Richard Papworth Appointed as HDR’s UK Power, Waste and Industrial Markets Director

Richard Papworth
Richard Papworth

HDR has appointed Richard Papworth as a director for the United Kingdom power, waste and industrial markets. Papworth will oversee HDR’s growth throughout the U.K. and western Europe, focusing on a power program in Scotland, and an industrial facilities and logistics program in England. 

Papworth was previously HDR’s U.K. director of the civil and structural engineering business. 

“We’re excited to have Richard lead our growing program within the United Kingdom and beyond,” said John Steinert, group president of resources at HDR. “He brings to us a wealth of leadership experience and deep connections within the region. We look forward to watching him continue to foster those relationships and make new ones within our markets.” 

With three decades of experience in civil and structural engineering, Papworth held roles as a design engineer, senior associate and director. He is an expert in the built environment, working on complex and large-scale projects across the globe, including Twickenham Railway Station in London, Leith Docks in Edinburgh, Scotland, and Australia Broadcasting House, Sydney.

“HDR has global experience within its power, waste and industrial practices, including environmental compliance and engineering on some of the United States’ largest transmission line projects,” Papworth said. “I am looking forward to merging this expertise with our talented and knowledgeable local teams to provide innovative solutions for our clients here in the U.K.” 

Papworth holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree in civil engineering from the University of Liverpool.