Arup promotes Sean Meadows to Canada leader

05 April 2022 2 min. read
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Arup, a global design and engineering consultancy, has promoted Sean Meadows to leader of its Canadian operations.

Meadows’ promotion is one of numerous appointments the London-headquartered firm made in its Americas region leadership team, the most prominent being Fiona Cousins’ promotion to chair and Nigel Nicholls’ promotion to chief operating officer.

The firm said the appointments are part of its strategy to focus on sustainability and innovation, including projects that drive electrification of transit and green buildings.

As Canada leader, Meadows will oversee Arup’s operations in the country, which includes offices in Toronto and Montreal. He will also help the firm sharpen its focus on sustainability and resilience projects in areas from design to transit to digital services, according to a press release.

Sean Meadows, Canada Leader, Arup

Meadows has more than 20 years of consulting experience, with a focus on projects in the transit and rail industry. He has been at Arup’s Toronto office since 2016, most recently serving as leader of the infrastructure practice in Canada and overseeing all aspects of the practice, including business development, P&L, staff development, and operations.

Before joining Arup, Meadows was operations manager of the Ontario transportation business group at CH2M. Prior to that, he spent a decade at consulting firm Booz Allen, where he delivered project management and technical support for transit vehicle procurement and overhaul contracts.

Meadows has a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Northeastern University.

Arup also announced three other regional heads in the Americas: Federico Torres Jimenez (South), Brian Swett (East), and Scott Russell (West). The company further named eight new leaders for priority businesses and services: Bill Scrantom (property, science, industry, and technology – and social infrastructure, including healthcare), Jenny Buckley (aviation, highways, rail), Brian Raine (energy, water, and resources), Tim Treharne (advisory services), Chris Pollock (technical services), Gideon D'Arcangelo (digital services), Paul Moore (cities, planning, and design), and Richard Kay (climate and sustainability services).