Consulting firm Mott MacDonald has appointed transport planning expert Julian Howes as the new Head of its UK Transport Modelling practice. Howes will manage the firm’s national modelling offering and strengthen the implementation of best practices.
Julian Howes joins the management, engineering and development consulting firm with more than 25 years of experience in transport planning and technical expertise in the areas of modelling, appraisal, business and operational management, business development and stakeholder management. In the last twelve years, Howes worked for Atkins as Business Manager, during which he led major modelling projects for HS2 Ltd and local authorities. Prior to this, he fulfilled the role of Associate at KBR, an engineering, construction and services company, for two years. Other functions Howes held include Project Manager at GIBB Transport Consultancy, Principal Consultant at Economic and Planning consultancy TecnEcon, and Senior Transport Analyst at Halcrow. Howes started his career in 1987 as Assistant Transport Planner for Cambridgeshire County Council.
Howes has a Master’s degree in Transport Engineering & Planning from The University of Salford and a Bachelor’s degree in Business Studies from London Metropolitan University.
As Head of Transport Modelling at Mott MacDonald, Howes will co-ordinate and manage the modelling strategies and services and strengthen the implementation of best practice in the use of transport modelling tools throughout the company. “Julian will be based in London, where Mott MacDonald is experiencing substantial growth. With his track record in modelling and business management, Julian is a great addition to the company. He will manage our modelling offering on a national scale and further develop our technical excellence across the stream,” comments Tom van Vuren, Divisional Director for Mott MacDonald’s Integrated Transport practice.