Engineering and construction group URS Australia has announced the appointment of Geoff Pereira as the new Director of Capital Projects, with responsibility for overseeing mining and mine infrastructure projects for the company’s Western Australian operations.


Mr Pereira will also be charged with overseeing the company’s leadership role on the Pilbara EPCM JV, where URS, in Joint Venture with Lycopodium, is currently executing Nammuldi and Silvergrass mine development projects for Rio Tinto.


Prior to joining the URS team, Mr Pereira held a number of senior management positions including a role as Global Director for their Iron Ore business with KBR, in which he oversaw major expansions in a number of large scale projects.