Charles Bridgeman

Planning Manager
An experienced planning supervisor and manager with extensive knowledge of works on or near the line, for more than 15 years Charlie has been involved in a wide variety of railway construction projects, from major civils, p-way renewals and OLE works to DC substations and LC switchgear renewals.
An experienced planning supervisor and manager with extensive knowledge of works on or near the line, for more than 15 years Charlie has been involved in a wide variety of railway construction projects, from major civils, p-way renewals and OLE works to DC substations and LC switchgear renewals.

No two days are the same here at Amaro – working alongside so many interconnected disciplines, my railway knowledge improves on a daily basis.

Amaro have upskilled me like no other employer, giving me the chance to take many courses, most recently an OTP Lift Planner course – something I’ve wanted to do for a long time. There’s a real camaraderie within the business, very much a family mentality where everyone is made to feel welcome.

About Charles

Starting his career in rail as an agency trackman back in 2008, he spent the next ten years in a variety of site-based positions, ranging from engineering and POS supervisor to RRV crane controller. Having supported the delivery of the likes of Crossrail West, and the North London Line Upgrade, in 2018 he changed tack, following his interest in planning to become an ALO planner, becoming a safe work planner barely a year later.

Joining Amaro in 2021, Charlie brings a significant bank of experience to the table when it comes to the planning and implementation of compliance strategies in line with Network Rail 019 Standard. On a day to day basis, his key responsibilities include…

  • Planning possessions for upcoming works
  • Planning works using Network Rail’s Railhub system
  • Deconflicting works with third parties
  • Managing and creating safe system of work packs
  • Creating possession programmes for upcoming works
  • Adjacent line open planning for works involving RRVs

An asset to the business and its clients, he is passionate about encouraging and developing the next generation of rail professionals, regularly imparting his knowledge and expertise to the more junior members of the team.

Areas of Expertise
  • Safe work planning
  • Protection planning
  • RRV works and RRV planning
  • Knowledge of the Network Rail 019 process
  • Chairing and managing deconfliction meetings

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