Chrisma Jain

Chrisma’s parents originally wanted their only daughter to become a pharmacist or to work in their shop but she had other ideas…

She wanted to become an engineer. She gained a 1st Class Honours degree in Mechanical Engineering, is a Chartered Engineer, Member of the IMechE and has worked within the Transport industry since 2004

Senior Project Manager at Transport for London and is jointly responsible for renewing the track and drainage infrastructure across all of London Underground’s tube network. She has recently led the smooth mobilisation of the new £220 million track partnership with Balfour Beatty, mobilising the teams into the new contract in just 6 weeks.

Chrisma has consistently supported her colleagues in making TfL a better place to work. She is the Chair of the Females in Transport Engineering (FiTE), a support network group that supports 300 women in their career progression in Transport Engineering. She also founded and championed a Sustainability working group at TfL that aims to give back to the community and reduce waste.

Outside of work, Chrisma is passionate about promoting the next generation in the Transport industry and has sat on various committee and board roles including as:

• Women Engineering Society (WES) Council Member
• WES Events secretary who supports events across the UK
• WES London Cluster Committee where she has led on some of its social media channels (Instagram) and created videos on YouTube to generate the interest of the younger generation towards engineering.
• Thames College Employer Advisory Board where she supports young people/helps nurture young engineers in the engineering sector and provides strategic advice on the future design of their curriculum
• IMechE Committee member and social media officer, where she has successfully tripled the IMechE’s Twitter following as well as providing tutorials to enable other committee members to be effective on Twitter.