Engineering consultancy Ramboll opens office in Minneapolis

29 August 2018 Consulting.us

Danish engineering and design consultancy Ramboll has opened a new office in Minneapolis. Todd Renville joins the new office as a principal, while Shauna Dallmer joins the existing Houston office as a principal.

Copenhagen-based Ramboll is one of the largest global engineering and design consultancies, with revenues over $2 billion last year. Founded in 1945, the firm employs 13,000 people globally, with a strong presence in the Nordics, UK, North America, Europe, the Middle East, and Asia Pacific. Ramboll works across the areas of Transport, Planning & Urban Design, Buildings, Water, Energy, and Environment & Health.

The Danish professional services firm started operating in the US in 1982, and has since grown to have dozens of offices across the country, from Portland, Maine to Portland, Oregon. Now, the consultancy has opened a new office in Minneapolis, Minnesota, adding Todd Renville as a principal at the new location. Ramboll has also added Shauna Dallmer as a principal at its Houston, Texas office.

Todd Renville boasts decades of consulting experience in hydrogeology, property redevelopment, due diligence, and environmental construction management, among other areas. He is an expert in construction operations and contractor compliance oversight, with additional experience in water-based construction, erosion control, and invasive aquatic wildlife/vegetation.

Engineering consultancy Ramboll opens office in Minneapolis

Before joining Ramboll, Renville was a vice president and principal environmental scientist at engineering consultancy giant AECOM. Before that, he was principal environmental scientist at URS, which was acquired by AECOM in 2014. Prior to that, Renville was a Regional Manager at EnecoTech Midwest. He started his career as a hydrogeologist at Groundwater Technology.

He holds an MBA from the University of St. Thomas, as well as a BS in geology from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.

Meanwhile, Shauna Dallmer, a professional engineer with decades of experience in process and environmental engineering/consulting, will join Ramboll’s Houston office. She has deep expertise in delivering multidisciplinary project services that cover entire project lifecycles, partnering with owners, investors, and engineering firms. Dallmer has extensive knowledge related to federal and state environmental regulations.

Prior to joining Ramboll, Dallmer was a Senior Project Manager with TITAN Engineering. In her new role, she will lead a newly assembled team serving the chemical and oil & gas clients in the Greater Houston Area and beyond.

“We’re excited that Shauna and Todd chose to join us,” said Allan DeLorme, Americas President of Ramboll’s Environment & Health business. “Their addition brings us closer to clients in key geographies in the US and bolsters our bench strength in multiple service lines.”

The engineering firm also announced the opening of a new Mexico City office. The new location will be led by veteran consultant Ivette Catalán León.

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US tech consultancy Slalom to open Manchester office

19 April 2019 Consulting.us

Slalom is on the move again, this time expanding its UK footprint. The American tech consulting firm has announced plans to open a Manchester office in which it will employ 200 staff by 2025. The firm, which opened a London office in 2014, was formerly known as Slalom Consulting until a 2015 rebranding.

The announcement of the Manchester move follows a January relocation of its more than 700 Chicago-based employees from its office in Chicago’s Prudential Plaza to Aon Center, the third-tallest building in the city. Slalom’s previous space at Prudential was separated between floors, causing inconvenience. The new space at Aon is a marked improvement, in addition to the sheer size difference, with the move nearly doubling the firm’s floor space. The space will also utilize hoteling (scheduled workspaces), project-based workspace, and flexible areas for events and education. Slalom also expanded into Canada in 2016, opening an office in Toronto.

Paul Squire, managing director of Slalom’s London location, will head up the Manchester office. “I’m excited about working with our clients in the North West of England, helping them to deliver people-centric change, bring strategic solutions to life, and ultimately, to love their future,” he said.

Slalom has been one of Fortune 100’s “Best Companies to Work For” for four consecutive years, and has partnerships with powerhouse organizations including Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud, Microsoft, Salesforce, and Tableau. It employs more than 6,500 people in 29 offices across North America and the UK.US tech consultancy Slalom to open Manchester office“Manchester is a city of digital enterprise with a wide range of strengths across industries including manufacturing, healthcare, utilities and consumer services; which perfectly complements Slalom’s breadth of expertise,” Dave Williams, UK Country Managing Director, said. "We're looking forward to collaborating with clients to shape their internal capabilities, building a team and investing in the local community."

“Greater Manchester is a hotbed for collaboration and innovation, making it the ideal location for pioneering businesses like Slalom. There are strong complementarities between Slalom and Greater Manchester’s efforts to collaborate with companies going through digital transformation and supporting them to grow within the region. Establishing operations within one of Europe’s largest digital and technology clusters will provide the consultancy firm with ample opportunities to join forces with the rapidly increasing number of world-leading brands that are choosing Manchester,” Tim Newns, chief executive of Manchester’s inward investment agency, added.

In December 2018, the firm launched Slalom Build, a software and tech product “Build-as-a-service” offering that enables companies to build cloud-native software and tech products. While Slalom is headquartered in Seattle, Slalom Build centers can currently be found in Boston, Charlotte, Chicago, Denver, and Toronto.