URS has appointed Bob McGowan as Managing Director, Australia.

In this position, Mr McGowan will be responsible for leading URS’s engineering, environmental and construction management services across all business sectors, including mining, oil & gas, water/wastewater, transportation, government, and power.

Mr McGowan previously served as URS’s regional manager, Queensland for the past 16 years where he developed and led the growth of the environmental and engineering business across various markets, including mining, roads, rail, oil & gas, and water infrastructure.

His background includes leadership in delivering major infrastructure projects, such as Legacy Way and joint venture alliance partnerships including the Hinze Dam Stage 3 project.

Mr McGowan was recently appointed to the safety leadership group for the coal seam gas/LNG industry in Queensland.

Mr McGowan holds a Master of Science in hydrogeology from University College London and a Bachelor of Science degree in geology from the University of Leicester, UK.

“Bob McGowan’s proven people leadership and execution of major projects will strengthen URS’s position across our markets,” URS Asia Pacific managing director Steve Pearson said