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Jeremy Doherty appointed new Arup Edinburgh Office Leader

Posted: 20th February 2024

Global engineering and sustainable development consultancy recently appointed digital expert Jeremy Doherty as its new Edinburgh officer leader.

Jeremy has over 17 years’ experience managing and delivering a wide range of digital technology, engineering, energy, and environmental projects, specialising in those using innovative technologies and data, seeking out major challenges and hurdles and implementing technology to streamline processes and improve outcomes.

In addition to his role as officer leader, Jeremy also leads the firm’s Digital Services Business and Environmental Impact Assessment programme, in Scotland, Northern Ireland and North-East England and is passionate about the role digital technology and data can play generating tangible solutions particularly in helping to address climate and nature emergencies.

Utilising Arup’s expertise in engineering & design and market-leading skills in climate, energy, planning and digital, Jeremy is focused on increasing Arup’s impact on local communities and environments working closely alongside clients, partners, and collaborators.

“Scotland has such a rich culture of innovation, commerce and engineering, that forms a fantastic   foundation from which we can build. With our academic institutions continuing to supply industry with talent and knowhow, I believe we are in a unique position to increase our position on the world stage and take a front seat in delivering solutions to global challenges. At Arup, we have purposely put sustainability at the centre at everything we do, whether it be working to decarbonise energy systems, creating more resilient and greener transport networks, or realising the true value of our biodiversity and natural capital and how that can help us shape a more equitable and prosperous future, “said Jeremy.

By providing technical expertise and leadership helping to ensure digital technology and data is used appropriately, such as developing databases and interfaces to enable deeper understandings of how our systems connect and work together or identifying where meaningful interventions, can result in better outcomes for issues such as flood risk, energy consumption, and natural capital.

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