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Farshid Kamali, Practice Director – Transport Planning, Atkins


Practice Director – Transport Planning

Business area: Transportation
Job title: Practice Director – Transport Planning
Years at Atkins: 25

Why do you choose to stay at Atkins?

I have stayed at Atkins for 25 years because of the opportunities it’s offered me, in terms of the type and diversity of projects and also the exciting people that I have worked with over these years. As Atkins is located in 5 continents, it’s offered me the flexibility to work in 19 countries and live in 3 of those countries, which gave me an insight into other cultures.

When have you felt most proud to be an Atkins employee?

I always feel proud to be an Atkins employee, but my proudest moment was the delivery of the Trafalgar Square Enhancement Scheme for the the Mayor of London, followed by getting approvals for our masterplans in Panama and Baku.

What gets you out of bed in the morning?

The challenges facing me every day are different, ranging from day to day management of my practice to responding to new opportunities and the excitement about securing new revenue from our clients. I thrive on tackling these challenges every day.

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