Australia has the heaviest and longest heavy haul trains in the world and is pioneering several world firsts, including remotely located train control centres and automated, driverless heavy haul trains.
With heavy haul clients facing challenges in transforming their business through introducing new innovative digital technology and meeting climate change requirements in reducing carbon emissions, there are numerous opportunities for WSP to support the sector.
Scott McKinlay, WSP’s Regional Executive for Rail in WA says, “Lisa is well known throughout the region from her previous roles including Track Engineering Manager for the Public Transport Authority of Western Australia, Manager Engineering – Rail for BHP and as Manager for Network Planning and Projects for Brookfield Rail.
“Delivery for heavy haul clients remains a key strategic objective for us and we will continue to build capability in the resources and rail sectors to support clients in meeting their objectives.”
WA currently has numerous heavy haul rail projects including RCU (Phase 1), Software Development Support and Track Manual & Asset Management Plans with BHP, Next Generation Level Crossing and Digital Track Optimisation with Rio Tinto and Rail Maintenance Optimisation with FMG.
“Lisa’s appointment as Technical Executive leading heavy haul rail is an excellent addition for WSP as she brings a wealth of knowledge and experience delivering various roles internationally across the heavy haul and rail sectors,” Scott says.
Lisa says she is looking forward to collating WSP’s local and global rail capabilities, skills, and project experience to promote the rail service offering to the Heavy Haul Rail market in Western Australia.
“Reliable rail is at the heart of enabling business outcomes by transporting people or products to a destination, within a timeframe,” said Lisa
“What works for one railway may not always be the right solution for another, but working within a global rail team means we are at an advantage in our ability to support clients in finding the right solution.”
Lisa is based in Australia’s heavy haul capital of Perth.