John Boss Consulting B.V.


John Boss has over 35 years professional experience in definition and delivery of technology projects. He has an MBA and B Eng, and can work in English or Dutch. - This is a sample of some of the rail projects: .

Job/Client Description / tasks
Manila Metro PPP; Ministry of Transport, Philippines Project leader for definition and development of a PPP to build a new metro through the middle of Manila.

Review of systems integration preperations for operational delivery; Crossrail, London

Review of the readiness of the project organisation of this GBP 15 Billion project for achieving handover of an integrated rail system.

Kuwait National Railroal PPP Feasibility Study; Ministry of Transport, Kuwait Part of the team advising the Government of Kuwait on procurement strategies requirements for the procurement of a national railway for Kuwait. John guided and managed the engineering contractor in developing contract scopes and risk allocations

Review of policy measures in incentivising ERTMS on board fitment DG MOVE (EU Directorate General Mobility), Brussels

Provided technical and contextual support for a team engaged by DG Move to determine the effectiveness in stimulating fitment of ERTMS on legacy fleets

Review of effectiveness of interoperability risk mitigation DG MOVE (EU Directorate General Mobility), Brussels

Reviewed performance of teams engaged by DG MOVE to address interoperability risks in implementation of the TSI CCS

Sydney greater metropolitan ETCS Program; RailCorp Sydney Australia

Designed the procurement strategy for the application of ETCS to the greater Sydney Metropolitan area and rolling stock fleet. Leader of the procurement team, work included specification development, Industry consultation, risk allocation and contract design.

Belgium rail network ETCS strategy review; Infrabel (Belgium)

Reviewed the structure, delivery risk, approach and budget implications of the strategy for the ETCS national roll out.

Dutch High Speed Railway; Ministry of Transport, the Netherlands Intimate involvement with the definition development and delivery of this 7bn Euro project for the Dutch Government, including program definition, contract development, tendering, commercial management of the project. Leader of commercial team for definition and implementation of rail systems contracts. Program liaison with Dutch Ministry of Finance.

Dutch HSL ERTMS Upgrade; Ministry of Transport, the Netherlands

Commercial manager of upgrade from v2.2.2 to v 2.3.0d, necessary for commencement of high speed services.

Metro renovation project rescue and turnaround; City of Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Diagnostic of project to identify causes of critical problems. Organizational restructuring, implementation of engineering and program controls. Engineering and delivery management.

Steering group, Dutch national ERTMS rollout; Ministry of Transport, The Netherlands

Evaluation of deliverables. Guidance on strategic directions. Challenge of conclusions and underlying reasoning leading to strategy for national roll out of ERTMS in the Netherlands.

Gate Review, Dutch national ERTMS rollout; Ministry of Transport, The Netherlands

Evaluation of project definition (scope and finance projections) to determine readiness of project to proceed to next phase. Advice to program on approach in preparation for submission to Dutch Parliament.

Whitechapel contract delivery review; Crossrail, London

Review of the GBP110 Mio contract to identify problems in delivery and design recovery measures.

ETCS Pilot plan review; Ministry of transport, Melbourne Australia

Provided second opinion on technology selection review for state rollout of train protection systems. Reviewed plans for pilot project and provided critical comment.

Copenhagen Metro Train Control System; Danish Ministry of Transport

Developed the safety accreditation and setting to work program. Leader of the ATP delivery and validation team. Provided review and direction of contractual implementation strategy in relation to civil interface management.

Hong Kong Metro; MTRC

Developed specifications and test protocols for train operations and control systems. Leader of train control rolling stock integration project. Interface management with civil contracts. Program manager for Lai King diversion works. On site liaison with contractors in France and Spain. Commissioning and setting to work manager.

Queensland National Heavy Haul freight; Confidential client

Review of cost and performance drivers across the Queensland coal network.

Resignalling of Denmark Program; Danish Ministry of Finance

Advised on readiness of the program team and appropriateness of the procurement strategies / risk transfers for resignalling (incl. ERTMS rollout) the country of the Denmark.

London Underground; London Underground Limited

Development of engineering delivery protocols for renewal program, integrating safety accreditation with engineering project delivery.

Adelaide Metro; South Australia Department of Transport

Developed and implemented program structures and controls to manage the rail revitalisation project.

Pittsburgh ATC validation; Union Switch and Signal

Leader of the Train Control system safety validation program, with the goal of achieving European certification for the American developed product line.

Dublin Metro; Irish ministry of transport

Designed procurement strategy, risk allocation and performance models for delivery of the cross-city metro. Developed rail project appraisal guidelines for Ministry of Finance.

Portuguese High Speed Rail; Ministries of transport and Finance

Developed the performance model for the Portuguese High Speed Rail program.

Hunter Valley Coal freight infrastructure management; Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC)

Reviewed the infrastructure management strategy for doubling network tonnage.

Amsterdam Metro; Amsterdam City

Designed procurement and implementation strategies for replacement of rolling stock fleet and renewal of entire metro signalling and train control program. Designed program control teams for liaison with North South line metro construction.

Dutch Railway maintenance cost efficiency review; Dutch Ministry of Transport

Reviewed the maintenance costs and associated systems reliability for the Dutch national rail infrastructure.

Liverpool Junction upgrade; State Rail Authority of NSW

Project engineer and technical leader on reorganisation of Liverpool Junction and implementation of new generation train control systems.

Auckland Metro; NZ Ministry of Transport

Advised on strategic direction of train service design, operations and rolling stock procurement.

Delft rail redevelopment; Dutch Ministries of transport, Finance and special regulation

Leader of the team charged with rescuing the Delft rail redevelopment project from collapse. Reviewed contractual and engineering considerations in delivery of the program, developed revised commercial and financial structure with fundamental changes in risk allocation between ministries and provincial government bodies.

Technology program delivery review; Dutch Ministry of Transport

Reviewed complications inherent in delivery of rail technology projects and associated project impacts. Conducted a survey of international rail projects delivering and designed measures to de risk future program delivery.


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