Success At Rail Industry Awards
9 November 2015
Another impressive year’s work by the Costain Skanska joint venture (CSJV) team at Crossrail’s C360 Eleanor Street and Mile End shafts contract helped earn them no fewer than seven nominations in the 2015 RailStaff Awards.
Four Costain staff were nominated. Richard Plant, Trainee Engineer and Dan Ryall, Apprentice Engineer, won nominations in the Apprentice of the Year category. Rob Williams, Section Engineer, was runner-up and Paul Gully, Section Engineer, was shortlisted in the Graduate of the Year category.
Rob, now in his third year on the Costain graduate scheme, was recently promoted to section engineer in charge of a new section of work at the Eleanor Street shaft site. His move follows two years’ work on a challenging enabling works project and the fit out of the nine-floor emergency intervention shaft and headhouse at Mile End. Rob has also acted as mentor to other engineers and apprentices.
Said Rob: “It was fantastic to have so many engineers from C360 recognised for their hard work. To be highly commended for graduate of the year was a great personal achievement and something that will stay with me throughout my career. A brilliant evening was had by the whole team… here’s to many more reasons to celebrate again in the future."
Ben Cox from Skanska, Costain’s JV partner, also scored a success for CSJV, winning the Apprentice of the Year title. Ben, Apprentice Civil Engineer, won votes for not only improving his engineering expertise but also taking on health and safety duties such as weekly checks of key safety equipment.
“This very successful night was deserved recognition of all the hard work taking place on site,” said Saad Slimani, CSJV Quality Manager. “The team had a fantastic evening at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry.
“Well done to all involved and thank you to everyone who voted and showed support”.
Organised by the RailStaff publication, the RailStaff Awards started in 2007 with the aim to show recognition of the great work of the people who work in the rail industry. This year’s awards attracted 1,500 nominations and 35,000 votes, and 1,000 people attended the awards evening.
Costain Communications Department