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This lecture will outline Bill Free’s career progression and give an insight into the rail industry from the contractors’ point of view. Bill will provide examples of the type of work that civil engineers are responsible for and you may be surprised as to how varied and complex this can be.
Case studies will be presented as well as discussions about the rail industry past, present and future. Finally, he will be happy to take questions about any of the issues raised.
About the speaker
Bill Free is the Civil Engineering Contractors Association Rail Director. Prior to this he spent his career working for civil engineering contractors, starting as a site engineer and working up to be a 'Site Agent' responsible for running construction projects in the London area.
A change of emphasis led Bill into the work winning sphere where he worked as an Estimator, Planner and Bid Manager for Nuttall. A second change led Bill to become the Business Development Director for Carillion’s rail business, a post he held until the demise of the company. This role, held for nearly 20 years, gave him a wide range of knowledge about the industry – even including the black art of signalling.
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