Balfour Beatty’s HS2 ‘superhub’ supremo features in Construction Management and Rail Business Daily

24 May 2024


Steve O Sullivan, recently appointed Project Director at Old Oak Common, has featured in Rail Business Daily and Construction Management discussing his new role, his colourful career journey and what he believes, makes a successful major project.

In the features, Steve reflects on his journey so far and the lessons he’s learnt along the way, having started at Balfour Beatty as an Electrical Engineering apprentice in 1980. He also shares his insights into how strategic foresight and a commitment to innovation is going to be key for ensuring success at Old Oak Common.

Sharing career advice foraspiring major project directors, Steve said: “Take opportunities, take risks, stretch yourself. Speak up and make your ideas count. Get a mentor, build a network. Don’t expect your career to be laid out in front of you – you need to own it and manage it.”

Read the Construction Management interview here and the Rail Business Daily interview on page 86 -88 here.


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Notes to editors:

  • Balfour Beatty is a leading international infrastructure group with 26,000 employees driving the delivery of powerful new solutions, shaping thinking, creating skylines and inspiring a new generation of talent to be the change-makers of tomorrow.
  • We finance, develop, build, maintain and operate the increasingly complex and critical infrastructure that supports national economies and deliver projects at the heart of local communities.
  • Over the last 114 years we have created iconic buildings and infrastructure all over the world. Currently, we are working to deliver Hinkley Point C, the first UK nuclear power station in a generation; constructing the world-class arts and cultural facility, the Lyric Theatre, in Hong Kong; and designing, building, financing, operating and maintaining the Automated People Mover superstructure at the fifth busiest airport in the world, Los Angeles International Airport.

Steve O Sullivan, Project Director at Old Oak Common

Talha Haroun

Media & PR Executive