chief operating officer,
Darren James is Managing Director, Infrastructure at Costain. Infrastructure is one of two operating Divisions in Costain with revenues of circa £1.3bn providing smart infrastructure solutions to customers in the Rail, Highways and Nuclear markets. Darren is an Executive Board Director of Costain Group PLC and has group wide responsibility for Safety, Health and Environment.
A Chartered Civil Engineer he joined Costain as an undergraduate in 1988 and graduated with honours from the University of Surrey in 1990.
He is a Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers, Institute of Directors and the Chartered Institute of Highways and Transportation.
Darren has over 30 years of experience in the development and delivery of the UK most critical infrastructure programmes.
A firm believer in professional development he has attended executive education programmes at Harvard, Wharton and London Business Schools.
Darren is passionate about inclusivity and the helping young people into Science and Engineering. He represents industry on the Princes Trust Built Environment Leadership Group and champions the LGBT+ network in Costain.
He is a Director of the Rail Industry Association, RIA and a member of the Rail Supply Group Council, RSG.
Darren is a Non-Executive Director of the Port of London Authority, PLA.