Stephen Waldren

Operations Director – Tyco Integrated Systems

Whilst employed by Tyco, Andy proved to be a reliable, trustworthy and conscientious employee who was liked by both his peers and Tyco's customers. Andy was able to produce work consistently of a high quality and could cope with demanding and changing deadlines.

 

Louise Fothergill

Tyco Integrated Systems

Andy is a "go-to" guy, present him with a problem and he will find the solution, his ability to think logically and outside the box is second to none. He is totally reliable, doing exactly what he says he will do, punctual, polite, extremely hard working and an asset to have in any situation.

Andy has had a very varied work background, making him an ideal person to liaise with people from all walks of life and at any seniority level. He is trustworthy, engaging and has a great sense of humour enabling him to handle high pressure situations comfortably. He has the ability to take control, giving a sense of responsibility, organisation and accountability and has a keen sense of prioritisation when needed.

 

Jessica Kyle

Nature Conservation Officer at London Borough of Lewisham
I first met Andy when he asked if there was anything that his company could do to help us in the Nature Reserve at Hither Green Triangle. The Friends of Hither Green triangle had been struggling for a while to put in some steps up to platform 5 so that we had a more suitable and accessible entrance to the site. This would make us become more independent of Network Rail, whilst still maintaining our close and good working relationship.

Andy was very positive about the project and felt that his team could easily achieve this and promised that it would be ready before we got back from the Christmas break! We have been promised things before by other groups and they have not delivered, so I was delighted when I saw the amazing job his team had done for us. They did far more than we were expecting and the Friends were delighted with the outcome.

I felt that Andy, his team and the Friends needed some recognition for their efforts, so I entered the project in the the Network Rail 2013 Partnership Awards. We were shortlisted in the Community Engagement category along with Atkins and Signalling Solutions Ltd. Although we didn't win we were the only Community Group shortlisted in any of the categories!

I am not sure that Andy and his team will ever realise to what extent these steps have made a difference to the Friends and we can never thank them all enough.

 

Ed Skeates

Projects Director & Land Owner
I was thoroughly impressed with Andy's approach to the dispute he helped resolve with Network Rail. The situation was a mess caused by neither Network Rail nor ourselves but Andy rigourously worked out the finance and works package to resolve the situation and pursued it diligently to completion.

 

Paul Devoy

Project Manager at Network Rail
Andy has worked hard to create good relationship with a complex and difficult set of stakeholders on our project. He has managed to strike the balance between managing their issues and allowing the project to proceed.

 

Bradley Wright BEng CEng MSc MIET

Head of Projects at Serco Docklands
I thoroughly enjoyed working with Andy at Serco and found him to be highly capable, practical, straightforward and reliable. I would be very pleased to recommend him and work with him again in any circumstance.

 

Jim McAlpine

Olympics Planning Manager at Serco Docklands.

Andy provided and managed a world class logistical support plan to support the DLR Olympic plans and resources.

 

Pete Tomlin

Superintendent Test & Commissioning at TTC
From 2005 to 2009 I was the Test and Commissioning Manager for Thales Rail Signalling working in London on the Jubilee line Signalling upgrade project. During that time I hired Andy as the Operations Manager for the T&C team and we built the team up to about 125 strong, from 30 when Andy arrived.

Andy's work ethic is outstanding. He is loyal, hardworking, knowledgeable and a first class team player. His professionalism, with a great sense of humour makes him a well-rounded manager who effortlessly deals with large volumes of work and the many issues that comes an Operations Managers way.
During my 15 year career in the rail industry I do not recall working with anyone as organised and effective in dealing with every facet of Operations management as Andy. I give him the strongest recommendation and am convinced he will do an outstanding job as an Operations Manager.

 

Michael Chambers

Commissioning Manager at Ansaldo STS
Andy Jordan-Smith is a Testing manager with a wealth of experience and a professional approach to his team, the project and the company. He led by example and could be counted on to be fair and impartial whilst putting the targets of the company to the fore. I would recommend him for any medium to large project where time scales are of the utmost importance.

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