RSK (Ireland) Ltd has appointed Malcolm Doak - a contaminated-land
and waste law specialist and hydrogeologist - as Associate
Director for Ireland.
"We are pleased Malcolm has taken on this role, because
we think he will fit in very well into the RSK culture
and consider he will be a major influence in making
our business in Ireland a success" - said RSK Group
deputy chairman Peter Witherington (SiLC).
A hydrogeologist by training, Malcolm is a recognised expert
in contaminated land, waste and groundwater issues in Ireland
and has published widely on the multifaceted subject. His
other areas of expertise include environmental due diligence,
environmental impact and liability assessments.
In addition to working as a technical director for RPS, Malcolm
has had stints as a contaminated land and landfill inspector
at the EPA, a project manager for Dames & Moore (now part
of URS) and as an eco-hydrologist with Duchas.
He is currently sitting examinations to become Ireland's
first accredited Specialist in Land Condition (SiLC).
"RSK has the culture to innovate" - said Malcolm.
"From my point of view, it is a consultancy for professional
scientists to provide a full and accurate service to the environmental
sector in Ireland - which is what appeals to me.
"There is a distinct emphasis in RSK to continuously
improve the competence of its specialist practitioners - whether
that is in groundwater, ecology, EMS or EIA - which allows
our staff to think and approach jobs in progressive ways in
order to bring impartiality into their professional work.
This objectivity is key to serving the client's needs at an
oral hearing or across the desk from a regulator's case file
- or day to day - by trying to do the best job for all"
- he added.
"The more usual business model for the other larger
PLC consultancies practicing in Ireland - that of profit and
shareholder requirements - does not apply at RSK, since it
is a private partnership managed by its Senior Management
Team in Chester. What is key at RSK, is its obligation for
proficiency, which is not affected by the business needs of
Malcolm considers there are lots of opportunities in Ireland
for RSK to serve the environmental sector and its specialist
niche areas of the de-classification of waste to aggregate,
the groundwater aspects of the Water Framework Directive and
the economics and law of the Environmental Liability Directive.
Malcolm intends to combine the 'can do' RSK approach
with local independent specialist practitioners to meet the
needs of those larger tenders, which are habitually poorly-serviced
by the larger complex geo-engineering consultants - "so,
I am very enthusiastic about my new role".
Malcolm's contact details are -
Malcolm Doak PGeo
RSK Ireland Ltd.
Tel (Direct Dial): +353 1 477 3031
Email: [email protected]
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