Ramboll bolsters Birmingham office with two senior appointments

01 February 2018 Consultancy.uk 3 min. read
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Ramboll has appointed two new senior experts to its UK wing. Jon Harding arrives at Ramboll’s Birmingham office, tasked with helping the firm to boost its presence in the transport segment, while Adam Selvey becomes a Director in the firm’s Building Services team.

Prior to joining Ramboll, Jon Harding worked at CH2M for more than eight years, most recently as a Client Account Director for Highways England, a role which saw him lead the firm’s Highways England accounts team, as well as, among others, developing and overseeing the implementation of major sales opportunities. He was previously also a Programme Delivery Manager at the company.

Earlier in his career, Harding held various roles at Atkins Highways and Transportation, most recently as its Business Development Manager and previously as Senior Group Engineer and Group Manager (Structures), having begun professional life as a Graduate Engineer with Capita. He holds a BTEC National Certificate in Civil Engineering and a Bachelor of Engineering in Civil Engineering from Coventry University.

Harding now takes on the role of Highways Market Director in Ramboll’s Birmingham office. He brings his more than 25 years of industry experience to the role, which is focused on further expanding the firm’s transport business.

Commenting on the appointment,  Alan Pauling, Senior Market Director for Transport at Ramboll in the UK, said, “We are very pleased to welcome Jon to Ramboll. His experience working at the coalface of the highways industry is testament to his depth of knowledge and understanding of the field. There is no doubt that his ability to lead a team and manage complex and multifaceted pipelines will be a valuable addition as we continue to grow our transport business.”

Harding added, “I’m thrilled to be joining Ramboll, who are recognised throughout the industry for delivering highly skilled projects. Having worked with the team on previous opportunities, I look forward to strengthening relationships with my peers and joining a collegiate company. I welcome the opportunity to contribute to Ramboll’s growth.”

Jon Harding and Adam Selvey - Ramboll

Further to this, Ramboll has sought to strengthen its presence in the built environment space, with the addition of Birmingham-based Adam Selvey as a Director. Selvey was previously a Director at WSP, a Canadian-based management and consultancy to the built and natural environment. He worked for more than eighteen years at the firm, including earlier roles of Senior Technical Director; Associate Director; Associate Electrical Engineer; and Electrical design engineer.

He also worked, between latter roles at WSP, at Faber Maunsell as a Principal Electrical Engineer for almost two years. He began his career at How Engineering Services as an Electrical design student apprentice, and is a Master of Science in Sustainable Energy Systems, having obtained his post-graduate degree from the London South Bank University. He is also a Chartered Engineer and CIBSE Member.

Selvey joins Ramboll as a Director in the firm’s Building Services team as a Design Excellence Leader. His extensive regional and international project experience will be leveraged to help the team established themselves in the market.

Commenting on the appointment, Matt Hann, Divisional Director for Building Services said, “We are delighted that Adam is joining Ramboll. He is a building services engineer with a reputation for winning and delivering large, complex and iconic projects both at home and internationally.  Adam is well respected and known to many clients and is a fantastic addition to our growing Building Services team.”