Ramboll opens office in New York City
James Bellew and Richard Baldwin have joined the firm to support its New York Metropolitan Area operations, including the establishment of a New York City office just a short walk from Pennsylvania Station. Ramboll has a long history serving a large client base in the area from the legal, commercial, real estate, development and redevelopment sectors. The city is a nexus for other hallmark Ramboll markets, including Water, Urban Planning, Liveable Cities and Energy, which Ramboll is bringing to the US following the December 2014 acquisition of ENVIRON. In addition to the traditional Environment & Health services that the company has provided to this market for many years, Ramboll has its eye on supporting New York City’s sustainability goals – especially in the areas of energy and climate resiliency, where the company has projects underway, as well as urban planning and long-term liveability.
A Senior Managing Consultant, Mr. Bellew has designed, estimated and managed large-scale investigation and remediation projects of up to $25 million across the Tri-State area, including preparation of design drawings, bid specifications and bid packages. He has provided program design and construction management of demolition and renovation projects requiring management of asbestos-containing materials and polychlorinated biphenyls. He has extensive experience in bedrock, soil and groundwater investigation with a focus on remedial design and implementation. His experience also includes Phase I Environmental Site Assessments and Phase II Environmental Site Investigations, development of conceptual site models, site characterization, CEQR Actions, environmental permitting, environmental compliance reports,remedial design and implementation.
A Principal Consultant, Mr. Baldwin has nearly 30 years of experience in the region, with particular expertise in storm resiliency, storm recovery and remedial actions, flood-event evaluation and waterway studies. He has led Hurricane Sandy recovery operations and post-Sandy resiliency projects, most notably the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Rebuild by Design competition. His background includes assessing environmental impacts of recreational, residential and retail properties; investigating and remediating active and inactive landfills; conducting building material surveys; and evaluating indoor air quality at complex private and public facilities. He has extensive experience with Long Island’s federally designated sole-source drinking water aquifer system. Mr. Baldwin is a licensed Professional Geologist in New York and Pennsylvania and an American Institute of Professional Geologists Certified Professional Geologist.
A new Principal Consultant in Amherst, Massachusetts, Colleen Burgess has more than 20 years of experience in mathematical modelling of population dynamics, epidemiology and ecology for the US Federal Government, industry, academia and global health organizations to guide public policy. Ms. Burgess has served as an invited expert on modelling infectious disease for the World Health Organization, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and the International Vaccine Institute. She also serves as a student mentor and guest lecturer in the application of mathematical methods to biology, ecology and epidemiology at Arizona State University.
Based in Durango, Colorado, Senior Managing Consultant Paul Nazaryk brings to the firm three decades of experience providing strategic regulatory compliance and permitting support to clients within the manufacturing, mining and oil and gas industries. He offers expert guidance on major statutory programs, including the Resource Conservation & Recovery Act (RCRA), the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation & Liability Act (Superfund), the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the Clean Water Act (CWA) and the Clean Air Act (CAA). Mr. Nazaryk has conducted more than 200 environmental health and safety audits in 35 states, and has assisted clients in developing corporate environmental management systems that were successfully registered to the ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 standards.
A new Principal in Seattle, Washington, Robert Newman has 30 years of consulting experience assisting global organizations in the assessment and implementation of environment, health and safety (EHS) management systems, compliance assurance and risk management programs, sustainability and social management initiatives, performance monitoring and reporting, and design and implementation of computer-based EHS applications. Mr. Newman has been engaged in numerous corporate efforts to design and deliver operations-focused programs that integrate EHS excellence and reliability into high-risk activities. Throughout his career he has helped companies co-design and execute performance improvement programs, as well as improve EHS operational performance by better understanding the risks their businesses face.
A new Principal in Irvine, Leo Rebele brings expertise in environmental site investigation, litigation, remediation, environmental permitting and natural resource management. He has extensive experience in the private sector, such as ports and harbors, renewable energy, residential and commercial/industrial development and brownfields. Prior to joining Ramboll, Mr. Rebele held leadership positions in environmental services for a large international consultancy. Mr. Rebele also served as part of an executive team developing, marketing and implementing guaranteed fixed-price remediation strategies, and managing environmental liabilities on behalf of commercial and industrial developers of contaminated properties.
“We are very excited about these developments,” said Frank Marrazza, the firm’s Americas Division President. “These individuals enhance the expertise and excellence we can offer to clients in some of our core, foundational service lines—which frequently position us at the intersection of science, business and policy. And our New York City office will open doors to more work in this vibrant market and serve as a critical anchor for the hallmark services that Ramboll is introducing to the US.”