Align JV announces new HS2 project director, Daniel Altier

Align JV (Bouygues Travaux Publics, Sir Robert McAlpine, and VolkerFitzpatrick) has appointed Daniel Altier as its new project director to lead the delivery of the C1 work package, on behalf of HS2.


Daniel takes over from Jérôme Furgé, who has returned to one of the parent companies, Bouygues Travaux Publics, to run their UK Business Development division. 

A senior Bouygues civil engineer, Daniel has recently completed the prestigious LianTang tunnel mega-project in Hong Kong, and brings with him over 30 years of experience in major infrastructure project delivery.


Daniel has several recent world-class international projects under his belt. These include the Lok Ma Chau, Ocean's Park, West Drainage and Liantang projects in Hong Kong, as well as the FerJijel high speed line in Algeria, and the Dublin Port Tunnel in Ireland.

These projects have given Daniel significant tunnelling expertise, and he has industry-leading credentials in delivering for large construction organisations; specifically as part of works preparation, project implementation, and multinational team management.

With regard to his appointment, Daniel said: “HS2 is one of the most important high-speed rail projects in the world, and I am proud to be entrusted with such a challenging and inspiring enterprise. I have inherited a team of closely collaborative and expert individuals at Align, all of whom share boundless enthusiasm for the communities we serve, and the innovative thinking that goes behind the design and delivery of this momentous legacy for Britain’s future.”