Mr Symonds has more than 15 years’ experience project-managing large infrastructure projects and delivering business development strategies. He led a team in the pre-construction phase of the Crossrail project. He left Laing O’Rourke earlier this year.
WSP UK deputy managing director Mark Naysmith said: “Developing our capability in infrastructure across a wider sector base is key to our long-term growth strategy. Duncan’s experience and expertise will help us continue to grow our UK infrastructure division.”