Ricky McKinley

Assistant Project Manager
A highly respected manager, SSOW planner and IRSE-licensed signalling professional, Ricky joined Amaro in August 2023 and quickly made a significant impact upon the team, supporting the delivery of some of our most challenging projects.
A highly respected manager, SSOW planner and IRSE-licensed signalling professional, Ricky joined Amaro in August 2023 and quickly made a significant impact upon the team, supporting the delivery of some of our most challenging projects.

Joining Amaro has been a real eye-opener for me – the culture here is different to anything I’ve experienced before.

Amaro promotes professional development more than any other company I have worked with, or for, in the rail industry – and this applies to the whole workforce, not simply leadership and management.

About Ricky

Bringing more than 15 years of signalling expertise to the table, Ricky began his career as an IRSE Installer for Atkins back in 2008. Leaving to join RT Infrastructure Solutions in 2012, he moved swiftly through the ranks through a variety of management positions before making the move to Amaro 11 years later.

An extremely accomplished rail professional with a huge bank of Network Rail and London Underground experience, as Assistant Project Manager, he spends his time supporting our PMs in the delivery of our clients’ numerous S&T schemes.

Currently working towards his project management qualification with the APM, Ricky is also an engineering technician with the Engineering Council, A member of the IRSE, an associate member of the Chartered Institute of Professional Development, and a member of the IET.

Key responsibilities include…

  • Managing labour and work allocation via site supervisors
  • Developing, monitoring and reporting on programmes from a cost and delivery perspective
  • Developing and reviewing business plans to support delivery and the wider business objectives
  • Developing and improving relationships with clients
  • Delivering and managing electrical and civils designs from Form A stage through to Final Form B for Construction
  • Working with the team to innovate and share best practice
  • Carrying out site safety surveillance inspections and quality checks
  • Working with the team to ensure that all projects are delivered in accordance with CDM obligations with project documentation kept up to date
  • Actively promoting a culture change in safety, behaviours and working practices
  • Supporting the delivery of projects on site where required
Qualifications and memberships
  • Member of the Institution of Railway Signal Engineers
  • Member of the Institution of Engineering and Technology
  • EngTech
  • Associate Member of the Chartered Institution of Personnel and Development
Areas of Expertise

Michael Ewart

Managing Director
John Waugh

John Waugh

Engineering & Operations 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
Dan James

Dan James

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