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Addressing the skills challenge (facilitated Panel discussion)

Rachel Skinner

From: High Speed Rail: Vision into Reality, 12th September 2013, London

12 September 2013  Transport channel

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Addressing the skills challenge. A facilitated Panel discussion covering: The skills challenge facing the UK rail industry; The international dimension; What are we doing about it?; The role of Government.

About the speaker

Marketing and Comms Director, Parsons Brinckerhoff.

Rachel Skinner is the UK Director of Marketing and Communications at Parsons Brinckerhoff, the current President of the Women's Transportation Seminar (WTS) in London, and also the Chair of the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) in London. Rachel was recently appointed to her new role, having progressed through a technical and then business leadership career route. Starting from a graduate Transportation Planning role, she moved through various responsible roles to establish technical teams around the country and to integrate these with the larger team, moving into the leadership role for the wider team itself around five years ago. She has undertaken strategic roles for various projects, ranging from leadership of major multi-disciplinary highway schemes to specialist advisory roles on niche and complex transportation projects.

Rachel is a chartered engineer and is an active Supervising Civil Engineer and mentor for those seeking professional accreditation through the ICE, the Chartered Institute of Highways and Transportation (CIHT) and/or Transportation Planning Professional (TPP) routes, and is also knowledgeable about other industry routes. At the request of the ICE, Rachel has advised and trained those wishing to become accredited SCEs or Delegated Engineers.

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