Engineering consultancy Mott MacDonald has appointed Mo Moradalizadeh as a technical director in its Australian transport business.
Mr. Moradalizadeh will be based in Victoria and responsible for leading its tunnel projects across the state and pursuing new opportunities across the country and Asia-Pacific.
A chartered civil engineer, Mr. Moradalizadeh has 28 years’ experience in the design and construction of major international tunnelling projects such as underground metro systems, road and high-speed rail tunnels, sewerage systems, hydropower schemes, declines for mines and intake and outlet systems for desalination plants.
He joins Mott MacDonald from Aurecon, where he was technical director responsible for the delivery of tunnel designs for major infrastructure projects across Australasia.
Mr. Moradalizadeh started his career at Mott MacDonald in 1990 as a tunnel engineer, working on the Heathrow Express Project in the UK, which consisted of two underground stations with 6km of twin running tunnels serving Heathrow Airport.
“I am delighted to be back with Mott MacDonald where I started what has been a fulfilling career in the tunnelling industry. I am looking forward to working with some of the best engineers in the industry and sharing my knowledge with colleagues in other parts of the world,” Mr. Moradalizadeh said.
David Johnson, Mott MacDonald’s regional managing director for Asia-Pacific, Australia and New Zealand, welcomed Mr. Moradalizadeh’s appointment.
“There is a shortage of high-calibre tunnelling expertise in Australia. While specialists can be sourced internationally, our clients prefer local experts to lead their projects,” he said.
“Mo’s appointment will help us to continue to provide the very best outcomes for our clients as we continue to grow our transport business. We are thrilled to have a tunnelling engineer with such strong experience join our team.”