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Ponnampalam Linkeshwaran circles
04 May 2021

GRCL appoints a Head of Design & Engineering

The Global Infrastructure Group of brands are pleased to welcome a Head of Design and Engineering to our UK family. Chartered Engineer Ponnampalam Linkeshwaran will lead Global Rail Construction Limited’s Design & Engineering team with their expanding project portfolio and the company’s growing pipeline of opportunities both as a design and build contractor and as a standalone designer supporting clients through the project lifecycle.

With 27 year of career spanning railways, structures, power networks and highways Ponnampalam embraces the industry ethics of high safety and quality of work standards.

With his UK Global Rail Construction team currently focused on the rail industry, he will be supporting key customers in Network Rail and TfL – where the business acts as a Principal Contractor – and also sub-contract works that are undertaken with a number of Tier 1 partners. Currently, design input is required on a vast range of schemes including Cambridge Area Re-Signalling Grip 4, Ely to Peterborough Grip 4 and Feltham Resignalling Phases 3&4.

Prior to joining Global Rail Construction Limited, Ponnampalam held Principal Design and Engineering roles at some of the largest design consultancy’s – including Amey and Jacobs – and is strategic thinker who will enhance the capability of the UK business to seek out and secure the most suitable opportunities.

GRCL look forward to Ponnampalam’s wisdom and teaching to develop its growing design team, his support in developing and enhancing constructability and his valued input into other areas of the business including Compliance, Health, Safety and Environmental and CSR.

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