Christina tells us a little bit about her role and what its like working at HS2.
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As a Chartered Engineer, Christina knows a thing or two about creating huge infrastructure projects. But it’s her demolition knowledge that makes her such a unique part of the HS2 team. As the Senior Project Manager for the Birmingham Spur section of the route, Christina is tasked with managing design and construction for the HS2 route where it runs beside existing railway lines and highways with numerous crossings and viaducts leading to Curzon Street Station.
“My role is incredibly varied, and I have responsibility for the remediation and land preparation of our depot at Washwood Heath, 1.5 kilometres of major viaducts plus a river realignment at Park Hall Nature Reserve and Bromford Tunnel. The chance to ensure the HS2 route sits collaboratively within its surroundings is a fantastic challenge.”
Having previously enjoyed a varied career that has extended from major bridge construction to mineshaft filling works, Christina has worked in a wide variety of organisations including major consultants, Local Authorities and contractors, including a stint as a freelance technical writer while caring for her young family. So why join the HS2 project?
“The opportunity to join Europe’s largest infrastructure project seemed like a natural next step in my career. It’s opened up amazing opportunities.”
“We work collaboratively, and the entire team comes from incredibly varied backgrounds, so there is real scope for people to apply the skills they’ve learned in other sectors to a project that will ultimately transform the way we travel.”
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