Head of Project Engineering, Route Wide (HS2 Phase One),
Simon Newton is Head of Engineering, LU Stations & Crossrail Programme and has over 30 years’ experience working on major infrastructure projects under a range of contracting models with LU, joining as a graduate mechanical engineer. He spent his early career in supporting delivery of major rolling stock refurbishments and line upgrade programmes, including JLE/VLU. He has also led multi-disciplinary project engineering teams in enabling network wide track and civil infrastructure renewals. Over the last 10 years or so, he has overseen the engineering delivery and integration of major LU station upgrade programmes, including interfaces with Crossrail and Third Party developers. Simon is a Chartered Engineer, Fellow of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers and member of Kingston Business School Alumni.