Director & Principal Engineer
Stephen is a proven mechanical engineer with substantial experience in the rail industry. He has predominantly been involved with design and testing of rolling stock, with a demonstrated aptitude for forensic analysis of structural failures and manufacturing process compliance management. Stephen has extensive experience delivering and managing projects involving road-rail, rail maintenance plant, passenger and heavy haul freight rolling stock. With excellent design knowledge and practical skills, Stephen is capable of taking a holistic view when making pragmatic decisions on the technical aspects for rolling stock.
Leadership & project management
Stephen has held senior management positions at one of Australia’s largest rail consultancies where he led a team of experienced rail consultants, directing multi-disciplinary team on projects in the public and private sectors. He is currently a sole-Director of Rail Confidence Pty Ltd. With excellent knowledge of rail business and operations, he has led the expansion of services offered to the national market. He is regularly called upon by clients for his independent leadership and opinions as a rolling stock engineering specialist.
Stephen has led and delivered many technical engineering projects, including:
- Structural and mechanical design reviews,
- Rolling stock compliance and verifications,
- Fatigue life and failure mitigation investigations,
- Life extension studies,
- Rolling stock design modifications,
- Crashworthiness and corrosion investigations.
These projects have involved road-rail, maintenance plant, passenger and freight rolling stock.
- Technical Engineering Support
- Design Verification
- Independent Competent Person
- Testing and data acquisition
- Network compliance
- Rolling Stock
- BE (Hons)