Traffic analytics expert Dave Williams hired by Steer Davies Gleave

29 May 2017 Consultancy.uk

Steer Davies Gleave has hired traffic analytics expert Dave Williams, who will work as an Associate based in their London office. His appointment aims to further boosts the firm’s capabilities in emissions and air quality analytics as well as traffic system innovation.

Dave Williams brings over ten years of experience in professional services, research and the public sector, to his new role with Steer Davies Gleave, having led large teams on complex studies for major clients such as the Department for Transport. Williams’ expertise spans traffic, travel demand, and aviation, with the new Associate also showing notable interest in innovation and the environmental impacts of transport over his decade-long consulting career.

Prior to taking his latest role, Williams worked for professional service company Atkins, in their Transport Modelling and Data Analytics practice as a Principal Consultant for more than two years. He has also worked for Transport for London, most recently as an Operations Planning Manager.

Earlier in his career Williams, who earned a Doctorate in Transport and Environment from Imperial College London, was also a Modelling Advisor for the Airports Commission, a Senior Transport Planner of Traffic Analysis for Transport for London, a London Buses Graduate Trainee for Transport for London and a Researcher for HMPR.

Dave Williams - Steer Davies Gleave

With Williams' appointment as an Associate, Steer Davies Gleave hopes to make use of his considerable experience in transport system modelling and analysis particularly – as the firm seeks to expand its portfolio in the areas of innovation and the environmental impacts of transport. While the UK government continues to face criticism over its lax emission standards and plans to tackle air pollution in the country, one of the major mega-trends that may come to disrupt the automotive industry is electrification, areas of expertise related to air quality and infrastructure innovation may well become an indispensable resource in coming months and years.

The addition of Williams further boosts the firm’s capabilities in emissions and air quality, as it positions itself to take advantage of the forecast crisis, and he will be tasked with further growing the consulting group’s capability for such innovation. His skills will most likely be utilised in the areas of traffic modelling, emerging technologies and intelligent mobility.

Commenting on the appointment, Steven Bishop, Head of UK Transport Planning confirmed the company’s delight at welcoming Williams. He added, “He will play an incredibly important role in the ongoing innovation of our products and services. We’re very excited about the ideas and opportunities that Dave and the team will generate together and with our clients”.

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