Director for Ports and Marine at Ramboll and a marine Civil Engineer with more than 20 years experience in marine civil engineering. Nick Clarke leads the Ports and Coastal
Marine division for maritime and coastal projects that specialises in the planning, consenting and design of waterfront developments, cruise and RoRo terminals, container and bulk terminals, marinas, shipyards, oil & gas and offshore wind ports. He is a Chartered Civil Engineer, a Chartered Environmentalist and a Chartered Water and Environmental Manager who has been responsible for the design of waterfronts, ports, harbours, breakwaters, and innovative marine structures in the UK and overseas, that include for example the floating Cruise Liner Terminal in Liverpool, the conservation of Hastings Pier, waterfronts within three UNESCO World Heritage sites and has been responsible for the design of many of the recent significant coastal and marine developments around the Solent region.
He is a guiding figure in Ramboll’s global ports environmental and engineering project portfolio, which has projects across the UK, Baltic, Mediterranean, Middle East, Africa, Asia and the South Seas. He has particular expertise in the design of submerged bridge foundations and floating structures, and has been called as an Expert Witness in maritime cases.
Nick Clarke has undertaken research in the fields of physical and computational modelling of waves, physical modelling of wave loads on Single Layer armour units, and research in Computational Fluid Dynamics primarily concerned with emulating the forces and pressures exerted by breaking waves and wave slam forces on structures.
Nick is passionate about achieving end-user satisfaction and challenging engineers to carefully and productively manage stakeholders, consider buildability and whole project cost, mitigate construction risk, maximise client return on investment and deliver their projects on budget and to time.