Ramboll hires airfield infrastructure team

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Engineering, design and consultancy company Ramboll continues to expand its aviation capability in the UK, hiring five airfield infrastructure experts.

All five hires previously worked together at Jacobs Engineering Group and bring with them extensive sector experience, having worked on the design and build of projects for multiple key airfield contractors.

The team, which will be primarily based in Ramboll’s Chester office, will focus on developing and extending Ramboll’s design and build airfield infrastructure capability in the UK, with an emphasis on supporting the company’s growing Ministry of Defence/Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO) capability. Ramboll’s presence in the UK aviation sector continues to grow, thanks to project wins at key UK airports such as Heathrow and Stansted.

“The arrival of this fully formed team will provide an immediate boost to our capabilities in the aviation sector. It’s an exciting time for Ramboll’s aviation team, especially in the UK. Our civil aviation business continues to grow, while our position on the DIO frameworks is generating a stream of new business at military sites. This has not gone unnoticed in the sector, meaning we are increasingly able to attract the best talent,” said Matthew Pierpoint, global spearhead director for aviation at Ramboll.

The five-strong team includes Martin Smith, an airfield infrastructure specialist with over 30 years’ experience in the aviation industry. Ian Stevenson, also an airfield infrastructure specialist, joins as chief engineer, with over 25 years’ experience. Richard Ward, a military and civil airfield infrastructure specialist with over 12 years’ experience, joins as principal engineer. Adding to the team’s skillset is Chris Stanley who joins Ramboll as senior technician, with a focus on engineering design, 3D modeling, CAD and BIM skills in the airfield infrastructure space. The team is completed by airfield infrastructure technician, Sam Parker.

Newly appointed airfield director Smith said, “Ramboll has placed huge belief in our team, as well as demonstrating confidence and commitment to the development of their airfield infrastructure capability. I’m very much looking forward to leading the team as we work on enhancing Ramboll’s capability in the aviation sector.”

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