Paul is an experienced rail signal and control systems engineer, specialising in project management, design, installation and construction management.
Strengths & Skills
- Wide ranging experience in the railway and electrical industry.
- Detailed knowledge of railway industry standards.
- Extensive Project Management experience.
- Control Systems Design, Construction, Testing and Site Supervision.
Infrastructure Design and Construction
2014 – Present
Senior Technical Specialist designing and implementing interfaces between the Advance Train Running Information Control Systems (ATRICS) and the Signalling System, inclusive of Human Factors, Domain Architecture (LAN/WAN), telemetry, implementation work packages, along with LV and ELV distribution which meet the current regulatory and standard requirements:
Relocation of Eastern Suburbs Railway
Design and implementation of the telemetry interface between existing Relay Routing Interlocking and Control System (SPG 1250, SPG 1256); that allowed the relocation of the Eastern Suburbs Railway from Sydney Signal Box to Sydenham Control Centre (part of the planned North West Rail Link and new timetable 2018).
ATRICS for Strathfield to Macdonaldtown
Design and implementation of ATRICS pane and iMAC monitoring system to allow for the de-commissioning of Ashfield push button panel and associated signalling infrastructure (initial stages of the planned ATRICS Control System for Sydney Signal Box); within the Strathfield Signal Box. Design requirements was to allow the operator to control both remaining Strathfield push button panel and ATRICS panel without increasing the existing staffing levels, however ensuring Sydney Trains human factors requirements where meet.
Strathfield Frequency Domain Modulation (FDM) and TEKNIS replacement
Design and implement the Ashfield Rail Control System Server with the associated telemetry (SCADA and Dupline) and serial connections between Strathfield and Sydney Signal Boxes, to allow for the de-commissioning of the life expired FDM and TEKNIS systems. The implementation required that current Mimic Panels and push button controls remained operational until the full commissioning of ATRICS
Metropolitan Freight Network
Design and Implementation of the serial interfaces that allows for the transfer of trip description between ATRC and Sydney Trains networks
Project Engineer / Signalling Construction Manager
2010 – 2014
Kingsgrove to Revesby Quadruplication (K2RQ)
To provide two additional tracks on the East Hills line between Beverly Hills and Revesby, for signalling this project required alteration to the existing signalling system and installation and commissioning of new signalling infrastructure from location 13.500km to 22.500km on the East Hills line.
Develop and submit for approval Project Safety Agreement (and subsequent extension) between RailCorp and the K2RQ Alliance for all Signalling Construction Works.
Producing 6 weeks look ahead programs, integrating other disciplines (Civil, Permanent Way, Overhead Wiring and High Voltage) and the K2RQ Alliance Project Key Result Areas. Manage Signalling Civil and Electrical construction works for the successful delivery of the following stage works 511/512 points, Saltpan Creek Slew (UP and DOWN Track), 56A points, enabling works between RY24 and 13.09B, 55A points.
Management and monitoring of Quality Management documentation for the delivery of signalling civil works. In accordance with SPG 0705 Construction of Cable Route and Associated Civil Works, SPG 0706 Installation of Trackside Equipment, SPG 0707 Installation of Equipment Racks and Termination of Cables and Wiring. Ensuring compliance with Commissioning Engineers Installation Work Package (IWP) and Commissioning Work Package in accordance with SPG711, for the previously mentioned signalling stage works.
Technical input into the design and construction of Common Services Route (CSR) ensuring it is fit for purpose and is compliant to SPG 0705. Management of construction and testing of both the Beverly Hills and Revesby compressed air system, in accordance with SPG 0714 Compressed Air Systems. Analysis and planning of signalling works that require possessions, plan the required resources and plant to deliver these works.
Integration Engineer / Project Engineer, Communication & Control Systems
2004 – 2009
Sutherland, Cronulla and Waterfall ATRICS
Document project technical scope and implementation options definition, schedule, project plan, complexity matrix and budget, for stakeholder approval. Define User Requirements, signalling boundaries, of the Control System for stakeholder approval. Complying with SPG 1250 Interfaces between Signalling and Control Systems and SPG 1251 Signalling Control Systems Interface Requirements Specification. Reporting and tracking to Key Stakeholders (Asset Owners, Operations) financial and physical progress of project
Harbour Bridge and Circular Quay Control System
Document project scope and options definition, schedule, project plan, complexity matrix and budget, for stakeholder approval. Define User Requirements, signalling boundaries, of the Control System for stakeholder approval Complying with SPG 1250 Interfaces between Signalling and Control Systems and SPG 1251 Signalling Control Systems Interface Requirements Specification. Reporting and tracking to Key Stakeholders (Asset Owners, Operations) financial and physical progress ofproject
Central Coast Indication of Automatic Signalling Section Upgrade (IASS)($500k)
Design underline system architecture, (this included: Gigabit Ethernet connection between Signal Boxes, LAN, Rack Layouts, Interface cabling, etc).
Rhodes to Normanhurst
Test and certify SCADA and IMAC field telemetry systems, as per approved Signal and Control System design. Complying with SPG 1240 Signalling Electronics System Verification. Test and Certify SCADA and IMAC serial communication links, as per approved Signal and Control System Design.
Best Western (Australia)
IT Manager 2001 – 2004
Qualifications & Affiliations
Electrical Contractor (Licence No. 270319C)
Signalling Authorised Person (Access to Live Location, Work Safely in Live Signalling Location)
Control Systems Design (Design, Verify and Install) Infrastructure
Certificate of Proficiency Electrical Tradesperson (Fitter/Mechanic)
Certificate III in Electronics
Advance Certificate in Electronics Maintenance
Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (Microsoft – 2000)
Microsoft Certified Professional (Microsoft – 2000)