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RBA is an independent Engineering Consultancy company, formed in 1990.

Our head office is in Colwyn Bay, North Wales, but we operate throughout the United Kingdom. Our biggest asset is our people and we are passionate about continuously developing the skills of all our employees and empowering them to achieve their goals.

All of our senior team are passionate about sustainable and innovative solutions, working closely with our client staff to combine experience, innovation and capacity to deliver. They have a great track record of delivering ground-breaking complex projects on time and within budget to local and central government, other public sector bodies, and a wide range of small and large private sector companies. Meet the senior team:

David Ellis MSc BEng CEng MICE – Managing Director

David is a Chartered Civil Engineer with over 20 years’ experience in the construction industry. He has a vast knowledge of highways and infrastructure design, drainage design, earthworks, foundations and superstructure design in all main structural materials.  Outside of work David tries to play cricket in the summer months and watches Chester FC try to play football in the winter months.

John Mooney – Director – Transport Consultancy

John is a managing consultant with over 36 years of operations, strategy and change management, and has a track record of achievements in the bus and rail industry, local and national government, and consultancy field. He has a detailed knowledge of the UK transport sector, including legislation, funding, governance, procurement and operations. Away from the office, he is a keen golfer and follows the steady decline of Tranmere Rovers.

David Wallace – Regional Director

David is a highly experienced consultant with a career spanning over 40 years in railway engineering, management and operations. He has an enviable knowledge of both heavy rail and urban metros together with a sound track record of change management and creating business efficiency.  A Chartered Civil Engineer he has extensive knowledge and experience of concrete slab track.  Outside work David is a keen golfer, supporter of Hamilton Academical Football Club and is passionate about classic cars.

Barry Whitehead – Director – Digital Communications

Barry is an accomplished Engineer and Network Rail CRE. He has a great track record in delivering complex system engineering projects from Automatic Ticketing and Gates to OLE SCADA specification, developing strategies to ensure contract success within the Rail, Construction and Oil & Gas sector. He also specialises in project lifecycles from conception to completion. Barry always adopts a consultative, analytical and solution orientated approach to multi-functional, multi-disciplined internal and external stakeholders.

Reasons To Choose RBA

  • A Personal Service
  • Reputation for delivery
  • Innovative leaders
  • Subject matter experts
  • Advanced technologies
  • Flexible, meeting your needs