Phil Sharpe joins Ricardo

Phil Sharpe joins Ricardo
19 October 2017

Phil joins us from the Office of Rail and Road (and formally HMRI) where he was most recently the Principal Rail Vehicles Engineer, responsible for the team delivering vehicle authorisations for the UK and providing specialist engineering support on all vehicle matters whether statutory, inspectorial or investigative across the Rail Regulator.

A Chartered Engineer and Fellow of the IMechE, Phil brings extensive knowledge of the authorisation process and safety regulation, including having taken the lead on and performing the authorisations for the bulk of vehicle fitment of GSM-R and ERTMS for Cambrian as well as high profile new fleets, such as the Eurostar Velaro.

Phil’s career in both the industry and Regulator has provided experience across the range of rail vehicle sectors – main line passenger and freight, on-track machines, heritage and light rail, gaining wide and valuable experience of best practice that he can bring to Ricardo’s projects. 

Phil will be working as Certification Signatory for Ricardo.

Phil says “I am delighted to have joined Ricardo which provides me with the opportunity and challenge of being involved in successful delivery of the extensive range of vehicle projects Ricardo is performing in support of the rail industry. In the short time I have been here, the knowledge, professionalism and desire to support the industry have shone through”.