New commercial head at Dounreay

Dounreay Site Restoration Ltd has appointed Tom Cummings as its new head of commercial.

Tom, a commercial director with 22 years of experience in the engineering and construction industries, has been seconded from AMEC, a business partner of DSRL parent company UKAEA. He succeeds Monica Hoey.

He is experienced in the delivery of support services in a number of market sectors including nuclear, oil and gas, airports, power generation and defence in both the UK and international markets. He is familiar in the implementation of alternative contracting strategies for major projects, including partnering, joint venturing, alliancing and incentivised contracting.

Coatbridge-born Tom’s c.v. includes supporting AMEC in its diversification from heavy engineering into airports in the mid 1990s.

He supported AMEC’s downstream oil and gas division in its entry to new markets, including China, with the award of the programme management contract for the US$2 billion SECCO ethylene cracker complex in Caojing near Shanghai and the award of the Kuwaiti National Oil Company’s five-year project management contract for the design and management of a US$11 billion programme.

Tom was a member of the team that successfully negotiated and set up the business alliance of UKAEA, AMEC and CH2MHill to pursue selected NDA tier 1 contracts. For the last 12 months Tom was assigned to the UKAEA’s Harwell and Winfrith division as commercial director.

His personal interests include rugby, travel, food and wine