Mike Birch joins Ramboll as head of rail in the UK

Mike Birch has joined Ramboll as head of rail in the UK.

Ramboll has appointed Mike Birch as UK head of rail. He will lead Ramboll’s continued growth in the rail sector, building on successful appointment to the Network Rail design services framework and the company’s role on the digital rail programme on the East Coast Line, as well as a strong portfolio of work on HS2. 

Birch has over 27 years experience in the infrastructure sector covering design, maintenance and management within both the private and public sector, creating and leading large multi-disciplinary teams and delivering business and project solutions from concept through to completion. 

He joins Ramboll from Capita Infrastructure where he was head of rail, project and cost management, following thirteen years at Halcrow, CH2M and Jacobs where he held various roles including project delivery director – highways, director of projects, development director - UK north, and head of rail – Europe. 

Dan Harvey, transport director for Ramboll in the UK, said: “I am delighted to welcome someone of such high calibre to our team. Our transport business continues to grow and Mike’s strong leadership and relationship skills, together with his technical expertise, will be crucial in helping to accelerate further growth.” 

Birch looked forward to his new role, and said: “These are very exciting times as infrastructure investment continues to be a priority for the UK government. Following recent key wins the rail market presents many opportunities for growth by focusing on delighting our clients, utilising our expertise both in the UK and internationally.”

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