Peter Shuttleworth


A Professional Electrical Engineer with extensive experience in the maintenance and management of rail infrastructure for the various forms of government transport in NSW. Peter’s experience has been mainly in the maintenance of 1500V DC distribution and HV transmission lines including emergency response and repairs, with some minor construction.  There has also been some time spent on Network Control and rules & regulations in the last few years.

Strengths & Skills

  • Understanding of Maintenance requirements including writing of advices Emergency response and decision making.
  • Knowledge of Electrical Rules and regulations relating to 1500V OHW and HV Transmission Lines.
  • Thorough understanding of the possession delivery across electrical and interfacing disciplines.
  • Experience as Authorised Operator Mains and Authorised Operator Sub-stations


Sydney Trains

Manager – Electrical Distribution Unit                                                                                                              2013 to 2014

Responsible for the Electrical Network rules, including the review, writing and decommissioning of the rules and the requirements for external staff to be qualified to work on the Electrical Network.  Responsible for the authorisation of both internal and external electrical qualifications.


Manager – Electrical Network and Electrical Control Centre                                                                                                              2011 to 2013

Responsible for the management of the Electrical network and Electrical Control Centre, including authorisation of Substation Officers, determination of Feeder numbers and allocation of BAR and FAR settings for DCCBs. Investigation of electrical irregularities concerning  safety incidents about the network.


Maintenance Electrical Engineer                                                                                                              2004 to 2011

Responsible for the maintenance of the Electrical assets of the Illawarra Region (Rockdale to Bomaderry) and the supervision of Electrical staff.


Engineer                                                                                                              1998 to 2004
Responsible for Electrical, Civil and Signal staff maintaining the assets of the Illawarra region (Waterfall to Bondi Junction).

Qualifications & Affiliations

Bachelor Degree in Electrical Engineering – University of Technology




Neal Hook, Lead Electrical Engineer, Asset Standards Authority, Mob 0417 265 963


Dale Curran, Maintenance Operations Manager City South, Sydney Trains