Atkins – a member of the SNC-Lavalin Group – has appointed Alex Parsons as Advanced Signalling Development and Delivery director, a newly created role responsible for leading and further developing Atkins’ in-cab and wayside signalling delivery capability.
Alex has over 20 years’ experience in the rail industry and joins from Tracsis, where, as Managing Director of the Rail Operations and Planning Systems business, she oversaw the development of innovative award-winning enterprise solutions.
Prior to this, Alex held a number of senior roles across SNC-Lavalin’s Rail Consulting business, having previously headed up the Signalling Control product delivery at Resonate.
Scott Kelley, Managing Director of Atkins’ Signalling business, said: “We welcome Alex during an exciting time for the signalling sector which in undergoing incredible change.
“With a passion for data and people driven transformation, she will ensure our signalling services meet the industry’s evolving needs, while allowing us to combine our excellent in-cab and track-side capability into a comprehensive and compelling offer for our client, as we help shape the future of signalling in the UK.”
Lizi Stewart, Managing Director for Atkins’ Transportation division, said: “As an organisation we continue to invest in people and cutting-edge technology to help the rail industry accelerate its digital transformation and improve the passenger experience.”
Atkins’ signalling business brings together new technologies, software systems and working methods to design safe, efficient, and future-proof digital railways services. This includes the development and the ElectroLogIXS electronic interlocking and level crossing controller system which has been successfully deployed across the UK network, most recently on the Feltham and Wokingham re-signalling programme.
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