Steve is a Traffic Engineer who studied at Weymouth College and Southampton Solent University in the UK.
He always wanted to do something in construction, was intrigued by how things work – not little things, big things like bridges and buildings.
Steve has 30 years’ experience in the UK & Australia in design project management, road & intersection design, traffic assessments, carpark and transportation design. Currently works for PTC as a Senior Traffic & Civil Engineer.
He has been in Australia since 2009 and is an avid Arsenal fan.
Hot Topic discussion
Steve has a pet peeve re. Sydney’s lack of an integrated view on the planning of Sydney’s traffic.
“Surely logic tells you to actually have a little forward thinking about the grander and wider issues of Sydney’s traffic problems”
“There just doesn’t seem to be an integrated intermodal connection between the transport options that are out there”
Sydney’s new light rail doesn’t integrate with the old light rail
Need to have a proper look at the different traffic options available (e.g park and ride solutions) and get bi-partisan agreement to ensure the plans can be implemented irrespective of the changing political landscape.
During this podcast, you will also reflect on:
Steve enjoys being involved on the project from the beginning to the end and actually seeing it being used and in operation.
His first job was a GBP15M project for a Great Separated Intersection (i.e. a roundabout with a road underneath). He designed it, then was able to go on site and work on it all the way to the ribbon cutting ceremony.
Engineering in Australia is a bit more specific than in the UK, where an engineer will be able to work across multiple but related disciplines.
Favourite project took place in Fiji: Traffic assessment and design work for Suva bus depot where 3000 buses were housed and a market than ran 18hrs a day. Loved working with the diversity of stakeholders.
The future of traffic engineers – learn up as much as possible on autonomous vehicles. When the change comes, it will be big and it will be fast…. It could be a golden era for traffic engineers.