Engineering consultancy Patrick Parsons has strengthened its management team with the appointment of a new Rail Director.
Sen Jay Dookayka has joined the firm’s Twickenham office to bolster its expertise within the rail sector.
In his new role, Sen Jay will lead the southern region and help grow the rail sector within Patrick Parsons by providing solutions aimed at improving the dependability of the railways.
With over 15 years’ experience, Sen Jay has held a number of senior positions within high-profile transport and rail companies during his career, most recently at East West Railway as Interim Head of Design Scheme to help deliver the scheme design of a new railway from Bedford to Cambridge.
Prior to this, Sen Jay worked as Programme Engineering Manager for Network Rail to deliver a portfolio of projects including the electrification of the Great Western Railway and re-modelling of the Oxford station area.
Other notable projects he has worked on include the £15bn Crossrail project from preliminary design in 2006 to full construction in 2015, which involved the engineering of the 14 km alignment from Stepney Green to Abbey Wood, new design of the £400m Bond Street Station and construction and final detailed design of Sprayed Concrete Lining (SCL) tunnels.
Patrick Parsons has experienced rapid growth over the past few years and now boasts eight UK-based and two international offices. The appointment of Sen Jay is the latest move to further strengthen its capability and expertise across a wide range of specialisms.
Sen Jay Dookayka, Rail Director at Patrick Parsons, said: “I’m delighted to join Patrick Parsons as Rail Director. The potential and growth of the firm made the decision a very easy one for me to make.
“With a number of exciting projects in the pipeline, there is a huge opportunity for me and the team to have a real positive impact for Patrick Parsons in the marketplace.”
Nick Beckwith, Board Director at Patrick Parsons, said: “We’re very pleased to bring Sen Jay on board. Throughout his career, he has consistently demonstrated the capability to deliver major complex railway projects from concept to handover. This experience will be vital as he and the team look to further increase our rail portfolio and client base in the coming months.
“I wish him all the best in his career at Patrick Parsons and look forward to watching the service grow under his management.”