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 Expert  728842

Expert in Rail Accident and Incident Investigation


Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

Lanarkshire
United Kingdom
Education Work History Consulting Services Expert Witness

Summary of Expertise:

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Expert is a competent Permanent Way Engineer with over 35 years' experience in the Rail Industry. His rail experience and up-to-date knowledge of current legislation and industry standards covers all aspects of track design, installation, maintenance, renewal, quality assurance and condition assessment. Expert's experience includes investigation and examination of the circumstances,responsibilities and liabilities on behalf of a client's Loss Adjuster following the derailment of a freight train The conclusions of his report aligned with the investigation findings later published by the RAIB inspectorate. This work included framing the client's response to the various other parties witness statements and reviewing repair costs to minimise potential liability. Expert has also investigated the causes of rapid vehicle wheel tread wear and rail head loss on a particular route and produced a report for the infrastucture owner and the Train Operating Company parties involved. The issues associated with the accelerated wear patterns were removed when Expert's report recommendations were implemented.
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maintenance

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railroad

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railroad safety

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railway

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railway track


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Education:
Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1987   HNC   Civil Enginnering   Glasgow Caledonian University  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

2010 to

 

(Undisclosed)

 

Rail

 

Principal Consultant

 

Expert is currently the Principal Permanent Way Engineer for a major Consultancy in Melbourne and is responsible for mentoring and guiding a small group of senior and junior design engineers working on major rail projects in Victoria and other states.

2009 to 2010

 

ARC

 

Rail

 

Principal Consultant

 

Expert provided clients with a variety of services including Expert Witness (Garwyn Group), Senior Rail Advisor (Transport Scotland) and Senior Track Project Engineer (Network Rail).


Government Experience:
Years   Agency   Role   Description
2009 to 2009   Transport Scotland   Senior Advisor   Expert provided Transport Scotland's Head of Rail Technical Services with an expert level of rail engineering experience and knowledge, delivering a series of detailed reviews of individual track design proposals collectively known as the Edinburgh to Glasgow Improvement Project (EGIP). Expert's reviews of the proposed track layouts were considered invaluable by the client and involved an in-depth examination of each of the various possible track layout design options proposed for each location. Each design option was considered in terms of its overall design compliance, feasibility, constructability, maintainability and cost to determine which would eventually be adopted as the optimum design solution.

Consulting Services:
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Expert Witness:
Expert Witness Experience Summary:
He has investigated and reported on the circumstances, responsibilities and liabilities on behalf of a client's Loss Adjuster following a freight train derailment. His report conclusions aligned with the investigation findings later published by the RAIB inspectorate. His recent work includes examining the various other parties witness statements to frame the client's response and undertaking a detailed review of the repair costs to minimise the client's exposure to liability.
Recent Litigation Client Requests:
  • Railway expert for consulting on railway access issues.
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding expert testimony, litigation consulting and support, forensic services, or any related expert witness services.  A few litigation needs include product liability, personal injury, economic loss, intellectual property (patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright), and insurance matters.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

International Experience:
Years   Country / Region   Summary
2003 to 2003   Denmark   Expert was Asset Condition Survey Team Leader responsible for on-site assessment of existing track condition and proposals for the future renewals and maintenance strategy within the DNRA network.
2008 to 2009   Australia   Expert was a key player in the Civil, Rail & Structural Group delivering major rail infrastructure projects. He provided lead technical expertise, mentoring and support to the track engineering design team to deliver the planning, design and execution of projects within budget and on schedule.

Language Skills:
Foreign Language   Description
French   Expert is able to communicate using basic French language skills.

 

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