3rd March 2016

SNC-Lavalin has announced three appointments to its Rail & Transit team (formerly Interfleet) within the Engineering Vehicle Certification department, reporting to Team Leader Alex McCristal.

Senior Engineer Luke Tandy joins the business from Network Rail. Luke was previously part of the Plant, Traction and Rolling Stock team within the Safety, Technical and Engineering Directorate.

During his time at Network Rail, Luke led the technical aspects of a number of high-profile plant projects. These included introducing a fleet of Mobile Maintenance Trains, carrying out technical approvals of Movement Limiting Devices and producing complex engineering specifications for Road Rail Vehicles.

Luke’s appointment within the Engineering Vehicle Certification team came hot on the heels of the company rebranding at the beginning of the year. The former Interfleet business was acquired by SNC-Lavalin in 2011, and adopted the name of its Canadian parent in 2016.

Following the rebrand, there has also been an internal promotion within the Engineering Vehicle Certification department. Senior Engineer Adrian Staples has taken on the position of Section Head, On-Track Plant. Adrian joined the former Interfleet business in 2013.

During his time with the company, Adrian has secured a number of technically advanced On-Track Plant projects within the UK and Europe. Late last year, he was appointed as a Rail Safety and Standards Board (RSSB) Signatory for On-Track Plant. Adrian’s appointment brought the total number of OTP signatories within the business to five.

The Engineering Vehicle Certification department has witnessed significant growth over the past months. Engineer Dan Smail is another recent addition to the team. He joined SNC-Lavalin from JCB Attachments where he was Design and Development Engineer.

In his previous role, Dan was responsible for development, New Product Introduction and sign-off procedures. His experience of off-highways machine application, testing and customer productivity requirements has many synergies that lend themselves to the railway.

“Luke, Adrian and Dan bring a wealth of plant and machine expertise to the team,” says Michael Grace, Regional Director, Rail & Transit UK. “As a company, our strength lies in the expertise of our staff. Now that the former Interfleet business is part of the wider SNC-Lavalin world, this means a greater pool of resources for us to tap into across the globe.”

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