Nuclear expert Richard Petch joins RLB

June 16, 2016.

Nuclear expert Richard Petch joins RLB

Rider Levett Bucknall (RLB) has appointed sector specialist Richard Petch as a Senior Partner in its nuclear team. He is responsible for leading the growth of the firm’s nuclear sector business.

With over 30 years’ experience in the heavy engineering, property and construction sector, Richard has spent almost half that time at senior director level in the nuclear sector.

Deryck Barton, Head of Nuclear said, ‘Richard joins RLB at an exciting time in terms of our pipeline of work and the potential market opportunities. He brings both operational and strategic vision to our business and we are delighted to welcome him on board.’

Mark Weaver, Director of RLB added, ‘RLB’s nuclear sector business has grown significantly over the last five years, and Richard’s insight and knowledge will enable us to pursue our vigorous growth strategy with considerable force.’

Background in excellence

Prior to RLB, Richard was deputy commercial director at Sellafield Ltd Nuclear Reprocessing and Decommissioning, where he was on secondment from AMEC Foster Wheeler Plc.

Previously, he had been a partner at EC Harris where he worked in oil and gas, petrochemicals, nuclear and social housing.

Of his appointment, Richard said, ‘Having worked closely with RLB at Sellafield, where I experienced the service levels and sector knowledge firsthand, I decided that it was an organisation I wanted to work with.’

‘I am excited to be part of such a vibrant, forward thinking independent organisation, where service excellence is a priority,’ he added.

Nuclear expertise

RLB has more than 30 years’ experience in the nuclear sector, providing a full range of procurement, commercial and cost management and project control services to a mixed portfolio of decommissioning and new-build organisations.

We are currently working in a number of nuclear sites and related programs of work across the UK and Western Europe, including Sellafield, LLWR and Springfields Fuels.

Download the full Nuclear Capability of RLB in the UK here.




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