Ben Warner joins Mott MacDonald's Irish infrastructure wing

21 December 2021 2 min. read
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Engineering consultancy Mott MacDonald has appointed Ben Warner as a Project Principal. Based in Dublin, Warner joins the firm’s integrated transport business.

Commenting on his appointment, Ben Warner remarked, “I am delighted to have joined Mott MacDonald’s integrated transport business. I look forward to helping to demonstrating the wide range of transport planning and economics capabilities that we can bring to the Irish market.”

Project Ireland 2040 is the Irish Government’s long-term overarching strategy for the social, economic and cultural development for the country. The €116 billion plan involves notable developments to the national infrastructure to improve connectivity for businesses and citizens – including the country’s rail network and roadways.

Ben Warner joins Mott MacDonald's Irish infrastructure wing

As the plan increases demand for engineering consultants who can help deliver Project Ireland 2040’s goals, Mott MacDonald has strengthened its offering with the arrival of Warner. He added that while the project’s “major new investments in transport infrastructure” needed to be supported “by best-in-class analysis”, he was confident that Mott MacDonald was “ready to meet this challenge.”

Mott MacDonald has been operational in Ireland for over 55 years, developing its business into a multidisciplinary operation, and one of the largest engineering consultancies in the country, in that time. Working from the firm’s Dublin office, Warner will help further expand the firm’s transport portfolio in Ireland.

Originally from the UK, Warner spent over a decade working across the UK Government as part of the Government Economic Service. More recently, he spent five years with EY, where he was a senior member of the economics advisory practice and led the consultancy’s transport economics teams. During his time with the Big Four firm, Warner oversaw the development of a new approach to cost/benefit analysis modelling and also developed a novel approach to assessing the residential market in Ireland, based on spatial mapping.