Engineering Management

The Engineering Management Plan was vital for the smooth-running of the project.

London Bridge Station & Civils – Engineering Management Plan

Owing to the size, complexity and number of projects, it was recognised that the Thameslink Programme’s (TLP’s) engineering activities could not be managed solely through the application of Network Rail Corporate Standards and GRIP.

To impose a degree of consistency and control over engineering activities, Thameslink Programme developed and implemented a bespoke Integrated Management System (IMS).

The IMS manual (Document no. N000-NRT-MAN-MD-000001) provided a high-level overview of the Integrated Management System. It covered the intent, scope, structure and organisation of the management system.

Where engineering processes and procedures relied on input from others, these interfaces and activities were shown.

Compliance to the documents contained in the IMS was mandatory. As such, all employees, irrespective of their position, had a duty to take all reasonable measures to comply with those IMS requirements that were applicable to their activities.

The Designated Project Engineers (DPEs) documented any deviation from the IMS, for agreement with the Departmental Engineering Manager (DEM) and approval by the Thameslink Programme ‘Standard Owner’.

The Engineering Management Plan applies to all projects delivered by the London Bridge Station & Civils (LBS&C) and sets out the management processes and procedures which are to be followed during the GRIP life-cycle of the LBS&C projects. For clarity these are:

  1. London Bridge Station Regeneration (LBSR)
  2. London Dungeons Retail
  3. Structure Strengthening Project (SSP)
  4. Bermondsey Dive-under (BDU
  5. Borough Viaduct (BV)

The document defines and provides:

  • Clarification on the application of Engineering Management for projects on London Bridge S&C Projects.
  • The policy for provision of design, construction and engineering to London Bridge S&C Projects.
  • The management structure of the Engineering function within London Bridge S&C Projects.
  • The responsibilities for managing technical interfaces between the different projects making up the Thameslink Programme.
  • Engineering organisation integration between, Thameslink Programme, London Bridge S&C projects, London Bridge S&T (Railway Systems) projects, High Capacity Infrastructure (HCI) and other delivery groups engaged on the Thameslink Programme.
  • Clarity of engineering requirements for Entry Into Service (EIS), as-built information and handback deliverables.

Case Study

Engineering Management Plan

Project: London Bridge Station & Civils