Parsons Appoints Dhaliwal as SVP, International Rail Transit & Systems
PASADENA, Calif., May 10, 2016—Parsons is pleased to announce the appointment of Harjinder S. “Harj” Dhaliwal as Senior Vice President, International Rail Transit & Systems. In his new role, Mr. Dhaliwal will lead the development of the rail transit & systems business and its operations outside of the United States.
“Harj has a proven track record of managing, directing, and meeting customer expectations in the private and public sectors,” said Gary Adams, Parsons Group President. “His expertise will be instrumental in continuing to grow our rail business in the Middle East Africa region as well as other international locations.”
Jim Kerr, Executive Vice President and Transport Division Manager, added “Harj is a well-known and respected professional within the industry, and with his leadership—supported by nearly 400 staff across Europe and the MEA region—Parsons will be able to offer innovative delivery solutions to a much wider audience.”
Mr. Dhaliwal has been in the Middle East Africa (MEA) region since 2010 when he was project director for several landmark projects, including Etihad Rail Stage 1 in the United Arab Emirates. Prior to joining Parsons in 2012, he contributed to the development of several multibillion-euro rail and transit programs in the United Kingdom (UK) and Ireland. Mr. Dhaliwal is a chartered civil engineer and holds a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Nottingham Trent University, in the UK. He is based in Parsons’ Abu Dhabi office.
Parsons has been working in the MEA region for more than 60 years and has offices in the UAE, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Oman, and Bahrain. Parsons’ portfolio of ongoing work in the region includes major oil and gas projects as well as highways, bridges, rail and transit, airports, ports, water infrastructure, plus hospitals, public schools, universities, mosques, and other public buildings.
Parsons, celebrating more than 70 years of growth in the engineering, construction, technical, and professional services industries, is a leader in many diversified markets with a focus on infrastructure, industrial, federal, and construction. Parsons delivers design/design-build, program/construction management, and other professional services packaged in innovative alternative delivery methods to federal, regional, and local government agencies, as well as to private industrial customers worldwide. For more about Parsons, please visitwww.parsons.com.