Arup’s Brendan Cassels has been recognised with the Railway Technical Society of Australasia (RTSA) 2017 Young Rail Engineer award, which recognises excellence and involvement in railway engineering.
A chartered engineer and RPEQ, Brendan’s first major project upon joining Arup in 2010 was the successful first stage of Gold Coast light rail where he was responsible for leading the innovative trackform design for the 12.5km of dual light rail tracks. He has since gone on to gain experience working on all stages of the project life cycle on a variety of infrastructure, rail and mining projects throughout Australasia, South Africa, Hong Kong, Canada, Macau, New Zealand and India.
“It is an honour to be recognised by the RTSA with this award. I am lucky to have had the opportunity to work on a number of iconic projects throughout my career, and grateful to the great minds at Arup that have mentored me and helped me to develop my skillset. ”
Brendan is now part of the Arup team engaged on Brisbane’s city shaping Cross River Rail project producing reference design documentation and input to the business case. He is also currently engaged as Subject Matter Expert (SME) for Track on the Sydney Metro Project.