Consultant - Advanced Rail Control Systems @ Interfleet Technology
Chairman @ Young Rail Professionals (YRP)
YRP Ambassador Manager @ Young Railway Professionals
Consultant - Advanced Rail Control Systems @ I am currently the Project Manager supporting Network Rail's ETCS for Freight Programme, which is part of the National ERTMS Programme. The current focus is on developing the Invitation To Tender for the retro-fitment of ETCS to the UK fleet of freight locomotives. This role requires me to have an
Consultant - Advanced Rail Control Systems @ I am currently the Project Manager supporting Network Rail's ETCS for Freight Programme, which is part of the National ERTMS Programme. The current focus is on developing the Invitation To Tender for the retro-fitment of ETCS to the UK fleet of freight locomotives. This role requires me to have an understanding of all aspects of this operations led change programme, with a particular focus on the technical side. I also support with the coordination of input from the FOC stakeholders and other parts of the national programme.
As part of Interfleet’s dynamic and growing Advanced Rail Control Systems team I also get involved with recruitment, development of opportunities, bidding and supporting team development.
Other project work has included:
- developing a process to optimise the braking variables within ERTMS,
- supporting a bid for the maintenance of a new metro system, and
- developing the ETCS fitment programme as part of franchise support. From August 2012 to Present (3 years 5 months) London, United KingdomChairman @ Elected as Chairman of Young Rail Professionals (YRP) in March 2015, I am responsible for leading the ~150 strong committee from across the seven regions, setting the strategic vision for the organisation moving forward ensuring that it meets the needs of the ~2,200 members and adds value to the Rail Industry.
For people starting out in their career, Young Rail Professionals provides Networking and Professional Development opportunities to enhance and inspire our members. For those in education, Young Rail Professionals runs a Rail Ambassadors programme, providing opportunities to its members to visit schools, colleges and universities to attract the next generation into this dynamic industry.
For more information please visit: http://www.youngrailpro.com/ From March 2015 to Present (10 months) YRP Ambassador Manager @ Young Railway Professionals (YRP) was founded in 2009 to bring together young people from across the global railway industry, starting with young members from across the UK’s railway related institutions. It has rapidly expanded, and continues to grow as young people join the industry and get involved with the YRP from both the UK, Europe and across the globe.
The YRP Committee is formed from volunteers across the railway industry, who work together to deliver events designed to inspire and entertain, to provide a voice for young people in the railway industry amongst key stakeholders, and to work towards the successful recruitment and development of the rail industry’s future workforce.
As the Ambassadors Manager I am responsible for leading and managing YRP's activities to promote the rail industry as a place for a career. These activities include engaging with university, further education and school students from around the country, promoting and supporting apprenticeship and graduate programmes, and promoting cross industry communication. From September 2013 to March 2015 (1 year 7 months) London, United KingdomGraduate Engineer @ I am on the Graduate Development Scheme at Interfleet. This involves undertaking placements in a wide range of different business areas, both internal and external to the company.
Work to date includes:
- Developing electrical schematics for a Remote Moitoring System on four different vehicle types.
- Developing software functionality requriements for a Remote Monitoring System.
- Carrying out a preliminary investigation into fitting GSM-R radios onto heritage steam and diesle locomotives.
I have undertaken at placement East Midlands Instruments, where I was exposed to the manufacturing of railway equipment. During this placement I also implement a Lean Manufacturing program into the workshops.
I have undertaken a placement at Bounds Green Maintenance Depot. This gave me first hand experience of railway maintenance and working in a depot environment. From August 2010 to October 2012 (2 years 3 months) Derby, United KingdomTrainee Engineer @ I undertook a six week summer placement in the Arup Sydney office with the Rail Team.
This exposed me to a variety of work, including railway operational and feasibility assessment, multidisciplinary project leadership and detailed design work. I found the operational assessment work extremely interesting and found the logical processes and thinking extremely natural and intuitive to me.
It was exciting, interesting and stimulating to be living and working in a foreign country. From July 2009 to August 2009 (2 months) Sydney, AustraliaTrainee Engineer @ I undertook a year in Industry in the Bristol office of Arup, working in the Rail Team.
My main project was developing maintenance depot feasibility designs for the Thameslink Upgrade Programme, which included presenting and discussing my designs with the Department for Transport and Interfleet. This project gave me a real taste of strategic rail planning, which I found extremely interesting and stimulating. I gave a talk about my work on this project to the Permanent Way Institution which was well received.
I also undertook detailed P-Way design work and assisted with project management, which gave me a good grounding and insight into the rail industry. From September 2007 to July 2008 (11 months) Bristol, United KingdomTrainee Engineer @ I did a six week summer placement in the Arup Bristol office with the Civil Department. I undertook work from a range of different disciplines, including geotechnics, drainage and rail. This gave me a good introduction to the engineering industry and the rail sector. From July 2007 to August 2007 (2 months) Bristol, United Kingdom
MEng, Engineering Design @ University of Bristol From 2005 to 2010 Stephen Head is skilled in: Rail, ERTMS, ETCS, Rolling Stock, Engineering, Railway, Project Planning, Feasibility Studies, Railway Systems, Metro, Light Rail, Signalling, Project Engineering, Engineering Management, Project Management, Transportation, Public Transport
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