Bob is an experienced electrical specialist with 43 years’ experience in the NSW rail environment, covering all aspects of electrical infrastructure including maintenance, construction, project management and design.
Strengths & Skills
- Demonstrated ability to scope, estimate, programme, stage, develop designs and construct major rail construction projects
- Conduct detailed staging reviews of major rail construction projects to ensure safe, and value for money delivery outcomes
- Experienced in development of contract documentation, work briefs and technical specifications on major rail construction projects
- Extensive industry experience in multiple forms of construct delivery including, design and construct, construct only and alliances
- Extensive knowledge of Australian standards and Asset Standards Authority (ASA) standards
- Intimate and demonstrated knowledge of high voltage networks and 1500V DC systems
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Rail Systems Manager / Technical Manager (Electrical) 2013 – 2017
Power supply upgrade (PSU) project – Review submissions submitted by Authorised Engineering Organisation (AEO’s) for compliance to the contract requirements, standards and constructability issues. Review of equipment suppliers tenders for compliance to standards, protection requirements, drawings and documentation for high voltage and 1500V equipment and make comments and provide input to draft standards for the ASA.
Provide technical advice to AEO’s, senior project managers, project managers, technical managers, project staff and contract managers, including compliance, project concept planning, HV network system planning, detailed constructability planning, construction / commissioning staging and programming.
RailCorp / TfNSW
Technical Specialist Substations 2010 – 2013
Traction supply upgrade (TSU), renamed Power supply upgrade (PSU) project – $750M+ – provided technical advice to project and contract managers, including project concept planning, HV network system planning, detailed constructability planning, construction / commissioning staging and programming.
Project Manager Substations 2006 – 2010
Traction supply upgrade project $750M+ – Managed the following brown field substations projects: Strathfield Substation – Upgrading the substation to 3 x 5MW Rectifiers, replacing the 33kV switchgear with 20 new panels of 33kV Areva WSA GIS switchgear. $12M. Ashfield Substation – Upgrading the substation including replacing the 33kv switchgear with Areva WSA GIS indoor switchgear. $1.5M. Meeks Road Substation. – Converting the substation from an outdoor 33kV switchyard to Areva WSA GIS indoor switchgear. $4.5M. Edgecliff Substation – Upgrading the substation, new Rectifiers, 1500V DCCB’s, replacing the 33kV and 11kV switchgear. $12M.
Project Manager / Electrical Design Engineer 2005 – 2006
Traction supply upgrade project $750M+ – Appointed as a Project Manager but seconded to the electrical design section to provide the Concept Designs for the Traction Supply Upgrade Project, including Sutherland, Cabramatta, West Ryde, Toongabbie, Seven Hills and Warrawee Substations. Provide design for substation components, including trackside negative bars, 415V changeover panels and DTS fibre terminations.
Rail Infrastructure Corporation (RIC)
Pennant Hills Depot Manager 2000 – 2005
Managed the Pennant Hills RIC depot and completed all aspects for the following projects. (design, construction, commissioning and handover). Upgraded approximately 300 railway stations power supplies to support the station lighting upgrade program. (Olympic Games initiative – Jan 2000 to Dec 2000). Completed power supplies for the Station Easy Access Program, upgraded high voltage transmission lines, (did not include design phase) and 2kV to 11kv HV feeder conversion of Strathfield to Lidcombe
Rail Services Australia (RSA)
RSA’s Site Representative for New Southern Rail project (NSR) 1998 – 2000
Site Manager 1997 – 1998
Distribution Inspector 1986 – 1997
Substation Technician Class 4 1984 – 1986
Substation Technician Class 2 1981 – 1984
Qualifications & Affiliations
Electrical Fitter / Mechanic Trade Certificate (1978)
Industrial Electronics Certificate (1978)
Electrical Contractor License – Number 10285C