Richard is a founding member of the NTTX business, dating back to 2002.  His expertise includes technical drafting around the disciplines of safety, engineering, environmental and security aspects. He has acted as an advisor on documentation hierarchy and delivered content to a range of industries including Network Rail, MTR (Hong Kong), Laing O’ Rourke, Crossrail, Department of Social & Family Affairs (Eire), TfL and CH2MHILL. 
Richard holds Chartered status within the safety, engineering and environmental professions and has worked at both operational and tactical levels within complex organisations with high public visibility and significant engineering, safety & security exposures.  
In recent years, Richard has focused on technical authoring and drafting work where he has built a reputation for developing accurate documentation (in electronic and hard copy format) that communicates effectively with the target audience. He is a Belbin “completer finisher” team type and is therefore well suited to working under pressure and delivering assignments fully and in a form that conveys key messages with clarity across the width of target readership. 


  • BSc Production Engineering

  • CEng: (Chartered Engineer, Institution of Engineering & Technology)

  • CFIOSH: (Chartered Fellow, Institution of Occupational Safety & Health)

  • CEnv: (Chartered Environmentalist, Institute of Environmental Management & Assessment)



  • Trenitalia c2c Digital Railway Project:  This work involves developing and drafting text within a 100-page business case submission ultimately to the DfT as scheme sponsor. Richard has been involved in drafting all the safety, quality and regulatory components of the submission and ensuring that the documented requirements of ROGs 2006, Railways (Interoperability) Regs 2011, CSM-RA 2018 and CDM 2015 are fully outlined along with projected, joined-up timelines

  • Galldris Ltd – HS2 tier 2 Civil Works Documentation:  This work involved the drafting of 15 sections of text in response to a Balfour Beatty/VINCI request for details of how works to develop six major HS2 compounds would be constructed.

  • Regulatory and Safety Plan, Parramatta Light Rail Stage 1 Bid – NSW Australia:  Richard was asked to develop and refine a draft Safety Plan that had been submitted to the NSW end client but had received adverse feedback

  • Hitachi Rail Europe (HRE) Procedures: This was an extensive assignment that concerned the layout and drafting of complex text in support of technical submissions to TfL for the “New Trains for London” project and to Nexus for the replacement of rolling stock/ depot refurbishment on the Newcastle Metro system. The work included securing content in compliance with TfL & Nexus technical vision and specifications including Safety, Security, Fire and Sustainability best practice. Of note is that the work included the complete development of a new HRE standard entitled “Document Management” along with drafting adjustments to the  European H&S Policy and Organisational Arrangements for MD sign off. The assignment required full understanding of ISO 9001:2015, 18001, 27001/45001, CDM:2015 and RAMS requirements. 

  • 2Intelligent Processing Solutions Ltd (iPSL) Organisation and Arrangements Documentation: This was a finance sector assignment involving a business of some 5000 employees processing cheques over 9 premises. The work involved developing a risk based suite of 46 procedures that underpinned their business operation and policies. In addition there was a need to cascade brief the “signed off” procedures via toolbox talks and training so that they were embedded within the work of all iPSL employees. Included was the technical requirements around facilities management (plant, buildings, COSHH, HSWA 1974 section 3.1 requirements)

  • Irish Rail (IR) User Worked Level Crossings: The assignment concerned understanding the human factor aspects associated with the use by third parties of level crossings. The work required full familiarity with the applicable NR/RSSB/IR level crossing standards and then drafting a suite of technical documents that covered the involvement of all parties including pedestrians, vehicle users, farmers and employees. As a result of the work, Richard designed a new suite of high impact, clear, warning signage for installation at all crossing locations

  • Keolis UK submission to the DfT for the TPE franchise: Richard worked on the mobilisation, safety, and security components of the TPE franchise bid in liaison with the ORR, BTP and the Samaritans. The output of the work was a suite of bid submission documentation that complied with the DfT contractual requirements

  • Govia Group Safety and Engineering Procedures:  Richard supported the drafting of the safety component of the Southern Integration into Govia Thameslink Railway ensuring CSM-RA 2018 compliance. Richard also developed a unified safety management system (SMS) and governance arrangements for Govia Thameslink bringing together the SMS’s of Southern and the former First Capital Connect railway.

  • Network Rail Standards Development: Richard worked within the Civil Engineering Directorate to develop maintenance regimes across bridges, tunnels, retaining walls and culvert asset group. He has also worked within a technical team working with the NR Engineering Directorate to develop their suite of Asset Policies (some 2000 pages) for submission to the ORR as a part of Control Period CP5

  • Crossrail Construction Project Procedural Development:  As a part of the H&S and Environmental team, Richard was tasked with developing the hierarchy of business documents against which the Project would deliver excellence across this £17 billion programme. The role involved working closely with key stakeholders to develop and embed a “zero-harm” culture throughout the supply chain documentation from design, through construction and into operations