Job title: Senior Transport Planner, Transport Scotland
Andrew is a Chartered Engineer and Transport Planning Professional working for Transport Scotland in its Planning and Design team of the Major Transport Infrastructure Projects (MTRIPS) Directorate where, amongst other things, he leads on Development Planning in west and southwest Scotland, representing Transport Scotland in its ‘Key Agency’ role.
In addition to his development planning responsibilities, since joining Transport Scotland in 2008 Andrew has provided advice and expertise on transport appraisal (STAG), national transport and land-use modelling tools (LATIS), and the Strategic Transport Projects Review (STPR).
During a career starting in 1982, Andrew has worked in the disciplines of civil engineering, traffic and transportation engineering, and transport planning with Transport Scotland, East Ayrshire Council, Strathclyde Regional Council and W&J Barr and Sons (Scotland) Limited.
Andrew has a Masters Degree in Transport Planning and Engineering from Napier University and in 2007 was awarded CEng through the Institution of Highways and Transportation. In 2009, Andrew gained the TPP qualification through CIHT after following the Senior Route procedure.
Andrew is a keen amateur craft brewer and lives in Ayrshire with his wife and daughter.Hide Biography
Job title: Team Leader, Road Safety and Traffic Management, West Lothian Council
Kevin is a Chartered Engineer currently working with West Lothian Council leading its Road Safety and Traffic Management team. This is a wide ranging role covering road safety engineering and auditing, education, traffic management and parking.
He has 19 years experience in traffic and transportation engineering having worked for various local authorities in both Scotland and England. Kevin also had a spell in research working for TRL Limited on a range of road safety projects for local and central government.
Kevin has a degree in civil engineering, a postgraduate diploma in transportation engineering and gained Chartered Engineer status through the CIHT. Kevin is also a qualified road safety auditor and is a member of the Society of Road Safety Auditors (SoRSA). He has been a member of the CIHT since 1997 and was elected to the branch committee in 2010.
Outside of work, Kevin is an avid motorsports fan and competes in the Scottish Hillclimb Championship in a 20-year old Peugeot 205.Hide Biography
Job title: Technical Director
He has nearly 30 years experience specialising in the planning, design, supervision and project management of major infrastructure projects. Ryan has worked in the transportation sector since graduating in 1982 and has extensive experience in all stages of road scheme development and implementation. He has been actively involved with the Central & Southern Scotland Branch Committee since 2007.Hide Biography
Job title: Associate Director , Hyder
John Robertson is the Chairman of the CIHT Central & Southern Scotland Branch. He is a Chartered Engineer and also holds the Transport Planning Professional qualification. John works in Edinburgh with Hyder Consulting as an Associate Director and heads up their Transportation operations in Scotland. With 17 years experience John specialises in development management, interchange design and multi-modal accessibility, and has been involved in a number of diverse and exciting projects throughout the UK for Hyder Consulting including the Cross Forth Passenger Ferry Study and the development of a number of mixed-use sites in Aberdeen, Stirling and Dundee where John has overseen all transport-related inputs to promote integration, sustainability and road safety at the early stages of design, with an objective of minimising future transport impacts of the development proposals. Other projects include the enhancement of Bristol Temple Meads Station and an ongoing involvement in the detailed design of a multi-level interchange at Whitechapel Station as part of London Crossrail. John was elected to the Branch committee in 2008 and currently heads up the Training sub-committee with a key focus on assisting branch members to achieve professional qualifications through the Institution. He has recently been invited to sit on the CIHT’s Engineering Professional Standards Panel which has been created to oversee the routes to professional registration with the Engineering Council.Hide Biography
Job title: Principal Transport Planner, Fairhurst
Job title: Principal Transport Planner, Fairhurst
Since joining the CIHT Central & Southern Scotland Branch committee in 2007 Myles has successfully fulfilled the role of Branch Secretary since 2009. Practising what he preaches regarding sustainable transport Myles walks or cycles to his local station for his daily commute by train to work.
