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Expert in Systems Engineering, Project Management, Programme Management, Software Development

Expert ID: 730002 United Kingdom

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Expert has applied his systems engineering expertise in a wide range of information systems in the aerospace, defence and transportation sectors. He has developed and deployed innovative systems engineering processes and used these on many of the projects and systems that he has worked on. A qualified avionics engineer, Expert moved into software engineering and subsequently a number of technical and project management roles. He has selected and deployed new CASE tools and processes associated with systems and software development and provided training and consultancy to develop effective working practices in client organisations. Expert has been responsible for the specification, design, integration and testing of systems as well as the control processes associated with successful management of these activities.

Nov 2009-Present: Expert's responsible for verification and validation approval of the delivered system, as part of the Jubilee and Northern Line Upgrade Project, in respect of safety, compliance to requirements, and design performance. Sep 2009: Development of operational procedures and briefing staff for Train Control, Station Staff, Revenue Protection, Customer Services etc. in readiness for live PAYG operation on Southern Services in the Metro Area.Sep 2009: Development of operational procedures and briefing staff for Train Control, Station Staff, Revenue Protection, Customer Services etc. in readiness for live PAYG operation on Southern Services in the Metro Area. Jun 2008 – Sep 2008: Bid Manager for Dublin Metro North Control System project. System very similar to the Vancouver system described below with the addition of Line of Sight signalling coupled with block signalling in tunnel sections.Jan 2007 – Feb 2008: System includes SCADA for Traction Power, E&M and tunnel ventilation, PA system, CCTV, radio voice and data communications, telephone system, passenger information, fibre optic wide area communications over a 16 station 18Km driverless rapid transit system between Vancouver Airport and the city centre.

Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1972 Degree: BSc (Hon) Subject: Electrical and Electronic Engineering Institution: Hatfield Polytechnic

Work History

Years Employer Title Department
Years: 2000 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Owner/Principal Department:
Responsibilities:
Expert set up and owns the company to offer systems engineering and project management consultancy as a freelance engineer.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 1997 to 2000 Employer: Ascent Logic Ltd Title: Principal Consultant Department:
Responsibilities:
Training and support consultancy to client organisations in customising,deploying and using the RDD100 Computer-aided Engineering Tool.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 1990 to 1997 Employer: BAeSEMA Ltd Title: Technical Manager Department: Transportation and Logistics Systems Group
Responsibilities:
Technical and project management practice, strategy and direction within the transportation group on road, rail and air traffic control systems and projects.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 1988 to 1990 Employer: EASAMS Ltd Title: Project Technical Manager Department:
Responsibilities:
Selection and deployment of software development tools and methods. Development of new working practices for the Air Defence Command Information System project for the UK MoD.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 1985 to 1988 Employer: MEL Title: Technical Manager Department:
Responsibilities:
Led development teams on Swedish Air Defence System, UKADGE and the Martello 3D Radar Control System. Delivered and integrated the Marconi UKADGE Console software with the Mission Control System. Introduced the practice of Fagan code inspection in the company. Managed a group of 20+ software developers.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 1980 to 1985 Employer: Marconi Radar Systems Ltd Title: Software Production Manager Department:
Responsibilities:
Led development teams on Swedish Air Defence System, UKADGE and the Martello 3D Radar Control System. Delivered and integrated the Marconi UKADGE Console software with the Mission Control System. Introduced the practice of Fagan code inspection in the company. Managed a group of 20+ software developers.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 1977 to 1980 Employer: ICL Title: Communications Software Engineer Department:
Responsibilities:
Developed CORAL66 and assembler software for mainframe communications processors.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 1975 to 1977 Employer: Redifon Flight Simulation Ltd Title: Systems Engineer (Avionics) Department:
Responsibilities:
Developed flight simulator software (assembler) for Boeing 747, Lockheed L1011 and Sikorsky S61N helicopter.

