Touch Projects Senior Project Engineer John Christou successfully managed the planning and development of the Pedestrian Operated Signal facility at Point Cook Road. Through meticulous coordination and risk management, John ensured the project’s success.
The proposed facility aimed to provide a safe crossing point for cyclists and pedestrians, promoting active transport and enabling access to Laverton Train Station. John’s expertise and leadership played a vital role in implementing a project that prioritized pedestrian safety and improved the community’s well-being.
Senior Project Engineer John Christou played a crucial role in the planning and development of the Pedestrian Operated Signal facility at the intersection of Point Cook Road and Central Ave in Point Cook. With a project value of <$1 million, the objective was to create a safe crossing facility for cyclists and pedestrians, particularly to access the nearby Laverton Train Station.
John’s responsibilities encompassed various aspects of the project, starting with the development of consultancy agreements to engage traffic consultants. He meticulously managed the consultants to ensure that the works aligned with the agreed-upon scope. Additionally, he worked closely with internal stakeholders at the Department of Transport to obtain project approval and collaborated with Hobsons Bay Council to garner their support for the proposal.
In his role as Senior Project Engineer, John diligently prepared and developed the project costs, meticulously considering the budgetary constraints. To mitigate potential risks and ensure the project’s success, he coordinated and facilitated a comprehensive risk management workshop, addressing potential challenges and devising effective mitigation strategies.
To progress the project, John presented the proposal to the Technical and Regional Review Committees, seeking their valuable input and securing their approvals. With the necessary endorsements in place, he submitted the project for consideration of construction funding, a critical step towards bringing the Pedestrian Operated Signals facility to fruition.
The proposed facility held significant benefits for the local community. By providing a safe crossing point along Point Cook Road, it would enable residents to access Laverton Train Station conveniently. This, in turn, would promote active transport, encouraging the use of sustainable modes of travel and contributing to the overall well-being of the community.
John Christou’s expertise and leadership as a Senior Project Engineer were instrumental in managing the planning and development of the Pedestrian Operated Signal facility at Point Cook Road. Through meticulous coordination with traffic consultants, stakeholder engagement, cost management, risk mitigation, and securing necessary approvals, John ensured the successful implementation of a project that prioritized pedestrian safety, active transport, and the improvement of the local community’s quality of life.
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