About Us .

Metcalfe Rail Limited was established in 2015 by Will Metcalfe following his 18-year career working in Civil Engineering Construction and Rail Infrastructure Projects for a number of leading organisations, including nine years with Network Rail.

In 2015, Will took the decision to become an independent rail consultant in response to the increase in rail investment in the North of England.

Through Metcalfe Rail Limited, Will has continued to work in the North West providing services for major rail investment projects such as Northern Hub and North West Electrification.

With a passionate and enthusiastic approach to work, Will has built a vast network of colleagues and contacts within the industry at all levels and is widely respected for his knowledge, enthusiasm, commitment and trustworthy approach to his work.

Metcalfe Rail Limited is able to offer client support in all areas of rail infrastructure delivery, including:

  • Project Management support through development & delivery

  • Advise and support during project tenders

  • Production of key site related documentation

  • Independent checks to ensure compliance to Network Rail standards and assurance

  • Pre-construction input and production of constructability assessments and feasibility studies

  • 3rd party support to non-railway related projects that interface with the operational rail infrastructure

  • Construction support for railway consents including Transport & Works Act Order schemes

  • Business improvement support in general construction management, teams and strategic planning

  • Completion and Hand Over between the Project and Key Stakeholders

Experience .

Project Manager

Buckingham Group – Network Rail Northern Programme's Portfolio

Providing pre construction input and management of key deliverables through early development and delivery on a number of complex multi-disciplinary schemes.

Senior Construction Manager

– Network Rail – Northern Hub & North West Electrification Programme

Supporting a programme of multi-disciplinary schemes in collaboration with designers, contractors and key Stakeholders on behalf of the client and providing Pre-Construction input at early design stages to eliminate and reduce risk, drive efficiencies and understand the impacts to the operational railway. Schemes valued between £3m to £80m in a portfolio worth £1.2bn. Projects include; Huyton to Roby Capacity scheme, Ordsall Chord, Hope Valley Capacity scheme, Phase 3, 4 & 5 of the Electrification Programme, North West Depots, Manchester Airport 4th Platform, Rochdale & Calder Valley Capacity and Allerton Train Maintenance Depot.

Construction Manager

Network Rail – Infrastructure Projects Enhancements

Working as the client’s front line interface on sites covering a broad aspect of general construction management duties and roles in the North West. Projects include Settle to Carlisle re-signalling, York Holgate 4th Line, Skipton Depot, Bolton Station Redevelopment and the Leeds to Liverpool Journey Time Improvement project.