During his time at London Bridge station, Chris started as the Network Rail entry into service project manager and asset management plan manager.
With two years of construction remaining, the NR project director realised they were facing a big task to get the project handed over to Network Rail maintenance due to the scale of the project. He was challenged to deliver the plan to carry this out.
“Wilson took on the entry into service (EIS) project manager role and I took on the asset management plan (AMP) hand back role,” said Chris. “I developed an assurance spatial breakdown link to Network Rail AMP certification to allow the project to deliver assurance to each of the heads of assets prior to project completion. This was achieved by breaking up the project by discipline and zones linked to the construction profile. We called these AMP packs, and they contained the related design, assurance files,
operation and maintenance services and as-built drawings for the given zone.
“Our team then sat independently from the principal contractor (PC) and NR with both wanting
to understand what assurance was required to achieve hand back and more importantly evidence
it. We had a team helping to identify the assurance readiness deliverables for EIS and the hand back requirements and producing the AMP packs and Network Rail certification from AMP 001 to
018 certs. Together we saw the importance of a dedicated assurance team that could benefit
both the PC and the client; helping to navigate the path of assurance requirement identification and
means of tracking reporting of the asset assurance completion to hand back.” That was the inception of DSE.