Ramboll expands environment and health division with six new staff

Ramboll's Rob Steer.

Global engineering, design and consultancy company Ramboll has announced six new senior hires in its environment and health practice following a year of significant growth. Joining the compliance, strategy and transaction practice (CST) as a principal in Manchester is Rob Steer, while Dr Richard Bewley has been appointed as senior managing consultant within site solutions in Manchester. 

Joining the team from ERM, Steer has over 26 years of experience in delivering support in safety and risk management, particularly in the energy sector. With 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.

Dr Richard Bewley, joining from AECOM, brings over 35 years’ worth of experience in in-situ and ex-situ soil and groundwater remediation, particularly in the practical application of environmental microbiology and chemistry for soil and groundwater clean-up. He is a globally recognised expert in the contaminated land community with over 50 publications in his field and is widely known for his work on remediating chromium contamination. He advises clients across a range of sectors, particularly industrial and manufacturing, chemicals and pharmaceuticals, and oil and gas. He is a recognised expert in the contaminated land community.

In addition, Ramboll has also announced that Richard Wood and Jeffrey Franklin have been appointed as senior managing consultant and managing consultant of Ramboll’s CST practice in Leeds and London respectively and Graham Harker and Dr Philip Rogers join as senior managing consultants in Birmingham’s air quality team and London’s impact assessment team as ecology and biodiversity team lead respectively.

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.

“Richard is a recognised expert in his field. Having someone with his reputation and calibre within the business reinforces our position as a global leading environmental and health consulting business. We are also extremely pleased to have alongside Richard, Jeffrey, Philip and Graham joining us. With considerable expertise in their respective areas, they will all be incredibly valuable members of our team.”  

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