Siemens Announces New Delivery Structure

Posted by Barry Pearson on March 6, 2017  |   Comments Off on Siemens Announces New Delivery Structure

Siemens Rail Automation has announced a new delivery structure for its UK operations, developed to meet the changing needs of its customers and to more effectively develop new technologies and solutions for the industry.

Outlining the strategy behind the new structure, Rob Morris, Siemens Director of Operations, said: “In making these changes, we are ensuring that our regional delivery teams remain strong, focused and sufficiently-resourced to deliver the traditional mainline and metro renewal and enhancement signalling schemes, while at the same time establishing a new team to focus on the development and effective integration of digital train control and passenger information technologies.

“The rail network is a vital part of our national infrastructure, and with the rapid increase in the demand for rail journeys set to remain, this new structure will ensure that we continue to play our part both in supporting this growth and meeting the increased workload across the industry.

Led by Rob Morris, the new structure sees Mark Ferrer appointed to the position of Operations Director Digital Railway. In this role, Mark will have responsibility for new technology, control systems and communication information systems, as well as for a newly-created ‘Mobility Digitalisation’ unit. This team will bring together products and systems from across the Siemens organisation, developing solutions that will both enhance the operation of the railway and enable a fully integrated, information-led transport network to be created.

“Rob said: “These are certainly exciting times for the industry, with initiatives like the digital railway programme providing a great opportunity to deliver some real step-changes in technology. Our new Mobility Digitalisation unit will be right at the heart of this, focusing, shaping and leading our work in this key area. Building on our work with Network Rail on the Thameslink Programme, as well as our involvement in all seven of the workstreams established to inform its Digital Railway Early Contractor Involvement programme, Mark and his team will have a wide-ranging brief to look across other industries and modes of transport to develop solutions that will benefit not only the railway, but also the wider transport network.”

Also reporting to Rob will be Richard Cooper and Matt Kent, who take on the roles of Operations Director East and Operations Director West respectively. Both will retain their existing roles as Delivery Directors for Scotland and the Midlands, but will now have additional responsibilities for other delivery offices within the existing structure.  Adrian Stubbs continues in his role as Delivery Director Mass Transit and International.

Siemens Rail Automation is a global leader in the design, supply, installation and commissioning of track-side and train-borne signalling and train control solutions. Its portfolio includes train control, interlocking systems, operations control systems, components, track vacancy detection, level-crossing protection, rail communications, cab radios, station systems and cargo automation for both passenger and freight rail operators.

Siemens employs over 14,000 people in the UK, with 1,650 people working in the Rail Automation division from offices in Chippenham, London, Croydon, Poole, Birmingham, Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Manchester, York, Glasgow, Newport and Derby. For more information, visit www.siemens.co.uk/rail.