Building Design. Integrated Services. Energy Efficient Engineering.

Learn MoreContact Us


Ryan Soames Engineering is a professional consulting engineering firm based in New York City and Point Pleasant New Jersey specializing in MEP Engineering and Energy Conservation, focusing building design, integrated building services, and energy efficient engineering.

We pride ourselves on our response to the fast-changing needs and expectations of our Clients and our inspiration is the determination by the founders to identify a way to provide world class MEP engineering services, speed and quality with the Principals concentrating on Clients, projects and teamwork. We define the scope and goals of the project early in the design and ensure that the appropriate procurement route and full project scope are understood by the team.

Please browse this website and get in touch with us to find out if we could be just the people you are looking for to help your company or project. We welcome exploratory discussions.



Hotels and Hospitality



We can work with you across the United States as required. We currently have Clients and/or projects in the following locations:

  • California

  • Connecticut

  • Georgia

  • Florida

  • Idaho

  • Illinois

  • Maryland

  • Massachusetts

  • New Jersey

  • New York

  • Pennsylvania

  • Texas

  • Virginia

  • Washington, D.C.

We also have the capability to work with you overseas and have experience in the following locations:


Africa          Asia        Australia       Caribbean       Europe and the UK


We design MEP services for infrastructure, new buildings, refurbishment and upgrade projects, with a focus on innovative, low energy solutions. We design for mixed-use projects, commercial interiors, data centers, offices, hotels, galleries, residential, retail, high-rise and more.

  • Mechanical Engineering

  • Electrical Engineering

  • Plumbing Engineering

  • Sprinkler and Fire Protection

  • Fire Alarm Engineering

  • Due Diligence Reporting

  • Building System Appraisals

  • Project and Portfolio Appraisals

  • Energy Studies and Modeling

  • LEED AP Services

  • Sustainable Design

  • Value Engineering

  • Peer Reviews

  • Low Voltage Design including IT, Audio Visual and Security Services

Ryan Soames is Engineered to maximize time spent on projects and Client relationships. Our Principals directly manage each project as a point of contact for each client and project team with a dedicated Engineering team under their direction.

Listen to Keith Moorhouse discuss the Ryan Soames Mission Statement.


Robert M. Ryan, P.E.

Robert M. Ryan, P.E.


Seasoned in multi-disciplined engineering, Bob has 49 years of experience. He has been “getting it right the first time”, designing and constructing projects in the US and from Barcelona to Kuala Lumpur

Bob’s education includes a Bachelors of Mechanical Engineering - Villanova University ’67, MBA - Seton Hall ‘71 and an Advanced Degree - NYU ’82.

Bob currently holds professional engineering licenses in New York and New Jersey and is adding more states as required for our clients and an application is pending to the NCEES to attain additional licenses when necessary.

Bob lives in New Jersey with Nanno, his wife of 50 years. He has four children and seven grandchildren. People who know Bob best will attest to his devotion to his family and work. No project will ever be left incomplete or unfinished.

In his spare time, Bob enjoys fishing at the Jersey Shore and basketball and, of course, valuable time with his family and many friends.

Paul W. Soames, P.E.

Paul W. Soames, P.E.


Paul has 25 years experience of working on a wide range of building types and sectors, leading multi-discipline Engineering teams on projects of all shapes and sizes in the US and overseas.

Paul was born and educated in London and holds a First-Class Honors Degree in Energy Engineering from London South Bank University. Paul is a registered Chartered Engineer in the UK and a member of The Energy Institute, Chartered Institute of Building Services Engineers and the American Society for Heating, Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning Engineers. In addition, Paul holds the title of International Professional Engineer with the UK Engineering Council and is a licensed Professional Engineer (P.E.) in the US.

Paul has been living in the US for 13 years and became a US Citizen in 2017. Paul lives in NJ with his wife, Dr. Jacqueline Leber and enjoys sailing and fishing at the Jersey Shore. As a sailor, Paul has ventured from the Bahamas to New York and understands what it takes to work as a team and with the elements. He knows what pushes and pulls you from your course and applies this in his work ethic, encouraging teamwork for success.

Keith Moorhouse

Keith Moorhouse


With 30 years of Finance, Administration, Project Management and Senior Executive experience, Keith brings a wealth of knowledge to the Ryan Soames management team. During his career he has had oversight of a number of construction projects, both overseas and within the USA, so brings with him a comprehensive understanding of a customer’s perspective.

Born in England, raised and schooled in Scotland (considers himself more of a Scot), Keith has first-hand experience of running Accounting, Information Technology, HR and Operations departments. He understands the importance of quality service, that is on budget, and on time.

Keith has spent many years as a C level executive in Maritime (Ships) construction and operations, where he was recognized as an authority in his field. He has been an advisor to presidential committees and has given strategic briefings to the USA intelligence agencies.

Keith has lived in New York for nearly 23 years and became a US Citizen in 2001. He lives in Westchester with his wife, Maryellen, where they have a rotating door for the six children they have between them. Fly-fishing has become his passion and Keith can often be seen wearing his waders and walking the rivers of NY and CT, a particularly good look we are told.

Bryan Cotton, LEED AP, DCEP

Bryan Cotton, LEED AP, DCEP


Bryan has +30 years’ experience of working on a wide range of building types and sectors, leading multi-discipline Engineering teams on projects of in the US and overseas; including Europe, UK, Middle East, Canada and Antarctica Bryan has a specific expertise in electrical infrastructure for large scale projects as well as media, TV, banking, legal and business critical systems fit outs. Through his years Bryan has honed the ability to think on his feet and come up with quick practical solutions in demanding situations.

