Meet Sarah Breen - Framework Manager at ARUP

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We’re pleased to welcome Sarah Breen to Team SCAPE, as Arup’s SCAPE Framework Manager.

Sarah will manage Arup’s delivery under the SCAPE Scotland Consultancy | Place Shaping framework, overseeing individual commissions and ensuring all framework obligations are met.

The framework is designed to provide a full consultancy service in relation to the strategic management and place-shaping of the Scottish public estate, working collaboratively to accelerate projects and deliver efficient, innovative and sustainable solutions that provide added value and benefits back into our local communities.

Arup’s infrastructure and consulting groups will be working together under the framework to deliver a wide range of advisory services within the public sector.

The SCAPE Scotland Consultancy | Placeshaping framework is a good fit for Arup as its ethos aligns closely with many of Arup’s own aspirations surrounding social value and sustainability. I think this will make for a strong partnership and will help us to deliver a streamlined, single supplier model to the public sector that will reduce procurement timescales while adding value for advisory services in Scotland

Sarah Breen
SCAPE Framework Manager, Arup

About Sarah

Following the completion of her BSc in Engineering Science at Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts, Sarah moved from Boston to Glasgow and began working for Arup 14 years ago.

She has a wealth of experience in the sector, including almost ten years on the Queensferry Crossing project, holding a variety of roles including Project Manager for a sub-commission to design and construct the new bridge control room. She was involved with the project from the early stages of specimen design through tender procurement and latterly construction and delivery.

Sarah has since worked on a variety of large-scale infrastructure projects for the public sector including the A96 Dualling from East of Huntly to Aberdeen and the Aberdeen Harbour Expansion Project at Nigg Bay in Aberdeen.

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About the SCAPE Scotland Consultancy | Placeshaping framework

Sarah sees the SCAPE Scotland Consultancy | Placeshaping framework as a fantastic opportunity for Arup to both provide a new contracting opportunity for existing clients and to connect with new clients they've not worked with due to procurement limitations. SCAPE's single supplier model will provide benefits and added value to clients by decreasing procurement lead-in times and allowing the possibility of early engagement in project scoping and opportunities for ongoing ad hoc support.

We're delighted to have Sarah on board as part of Team SCAPE and look forward to together with our Scottish clients on some exciting projects.