The RailStaff Awards 2019

Nominations for Graduate of the Year

Matthew Shelton

Said the following about Peter Bennett:

“I work with Peter in the LNE and East Midlands Drainage Team. We are responsible for effective and efficient management of drainage systems across the route: some 1050 systems, comprising over 110,000 separate drainage assets. We strive to minimise flooding, increase resilience to the vagaries of the weather,

Peter is an extraordinarily hard-working and effective individual. He displays excellent behaviours, grasps the root causes of problems quickly and delivers work of an admirably high quality.

He has slotted in seamlessly to our team and has become an indispensable, indivisible part of it in a short space of time. He challenges accepted practice, collaborates effectively with peers and stakeholders, is very customer-focused and bravely takes responsibility for his decisions and output.

The projects Peter has delivered and led include:

1. Installation of CCTV cameras at flooding hotspots to give early warning of rising water and optimise response

2. Root cause analysis of persistent flooding problems at Peascliffe, Morley and Derby

3. Project manager for the Baildon flood risk mitigation scheme

4. Delivery of face-to-face drainage training to maintenance teams

The work he has completed and developed in the team will help deliver a safer, more reliable railway.......and he's a lovely man, which helps a great deal!“