Social ScientistPrincipal - Rail Operations and Asset Management
Business: Infrastructure & Environment
Region: Australia & New Zealand
Years at WorleyParsons: 2
What are you working on at the moment?
As TasRail Locomotive Technical Director, I have been supporting the Tasmanian Railway in the first procurement of new locomotives in over 30+ years with a program that will replace their entire existing old fleet. Investing in new locomotives will improve the sustainability of the business and WorleyParsons have played a significant role in supporting the evaluation and procurement process. WorleyParsons has now been appointed to the next phase as TasRails’ owner-engineer for the design, manufacture and commissioning over the next 2-3 years.
What do you like the most about working for WorleyParsons'
Infrastructure & Environment sector?
I love the diversity of projects, locations of task and the fantastic people in the business that assist and support on the journey. The growth potential and opportunities available for the Rail business globally are what attracted me to WorleyParsons and I have found involvement in this very rewarding.
What is the most exciting project you have worked on at WorleyParsons?
I assisted GASCO/ADNOC in the development of business principles that would provide the foundation of operation for the new Railway network in the UAE. Apart from working for a short time in Abu Dhabi and all the cultural experiences the middle east brings, it was exciting to be developing the basis for operation for which an entire new railway operation would be built upon.
What attracted you to WorleyParsons?
In my previous role in a Rail Operations company, I found that you can get trapped into gaining an understanding of what is the foundation of that operation, but not necessarily gain exposure to the broad variety of rail applications outside of that operation. Working in a global organisation I am provided with the opportunity to expand my knowledge and experience over a greater diversity in rail projects and operations on a global basis.
How do you feel you are making a difference at WorleyParsons?
By growing my own capability in the multi-disciplined areas of railways, I feel I am able to provide a full rounded experience on how of the pieces of the puzzle combine that then provides benefit to other team members and clients alike.