Where we work

Rail

When it comes to Rail, we don’t just design, we deliver – in other words, our people are out there on site, using their expertise to make things happen. Our team offer a wealth of skills and experience from many years of working on rail projects across the UK.

Civil engineers, designers, project managers and technicians form the core of our team – our experience in station redevelopments, new line construction, and a variety of roles on HS2 means we can help with every aspect of your rail project.

Our management team are always fully engaged with clients, consultants, and contractors to provide skilled people for the right job at the right time – for as long as they are needed.

What can we do?

We provide services covering all aspects of the rail sector, including:

  • Multi-disciplinary rail engineering design and construction support
  • Earthworks, civils, and structural design engineers
  • Rail/highway grade separation design engineers
  • Rail underbridges, overbridges, and footbridge design engineers
  • CAD/BIM support
  • Programme/project management
  • Commercial management
  • Environmental and geotechnical services
  • Health and safety management

Who do we work with?

We work within the public and private sector, with clients including:

  • Systra
  • EKFB
  • TfWM
  • HS2 via Atkins
  • Mott Macdonald
  • Oxfordshire County Council
  • Coventry City Council
  • WIE
  • Network Rail

Key contact

Rail sector lead, Chris Wheeler, is your main point of contact. Chris has been supporting clients, consultants and contractors on major schemes for many years.

Project examples

Here’s a snapshot of just a few of the projects our people are involved in.

Project management on the Transpennine Route Upgrade East

We are providing project management support within the bridges team, helping to improve delivery of bridge design milestone concepts. The team is now hitting 90%-100% of its milestones and targets, compared to 70% before the secondment started.

We are also assisting the client, Systra, with a £25 million detailed design bid for the next stage of the project – our colleagues providing added value above and beyond their original secondment role.

Gaining consents for construction on HS2

Before any construction can begin on major projects, a range of legal consents must be completed and approved – which requires specialist expertise, in this case provided by a Waterman Aspen secondment.

We have supplied a project manager who is coordinating the consents for an 80km section of the HS2 network, namely schedules 4 (highways), 17 (conditions of deemed planning permission), 18 (listed buildings), 19 (ancient monuments) and 33 (protective provisions).

Providing a niche skill to the rail industry

The rail industry is unique in using a design software called Microstation, and people with the required skills are always in high demand – which is where we come in.

We have provided designers who are experienced in Microstation to work on design deliverables for HS2 and the East Coast Power Supply Upgrade between Peterborough and Scotland.

Road sign for Euston, Kings Cross, Brent Cross and Marble Arch

Specialist support for HS2 community engagement

Our people are working with HS2 to provide noise insulation to residents who live on the approach to Euston Station. Our NEC3-qualified project manager is overseeing all aspects of the package of works, including community engagement and reporting to the HS2 Change Panel.

The project will ultimately be the largest noise insulation package in Europe, running until 2031.

Management team

Our leadership team drive the development of our business and propel us towards the future. Click here to meet our managers.

Careers

We are looking for talented individuals from those just starting their careers to senior professionals, from a broad range of engineering and construction backgrounds who want a career that is both challenging and fulfils their ambitions.

Click here to register your CV and to find out more.

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