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.

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