Senior Design Authority Engineer, Network Rail
My current role involves the leadership and management of multiple teams to deliver complete engineering projects in the areas of signalling, Testing & Commissioning (Signalling), software development, asset management and surveying.
Leading the Signalling National Innovations Portfolio (SNIP), a portfolio of business change programmes for signalling, power, and level crossings, SNIP aims to improve the design and construction of the railway. Although primarily focussed on software (including safety-related), SNIP includes mobile apps, fitment of hardware to trains (camera, laser scanner, GNSS positional equipment etc.), development of new types of electrical systems, new business processes, and signalling and electrical hardware.
Key areas of focus / benefits: Reduce cost & timeframes; improve safety; reduce site visits; increase efficiency; automation & validation.