Helen Gregory | Transport for London

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I am an Assistant Project Manager (APM) working on the Metropolitan Line Extension (MLX). Following achieving a first class degree in Structural Engineering and Architectural Studies at Sheffield University I applied for the Civil Engineering Transport for London (TfL) Graduate Scheme. I was attracted by the opportunity to pursue exciting and high profile projects which benefit the public as well as the advantage of moving around the company to broaden my experience. As part of the three year scheme I had the opportunity to complete a concept design for a section of the North South Cycle Superhighway considering cyclist safety and traffic movement to redistribute road space. This required extensive stakeholder consultation and basic traffic modelling. I also worked within the Borough Projects and Planning team within Surface Transport and took responsibility for budgeting, project management and coordination to implement borough projects funded in part by TfL. I collaborated with the Greater London Authority and the London boroughs to implement projects including Mayor’s Air Quality fund green walls, bus efficiency programmes and cycle parking. I worked for a year on Tottenham Court Road Station Upgrade and gained both project management and project engineering experience within a construction setting. I was accountable for managing delivery of demolition, piling and enabling works to demolish and construct a new ticket hall. This required planning construction methods and programmes, problem solving and contract management. I also completed a secondment to a design consultancy to broaden my engineering experience and work towards engineering Chartership. Following the graduate scheme I am enjoying working as an APM on MLX delivering designs, building a programme and planning construction for redevelopment of a disused rail corridor into a 400m viaduct, extensive earthworks, drainage, utilities, connection to an existing railway line and systems engineering work packages.

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