The RailStaff Awards 2019

Colas Rail Ltd

Rail Engineer of the Year

Sponsored by: Colas Rail Ltd

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Do you know an engineer who knows rail engineering inside out? Who rises to a challenge and comes up with the results? Or achieved an amazing feat of engineering brilliance?

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Example jobs under this category:-

Lead Fitter, Pway Designer, Fleet Engineer, BSL Signaling Engineer, Structure.Examiner, Engineering Contracts Director, Senior Surveyor, Senior Project Engineer, Technical Engineer, Construction Management, Chief S&T Engineer, ATME...

Last years Rail Engineer of the year was Ana Walpole from AECOM

Ana Walpole is a civil engineer who has developed her capabilities rapidly through the early stages of her career. Currently working on the Wessex Capacity Programme, she is always keen to take on the next challenge, which she then delivers beyond expectations, producing quality work and successful outcomes. Ana is an all-rounder, demonstrating excellent technical engineering ability allied with strong leadership and communication skills.

You can see all the past winners here.

Here's how you nominate:

To nominate some one you believe deserves to win this award, first write down in rough what you most admire about the person: cheerfulness, positive thinking, companionship, a person who stands by his/her mates, a person who never misses a day at work, a newcomer who goes out of his or her way to learn and absorb the art of working on the railway. This will help clarify in your own mind why you are going ahead with the nomination. 

Next, write down a specific incident which typifies the qualities you know this person has.

Maybe it was a charity event they helped organise, a late night emergency work session put in to help out a colleague. It could be an act of bravery, rescuing a passenger from an incident; or assisting a foreigner or child who had become lost. Put in the approximate date and location.

This can all be done on the nomination page. Please click Nominate Now above to access this.

Finally discuss all this with your manager or director. He or she will need to be happy that the nomination can go forward. If as a manager you are proposing a member of staff do, please, make sure they are fully aware of what you are up to and that he or she agrees to be nominated.

RailStaff will contact the person being nominated to check that they are happy to go into the final list being put forward to the judges.

At any stage of the process feel free to contact RailStaff. We can help with advice on how to draft a nomination.

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And the winner is…

Congratulations to the runners-up

Dan Reilly

Atkins, part of the SNC Lavalin Group

Paul Hooper

Atkins, part of the SNC Lavalin Group

The finalists…

Abdul Rehman Savant

Amey Consulting

Stephen Varley

Network Rail

Claire Hulstone

Network Rail

Abhinav Sunny Chirayil

Bombardier Transportation UK

Ben Taylor

Network Rail

Robert Regan

Network Rail

Mark Banham

Network Rail

Tom Robinson

Network Rail

Simon Rhodes

Network Rail

Paul Hooper

Atkins, part of the SNC Lavalin Group

Dan Reilly

Atkins, part of the SNC Lavalin Group

Trevor Wheeler

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