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We are a team of design and consulting engineers providing civil and structural engineering solutions to the rail industry.


Steve Whitmore

Managing Director

"I strive to make a difference within our industry through design to improve sustainability and buildability"


Steve established the Company in 2014 as a Chartered Engineer with 38 years' experience in a mix of railway contracting, design, consulting and client roles being accountable for engineering design, projects and business management. He has developed and led multi-discipline teams in partnering and collaborative environments, setting strategies and budgets, and management of P&L accounts.

Steve has detailed knowledge of railway infrastructure along with a good appreciation of railway rolling stock and operations. He is a past President of the Permanent Way Institution (2012-2014) and currently Chair of the Membership Committee. In 2010 he had a paper published on Structural Eurocodes which he presented as part of the ICE Conference.

Previous employers include Network Rail, Jacobs, First Engineering, Owen Williams Railways, GTRM and British Rail. Experienced in leading multi-discipline railway engineering teams delivering design and construction for both asset management and projects.


David McLaughlin

Technical Director

David has 22 years’ experience in design production and construction delivery for the rail industry.


David has 22 years’ experience in the rail industry in a mix of client, contractor and designer roles.  He has held senior positions managing both design production and construction delivery of multi-million pound projects across the UK.  David is a Chartered Engineer and a member of the Institution of Civil Engineers.


Chris Seager

Principal Engineer

"I have over 39 years' experience in the rail engineering industry with extensive knowledge of railway infrastructure and numerous projects behind me."


Chris joined the team in Jan 2017 and is a Chartered Engineer with 39 years' experience of rail engineering. He has extensive knowledge of railway infrastructure and worked in consulting and client organisations as a designer and in roles as a Designated Project Engineer or Contractors Responsible Engineer.

Chris has worked in the railway environment on a variety of civil engineering projects including complex multi-disciplinary station reconstitution, projects on depots, station structures, platform modifications and extensions, line-side structures, bridges, structural inspections and assessments.

Previous employers include Network Rail, White Young Green Consulting Engineers, WA Atkins Ltd and British Rail.


Lee Ratchford

Design Engineer

"I joined enGauged in October 2016 and proud to now hold a professional registration with the Engineering Council."


Lee has attained a BEng (Hons) degree in Civil Engineering and has achieved professional registration with the Engineering Council as an Engineering Technician.

He has 7 years’ experience in the rail industry ranging from on-site permanent way maintenance activities to production of civils design submissions to NR standard. He has worked on various railway projects from single to multi-disciplinary such as station upgrades, depots, and platform enhancements. 


Simon Bennett

Senior Technician Engineer

"Working in the rail, oil and gas industry quenches my need for diverse challenges and varied design production needs."


Simon has attained a BSc in Design and Technology for Industry. He has 12 years’ design engineering experience in the rail, oil, and gas industry.

Simon is a positive, highly organised, meticulous individual, possessing a strong academic background and accomplished range of career experience. Forward thinking nature, instinctively relishing challenges, and dynamic involvement. 

Are you looking for your next step in your career?  We are looking for innovative engineers to join our team.
We are friendly, busy and motivated with an established track record of successfully delivering design for rail infrastructure.

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enGauged is a privately owned business committed to creating supportive and inclusive opportunities for all our employees.
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