Our leadership team

VolkerWessels UK’s senior leadership team sets the group’s direction and supports around 3,600 employees in delivering outstanding projects for our clients and our country.

Alan Robertson
Chief executive officer

Harnessing digital construction and innovation

Digital construction and innovation were fundamental to carrying us through the pandemic without missing a beat – and in helping us grow. The medium-to-long term benefits will be transformational.

Since launching our ‘Tomorrow Now’ programme in 2019 we have been creating new applications, embedding technological change across all businesses and seeing real operational benefits. We are fulfilling our aspiration to be ‘powered by data, driven by people’, which means using digital tools to shape mindsets as well as techniques.

They make it happen: our people

Skilled, talented and dedicated people are what makes us stand out. The commitment and performance of all our employees meant that we continued our seamless delivery across VolkerWessels UK, as the pandemic continued, and further strengthened our determination to be a people-focussed business.


VolkerWessels UK has declared 2020-2030 our ‘Decade of Action’ for sustainable business, as we work towards net zero carbon emissions by 2035. We balance the needs of the environment and society alongside business growth via our People-Planet-Purpose framework, assessing progress against 23 specific metrics.

Highways and airports infrastructure 2021

VolkerWessels UK provides comprehensive solutions for highways and airports infrastructure, delivering services via our VolkerFitzpatrick, VolkerStevin, VolkerHighways, VolkerLaser and PJ Davidson businesses.

Commercial, industrial and education building

The range of skills and experience throughout VolkerWessels UK makes us a leading contributor to the evolving built environment.

Working mainly via our VolkerFitzpatrick business, we construct buildings, and provide integrated construction solutions for the commercial, industrial, logistical and distribution sectors, while also playing a significant role in education and defence.

Rail infrastructure

VolkerRail and VolkerFitzpatrick are leading railway engineering and infrastructure contractors, delivering projects via a broad range of integrated services. The two businesses work in collaboration with the specialist skills of VolkerStevin, VolkerHighways and VolkerLaser.

Marine, water, environment and energy

VolkerWessels UK’s expertise spans the marine, defence, water, environment and energy sectors. Leading in these sectors is VolkerStevin, collaborating with, and drawing on the specialist skills of the group’s other business units to deliver truly integrated, multidisciplinary solutions to complex engineering issues.


VolkerFitzpatrick offers a range and depth of civil engineering, infrastructure and building services. We contribute to vital parts of the nation’s life through projects of strategic importance, while delivering those less visible, yet essential, works required by both private and public sectors. We build, renew, maintain highways, airports, railway infrastructure, and commercial, industrial and educational buildings.


VolkerRail has industry-leading multidisciplinary expertise in heavy and light rail infrastructure for public and private clients across the whole of the UK’s rail network, drawing on almost 80 years of experience. Our Major Projects division delivers large scale, multidisciplinary projects, either on its own, with sister companies, in joint ventures, or in alliances. Our Specialist Businesses division offers services in signalling, track, power, electrification, piling and plant, covering the full project lifecycle.


The complex marine, water, environment and energy sectors require specialised, innovative solutions. Leading in these sectors for VolkerWessels UK is VolkerStevin, collaborating with, and drawing on, the specialist skills of the group’s business units to deliver a truly integrated, multidisciplinary service.


VolkerHighways brings its surfacing, traffic management, public realm infrastructure and smart city technology skills to bear on major highways, and lighting term maintenance and telecoms contracts.



VolkerLaser repairs, strengthens and waterproofs concrete and steel structures, offering a tailored package of specialist works to clients across the UK. Our structural solutions include bridge deck waterproofing, expansion joints, concrete repair and cathodic protection works, steel repair and strengthening work, carbon fibre and temporary works, jacking and bearing replacement. We also provide specialist lightweight decking and access solutions, as well as being specialists in long bridge and cable refurbishment.