Ramboll has appointed Johnny Ojeil as head of transport planning.
The highly-regarded transport planning professional joins Ramboll following a 33-year long career with Arup.
With extensive experience in transport and infrastructure planning, public transport, traffic engineering/planning and highway engineering, Ojeil has worked both in the UK and overseas on major multi-modal studies including master-planning for numerous authorities and developers in Europe, Middle East, Africa and the Far East.
Recently, he contributed as part of a team working on the Commonwealth Games, serving as project director responsible for the delivery of a series of projects related to accessibility planning and modelling work.
He has also worked extensively with Luton and Birmingham airports, with national clients such as Tesco, as well as sports organisations including Reading Football club. Internationally, he has delivered work as part of the JASPERS framework for the European Investment Bank and with EBRD on a series of projects. He has also led on EU multi country projects in the MENA region.
Ojeil is a Fellow at the Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation and ex Midland’s region chair, and an elected council member for the Association of European Transport (AET), where he also chairs the Aviation Committee.
With a rich and varied career, he has been delighted to give back through his close ties with the University of Birmingham for 10 years as a senior honorary lecturer, and industrial advisory board member for their MSc road planning and management course.
Dan Harvey, executive director for transport at Ramboll UK, said: “The breadth and depth of our transport division has seen significant growth in recent years, and Johnny’s appointment marks the next phase in the growth for a significant transport planning and smart mobility team in the UK.
“With the growing importance of resilient societies and liveability, Johnny and his team will support our multidisciplinary teams in the development of successful mobility in urban environments and on large scale infrastructure in the UK and overseas”.
Johnny Ojeil said: “I am delighted to be taking on the UK transport planning lead role at Ramboll. The organisation has a lot of UK and international expertise in smart mobility and transport planning, and I am looking forward to expanding Ramboll’s UK capabilities and team in an environment that has a strong focus on people.”