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A professional electrical engineer with twenty five years experience in consulting and manufacturing industry both in the UK and abroad .

Experience in the railway industry has been gained as a manager and technical expert responsible for the preparation of safety assessments, in particular those covering Electromagnetic Compatibility.

Michael’s understanding and familiarity of electrification, rolling stock, signalling and telecommunications allows him to give advice to the client about systems and interface issues and the ability to deal with the detail.

Major project work has been carried out during the last eight years as a technical expert for the preparation of the EMC safety assessments both in the UK and abraod.  This has involved the compilation of the Management Plan, the System Description, the Hazard Log, undertaking Inerface Design Reviews, producing the Risk Assessments, identifying route specific solutions to issues using simulations and testing, the testing ofequipment and the railway, and the production of the EMC safety case.

The work has covered new rolling stock, signaling, telecommunications, electrification and neighbours adjacent to the railway.  A thorough understanding of the application and use of the European standards has been demonstrated in the projects undertaken.  Assistance has been given to clients to define interface conditions and criteria for compatibility where there are no standards.

Mike holds amongst others, the following qualifications:

MIET Member of the Institution of Engineering and Technology

  • Ph.D., 1974, University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology.  Research Topic “The Transient Switching Behaviour of Fast Thyristors”. M.Sc. 1969, University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology, Electrical Power Systems.
  • B.Sc., 1968, University of Salford, Electrical Engineering (Hons).

Dr Mike Ramsbottom CV October 2017

 

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