Joe Shead

Joe Shead

Senior Project RAMS Manager, Ansaldo STS

Currently employed at Ansaldo STS

Previous: Hamersley Iron Pty Ltd, National Railways of Zimbabwe (Formally Rhodesia Railways)


Previous: Bulawayo Technical College



    Have been involved with the Signalling industry since 1975, and have maintained a high standard of professionalism and integrity to Internal Teams, contractors and the client. Endeavour to pass on as much technology information as part of mentorship and development of team members.


Senior RAMS and V&V Manager

At Ansaldo STS

From 1997 to Present
Responsible for the safe delivery of signalling interlockings within Western Australia. Including coordination of Principle Testing and Competency Assessments

ICSS Field Supervisior

At Hamersley Iron Pty Ltd

From June 1987 to July 1997
Responsible for the acceptance fo the Integrated Control Signalling System which included wayside MTX processor based interlocking, ATP, LERD, HBWD, assett protection DED, SFD and GCP level crossings. Direct interface to wayside construction, Factory Acceptance Testing, Site On-Board testing

Senior Signal Foreman

At National Railways of Zimbabwe (Formally Rhodesia Railways)

From March 1975 to October 1987
Responsible for the Supervision of Maintenance and Upgrades of Signalling and Communications for Southern Area. Railway infrastructure extended from Bulaway in Zimbabwe to Mefekieng in Baputaswana

Bulawayo Technical College, Bulawayo

Part III - City and Guild of London - Electrical Technician Engineer, Bulawayo Technical College

From June 1975 to July 1978
Subjects achieved are: - Instrumentation - Utilisation of Electrical Energy - Electrical Power Equipment - Testing Methods (Electronics) and Reliability - Industrial Electronics


  • Architecture
  • Computer Based Signalling
  • Performance testing
  • Principle Testing
  • Project engineering
  • Project Management
  • Tenders
  • Testing

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