Gondolin Land & Water

Meet the Team

See below for a brief summary profile for each members of the Gondolin team.

Managing Director

Zak Ritchie

BEng(hons), MSc, C.Eng, C.WEM, MCIWEM

Zak founded Gondolin Land & Water in 2021 and has over 12 years experience providing civil engineering, hydrology and environmental assessment services. Zak is an experienced project manager and has relevant experience as an expert witness and CDM Principal Designer. 

Technical director

Stephen Donnan

MEng(hons), MSc, MCIWEM

Stephen joined in early 2022 and has significant experience in providing civil engineering, environmental and hydrological services. Stephen is an experienced project manager and is widely known for his problem solving abilities.

operations director

Lauren Lees

Lauren joined the team in 2022 and has numerous responsibilities including office management, human resources, health and safety, legal & compliance, quality assurance and more.

Technical director

Richard Lucey

MEng (Hons), GMICE

Richard is a Technical Director with Gondolin Land & Water and joined the team in August 2023. Richard specialises in the areas of Windfarm Infrastructure design, drainage and SuDS design, contracts management and construction phase support. Richard also has relevant CDM Principal Designer experience.

project hydrologist

Rose Briggs

BSc (Hons), HNC-HND

Rose became the fourth member of the Gondolin Team in 2022 and has a background in environmental science, hydrology and utilities design. Rose is also an experienced user of spatial design software such as ArcGIS and QGIS. 

engineering technician

Greig Dougary

Greig joined the company in 2022 and provides general civil engineering and CAD support to the wider team. Greig also assists the team in undertaking field work and site investigations.

Graduate environmental engineer

James MacIntosh

BSc(hons), MSc

James joined the Gondolin Team in March 2023 and specialises in the areas of geology, land quality, hydrogeology and hydrology and is an experienced user of spatial design software such as ArcGIS and QGIS. 

office dog


Finja has become a crucial part of the Gondolin team acting as office security, morale booster & vacuum cleaner.