Michael Hodges


Michael is a Project Manager with over 18 years of project management and construction experience on major rail infrastructure projects for government and private enterprise. He has demonstrated successful management of project teams and delivery of multi-disciplined major rail infrastructure projects within the live rail environment.

Strengths & Skills

  • Demonstrated ability to scope, estimate, programme, stage, develop designs and construct major rail construction projects with a specialty in complex live rail interfaces
  • Environmental Expertise and experience
  • Focus on constructability in design, design development and live rail interface staging reviews of major rail construction projects
  • Experience across all disciplines allows me to act as the interface between technical experts
  • Project approach focuses on project staging, possession planning and the management of stakeholder, contractor and live infrastructure interfaces


Rail Planning Services

Project Manager                                                                                                  2016 – Present

Developing options and scope for the trial of low height noise walls for TfNSW on the Sydney Trains Network


Small Business Owner

Manager                                                                                                  2013 – 2016

Rail Corporation

Project Manager                                                                                                  2010 – 2013

Power Supply Upgrade Program – Multiple Projects – Directed multiple project teams to deliver the design, construction and commissioning of numerous electrical infrastructure projects including 7U3 33kV Feeder, St James Sectioning Hut, Mortdale 1500V Feeder upgrade, Cabramatta and Belmore Substation 1500V Feeder upgrades within budget and to programme, managed the successful design delivery process on projects from concept design to AFC drawings, developed project plans, cost forecasts, identified key stakeholders and managed the interface with both internal and external parties to deliver successful project outcomes, coordinated the development of construction methodologies to ensure efficient delivery of projects in a live rail environment including strategies to fully utilise the scope to be achieved in track possessions.


A/Senior Project Manager                                                                                                   2006 – 2010

ECRL Interface Project – Directed a multi discipline project team to deliver the design, construction and commissioning of the ECRL Interfaces at Epping and Chatswood in accordance with the MOU between TIDC and RailCorp, all applicable regulations and licenses, within budget and time constraints in a safe working environment, managed the project to ensure that the agreed specification and objectives were achieved in accordance with the scope, programme, budget, safety, environmental and quality requirements, ensuring that the clients requirements were met; worked with the client to ensure that contractors engaged to work on the ECRL project had the capability and skills to meet the client’s requirements; ensured that interfaces between numerous contractors and RailCorp’s works were properly managed, enabling a cohesive approach to the overall ECRL project with minimal impact on the existing rail infrastructure reliability.

Rail Infrastructure Corporation

Engineering & Planning Manager                                                                                                   2005 – 2006

ECRL Interface Project – Managed the planning and estimating of work packages, the procurement of contract packages and regularly monitored the performance of the project deliverables against programme, maintained a financial system that enabled the client and project staff to understand the budget allocation across the project work breakdown structure, coordinated delivery of technical aspects of the multi discipline design process for the project including coordinating preliminary investigations, concept development, final design, commissioning and `as built’ documentation.

Environmental & Quality Manager (Contractor)                                                                                                  2002 – 2005

ECRL Interface Project – Developed, implemented and maintained RailCorp’s safety, environmental and quality management systems for the ECRL Project including the Safety Management Plan, Environmental Management Plan (EMP), Contract Management Plan, Construction Method Statements (CMSs) and associated sub-plans and procedures and managed environmental consultants for the ECRL Project

LSM Projects

Environmental Engineer                                                                                                   2002 – 2002

Developed, implemented and maintained the LSM Projects environmental management system, advised LSM staff on environmental matters and co-ordination of defect rectification works of the Airport Link Tunnel including liaison with and supervision of contractors during the TBJV defects liability period.

Transfield Bouygues Joint Venture

Environmental Engineer                                                                                                  1995 – 2000

Airport Link Tunnel Project – Environmental management of construction activities for the Airport Link Tunnel Project, including: preparation of environmental documents including EMP and monthly environmental reports to regulatory authorities; on-site environmental monitoring including water sampling and noise monitoring of site plant and equipment; regular site inspections to ensure works were undertaken in accordance with the EMP; liaison with external parties and assisted TBJV staff on environmental matters including design of environmental facilities; and extensive involvement in the management of contaminated land remediation works.

Qualifications & Affiliations

Master of Business Administration – Technology Management, 2009

Bachelor of Natural Resources – University of New England, 1995