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Chief Mechanical Engineer
Peter Smyth is a Chartered Mechanical Engineer who has principal responsibility for the provision of the maintenance and overhaul of all rolling stock operated by state owned Irish Rail. Peter joined British Rail in 1993 and has worked in a senior capacity in number of organisations within the railway business including Scotrail, Atkins consultants and Angel Trains before joining Irish Rail in 2007 as Head of Capital Projects to lead the procurement and introduction of new trains and major refurbishment projects. Peter became Chief Mechanical Engineer in 2010 with direct responsibility for the maintenance and overhaul of a wide ranging fleet of Locomotives, wagons, carriages DMU and EMU trains operating freight, passenger intercity and commuter services across the network. As well as seven maintenance depots this includes control over the main works at Inchicore where wheelset manufacture and bogie overhaul and major repairs are undertaken to support the fleets.
Share Solutions for Identifying Problems And Improving Processes
"When mistakes are made, we have a very counterproductive habit of blaming someone for a problem and thinking that retraining them in the same activity will make the problem go away and a lot of the time, the issue simply resurfaces. Moreover, it doesn't stop the next person getting it wrong either"
Fleet Technical Manager - European Mainline Operator
Find Lean Solutions For Unpredictable Times
"Passenger revenues are down and the outlook for the next 12 months is likely to remain uncertain at best. So now, more than ever, we need to keep our costs low and innovate at the same time. It is all about how we balance reliability with reducing costs and controlling risk. Easy to say, but the challenging part is actually achieving such sweet-spot."
Head Of Fleet Maintenance - European Rail Operator