Chris Binns has worked on the Crossrail project since July 2015. He is the Chief Engineer for the Crossrail Programme providing engineering technical leadership through a team of Heads of Disciplines, and Managers of Engineering. As the Crossrail engineering technical authority, Chris provides leadership of the engineering function including Rail Systems, Mechanical, Electrical and Public Health Systems, Architecture and Civil Engineering. The engineering function, through the Technical Assurance Plan, assures that the Crossrail project delivers a Safe, Operable, Maintainable and high-Performing Railway in accordance with the Sponsor’s requirements.
Chris was previously the Head of Engineering for Network Rail’s Thameslink Programme from 2008 until July 2015 delivering technical assurance of the upgrade of the North – South interconnection through London.