Vertex Systems Engineering

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Company overview

Vertex Systems Engineering is a leading engineering consultancy firm.

Clients include Transport for London, Atkins, Crossrail, Kier, Network Rail, RailCorp, Serco, Siemens and more.


Independent Assessment

Independent and impartial audits or audit support to ISO principles, along with discipline-specific audits to assess the maturity of organisational practices.

Our people are experienced railway practitioners, helping develop and write many of the protocols in use today.

  • Independent Assessment of Quality Management Systems (ISO9001:2015).
  • Independent Assessment of Environmental Management Systems (ISO14000).
  • Independent Assessment of Asset Management Systems (ISO55000).
  • Technical assurance audit (CCS, Track, Civils, Off-Track, Drainage, OHL and E&P).
  • Competence assessments.
  • Asset surveillance.

Project Recovery

Experienced consultants that will recover a project that is failing or at risk of not meeting key milestones and deliverables.

We can quickly provide a range of options to lead the recovery of multi-disciplinary infrastructure projects.

  • Entry Into Service Strategy (EIS).
  • Asset Management Plans (AMP).
  • Contractual dispute support.
  • Temporary works planning.
  • Configuration management.
  • Safety Authorisation support.
  • Incident and accident investigation.
  • Trial Running (TR) / Trial Operational (TO) readiness.

Product Approval And System Development

Support and guidance to the proposers of change, project sponsors and SMEs who wish to introduce new or revised systems, subsystems, products and tools.

For train / fleet operators and technology businesses seeking to offer new technology to infrastructure managers and train operators, providing leadership and guidance on the assessment process.

  • Product Acceptance.
  • Representation at applicable assessment panel.
  • Stakeholder consultation.
  • Planning and approvals.
  • Technical training material development.
  • Competency management.
  • Safety Integrity Level (SIL) assessment.

Standards And Process Development

Extensive experience in design, construction, maintenance and testing standards, procedural controls, designed to ensure a standardised and consistent approach.

Aligned to ISO principles applicable to your Quality Management System and operations.

  • Policy and standards production.
  • GAP analysis in process flow aligned with ISO best practice.
  • Consolidation and update.
  • Infrastructure and data change.
  • Process analysis.

Engineering Management

Embedding robust engineering management process, including the integration of all engineering disciplines and stakeholders.

  • Programme management.
  • Safety Engineering.
  • Interface Management.
  • Risk Assessment.
  • Project Engineering.
  • Reliability and Maintainability.
  • PRAMS.
  • Independent Audit.
  • Common Safety Method (CSM-RA).
  • Construction Design Management (CDM).
  • Provision of CRE/CEM/DPE.
  • Network Code.

Engineering And Safety Assurance

Covering all asset classes and engineering functions,  we are market leaders in the assessment, development and application of engineering and safety process and controls to ensure the safe implementation of infrastructure and operational change. From feasibility stages to entry into operational service.

  • Engineering Management of Projects.
  • Governance of Railway Infrastructure Projects (GRIP) / Project Acceleration in a Controlled Environment (PACE).
  • Safety case production / safety verification (ROGS).
  • Safety Assessment / Verification to / Hazid / Hazop facilitation and HAZAN assessment.
  • Provision of ApBo / ISA assessors.
  • NTSNs compliance, support to Technical File and ORR interface.
  • System Engineering, V&V, RAMS, FMEA.
  • Detailed Signalling, Systems, Track, Civil, Telecoms, Traction, Fleet, Operations & Maintenance experience.
  • Feasibility assessment, staging and constructability strategies.
  • Asset Protection services.
  • Technical assurance of transportation systems and utilities with a particular expertise in Command Control & Signalling, Telecoms, Track, Civils & Rolling Stock.

Case Studies

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