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GARY COLLINS

Associate

Gary is a self-motivated individual specialising as a Technical Author. He has a wealth of additional and supportive experience in the disciplines of Quality Assurance, Health, Safety, Security, Environmental, Project Management and Construction, Design and Management.  His professional sector experience covers Railways, Construction, Oil and Gas, Pharmaceuticals and Financial Services. Gary possesses strong communication and time management skills, and is adept at interfacing and managing relationships, both internal and external, with various stakeholders including Clients, Regulatory bodies, Emergency Services, Local Authorities, Team Leaders, Engineers, Unions, Employees and Suppliers. An experienced “People Manager and Mentor”, who has also instigated and conducted training programmes on behalf of clients. Of note in relation to his Technical Authoring work is that he has strong understanding and practice of ISO 9001:2015, 14001 & 18001, 27001 & 45001 and CDM 2015 duty holders regulatory compliance. He also has wide utilisation and familiarity of Microsoft software packages including; Word, Visio, Excel, Power Point, Project, Publisher and Adobe Photoshop.

Qualifications:

  • Diploma in Management Studies

  • CFIOSH 

Achievements:

  • Doha Metro, Qatar:  Formulation of the operational Safety Case for submission to the Qatari Ministry of Transport and Communications for awarding of the Safety Certificate to operate the system.

  • Education City Tram, Qatar:  Authoring of the Safety Management System, Emergency Management Plan and Document Control system.  Each document was been presented to the Qatari Ministry of Transport and Communications for the Safety Certificate to be awarded to the operator (Qatar Foundation Tram Operations) which was successfully achieved

  • Clemtech/ Siemens, England Authoring activities as part of the Senior Management team for the Principle Contractor, for a Siemens train refurbishment project.  Additionally developed the HSE management system and procedural/ work instruction hierarchy according to legal guidelines and best practices

  • Hitachi Rail Europe, Scotland Assessed legislative governance and developed corporate policies and procedures, ensuring effective implementation for depot maintenance operational requirements for a newly appointed takeover

  • Virgin Trains East Coast, Scotland Rolling stock Refurbishment.  Preparation, review and monitoring of the effectiveness of policies, procedures and associated documentation.  Preparation of HSE risk assessments and Method Statements

  • Croydon Tram, London Wimbledon Station civil up-grade:  Led and managed the Principal Designer Coordination, developing procedures and processes in compliance with CDM 2015 regulations.  Additional responsibility for delivering training on CDM 2015 regulations and best practice

  • Saudi Railway Company (SAR), Riyadh, Saudi Arabia Senior manager for the country’s first express passenger train service, for the construction of a major civil project of 6 x Passenger Stations, 1 x Depot (Riyadh), 5 x Express passenger trains plus the development of  the corporate Head Quarters for SAR.  Developed, reviewed and maintained procedures and processes associated with the System Passenger safety case.  Delivery and governance of agreed pieces of work to time, cost and quality parameters

  • London Underground, London:  Responsible to the Head of Operations Standards for the development and continuous improvement of all LUL standards.  Review of the Yellow book, Legislation, Accident/Incident investigation reports to streamline each operational standard affected by the change management process

  • Metronet Rail, London:  Development of Method Statements and Risk Assessments for various major engineering works on LUL.  Main project assignment was the Victoria line change from fixed block signalling system to the ATO signalling system.  Other project assignments were the closure of the Waterloo & City line refurbishment of the Depot, Waterloo & Bank Station upgrade, Track & Signalling upgrade and Rolling stock refurbishment

  • Metronet Rail, London:  Managed the delivery of remediation items, primarily in the Project Services stream, working with the business and technology functions to ensure timely remediation.  Documented the procedures for capturing requirements and analysis, development, testing and implementation.  Managed risk and ensured that effective documentation was in place to record the details of project delivery and testing to audit standard.  Worked with other change teams to identify impacts onto reporting, ensuring that appropriate regression testing was performed and that all support documentation was maintained

  • FLUOR, London:  Authorship of Design documentation for the Connect project S&T interface for the LUL East London Line.  Project scope was for the leaky feed communication system to enhance Control room train communications

  • Philips Medical Systems, The Netherlands: Responsible for writing three-tier specialist documentation and user guides for a range of Xray products for Global distribution to hospitals and medical centres.  1st tier documentation was for the Research & Development division in the design specifications for the proposed new model in the continuous improvement of technology.  2nd tier documentation was for the Global service engineers in the construction and fault repair of a given stock model place with the client.  3rd tier documentation was the guidance material for the radiographer using the equipment and defining fault analysis guidance and minor repair instructions.  Responsibilities also required the proof reading of text, collating and verifying information, creating and editing pictures and diagrams, liaising with other staff such as printers, photographers and translators producing indexes and catalogues

  • Mass Transit Rail Corporation, Hong Kong:  Authorship of Express train operational documentation pack for the airport link from Lantau to Hong Kong island.  Liaising with the Client, CAF train manufacturers in Spain and ABB Daimler Benz in Germany to compile the Operating Manual of the service vehicle.  On completion of the accepted manual, trained the Senior management team in Hong Kong on the operation of the vehicle and assisted in the design of the Airport depot

  • Docklands Light Railway, London:  Responsibility within a team to re-write the DLR Rule Book.  This entailed all existing and new Rolling stock, S&T, Engineering, Mainline operations, Station operations and Depot operations. As a member of the Beckton extension project Gary authored the Signalling documentation for the Alcatel Moving Block Joint system, allowing 2-minute headway to form a major aspect of the Control room operation