John Pelton will head up the firm’s project, programme and commerical management

John pelton

Mott MacDonald has appointed John Pelton as its global practice lead for project, programme and commercial management (PPCM).

He joins following seven years at rival engineer CH2M, which during the summer was acquired by US rival Jacobs for £2.5bn.

He held several positions there, including strategic projects director for Crossrail and led the HS2 efficiency challenge programme team.

Most recently he was director of CH2M’s programme delivery partner joint venture, which supports Highways England’s major projects transformation programme.

Keith Howells, chairman of Mott MacDonald, said Pelton’s appointment will help it deliver “more of the world’s largest infrastructure projects and programmes”, adding it is the first of many it will be making to ”support and develop our capability and service offering in this area”.