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Will Willson
Vice President, Practice Leader for Risk Management
Reading Building College

Will Willson serves as a vice president and practice leader for risk management in Urban's project management oversight department. He has more than 40 years of experience in the construction industry and a proven track record of success on projects like the Transbay Terminal in San Francisco and the East Side Access project in New York City.


Will moved to the United States from the United Kingdom in 2001. He is a Chartered Quantity Surveyor and Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors [FRICS], as well as a Value Management Associate (VMA) SAVE, The Society of American Value Engineers. He has held several senior positions where he has applied his, life cycle costing, contract administration, and project and construction management experience and knowledge to provide best value through the identification, management and mitigation of risk. These positions over the last 20 years have included director of risk at Davis Langdon USA, director of risk at Gardiner & Theobald, head of risk management in geotechnical and tunnels at Parsons Brinkerhoff, senior vice president/director of risk management at Faithful and Gould and lead program risk manager for the California High-Speed Rail Authority.


Prior to moving to the U.S., Will built and led the global risk management team at Faithful and Gould after spending six years as a program manager and then risk manager for the U.K.’s flagship P3 project, the Channel Tunnel High-Speed Rail Link (HS1) for Union Railways and Bechtel. He has worked in virtually every industry sector and has experience in Europe, Canada, the U.S., the Middle East, and Asia.