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Greg Edwards - Rail Operations Specialist

I am a rail operator of 25 years experience with a background in driver operations.  I have practical experience of operating within fast changing and performance driven environments where a focus on safety is a top priority.

Being involved with the driving function throughout my career I have a sound appreciation of the performance impact that this sector has on the wider rail landscape.  I have a track record of building strong delivery teams who have ensured that the day job is done well every day whilst being resilient and adaptable to change.

My experience allows me to forecast risk associated with change and I have a proven track record of finding creative and cost-effective solutions to long-standing problems.

As a people centric leader I have a passion for developing others and take a great deal of enjoyment from supporting individuals and teams in identifying and reaching their full potential.

With proven credentials in creating good industrial relations I understand the importance of effective communication and am committed to maintaining strong relationships with all stake holders across rail operations.

Experience Summary

Railway Operations

Extensive experience of delivering a safe and reliable railway operation through my work within TOCs. This includes my focus on fleet and ops cross function working to drive performance improvement.

As an area operations manager I have been accountable for developing improvements to operational safety, maintaining traincrew resource availability, managing teams through change and maintaining a broad knowledge of railway operations.

Safety & Assurance

With responsibility for creating safety plans within TOCs I have experience of identifying deliverable improvement.  Taking a world view on culture as well as process I have re focussed teams where needed.  By taking a fresh approach to employee engagement on safety it has been possible to make measurable improvement in a comparatively short period of time.

As an incident and accident investigator I have extensive experience of investigating operational incident.  With a working knowledge of non-technical skills I have supported the improvement of incident investigation through training and mentoring of investigators.

As a senior operations manager I have been responsible for creating safety performance improvement plans as part of incident investigation output.

Training & Development

I am involved in the review, development and delivery of training for both front line operations staff and line managers.  This includes traction training, operational rules training, and most recently ETCS / ERTMS training.

I am qualified Assessor and practitioner of Participative Training.