Bryan was born and educated in the UK and served in the British military as a Royal Engineer for 16 years. Bryan was educated at the Royal School of Engineering in Building Services and Electrical Engineering while serving for the Royal Engineers overseas and is a Member if the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers in the UK, a Certified Data Center Design Professional (CDCDP), Data Center Energy Practitioner DCEP) and is a LEED Accredited Professional in the US.

Bryan has been living in the US for 20 years and became a US Citizen in 2002. Bryan lives in NY with his wife, Karen, and is actively involved in army veteran’s charities sailing in Long Island.

When not sailing, Bryan enjoys as good standard of rugby (having played in the British Army and being raised in the town of Rugby), fishing and watching his favorite premiership soccer team, Watford F.C.

Samuel Riviera

Samuel Riviera

Associate | Electrical Engineer

Samuel is an Electrical Engineer and Associate at Ryan Soames Engineering. Sam is responsible for the electrical engineering at Ryan Soames on a range of projects with a particular specialty in Revit and residential projects.

Sam acts as project manager as well as the lead electrical engineer on his projects, coordinating electrical with energy requirements and fire alarm design from start to finish using his 7+ years of experience in the US and overseas.

Sam was born in the US and educated in the Dominican Republic holding a degree in Electrical Engineering from the Tech Institute of Santo Domingo (INTEC). Sam also has several certifications in electronics, renewable energy and energy efficiency.

Sam lives in Fairfield, CT with his wife, Lisandra Fernandez and his young son David. Sam enjoys playing softball, watching his favorite team the New York Yankees and traveling with his family. Sam has lived in the Dominican Republic and visits family there as often as possible.

Ed Kavanagh, P.E.

Ed Kavanagh, P.E.

Associate | Mechanical Engineer

Ed is a Mechanical Engineer and Associate at Ryan Soames Engineering. Ed is responsible for the mechanical engineering at Ryan Soames on a range of projects with a particular specialty in large scale residential and restaurant projects.

Ed acts as project manager as well as the lead mechanical engineer on his projects, coordinating the mechanical systems with the other disciplines and energy requirements from start to finish using his 15+ years of experience in the US.

Ed was born in New Jersey and grew up at the Jersey Shore. Ed has a degree in Mechanical Engineering from Lehigh University and became a licensed Professional Engineer in 2010.

Ed lives in Hoboken in New Jersey with his fiancé and their dog, Guillermo. Ed has his own boat and is an active fisherman at the Jersey Shore.

Kelly Robinson

Kelly Robinson

Associate | Plumbing and Fire Protection Engineer

Kelly is a Plumbing and Sprinkler Engineer and an Associate at Ryan Soames Engineering. Kelly is responsible for the Plumbing and Fire Protection team at Ryan Soames and for the technical guidance and project delivery for our Clients.

Kelly has a broad experience base spanning his 21-year career and working on a range of projects in the private and government sectors. These projects consist of High and low rise commercial and residential buildings, restaurants, Schools, (State, City, Universities) Factories, Storage Facilities, Laboratories, Plants, Institutional and Military facilities.

Kelly is a from New York City but has lived abroad in Asia and the Middle East. His Degrees are in Mechanical Engineering Technology and Computer Aided Design From New York City Technical College. He also has Several New York University Certifications in Plumbing and Fire Protection Designs.

Acting as project manager and lead plumbing and sprinkler engineer, Kelly coordinates with the Client, Architect and other disciplines as required on his projects and Kelly’s Professionalism and Discipline in his trade carries over from his Military career in the United States Marine Corps.

Kelly lives in Brooklyn, NY with his Wife Anna and daughters Ava and Lily. Kelly enjoys Bowling, shooting pool and watching college and NFL football, traveling with family and enjoying time with friends and family.



Knowledgeable, hands-on, and pleasure to work with. Very detail orientated, with a keen vision for the grand plan

Michael Del Cioppo, Property Group Partners LLC

The solar industry is growing at such a rapid pace, it is very important to have a top quality team that understands our priorities of timing and drafting of complex engineering for every project.  Ryan & Soames Engineering has been a stellar partner of our for many years and a very trusted source for new work as well.  JD Solar Solutions is proud to be partners with their excellent and reliable team.

Damon Weiss , JD Solar Solutions

As an architect with a busy and diverse practice, I depend on many collaborators to make the complex projects I develop come together for the best results. Building systems are always an integral part of any project, so working with a responsive, sensitive and detail oriented engineer to design building systems that elegantly integrate into the design is critical to a successful project.  

I’ve worked with Paul Soames on many successful projects. He possesses the right mix of intelligence, creativity, responsiveness and attention to the big picture, and I consider him a valuable collaborator.

Blake Goble, B Space Architecture + Design, LLC



Want to discuss your project with our team?

Feel free to reach out to us using the contact information below or the form to the right.

New York:
242 West 30th Street, Suite 503
New York, NY 10001

New Jersey:
2111 Herbertsville Road
Point Pleasant, NJ 08742
Tel: 917.720.3696
Fax: 917.423.0432

383 Northfield Avenue, Suite 104
West Orange, NJ 07052
Tel: 973.731.7309

350 Lincoln Road, 2nd Floor
Miami Beach, FL 33139


New York City Location

242 West 30th Street, Suite 503
New York, NY 10001

Point Pleasant Location

2111 Herbertsville Road
Point Pleasant, NJ 08742

West Orange Location

383 Northfield Avenue, Suite 104
West Orange, NJ 07052

Florida Location

350 Lincoln Road, 2nd Floor
Miami Beach, FL 33139