The appointment of Simon White as RJ Power Group Ltd’s new Rail Testing and Commissioning Engineer is set to consolidate the company’s growth and success over recent months.
The specialist power business, since restructuring and re-branding earlier this year, has been enjoying an intensive period of activity and this appointment is one of a number of new senior recruitments.
In line with RJ Power Group’s commercial objectives, Simon’s main focus will be to develop the testing and commissioning department to match the projected growth of the company.
Simon, who is a firm believer in educating and developing others, is also a seasoned teacher and is a highly motivated, passionate and caring individual, who also continuously strives for his own self-improvement.
He has worked for 19 years in the electrical and power industries, 14 of those in the rail sector. This has provided him with a broad range of engineering experience across a variety of infrastructure projects – experience which will hold him in good stead for developing further.
With a natural problem-solving ability, Simon has worked his way up the engineering ranks in a variety of roles ranging from Electrical Installation Engineer, to a full Level A Test & Commissioning Engineer – a qualification he has held since 2006.
Simon has achieved a variety of City & Guilds qualifications, such as 2360 parts 1 & 2, 2391 and 2400, and is about to put his passion for leaning into a HNC in Electrical & Electronic Engineering. Vocationally, he has extensive experience and training in LV (NICEIC) testing, Earth testing, HV pressure testing, fault finding, testing of various protection relays, testing of HV, DC switchgear, rectifiers and transformers and has led and assisted in the testing and commissioning of a number of Network Rail 33kV substations.
Glenn Rowatt, Managing Director of RJ Power Group, commented: “I am delighted to welcome Simon to the Group. He brings a unique set of skills and experience to his managerial role and is already proving a great asset to our Rail Engineering Team.
“Our established rail contracting division was supplemented with a power networks contracting division a few months ago, and the business – operating under a new name and logo – is going from strength to strength. Simon joins us at an exciting time!”
When he’s not working, Simon enjoys spending time with his family and getting involved in various outdoor pursuits including skiing (both on water and on the snow). In characteristic style, he also likes to give something back by coaching rugby to a group of passionate under 6s.