Richard Valenta

Richard Valenta

Ing (Master Eng) CEng MICE

Director, Highways

Richard Valenta is a chartered civil engineer with 25 years’ experience on highways, railways, bridges, drainage structures and tunnel projects. He has extensive experience in project management, project coordination, business development, team leadership, drainage design and highway design on large multidisciplinary schemes as well as on local road projects, urban projects and development projects. Richard has worked on the projects in Australia, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Ireland, Kenya, Moldova, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, UK, Ukraine and the Czech Republic.

Richard joined Rendel in September 2013 as Assistant Director for Highways, having previously worked as a principal/senior civil engineer on major highways and infrastructure projects - from the feasibility studies to the detailed design stage, including M25 DBFO Widening, A876 Upper Forth Crossing and M1 Widening in the United Kingdom, N9 Phase 3 Kilcullen to Carlow in Ireland, M4 Managed Motorway in Australia and King Abdulaziz International Airport (KAIA) in Saudi Arabia.

Recently, Richard has worked on several predominantly government or IFI-funded projects in Europe, Africa and Asia.

Project Experience

High Speed Rail Project

United Kingdom

This is a UK government-backed scheme to construct a second-high speed railway project.

M05 Kiev-Odessa Road Rehabilitation

Kiev/Odessa, Ukraine

Part of the key Pan-European Corridor IX, funded by the EBRD, the largest financial investor in Ukraine

Moldova roads Technical Audits


Moldova's road network totals about 16,800km, of which less than 10 per cent was in good to fair condition in 2006, according to the World Bank.

Governance and Infrastructure Improvement under City Governance Project for Targeted Five City Corporations

Chittagong, Comilla, Gazipur, Narayanganj and Rangpur, Bangladesh

JICA-funded Governance and Infrastructure Improvement (GII) Project as a part of the City Governance Project.