Position: Senior Project Manager
Jenny is a Chartered Engineer who has joined IISE as a Senior Project Manager.
She has spent the last 22 years working for companies involved in research and development and consultancy, mainly in the rail industry. Jenny was sponsored through a general engineering degree at Cambridge University by British Rail Research which later became AEA Technology Limited and for 10 years spent most time in the vehicle-track interaction department. This included activities such as train procurement, derailment investigation and consultancy. During this period AEA Technology supported further learning leading to a Diploma in Applied Management from Warwick Business School and an MSc (Eng) in Rail Systems Engineering from Sheffield University.
In 2002 Jenny moved to the consultancy Altran, initially in one of their start-ups which specialised in Independent Safety Assessment and Notified Body. This small company was subsequently merged with another Altran company, Altran Praxis, which specialises in intelligent embedded systems consultancy across industry sectors. Altran Praxis is now part of Altran UK. During this period Jenny was a project manager for consultancy projects, mainly independent assessment projects within the rail sector, and carried out consultancy, Notified Body and independent assessment assignments including several requirements management secondments to rail industry suppliers.
Jenny is looking forward to seeing delivery of the expected benefits from the collaboration between industry and academia on the sustained competitiveness of the local supply chain, employability within the region and growth of centres of expertise and research.