Jack Noble

Director MaPS MInstRE

At the tender age of 16, Jack ventured into the Army Careers Office in Lancaster, and after some discussion; testing, and one big shaky signature to join the Royal Engineers, he was committed! Several weeks and a long train journey later, he arrived at the Army Apprentice College in Chepstow, South Wales – and his life was to change completely. Completing a 2-year military Apprenticeship to become Construction Design Draughtman, his military journey began, and he was lucky enough to spend time in many parts of the world, including Gibraltar; the UK; the Falkland Islands; France; Canada; Germany; Northern Ireland; Iraq and Afghanistan.

He continued his technical studies throughout this period and in 2003, he was selected for commissioning as a Royal Engineer officer and promoted to Captain. As a newly commissioned Garrison Engineer, he was posted to Waterbeach in Cambridge and deployed on several operations to the Falkland Islands, Iraq, and Afghanistan. Often deployed as the senior engineer in theatre responsible for the welfare; discipline and guidance of the Squadron, he would deliver construction projects ranging from 3 to 8 months.

One military career highlight in 2004-5 that he remains extremely proud of was the delivery of the largest concerting project undertaken by the Corps of Royal Engineers, designing, and constructing a 9,500m3 operational airfield apron and dispersal areas for fixed-wing and fast jet aircraft using British and American engineers, to support the ongoing offensive Air Operations in Afghanistan. The project was made slightly more challenging as the build was undertaken within a live minefield, with the construction force following behind the mine clearance operation. Certainly a great way to focus the construction team!

An amazing 25 year military journey came to an end in 2007, when Jack joined Gifford Consulting Engineers, who were subsequently acquired by Ramboll, to manage the Gibraltar office. He implemented a strategic plan to grow the Ramboll Gibraltar operation, and over the next few years with the help of an amazing team, he would establish a number of design and specialist capabilities locally, providing dedicated structural; mechanical and electrical, environmental, project management and health and safety teams, able to delivery complex, multidisciplinary projects in Gibraltar and neighbouring jurisdictions.

One memorable highlight was a very successful secondment programme that was run by the Gibraltar team over several years, developing 30+ staff members across several disciplines and grades. To be part of their development was extremly rewarding. After the announcement in 2022 that Ramboll would close its office in Gibraltar, Jack was convinced that the effort, passion, and commitment shown to grow the Ramboll operation should not be lost and so with Albano, the other Founding Partner, NOSA was born.

Jack is passionate about the community and enjoys giving back whenever he can. He is currently the President of Lynx FC, a local football club in the Gibraltar National League; Secretary of the Royal Engineers Veterans Association; Vice Chairmen of the Gibraltar Cardiac Association, and the Secretary of the Gibraltar IOSH branch. He has very little spare time, but in those odd few moments, he likes to spend time with family and friends and is making an attempt to start drawing and painting again … something which he has been unable to do for the last 40 years!

Contact Info

Phone : +350 58008085
Email : jack@nosa.gi