Myles has been with Fairhurst since May 2008 where he manages a small team of Transport Planners providing Transportation advice and consultancy to a wide portfolio of mainly private sector clients. With over 25 years experience in Civil Engineering, Financial Services and Retail Management he has been involved with the Transportation sector since 2001 specialising in network modelling, transportation assessments, travel plans, transport policy, project evaluation and project management. As an accomplished traffic engineer he has particular expertise in Public Consultation, Masterplanning, Development Frameworks , traffic management / signalling and Microsimulation software gaining varied experience in both the private and public sectors throughout the United Kingdom.
A resident of West Lothian for over 20 years Myles is married with 5 children, a keen interest in cars and relaxes at weekends playing the blues with his band The Urban Poets.
Job title: Technical Director, Fairhurst
Graeme is a Chartered Engineer currently working as a Technical Director for Fairhurst in their Dundee office. Graeme is the Occupational Health and Safety/CDM Manager for Fairhurst and therefore responsible for producing documentation, in-house training and advice for the whole Firm.
He has over 20 years experience in civil and structural engineering and has, since 1995, worked in CDM as a planning supervisor and subsequently as a CDM Co-ordinator. Current projects include managing the CDM Co-ordinator services on major motorway construction/improvements and investigations on the Forth Road Bridge.
Graeme has served on the Committee since 2000 and fulfilled the role of Honorary Treasurer since 2002.
Graeme is a member of the Scottish Aero Club but sadly has allowed his Private Pilot’s Licence to lapse.Hide Biography
Job title: Operations Manager, Grontmij
Sandy is currently responsible for Grontmij’s Transportation & Mobility Expertise Area in Scotland & Ireland. He has broad transport planning, engineering and project management experience of infrastructure projects from conception to completion. Sandy has been actively involved with Central & Southern Scotland Branch Committee since 1993 where he has fulfilled a variety of roles including the introduction of a mentoring scheme for potential Professional Review candidates. In 2003/04 Sandy was Chairman of the Central and Southern Scotland Branch. He has been the Branch Representative on CIHT Council since 2008 and is currently Vice Chair of the Member Services Stratgey Board.Hide Biography
Job title: Director, Colin Buchanan
Claire Carr a former Chairman of the Central and Southern Scotland Branch of the CIHT. She is the Board Director responsible for Colin Buchanan's operations in Scotland, Manchester and the West Midlands. Claire has over 25 years experience in transport planning and traffic engineering and started her career with TPA in London. She moved to Edinburgh in 1991 with TPA prior to their takeover by Oscar Faber (now AECOM). Claire joined the Edinburgh office of Colin Buchanan in 2000 following a short spell of running her own business and took responsibility for Scotland in 2003. Claire specialises in development planning, policy research and sustainable travel. Current projects include the St James Quarter in Edinburgh, the Edinburgh BioQuarter, Glasgow Fort and Fort Kinnaird, a Travel Planning Framework for SEStran and the new acute Hospital at Larbert. Claire takes a particular interest in the design of new developments and the role that transport has in creating high quality and sustainable places. She represented the profession on the steering group for the Scottish Government publication 'Designing Places'.
Job title: Consultant, Jacobs
Since graduating in 2005 with a BEng Civil Engineering from Glasgow University, Stephen has worked at Jacobs as a Transport Consultant. During this time he has worked on a wide variety of projects including the Forth Replacement Crossing Project and the Strategic Transport Projects Review (SPTR). He has worked on projects throughout the UK and Ireland for public and private sector clients however is typically responsible for the delivery of traffic and economic assessments of minor improvement schemes on Scotland’s trunk road network. Stephen has also spent time on secondment in the Strategic Road Safety Unit at Transport Scotland.Hide Biography
Job title: Senior Transport Planner, JMP Consultants
Amy is currently on secondment at Transport Scotland supporting its Development and Strategic Transport Planning Branch. This primarily involves providing advice on how Transport Scotland engages with Planning Authorities in the preparation of their Development Plans.
