D2 Rail Forms New Utilities Division with the Appointment of Steve Cooper

D2 Rail is very pleased to announce the appointment of accomplished Utilities professional Steve Cooper, who joins our leadership team.

Steve will be heading a new Utilities Division that will be focusing upon the management and co-ordination of utility diversions for major projects for both public and private sector clients.

Bringing a wealth of technical, programme and commercial know-how, Steve will be utilising his 25 years of proven project success for the likes of Laing O’Rourke – where he has consistently achieved targets through the strategic project and programme management of major infrastructure projects – to provide professional utilities services to both the rail sector and the wider construction industry.

He recently led the utilities programme for Network Rail on the Northern Hub Project including the Ordsall Chord, Manchester Piccadilly, Oxford Road Railway Station, and the Manchester Airport Railway Station improvements. Other key projects Steve has been involved with include Growth Deal Programme for Transport for Greater Manchester, Ring 3 Light Rail project in Denmark and HS2 Phase 1 Enabling Works Contract North.

Steve holds a BSc Hons in Construction Management, is a Member of the APM and has first tier leadership skills as part of a wider part of his continuous professional development.

Managing Director David Diesbergen, had this to say on Steve’s appointment:

‘D2 Rail’s mission is to provide integrated programme management solutions. Having worked with Steve on the Northern Hub, we believe that our new utility service offering can help boost project efficiency and reduce costs in what can be a particularly demanding environment.

‘His experience across the breadth of the utilities sector will help us and our clients to have a deeper understanding of the challenges involved. Our aim will be to help our clients at both a strategic and tactical level, by delivering both discrete projects and wider programme management solutions. We hope that by working with an intelligent partner such as D2 Rail, we can help our clients to drive value for money through every aspect of their utility operations.

‘Welcome on board Steve!’

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