Our People

Director Nick Highton
BEng (Hons), CEng, MICE

Nick is a Chartered Civil Engineer, having graduated from Bolton University with a 1st Class Honours Degree in Civil Engineering. He has 20 years’ experience in the rail industry possessing a strong background in both consultancy and construction environments.

Nick has significant experience in heavy, light rail and metro applications including the main UK rail network, London Underground, and international commissions in the Middle East and Asia.

During his career Nick has been involved in a range of high profile infrastructure schemes, from inception through to implementation. He has undertaken senior management and technical roles and successfully developed and led multidisciplinary engineering teams on a number of commissions.

Our Staff

Consultant – Principal Engineer

Andrew is a Principal Engineer with over 14 years’ experience in survey, design and design management of rail projects and has worked on projects at all phases of the project lifecycle from planning to delivery and maintenance. He has a strong background in permanent way survey and design for United Kingdom-based projects for Network Rail and London Underground. More recently Andrew has been working on Australian infrastructure design projects.

Andrew has experience in light rail, passenger and metro systems, freight and heavy haul rail networks. He has a good understanding of rail systems through working on large scale multi-disciplinary project.

Consultant – Principal Engineer

Mike is a Principal Engineer with over 17 years’ experience in rail design, predominantly within the field of Permanent Way Engineering. He is competent in all aspects of Permanent Way alignment design including switches & crossings, speed enhancements, plain line renewals, drainage and formation design. He also has significant experience in relation to the enhancement and extension of station platforms and a full appreciation of all aspects of railway gauging from surveying, collection techniques and assessment of vehicle dynamics.

Mike has acted in the capacity of CRE or Lead Engineer on a number of high profile schemes and his experience spans initial feasibility, through to detailed design and installation

Consultant – Engineering Manager

Iain is an experienced multi-disciplinary engineer with 19 years’ experience in the Rail Industry. He possesses significant experience within the field of Engineering, Design and Project Management successfully delivering a number of high profile commissions where he has been responsible for programme delivery, engineering integration and budgetary control.

Iain has extensive experience working on the main UK heavy rail network and also the delivery of light rail projects such as Manchester Metrolink

Iain is able to motivate staff, build teams and continually improve groups increasing efficiency and adding value to projects

Consultant – BIM Coordinator

Colin is a multi-disciplinary Senior BIM operator with 24 years’ experience, much of which gained within the Rail Industry. He has proven experience in the Rail Sector working on a number of significant projects covering all disciplines across both heavy and light rail systems within the UK and Republic of Ireland.

Colin is committed to providing and implementing dynamic and quality based solutions with the experience to assess, generate and analyse ideas, proposals and options. He has the ability to see the ‘bigger picture’ whilst focusing on the detail.


If you have a project in mind or have a more general enquiry we would be pleased to discuss your requirements further.