International Experience

Years Country / Region Summary
Years: 2007 to 2008 Country / Region: Canada/BC Summary: Westinghouse Rail Systems Ltd. Systems Engineering and Planning Consultant for Canada Line Rapid Transit Project Communications System in Vancouver. From Nov 2007 Interim System Test and Commissioning Manager. System includes SCADA for Traction Power, E&M and tunnel ventilation, PA system, CCTV, radio voice and data communications, telephone system, passenger information, fibre optic wide area communications over a 16 station 18Km driverless rapid transit system between Vancouver Airport and the city centre.
Years: 1987 to 1987 Country / Region: Bangalore, India Summary: Provided software engineering training to Bharat Electronics Ltd on behalf of MEL.
Years: 1976 to 1976 Country / Region: Hong Kong Summary: Completed site commissioning of Lockheed L1011 (Tristar) simulator Area Navigation System on behalf of Redifon Flight Simulation Ltd.
Years: 1973 to 1975 Country / Region: Adelaide, South Australia Summary: Communications Engineer for South Australian Railways. Various telephony projects, including a design of a 12 channel VHF radio link across the Spencer Gulf.

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
BCS
AOE
PMI
INCOSE
Licenses / Certifications
C Eng
CITP

Additional Experience

Expert Witness Experience
Apr 2013 – Present: Providing expert advice and consultancy on investigating alleged illegal copying of a software product used to administer medical insurance schemes in South Africa.
Dec 2011 - April 2012: Party Appointed Expert Witness, on behalf of the defendants as to whether an e-commerce template web site supplied by Pinpoint Systems complied with the contract between the parties in the case.
Jul 2006 – Dec 2006: Technical Expert Witness in software system supply dispute. Case settled following mediation.
Oct 2003 - Oct 2004: Programme management expert witness in a major (£60M) Information Systems arbitration instructed on behalf of the respondent. Provided expert opinion and reports on delay and other project and programme management issues. Also addressed issues of requirements management and variations to contract as causes of delay. Assisted counsel in case preparation and opening statements. Case settled day before hearing was due to start.
Mar 2001 - Apr 2002: System and software development expert witness instructed on behalf of the claimant. Provided expert opinion and reports on system design and development issues and practice, and also on project management issues. Case settled in court.
Training / Seminars
Expert has delivered a number presentations and papers on systems and software engineering.
He has also delivered standard DOORS user training courses on behalf of Telelogic Ltd, as well as RDD-100 standard and customised training for clients on behalf of Ascent Logic Ltd.
Vendor Selection
Expert has been responsible for COTS and bespoke selection for a number of systems projects in the transportation industry, including CCTV, Public Address, Data Network and SCADA systems and equipment.
He has managed a number of subcontractors for provision of bespoke software and hardware subsystems.
Marketing Experience
Expert has direct experience of the aerospace and defence systems sector including radar, military surveillance, command, communication and control systems. He managed and developed the requirement specifications for procurement for a major air traffic control system in the UK. More latterly, Expert has been involved in major new communications systems build and upgrade programmes in the rail industry, and has provided consultancy in the extension of smart card technology (Oyster Card) on National Rail services in the Greater London Area.
Other Relevant Experience
Expert is able to provide consultancy across the whole systems and software development lifecycle as well as general project and programme management practice.
In addition, he provides expertise in associated practices such as configuration management and change control, earned value techniques and delay analysis.

Fields of Expertise

CASE tool, communication system engineering, computer-aided engineering, critical path method, design process, engineering project management, information system, information technology engineering, project management, project management software, software engineering, software engineering systems design, software project management, system design, systems engineering, development management, Primavera P6, delay claim analysis, organizational project management maturity model, project finance, control system engineering, test engineering, instrumentation engineering, project appraisal, schedule analysis, compliance analysis, telecommunications outside plant engineering, general contractor, gap analysis, mentoring, project execution planning, software conversion, project review, Source Code Control System, aerospace electronics science, computer-aided engineering software, project assessment, integrated product team, engineering specification, Lotus Notes, Advanced Integrated Electronic Warfare System, reliability analysis, source code, life-cycle cost, software engineering process standard, proposal writing, software development environment, software selection, system analysis, fault tolerance, Microsoft Project Manager, resource planning, project planning software, engineering change control, structured analysis, computer-aided software engineering, computer engineering, software system development, feasibility study, specification documentation process, reverse engineering, analysis, technology management, project management software selection, fault tree analysis, development process, life-cycle costing, modular construction, engineering management, cost control, computer program, construction, avionics engineering, hardware engineering, engineering, transportation engineering, testing, software process management, software development tool, risk management, software engineering repository, project scheduling, project planning, planning, human factors engineering, earned-value system, data analysis, concurrent engineering, computer software, aerospace engineering

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