John Mullen joins Ramboll to head UK energy team

05 July 2021 1 min. read
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John Mullen has been appointed to front the UK arm of Ramboll’s global energy business. He arrives with a quarter-century of expertise from roles across the utilities sector.

“With almost every UK organisation in the public and private sector transitioning to net zero, I am looking forward to growing the business to support our clients through every aspect of their journey, from energy master planning to project development and delivery,” Mullen said on his new challenge. “With such a strong record of innovative projects across offshore wind, battery storage, carbon capture, hydrogen and district heating, Ramboll is well positioned to support the UK’s green transition.”

He takes on the position of Head of Department – District Energy & Country Marketing Director. As well as fronting Ramboll’s UK arm of its 1,600-strong global energy business, this will see Mullen assume departmental responsibility for the UK District Energy team.

John Mullen joins Ramboll to head UK energy team

He joins Ramboll having spent the last 13 years with energy provider and asset company SSE, serving latterly as Director of Asset Management. Taking responsible for the safety, performance and lifetime optimisation of all assets and facilities, including a private water business, generation plants, and one of the largest private networks in the UK, he helped drive multi-million pound growth for SSEs Distributed Energy group.

Speaking on his appointment, Philippa Spence, Ramboll’s UK Managing Director, said, ”Ramboll’s Energy business has been growing, and with the continued momentum on decarbonising the UK’s energy sector we are thrilled to welcome someone of John’s calibre to lead our ambitious growth in the UK.”

Mullen will be based in Ramboll’s Edinburgh office. Ramboll’s UK energy business is responsible for many high-profile energy projects, including the Moray East Offshore Wind Farm in Scotland and the district heat network at Clyde Gateway in Glasgow.