Ramboll expands environment and health division with six new staff

18 January 2019 Consultancy.uk 3 min. read
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Following a year of significant growth, international consultancy Ramboll has hired six new senior staff to its environment and health practice in the UK. The global engineering firm has recruited the professionals across its Manchester, Birmingham, Leeds and London offices.

Ramboll recorded 2.8% in organic growth for the year lifting total fee income to €1.44 billion by late spring 2018, while the number of employees grew slightly, from 12,497 FTEs in 2016 to 12,527 FTEs in 2017. Profitability was improved over the course of the past financial year – EBITA, a key indicator of performance, was up by 2.8% to around €83 million – a record for the Danish-based company – and EBITA margin was up by 5.8%. Following another nine months of strong growth, the consulting firm has moved to appoint a number of senior professionals, amid heightened demand.

Joining the firm's compliance, strategy and transaction practice as a Principal in Manchester, Rob Steer brings over 26 years of experience in delivering support in safety and risk management, particularly in the energy sector. Arriving from ERM, Steer has extensive expertise in offshore drilling and production, as well as in liquefied natural gas. Steer further expands Ramboll’s offering in CST and will be providing support to a wide variety of clients.

Ramboll expands environment and health division with six new staff

Also arriving in the Manchester office, Dr Richard Bewley has been hired as a Senior Managing Consultant within the locale’s site solutions team. He arrives from AECOM, bringing some 35 years of experience in in-situ and ex-situ soil and groundwater remediation. He is a globally recognised expert in the contaminated land community, with over 50 publications in the field. He advises clients across a range of sectors, particularly industrial and manufacturing, chemicals and pharmaceuticals, and oil and gas.

Fellow AECOM professional Richard Wood has also joined Ramboll, this time taking his experience to the firm’s Leeds office. Joining the compliance, strategy and transaction practice of the Yorkshire-based team, the former Environment Agency Environment and Regulatory Officer brings more than 20 years of experience in environmental regulations to the role.

Arriving at Ramboll’s Birmingham office, Graham Harker has joined the company as a Senior Managing Consultant in the firm’s air quality team. Harker joins from Peter Brett Associates, where he led that firm’s air quality discipline.

Dr Philip Rogers is an Associate Lecturer with the University of Greenwich. He has joined Ramboll as a Senior Managing Consultant in the firm’s London-based impact assessment team, in order to lead its biodiversity and ecology team.

Finally, fellow London arrival Jeffrey Franklin has been appointed as Senior Managing Consultant in Ramboll’s compliance, strategy and transaction practice there. Franklin has more than 15 years of experience providing construction health and safety risk management guidance to clients within a variety of sectors.

Commenting on the new hires, Matt Davies, UK managing director for Ramboll Environment and Health, said, “These new hires signal a period of considerable growth for Ramboll’s environmental and health division. With his extensive experience, it is great to welcome Rob on to the team, and he is in a great position to help Ramboll continue to assert itself as one of the leading environmental consultancy businesses in the market.”