Design

Design

Design

Railway Electrical Services in house design team provide E&P design and consultancy services across the Rail Infrastructure. Our team specialise in LV Power and have successfully delivered projects effectively and efficiently.

The design department structure consists of Design Managers, Design Engineers and Contractors Responsible Engineers who have a wealth of experience within their disciplines. The core of the design team is located at the head office in Ilkeston (Derbyshire) with Engineers also located at our offices in Rutherglen (Scotland) and York.

We undertake design works through feasibility, conceptual, option selection and detailed design in accordance with current standards associated with;

  • DNO supplies
  • 650V signalling power
  • PSP, FSP & ASP
  • Earthing & Bonding
  • Point heating
  • UPS
  • Electrical distribution
  • Cable Management Systems
  • Fire alarms / Interface
  • Power supplies to Station SISS, CCTV and surveillance systems, Customer information systems, Public address services, Help Points, Induction loop systems & Acoustics
  • Lighting (Dali systems, stations, car parks, level crossings, junctions, sidings, depots, subways, underpasses, bridges, LMR’s & shafts)
  • Building services for operational buildings, switch rooms, sub stations & stations.

Our engineering processes have been developed through the successful delivery of numerous projects, establishing a sound understanding of standards, legislation and customer processes such as GRIP. This ensures designs are safe, compliant, economical, fit for purpose and maintainable.

Using our extensive experience and expertise, we offer constructability through design. Our construction background ensures that construction requirements such as stagework planning are considered from the early concept stages right through to detailed design.

Our approach to safety by design ensures that the team understand and follow company procedures:
  • Roles and responsibilities under CDM – 2015 and have a clear understanding of relevant standards associated to their duties as a designer.
  • Review all pre-construction information provided by the client.
  • Evaluate and eliminate any health and safety risks identified during the design process using the designers risk assessment.
  • Controlling and reducing health and safety risks.
  • Working within a CDE (Common Data Environment) to ensure that designs are produced on a single platform enabling compatible designs through all disciplines during the life cycle of the project.
  • Identify hazards during material selection and understand how they are implemented through the construction, maintenance and demolition stages.
  • Ensure that designs checks are undertaken throughout the design review process.
  • Provide information on how to manage any existing health and safety risks.

To keep up to date with technology and qualifications, we use advanced computing and IT systems, technical software and project management tools to ensure effective project management and planning to enable the production of design submissions to the highest standard. These include; Micro station, Projectwise, Amtech, ReLux and DiLux.

We have the capability of working within a Common Data Environment throughout the project lifecycle. The software that we use enables collaborative working with all disciplines sharing information with the use of Bentley software (Projectwise, eB) throughout the GRIP stages.

We have close working relationships with specialist contractors where there is a requirement to outsource designs, our Design Managers manage the contractors to ensure quality, delivery and programme requirements are achieved.

Working closely with our clients we ensure long-term environmental, social, and economic sustainability through early integration of sustainability considerations in policy, plan, and project development.

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