Prior to her secondment Amy was based in JMP’s Glasgow office where she undertook Transport Assessments and contributed to Strategic Transport Appraisal Guidance (STAG) Reports and other studies. Before joining JMP she worked in Network Rail’s Scottish Track Renewals Team assisting in developing the Scottish future track renewal workbank. Following a summer placement at Atkins’ Glasgow and Edinburgh Offices Amy studied at the University of Leeds gaining an MSc(Eng) Transport Planning and Engineering.
Amy sits on the CIHT Training and Recruitment Sub-Committee and has been a member of the Branch Committee since 2007. In 2009 she won the (then) IHT Young Transportation Professional of the Year in recognition of her contribution to the Branch.
Amy lives in sunny Glasgow with her boyfriend.Hide Biography
Job title: Head of Transport Economics, Analysis and Research, Transport Scotland
David joined Transport Scotland in 2007 as Head of Transport Economics, Analysis and Research as was project director for the Forth Replacement Crossing Study, and the Strategic Transport Projects Review. He was previously with consultants Arup and Halcrow. David has over 20 years’ experience, and recent work includes responsibility for the delivery of the Scottish Transport Appraisal Guidance (STAG) and strategic Land Use and Transport Modelling capabilities across Transport Scotland.
David joined IHT Council in 2007 and is Senior Vice President of the Institution. He is a past Chairman of the Central & Southern Scotland Branch, having served on the Branch committee since 1999.Hide Biography
Job title: Senior Consultant, AECOM
Fiona is a Chartered Engineer working as a Senior Transport Planning Consultant for AECOM in its Traffic team. Based in Glasgow Fiona manages projects on AECOM framework commissions, mainly working for local authorities and SPT on strategy, design and implementation schemes.
In recent years Fiona has been involved in transport planning strategies and local area traffic management for both London 2012 Olympic Games and Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.
Fiona has a civil engineering background, after studying at the University of Glasgow she joined AECOM (formerlly Faber Maunsell) as a graduate in 2003 working in transport planning and since completed a Masters in that field and gained her CEng qualification with the CIHT in 2008.
Since joing the Central and Southern Scotland Committee in 2009, Fiona has worked on the Branch programme of events, assisiting in planning the Annual dinner and has recently taken on the Communications Officer role.
Fiona, originally from Ayrshire, currently lives in Glasgow with her husband.Hide Biography
Job title: Intelligent Transport Systems Consultant, IBI Group
Based in Glasgow, Steven manages and contributes to projects in the planning and delivery of Intelligent Transport Systems for two key clients, Transport Scotland and the National Roads Authority of Ireland. Since joining in 2010 Steven has worked on the delivery of a new Technical solution for an ANPR System in Dublin and is currently working on the development of a Delay Modelling Tool to assist in road work approval on the Scottish Trunk Road network.
Prior to working for IBI Group, Steven enjoyed 5 years with Faber Maunsell / AECOM. After the initial graduate rotation he moved to specialising in Intelligent Transport Systems and specifically EuroRegional projects which culminated in Steven leading a study for the development of Traveller Information Services from a pan European perspective.
He has been on the Central and Southern Scotland Committee for three years and now has the role of Programme Convenor for the group.Hide Biography
Job title: Graduate Engineer, Grontmij
Richard graduated with a masters degree in Civil Engineering in 2008 and currently works with Grontmij in the transportation and mobility section. Richard contributes to all aspects of highway design and transport planning on a variety of projects, mainly in Scotland. In addition, Richard assists in managing the delivery of multi-disciplinary infrastructure projects. He is also involved with promoting graduate development within Grontmij’s Glasgow and Edinburgh offices.
During his studies, Richard worked in local government and within a Transport Scotland Trunk Road maintenance contract. Away from work, Richard attempts to play the fiddle.