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If you want to know what it's like to work at VolkerRail, who better to ask than someone who already works here?

Victoria Debenham

Victoria Debenham

Bid Manager

Victoria has spent all of her working life in the rail industry and joined VolkerRail in August 2016. Carrying out her position as bid manager, as part of the work winning team, she puts together bids that suit both the company and the client.

“VolkerRail is a great, friendly place to work in with plenty of opportunity to develop your career. The team I work in is very cohesive and we work well with other areas of VolkerRail to ensure we are producing top quality tenders. 

“I feel valued as an employee and I can directly see how the work I do contributes to the success of the company.”

Chris Hamilton

Chris Hamilton

Lead Estimator

Chris joined VolkerRail in 2015 as lead estimator within the work winning team and works on a variety of submissions to Network Rail and other clients.

“Since joining VolkerRail I have been given the opportunity to work on a wide spectrum of submissions; it has been really easy to integrate into the business. The team I work with here are very knowledgeable, helpful and great to work with.”


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Andy Fawkes

Installation Manager

Andrew joined VolkerRail in July 2010 as a signalling project engineer. Andrew is now the signalling installation manager and programme manager for the engineering apprentices, responsible for completion of signalling installation works safely, on time, and within budget.

VolkerRail have an exceptionally committed workforce who will stop at nothing to ensure the safe, on-time delivery of any scheme they are involved in. I am proud to be part of this team. VolkerRail have personally given me the opportunity to complete a Bachelor’s Degree with their sponsorship, and continue to provide me with excellent development opportunities through educational study, and leadership development.

Gill Cowling

Gill Cowling

Cash and Payments Supervisor

Gill has worked on a variety of different areas within the finance team during her 40 year career with VolkerRail. As well as being responsible for her own role, Gill is also responsible for the A.P team within the finance department and helps make sure all work is being carried out to the highest standard.

 “I am proud to have been a part of some of the work the finance team here have produced over the years. When you look around the office, it really does feel like a work family to me - everybody is so supportive.”

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Alexis Soteriou

Alexis Soteriou

Senior Project Engineer

Alexis joined VolkerRail in June 2016, in his current role of senior project engineer; working in the engineering and design team. His role is varied and allows him the opportunity to manage and mentor a number of engineers within the team.

“I enjoy the varying nature of the work, as each new engineering project presents new and exciting challenges. The progression opportunities within VolkerRail are very positive, the company is constantly ensuring that each staff member’s competencies are up to date to undertake their work whilst also encouraging and supporting the learning of new skills or gaining further qualifications.”

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Joanne Mason

Supplier Assurance Manager

Joanne joined VolkerRail in 1999 and has worked her way up through training to become our supplier assurance manager, where she is responsible for the on-going maintenance of our approved supplier database, monitoring supplier performance and developing new systems and performance indicators.

“Having worked for VolkerRail for over 15 years I have been in a privileged position to see the business grow into the successful modern company it is today. The management team encourage staff to show initiative and progression and invest in employees through training and promotions.”

Darren Jones

Darren Jones

Health and Saftey Advisor

Darren joined VolkerRail in a health and safety advisor role in October 2015 after returning to England from four years working in the Australian rail industry. Darren’s role as a health and safety advisor in the health, safety, quality, environment and sustainability team is varied; from working on site to assisting in the running of various health and safety events.

 “VolkerRail is unique in the industry in that even whilst being a part of a large group – VolkerWessels UK, it still manages to maintain that ‘family feel’ within the business. This is due to the support the teams give to individuals and business partners alike to achieve a fantastic working environment.”