Job title: Technical Director
Job title: Director, Urban Tide
Steven is Director of Smart Cities and Digital Consultancy, Urban Tide. He is a Smart Cities expert with over 9 years experience in the deliver of technology solutions to improve the operation and processes in the build environment. Through Urban Tide he is currently producing a Smart Cities Self Assessment Framework for the Scottish Government expanding his knowledge and expertise in this area.
Steven managed the delivery of Glasgow City Council's Open Data Portal including managing deployment and development in all stages of the data value chain reusing Enterprise Service products and applying new Enterprise and Open Source software to provide an end to end data solution.
Steven embarked on a career in Smart Cities through Intelligent Mobility where he worked for IBI Group and previously AECOM managing Intelligent Transport solutions for key clients.Hide Biography
Job title: Team Leader, Road Safety and Traffic Management, West Lothian Council
Job title: Lecturer in Transportation Engineering, Edinburgh Napier University
Job title: Senior Transport Planner, Transport Scotland
Amy is part of the Development Management Team at Transport Scotland, having moved from the Technical Analysis Branch where she provided advice on, and input into, transport appraisal and other studies.
Prior to this she was seconded to Transport Scotland as one of two Transport Scotland leads engaging with Planning Authorities in the preparation of their Development Plans.
Prior to moving to the public sector Amy worked for consultancies where she undertook Transport Assessments and contributed to Strategic Transport Appraisal Guidance (STAG) Reports and other studies.
She gained an MSc(Eng) Transport Planning and Engineering at the University of Leeds, broadening her transport horizons having spent a number of years working in Network Rail’s Scottish Track Renewals Team assisting in developing the Scottish future track renewal workbank.
Amy is the Branch Committee Honorary Secretary, having previously sat on the Branch Training and Recruitment Sub-Committee. She has been a member of the Branch since 2007 and won the (then) IHT Young Transportation Professional of the Year in 2009, in recognition of her contribution to the Branch.
Amy lives in Glasgow with her husband.Hide Biography
Job title: UK & Ireland Key Account Manager - TomTom Global B.V.
Douglas previously worked for SIAS Ltd on secondment to Transport Scotland in their Major Transport Infrastructure Projects (MTRIPS) Directorate. In this role, he provided technical advice relating to transport modelling (LATIS) and appraisal of projects and policies. Prior to joining SIAS, Douglas completed a Masters in Transport Economics at the University of Leeds Institute for Transport Studies and accompanied his wife to live and work in Chile for 3 years. Prior to that he worked with Halcrow Group in London, now CH2M Hill.
Outside of work, Douglas is kept busy by his two young children and when time allows, he enjoys swimming, sailing and hiking.
Job title: Technical Director, Fairhurst
Job title: Road Safety Manager, Transport Scotland
Stephen is a Chartered Engineer and is the Road Safety Manager at Transport Scotland. Through this role he is responsible for overseeing the delivery of road safety improvement programmes in the North East and North West Regional Units .
Before moving to Transport Scotland in 2013, Stephen was a Senior Transport Consultant at Jacobs where he undertook traffic and economic assessments for a range of transport schemes across the UK.
Stephen joined the C&SS Branch Committee in 2010, and is the Branch Recruitment Officer.
Job title: Engineer, Grontmij
Job title: Director, Colin Buchanan
Job title: Transport Planner, Jacobs
Job title: Director of Transport, Peter Brett Associates
Dougie McDonald is an experienced Transportation Planning Professional (TPP) with wide ranging experience and knowledge in transport planning, transport modelling, transport assessments, public and stakeholder consultation, parking strategies, scheme appraisal, forecasting and economic evaluation.
He is a member of the TPP Professional Standards Committee.
Dougie has regularly managed complex transport planning, modelling and appraisal projects involving multi-disciplinary teams including sub- or co-consultants, multi-organisation clients or projects involving public or stakeholder consultation.
He has wide-ranging experience in transport modelling with multi-modal or mode-specific network models and micro-simulation models. He has extensive knowledge of the Scottish Transport Appraisal Guidance (STAG) and he has been involved in its application on many studies since it was first piloted on the Central Scotland Transport Corridor Studies which he managed. He has presented ‘best practice’ advice at STAG User Group meetings and regularly manages and directs STAG applications.
Dougie leads the Scottish transport planning and economics team at Peter Brett Associates LLP (PBA) from their offices in Glasgow and Edinburgh.
Job title: Senior Transport Planner, Curtins
Job title: European Director, CH2M Hill
Job title: Senior Traffic Engineer, CH2M Hill
Job title: Associate Director, AECOM
Russell has worked both in the public and private sector for over 12 years, starting with a short spell at The City of Edinburgh Council and then moving on to work for Boreham Consulting Engineers in 2003, initially working in highway design before concentrating on transport & development planning. Following Boreham Consulting Engineers’ takeover by Waterman Group, Russell continued at Waterman based in both the Edinburgh and Glasgow offices until joining AECOM in January 2014.
Russell is responsible for the daily management and technical operation of the AECOM Development team based within AECOM’s three Scottish offices
Russell has a Degree in Civil Engineering from The University of Strathclyde, and a Masters Degree in Transport Planning & Engineering from Edinburgh Napier University. He is also currently working towards Chartered Engineer status through the CIHT.
He was elected to the Central & Southern Scotland branch committee in 2014, and sits on the programme and events sub-committee.Hide Biography
Job title: Operations Manager, Grontmij
Job title: Transport Planning Officer, Stirling Council
Job title: Head of Standards, Transport Scotland
As Head of Standards, Andrew is responsible for DMRB geometric design standards across Scotland’s trunk road and motorway networks, including the determination of Departures from Standards, as well as providing advice and guidance on traffic signing. Andrew also has responsibility for the development and implementation of Scotland specific design guidance such as Cycling By Design, Inclusive Design as set out in the Roads for All Good Practice Guide and policy and guidance on Tourist Signing.
In previous roles with Transport Scotland, Andrew has led on Development Planning, representing Transport Scotland in its ‘Key Agency’ role, provided advice and expertise on transport appraisal (STAG), national transport and land-use modelling tools (LATIS), and the Strategic Transport Projects Review (STPR).
In the course of 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.
Job title: Head of Planning and Design, Transport Scotland