Mechanical and building services team

Our consultancy professionals are experienced, results-orientated problem-solvers dedicated to finding the best solution to fit every challenge and tailored to our client’s needs. We adopt a can-do culture and avoid a ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach when more innovative thinking is required.

If you’d like to discuss any current or future project, please get in touch.

Combining in-depth knowledge and understanding across all disciplines with years of practical expertise, a diversity of backgrounds from design to operations, robust processes, and streamlined procedures, our team’s client-focused, flexible approach achieves precise results and successful outcomes.

Seán McKirdy

Director – Mechanical Engineering

About Seán

Seán joined R B Plant Construction in January 2017 as Senior Projects Mechanical Engineer. In 2018 Seán was invited to join the Board of Directors of RB Plant Construction Limited.

Seán has over 15 years industry experience working in various roles (including project management) within multidisciplinary teams. Following a mechanical services engineering apprenticeship, Seán has worked within the Rail Safety, Oil & Gas and Metals Industries.
Seán is an experienced (PRINCE 2 Practitioner Certified) project manager and has been responsible for numerous £m projects. Projects undertaken to date have included top-tier COMAH operator’s sites and involvement with all relevant statutory authorities including HSE, EPA, etc.

As a Chartered Mechanical Engineer Seán typically undertakes the following:

  • Strategic planning of projects.
  • Design of HVAC and Process systems.
  • Design & Specification of Equipment including hoists, cyclones, pumps, agitators, mixers, tanks, vessels, pipework and fittings etc.
  • Co-ordination of disciplines on multi-million pound projects.
  • Preparation of Tender Enquiry Documents and Bid Adjudication.
  • Planning, Resourcing and Costing of Projects.
  • Preparation of Feasibility and Front End Studies.
  • Supervision of multi-disciplined design teams and site labour.
  • Witnessing of tests and commissioning of plant.
  • Client liaison.
  • Design Reviews, HAZOP’s.

Seán holds a MSc in Oil and Gas Engineering from University of Aberdeen, UK and a BEng (Hons) in Engineering from the Open University. Sean also holds a HND, DIS and DipHe from the University of Greenwich.

He is also a member of the Institute of Mechanical Engineers and is a Petrofac Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering. Seán is a STEMNET and IMechE STEM ambassador.

Seán is married with three young children; his main hobbies are snowboarding and gardening.

Simon Denniss

Managing Director

About Simon

Simon has over 30 years extensive experience and a proven track record in delivering high value, logistically complex and challenging projects to meet aggressive cost, quality, safety and timescale targets This expertise transcends a wide range of industries for prestigious clients including pharmaceutical, food, precious metals, mining, catalysts, automotive, glass, agrochemical, chemicals and fine chemicals industries on a wide range of major project engineering Design/Manage/Construction contracts.

In addition to Capital Projects, Simon’s experience includes international Business Transformation Projects where the same degree of management, planning, lateral thinking, and communication skills are necessary. Simon has also provided Project Management Consultancy to our Customers. Key to delivering successful outcomes has been Simon’s technical acumen combined with unparalleled interpersonal skills and ability to interface across a wide range of functions managing conflicting interests.

Patrick Robinson

Project Manager/ Mechanical Engineer

About Patrick

Patrick is a highly qualified and experienced Senior Mechanical Engineer who has considerable experience within across a wide range of sectors and major project engineering Design / Manage / Construction contracts.

Patrick has worked for numerous clients in the chemicals sector in addition to Blue Circle Cement and Hanson Concrete both in maintenance and project management /engineering functions.

Projects undertaken by Patrick to date have involved all latest legislation and involvement with all relevant statutory authorities including FDA, HSE, EPA, etc.

His leadership skills combined with his extensive incineration and mechanical expertise make him ideally placed to provide technical authority and project engineering delivery for any project.

