all our lives, but this is also conversely providing significant growth in all areas of related Low and Zero carbon Technology (LZT). Government policy and rising energy costs are driving the market and therefore our clients’ requirements.’
He added: ‘There are significant opportunities that we are already looking at including district heat networks, offshore wind and tidal, energy demand reduction and associated network infrastructure. WYG’s energy team will also be looking at new business opportunities coming from the petrochemical and coal industries.’
Speaking on his appointment, Simon said: ‘This is an extremely exciting time to be joining WYG, and I’m greatly looking forward to working with the wider team. I’m going to be re-invigorating WYG’s UK ‘Virtual Energy Forum’ in order to help coordinate our strategic approach to this sector as government policy continues to evolve and new opportunities emerge.’
John Kipling, Head of Energy said: ‘We are delighted to have secured this role with Simon who has been brought into a key strategic role to lead and develop our energy and climate change offering. His additional skills of policy and economic development in relation to the low carbon sector will be a key asset to our team and the WYG business.’
Notes to Editors
One of the top-ranking global consultancies employing around 1,500 people, WYG is behind some of the world’s most challenging projects. Our specialists provide expert advice and project management support services that are helping to shape landscapes, infrastructure, society and culture in the developed and developing world.
We advise on planning and transport, provide engineering and environmental services, consult on waste and resource management, and deliver support to enable economic and social reform.
By engaging with clients at an early stage we ensure that decisions are made which will maximise a project’s potential and deliver our client’s strategic objectives. In turn, this builds strong and lasting relationships with clients in each of our seven core sectors:
Defence & Justice; Energy & Waste; Environment (including waste and waste water); Transport; Commercial Development & Urban Regeneration; Mining & Metals; Social Development & Infrastructure.
WYG has an international presence with offices throughout the UK, and in Eastern Europe, the Middle East & North Africa, and South Africa.
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