John Waugh

Engineering & Operations Director
A hugely experienced signalling engineer, manager and leader, John's railway career has spanned the best part of three decades, most of which has been spent acting as PE/PM, SPM, CEM and CRE (Signalling) on a variety of multi-discipline projects.
A hugely experienced signalling engineer, manager and leader, John's railway career has spanned the best part of three decades, most of which has been spent acting as PE/PM, SPM, CEM and CRE (Signalling) on a variety of multi-discipline projects.

Amaro have a built up an excellent reputation over recent years by clearly demonstrating their willingness to go that extra mile to provide their clients with the best possible service.

I look forward to adding to that by bringing some additional engineering experience to the team, providing some of the support necessary to allow Amaro to grow its business throughout the UK

About John

Enrolling on British Rail’s Trainee Management Scheme in 1994, upon graduation John moved on to First Engineering, taking up the position of Assistant Signalling Project Engineer. Rising through the ranks to become Senior Signalling Project Engineer, in 2004 he left First to join Carillion as Construction Manager and CRE, moving three years later to Jarvis where he assumed the role of Signalling Project Manager.

2010 saw John join C Spencer as Project Manager, being promoted to Signalling Project Director before moving to SSE Enterprise Rail as Head of Engineering in 2015. Upon leaving SSE, he accepted the position of Engineering Manager at AmcoGiffen and joining Amaro as Head of Engineering in early 2021 before being appointed to his current role in 2023.

Key responsibilities include…

  • Ensuring compliance with engineering standards whilst improving Amaro’s technical and engineering competence and delivery
  • Ensuring 100% compliance with the IRSE Licensing Scheme with all IRSE logbooks being reviewed on an annual basis
  • Making sure that Project Managers receive technical support and guidance whilst delivering their projects
  • Working with Project Managers and clients alike, adding value engineering and technical expertise to each project
  • Supporting the business with PQQs and tendering
  • Supporting the MD and Commercial Manager with business development
  • Acting as both CEM and CRE as required for both signalling and E&P jobs as and when required
Areas of Expertise

Michael Ewart

Managing Director
Sarah Townsley

Sarah Townsley

Head of Commercial

Caroline Foster

Commercial Manager
Elaine Kenny

Elaine Kenny

Quality & Compliance Manager
Lewis Matthews

Lewis Matthews

HSE Manager
Dean Rann

Dean Rann

Senior Project Manager

Sean Tiday

Business Relationship Manager
Barry Toms

Barry Toms

Operations Manager
Chris Munday

Chris Munday

HR & Talent Manager
Nick Egan

Nick Egan

Senior Quantity Surveyor

Kamyus Metrane

Project Manager
Michael Flynn

Michael Flynn

Project Manager

Stewart Little

Project Manager
Chris Mayhew

Chris Mayhew

Project Manager
Lee Fisher

Lee Fisher

Project Manager
Ricky Mckinley

Ricky McKinley

Assistant Project Manager
Joel George

Joel George

Assistant Project Manager
Sanna Qureshi

Sanna Qureshi

Assistant Project Manager
Frankie Staines

Frankie Staines

Assistant Project Manager

Max Bowyer

Assistant Project Manager
Charles Bridgeman

Charles Bridgeman

Planning Manager
Adam Lomax

Adam Lomax

Resourcing Manager

Paul Ibbotson

Testing & Commissioning Engineer

Rob Lyas

Construction Manager

Nathan Methven

Construction Manager
Joe Jupe

Joe Jupe

Project Engineer
Dan Douglas

Dan Douglas

Construction Manager

Paul Wilby

Tester in Charge

Dean Streeton

Stores & Fleet Manager