Matthew Taylor

Mechanical Engineer

About Matthew

Matthew is an experienced mechanical design engineer with extensive HVAC and refrigeration knowledge. Mathew has worked within a number of different industries including marine, aerospace and metals processing. Matthew has recent experience of industrial piping system design, and structural stress analysis.

Matthew has a First-Class Honours in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Bristol.

Matthew is experienced and skilled in the following:

  • Computer-based Modelling
  • BIM being fully conversant with ISO19650 requirements
  • Failure of Materials
  • Finite Element Analysis
  • Heat Transfer

Marcus Burgess

Mechanical Engineer

About Marcus

Marcus is a highly dynamic and ambitious mechanical design engineer at RB Plant who currently holds the role of Design Office team leader. He has proven his credentials by combining his highly analytical mind and critical thinking with excellent leadership and interpersonal skills.

Marcus adopts a “lead by example” attitude which inspires and brings the best out of his team members.

As well as having attention for detail, Marcus can also address the bigger picture thereby constantly identifying and implementing opportunities to further enhance the efficacy of the design office performance. This therefore brings innovation and collaboration to our workflows to accomplish deliverables more effectively and efficiently.

Gwin Mundowa

Mechanical Engineer

About Gwin

Gwin is a Mechanical Engineer, Project Engineer, and Project Manager with a wide range of experience in numerous multi-discipline, complex projects from Product Design and Development in the automotive, oil and gas, public sector, large infrastructure and water industries.

Besides a wealth of experience, he brings strong technical aptitude coupled with good commercial acumen that is extremely well-suited to the RB Plant ethos.

Having lead cross-functional technical teams in delivering projects within time and budget, he has the strong technical aptitude and good commercial acumen fully consistent with RB Plant’s ethos.

Outside work, he enjoys walking, playing football, swimming and is a keen car enthusiast.

Cliff Ugwu

Mechanical and Project Engineer

About Cliff

Cliff is a Chartered Engineer and a member of Institute of Mechanical Engineers who has worked extensively in the oil and gas industry as a Mechanical and Project Engineer and brings experience from across oil and gas, construction, safety, and manufacturing.

He is highly experienced in using planning and project management software and tools to enhance the delivery of complex projects to meet cost, time, and quality.

He was looking for a different challenge having worked predominantly in the oil and gas Industry, and was attracted by the diverse range of industries that RB Plant serves, the experience on offer, the way the company is organically expanding, and the career opportunities and potential to develop within a forward-thinking company with a variety of high-level projects in the pipeline.

He is looking forward to managing key client project portfolios for RB Plant in the future.

To relax, he enjoys running and getting out into the countryside with his wife and 3 children.

Brian Claridge

Buildings services/HVAC engineer

About Brian

Brian has considerable and unrivalled experience in the design, installation and commissioning of building services, HVAC, LEV and utilities for Pharmaceutical (primary and secondary), Healthcare Ministry of Public Buildings, Chemical, Fine Chemical, Dairy, Paper Power industries and commercial office blocks.

He holds responsibility for undertaking building and utility services projects on a diverse range of Design/Manage/Construction projects through to completion and handover.

As well as this unparalleled expertise, Brian is a very positive and pro-active resource who applies a “can-do” attitude and fits exceptionally well into any client team. He takes a lean approach to ensure that clients get the best value for the hours invested in his expertise.

Michael Panayiotou

Mechanical Engineer

About Michael

Michael has a solid foundation of mechanical design, 3D modelling, project management including competitive bid analysis, site construction management, budgeting and providing technical support for potential and existing clients; combined with a well-developed set of problem solving, analytical and interpersonal skills.

Able to combine technical knowledge with commercial awareness, manufacturing and construction practices and methods in a diverse range of environments.

Michael is both focused and has a result orientated work ethos. A strong team player and leader able to maximise team resource to achieve the best results, that also works well individually with own initiative and drive to achieve results.

The above attributes have enabled Michael to complete projects to specification, safety standards and within time and budget constraints.