CPMS Employee Spotlight
29 January 2020
Name: Alan Venables
Role: Scheme Project Manager
Length at CPMS: 2 + Years
What's involed in your role?
A broad mix from being embedded with Network Rail as a Scheme Project Manager to providing input in to a local council to develop options to support a major £6bn regeneration development.
What do you most enjoy about the role?
The broad range to the role. One day can be a site walk to look at future work, the next can be working on a response to an emergency request to get the railway back in working order.
A career on the railway...
Can be as broad and varied as you want to make it, from delivering power supplies to planning a budget delivery of replacement track within a depot.
Favourite project to date
Delivering a power supply and upgrade to the Midland Mainline, which allowed for a significant increase in trains. It consisted of a 5km cable route and 3 substations along the track, plus coordinating with National Grid.
Advice to anyone looking to work in Rail?
Go for it! There is a lot of variety in the type of jobs and the skills needed to deliver a railway.