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14 October 2021 17:25 - 19:00
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The IMechE Railway Division Milton Keynes centre’s calendar always includes a presentation from the incoming Divisional chair on a topic of their choice, but reflecting their own perspective and experience of the industry. The address will examine how, as engineers, we need to make connections and networks across the industry; highlighting some catalysts that inspire step change, pushing us outside the boxes we may have created for ourselves. The address will also look at what the Railway Division should focus on to broaden the horizons of our engineers and engineering organisations as we move to meet the challenges we face on the journey to becoming Great Britain’s Railway.
About our speaker:
James graduated from Sheffield University in 1992 with a degree in Mechanical Engineering and then joined British Rail as a Graduate Engineering Management Trainee. In September 2000 James moved to Peterborough to start his career in the infrastructure side of the industry; he spent the next 11 years in various roles with Railtrack, then Network Rail, growing his knowledge of infrastructure asset management - whilst never moving too far away from his Traction and Rolling Stock roots. In 2011 James established the Network Certification Body (NCB), a Network Rail subsidiary business. As NCB’s Managing Director he led the business in providing independent engineering certification services to both infrastructure and rail vehicle projects, effectively bringing together the two parts of his engineering career in the rail industry. Since 2018 James has been the Head of Design in the Southern Region of Network Rail, leading the large team of multi-discipline design engineers that support rail infrastructure capital delivery projects; providing design services from early-stage development to detailed design and commissioning / testing.


Graduated in 1992 (Sheffield) Mech Eng he joined British Rail. In 2000 J moved to Peterborough to start his career in the infrastructure side of the industry. In 2011 J established the Network Certification Body (NCB). Since 2018 J has been the Head of Design in the Southern Region of NR.


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