Engineering company Xodus Group has appointed a new environmental impact assessment (EIA) manager.
Xodus said on Wednesday that the company appointed Eric Houston as the EIA manager to strengthen its offshore energy and environmental teams.
According to the company, the newly appointed EIA manager will be based in the company’s Edinburgh office,
Houston is an experienced principal consultant and project manager with more than 25 years of marine environmental consultancy experience. He was an offshore client representative for BP as part of oil spill monitoring following the Deepwater Horizon spill in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010.
He joins Xodus from Intertek where he was responsible for the delivery of EIAs and marine consents, primarily in the marine cables sector.
Regarding his appointment, Houston said: “I’ve been aware of Xodus’ capabilities throughout my career and know the strengths of the team. As someone who has developed my career in marine environmental consultancy, I’m looking forward to working with many talented people within the company.”
Christina Horspool, environment division manager at Xodus Group, added: “Eric has had hands-on experience from one of the most influential oil events in history with the Gulf of Mexico spill. He also has experience from electricity transmission projects, one of the most important and fastest growing areas of offshore energy, as well as a vast knowledge of managing EIA projects.”