People in Rail: Management

Tracey Barber

HR Manager – Swietelsky/SB Rail

Advanced Diploma HR

What does my job involve?

I work with the Company on a wide range of HR projects including recruitment and succession, staff retention, employee engagement and policy legislation.

What do I like most about my job?

I am always learning more in the Rail industry and no 2 days are ever the same. The camaraderie with the SB Rail Team ensures everyone feels welcome and part of the team.

Neil Smith

Plant Manager South – SB Rail


What does my job involve?

Overseeing operations and maintenance of the fleet of OTM deployed from Carlisle to HS1and Managing SB Rail’s Guide Bridge, Manchester Depot.

What do I like most about my job?

The diversity of work and daily challeges that arise alongside being front runners in the introduction of new technology for OTM.

Jackie Painter

Senior HR Business Partner Projects and Change at Network Rail

Masters Degree Human Resources

What does my job involve?

I work with the business to identify major change from scoping out the design to the delivery. I design and lead on HR projects for example talent and succession design, strategic planning, culture / engagement

What do I like most about my job?

The variety of the work I do, some days I will be working strategically looking at future requirements for the next 5 years or in meetings talking about an exciting project or change initiative.

Katie Anderton

Principal Environmental Consultant

BSc Geography (Hons) / Chartered Environmentalist (CEnv) / Full Member of IEMA (MIEMA)

What does my job involve?

I am an Environmental Consultant undertaking Environmental Impact Assessments to support a range of planning applications in the infrastructure sector . I am currently advising clients on environmental impacts, environmental mitigation, consents and environmental monitoring.

What do I like most about my job?

Rail is such an interesting sector to be working in with major projects taking place across the country. I enjoy visiting places and being able to say, ‘I created this’. I find it hugely rewarding.


Project Management Graduate at Network Rail

BA Biological Sciences

What does my job involve?

Managing several schemes of bridge and tunnel repair works throughout the East Midlands, ensuring that the projects are safely delivered to time, cost and quality requirements.

What do I like most about my job?

The graduate scheme offers great flexibility; as well as my day job I’m encouraged to complete shadowing and training placements to broaden my knowledge of the rail industry.

Tommy Gore

Head of Control for Greater Anglia

MA in Politics and Economic and Social History

What does my job involve?

I lead a team of 50+ people located in the GA control centre, where we’re responsible for responding to and managing incidents on a daily basis to make life a little easier for our customers.

What do I like most about my job?

I love getting out and about across our network, and meeting different people. No two day is the same on the railway, and it’s that variety that I love.

Dom Mottram

Scheme Project Manager at Network Rail

BA Geography & Transport and BSc Railway Operations Management

What does my job involve?

Working with Network Rail & HS2 to make sure the new High Speed Trains can run on the existing conventional railway network.

What do I like most about my job?

Working with great people, and knowing that what we’re doing now will help run the railway in the UK for at least the next fifty years.

Paul Case

Project Manager, London Underground

MSc – Project and Enterprise Management

What does my job involve?

I manage infrastructure renewal and enhancement projects for London Underground. Ensuring our stations are maintained in a good, safe condition for the travelling public.

What do I like most about my job?

The variety of the work, and dynamism and the opportunity to work with many different people with unique skills and backgrounds.