Scott Aitken has been appointed Managing Director of Black & Veatch’s water business in Europe, assuming full management responsibility for the company’s asset lifecycle services including professional services, design-build and operate-maintain asset management ambitions in the region.

Aitken brings more than 27 years’ European water market experience to this key position. He is also familiar with the energy sector having created and directed a renewables start-up. Under previous directorships he delivered year-on-year business growth, in both revenue and margin.

As managing director Aitken will be the face of the business and will work from the company’s Redhill and Falkirk offices.

"Meeting our business goals requires an effective leader with a deep understanding of the UK and European water sector," said Cindy Wallis-Lage, President of Black & Veatch’s global water business. "Scott has both these qualities in abundance. He is a proven leader with a huge depth of water industry experience in both construction and professional services and is ideally placed to provide the strategic direction needed to grow our UK opportunities and deliver a long term sustainable and resilient water business."