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BMT Announces Neil Charles as new President of BMT Critical Infrastructure Americas

Neil Charles has been appointed the new President of BMT’s Critical Infrastructure Americas operating unit. The move aligns with a significant shift to consolidate resources in the region.

14 April 2021

Energy and Resources

BMT Announces Neil Charles as new President of BMT Critical Infrastructure Americas

With almost 20 years in the organisation, Neil’s appointment comes at a strategic time when a review of operations has identified the need for more collaborative working to better support BMT’s customers in the offshore oil and gas and offshore renewable wind markets. Under his leadership, America’s regional businesses of BMT group are set for expansion opportunities and growth through collaboration and strategic partnership.

“As we partner and collaborate with our industrial colleagues across the globe, BMT will continue to bring innovative solutions that impact our clients and provide exciting opportunities for our people. The continued success of BMT will be driven by the excellent people within our team and their drive to succeed.”

Shane Amaratunga, BMT’s Portfolio Managing Director for Environment and Infrastructure, said

Neil is taking over at “a pivotal moment in a period of digital energy transformation; a defining stage in the history of BMT consulting where strategy is rapidly shifting to non-traditional solutions such as Big Data processing, and Cloud- and Machine- based technology services. More fundamentally, this has set in motion a structural shift where we must meet the consulting demands of customers and partners who have had to shift many of their resources and workforce remote.  Throughout his career, Neil has proven himself as a strong leader with extensive scientific instrumentation and data acquisition systems’ industry experience, and operational acumen. This ‘Big Data’ experience combined with an unwavering commitment to our partners and shared values make him a natural fit to lead our Americas region.

Since first joining BMT in 2003 as a project engineer and progressing through that career path to project manager in 2005, Neil has had the opportunity to work on a range of projects, including multi-million-pound program delivery in the UK defence arena to delivery of joint-industry projects in the offshore sector. In 2009 he began two years within the UK headquarters. He led over 20 business reviews across BMT global offices and promoted good practice in project management, quality, health & safety, and operations.

After leaving to relocate with his family to the US in 2011, he later joined BMT CI Americas in a project management role in 2013. Quickly moving to lead the Project Group where he directed delivery of multiple turnkey monitoring system contracts, he has more recently led efforts in the instrumentation and data services teams before becoming the Operations Director in 2018 and assumed the additional role of Interim President April of 2020.

Neil believes his successes can be attributed to the excellent teams that BMT creates and the positive approach to the organisation’s challenges over the last 17 years. He values the culture that builds from a strong focus on the core principles of business and safety to create environments where people can grow, thrive, and progress in their careers.

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