Our team specialises in Light Rail Operations, having previous involvement with Sydney and Newcastle Light Rail Projects and interest expressed in the forthcoming Parramatta Project.
Richard is a Project and systems engineering Manager with over 22 years’ experience in the rail industry including within the last four years, supporting and managing in Sydney light rail. Currently, Richard is managing rails systems engineering with OPUS in Victoria and NSW. Richards’s background originates with the British army and his expert management experience has been recently involved with the creation and delivery of a comprehensive civil assets management programme which was delivered excellently and on time. Prior to that, Richard delivered interface management and wrote a number of business management plans for the Sydney light rail. Richard is particularly skilled in writing comprehensive business plans talking to the requirements of SPR’s and other key documents. Richard is also skilled within the quality space, He has conceived and created a business quality management system from the ground up, installed and used by all aspects of the light rail business it was provided for.
Richards’s expertise also encompasses Contract management, Asset management, and Change management and he has also written technical scenarios, work plans, performance targets and operating manuals, engineering assurance, quality plans and policy, for rail businesses.
Richard has also worked extensively with TfNSW in the areas of systems safety assurance and works very well with other consultants in the delivery of complex projects.
His previous 10 years was occupied with managing and delivering other large scale projects in the areas of planning, scheduling, organising, and tracking, all combined with interface management of complex organisations.
Richard has tertiary qualifications in Engineering and project management, is an excellent communicator and a people person.
His proven track record and extensive experience in the delivery of complex projects make him a natural choice for similar roles. Furthermore, his thorough understanding of bid and project management and how to drive a team through a full project lifecycle including software development and V Model and V and V are essential to serious clients.
Previous roles in Richards’s portfolio include:
Southern Cross University, Melbourne
MEM Masters of Engineering Management Current Study (Expected 2017)
Middlesex University, UK
NEBOSH General Certificate Occupational Health & Safety 2000 – 2001
Royal Electrical & Mechanical Engineers Engineering College, UK Armed Forces (ARMY)
1989-1990 City & Guilds 381 in Motor Vehicle Craft Studies, parts 1, 2 & 3
1990-1992 City & Guilds 236 in Electrical Installation Work, parts 1, 2 & 3 “C Course”
Prince 2 Foundation & Practitioner Course 2014 –
AIPM Reg PM Certification: 2016 Under Assessment
MAIPM Member, Australian Institute of Project Management
AMIRSE Associate Member Institution of Railway Signal Engineers
AIAM Associate Member Institute of Asset Management
Mark’s experience includes commissioning of depots substations, track infrastructure and rolling stock, install and qualification of high volume manufacturing equipment to PM programs and Wafer fabrication in very large corporations. He holds white card, Cat 1 medical, RISI and has completed light rail general induction.
With a proven track record of working and delivering to tight deadlines, Mark is strong team player with excellent communication skills, both written and oral.
July 2015 to October 2016
GM Asset Management Transdev Sydney Light Rail,
Appointed GM of asset management in the Operations and Maintenance(O&M) of the Transdev led PPP for Sydney light rail on uptake of the PPP award to Transdev in July 2015
February 2013 to July 2015.
Chief Engineer, Sydney light rail
December 2011 to February 2013
Manager: Engineering Maintenance and Business improvement, Luas B1 extension
December 2009 to 2010
Test and Commissioning Engineer, Luas B1 extension
May 2006 to 2009
New Projects, infrastructure Interface /Contracts Manager with Veolia transport,
The Dublin Luas Tram system operator.
College of Technology – Bolton Street, Dublin
Honours Diploma in Mechanical Production Engineering, Distinction
Certificate in Mechanical Engineering