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Chris Paras


Director / Project Manager
Rail Planning Services
2011 – Present (5 years)

Senior Project Manager – Civil
Sydney Light Rail
September 2013 – Present (3 years 2 months)Sydney Light Rail

Parsons Rail & Civil P/L
2007 – January 2015 (8 years)

Constructability Advisor on Northern Sydney Freight Corridor
Transport for NSW
March 2012 – September 2013 (1 year 7 months)

Constructability consultant assisting with the delivery of the Northern Sydney Freight Corridor.

Rail Systems Manager
March 2010 – March 2012 (2 years 1 month)Sydney

As Rail Systems Manager for the Southern Sydney Freight Line (SSFL) I was responsible for the delivery of the track, signals, OHW and service relocations for the SSFL.

Sub Program Manager
Novo Rail Alliance
2009 – 2010 (1 year)

Senior Project Manager – LGCUP
January 2009 – December 2009 (1 year)

LGCUP was a multi disciplined upgrade and remodeling of the rail corridor between Lidcombe and Granville Including sections of the Carlingford Line. The works involved track renewals, 60 x new turnouts, new microlock interlockings to replace old relay based interlockings, OHW rebuild from fixed anchored to regulated systems, ATRICS installation, track drainage (12lin km), bridges and structures. The project was to be progressively delivered over 10 years during track possessions to minimize the impact on RailCorp services.

Project Manager – LGCUP
2007 – 2009 (2 years)

Project Manager for the Lidcombe to Granville Corridor Upgrade Project (LGCUP). Managed the project from the feasibility / concept and through the Gateway Approvals and into construction.

Project Engineer
Laing O’Rourke
2004 – 2007 (3 years)Chatswood Transport Interchange

Managed the delivery of the bridgeworks, track, various civil structures and RailCorp systems interface.

Construction Manager Bondi Jn Turnback
2002 – 2004 (2 years)Bondi Jn

Construction of a new crossover tunnel in a “live rail” environment.