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Expert in Rail Accident and Incident Investigation

Expert ID: 728842 United Kingdom

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Expert is a competent Permanent Way Engineer with over 35 years’ experience in the Rail Industry. His rail experience and up-to-date knowledge of current legislation and industry standards covers all aspects of track design, installation, maintenance, renewal, quality assurance and condition assessment.
Expert's experience includes investigation and examination of the circumstances,responsibilities and liabilities on behalf of a client's Loss Adjuster following the derailment of a freight train The conclusions of his report aligned with the investigation findings later published by the RAIB inspectorate. This work included framing the client’s response to the various other parties witness statements and reviewing repair costs to minimise potential liability.
Expert has also investigated the causes of rapid vehicle wheel tread wear and rail head loss on a particular route and produced a report for the infrastucture owner and the Train Operating Company parties involved. The issues associated with the accelerated wear patterns were removed when Expert's report recommendations were implemented.


Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1987 Degree: HNC Subject: Civil Enginnering Institution: Glasgow Caledonian University

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2010 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Principal Consultant Department: Rail Responsibilities: Expert is currently the Principal Permanent Way Engineer for a major Consultancy in Melbourne and is responsible for mentoring and guiding a small group of senior and junior design engineers working on major rail projects in Victoria and other states.
Years: 2009 to 2010 Employer: ARC Title: Principal Consultant Department: Rail Responsibilities: Expert provided clients with a variety of services including Expert Witness (Garwyn Group), Senior Rail Advisor (Transport Scotland) and Senior Track Project Engineer (Network Rail).

Government Experience

Years Agency Role Description
Years: 2009 to 2009 Agency: Transport Scotland Role: Senior Advisor Description: Expert provided Transport Scotland’s Head of Rail Technical Services with an expert level of rail engineering experience and knowledge, delivering a series of detailed reviews of individual track design proposals collectively known as the Edinburgh to Glasgow Improvement Project (EGIP). Expert's reviews of the proposed track layouts were considered invaluable by the client and involved an in-depth examination of each of the various possible track layout design options proposed for each location. Each design option was considered in terms of its overall design compliance, feasibility, constructability, maintainability and cost to determine which would eventually be adopted as the optimum design solution.

International Experience

Years Country / Region Summary
Years: 2003 to 2003 Country / Region: Denmark Summary: Expert was Asset Condition Survey Team Leader responsible for on-site assessment of existing track condition and proposals for the future renewals and maintenance strategy within the DNRA network.
Years: 2008 to 2009 Country / Region: Australia Summary: Expert was a key player in the Civil, Rail & Structural Group delivering major rail infrastructure projects. He provided lead technical expertise, mentoring and support to the track engineering design team to deliver the planning, design and execution of projects within budget and on schedule.

Language Skills

Language Proficiency
French Expert is able to communicate using basic French language skills.

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