Meet the team

Meet the team

From specialist technical engineer to multi-specialty coordinator, from project head to running a subsidiary: you can move from one speciality to another. You can also go from one universe to another: from rail to urban and the other way round. Or go out to break a new market, like the high-end bus service.

From Australia to India, via Brazil or the Middle East, there are multiple international opportunities. The company operates in more than 80 countries and has worked on 3,500 projects round the world.

Devina Hassanaly - Sydney

I have recently joined SYSTRA Scott Lister in April 2018 to lead a new area of the business related to Smart Mobility.

Having previously worked at SYSTRA in the Consultancy division in Paris for clients in Europe, Asia and Africa, I think that the area of Smart Mobility has a higher potential in Australia, as State Governments want to develop sustainable transport infrastructures enhanced by emerging technologies.

Globally, SYSTRA is considered as a thought leader in Smart Mobility Advisory and SYSTRA Scott Lister has been very supportive and open to my suggestions in building awareness and setting up this business in ANZ. The engagement in building relationships with clients and the rest of SYSTRA Group is very high: I am given the opportunity to focus actively on developing opportunities in QLD, NSW, ACT and NZ. Thus, we have been able to start with 3 main contracts and there are many more exciting opportunities to come, for which we directly contacted by the clients. We also start to build collaborative programs with the universities on innovation projects.

Regarding day-to-day life, SYSTRA Scott Lister has been growing in the past few months and there are more and more colleagues in the Sydney office: we go for coffees, lunches, as well as Friday drinks together, so there is a pretty good atmosphere and I believe the Senior management will support more team and inter-team building to keep the communications on-going.

Piotr Pytka - Melbourne

I joined SYSTRA Scott Lister Melbourne Rail systems team back in October 2017. I have enjoyed getting to know the Melbourne office as well as visiting our colleagues from the Sydney team. SYSTRA Scott Lister’s inclusive culture has made me feel truly welcome, supporting my transition into the consulting environment.

Having spent most of my career working as a systems engineer in the aviation industry, moving into Rail to work on the High Capacity Metro Train project has been a rewarding experience. Mainly, by recognising how rail infrastructure combined with SYSTRA Scott Lister’s unique engineering capability, have had a direct positive impact on the community and industry, but also by further broadening my systems engineering expertise.

I am a Melbournian at heart and so enjoy my Saturday morning coffee brunch, which this beautiful city does second to none. In my spare time I enjoy cycling, hiking and winter sports. I also volunteer my time as a director on a not-for-profit board, supporting disadvantaged youth. My wife and I fill the rest of our time with as much travel and culture as possible.

Joanne Smyth - London

When I was two years old the only toy I asked Santa for was a train set, so I guess it should be no surprise that I’ve spent the past decade of my career specialising in Human Factors for the railway industry!

I have been with SYSTRA Scott Lister for 2 years and am based in the London office. My day-to-day my job involves carrying out analysis and studies to understand how railway operations, maintenance and control functions should be designed from the perspective of the end-user, and managing the integration of people-related requirements into projects. The railway is such a complex and diverse system so I find that every project presents lots of different challenges and exciting opportunities.

I love to travel so it was a great surprise to find out that my first SYSTRA Scott Lister assignment required me to work at the Sydney headquarters for six-weeks!

Since joining the company my professional confidence has undoubtedly increased and I feel that this is definitely the right job and company for me.

Alex NG - Sydney

I joined SYSTRA Scott Lister (SSL) in October 2017. I am the Senior Financial Accountant based in Sydney, my primary responsibilities include month end report, cash flow, budget, financial reporting and maintaining our accounting systems. Lots of people think accounting is a boring job, however, I love to see the reports and financial models that I have made contribute to shaping the company strategies and adding value to the team and management group.

I enjoy working with all the different teams and operations and being part of the SYSTRA group you can always get help from the most knowledgeable and talented people.

SSL is a great place to work and it offers a flexible working culture which gives me a good work/family life balance.

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