The inContext project managers are ensuring that all requirements are met, and on top of that they handle budgets, delivery schedules, internal project steering groups and much more. They specify the technical requirements for each upgrade, which are then included in the tenders that go out to potential providers.
Subsequently, they are involved in securing that the providers live up to the standards and quality required. For instance, on-board equipment is required to withstand the force of up to 5G, which is the G-force generated when a passenger pulls the train’s emergency brake. In general, railway coaches and their interior have to live up to strict regulations, not least when it comes to safety and fire hazards.
Another important part of the job is to work closely together with maintenance personnel, to ensure that the upgrades can be serviced and maintained as easily and efficiently as possible. Also, the inContext project managers work together with train personnel to ensure that new equipment fits well with working routines and ergonomics, for instance when designing a new kitchen for a dining coach.
Primarily, inContext is working with passenger coaches for regional and long distance trains.
In October we reached a long-anticipated development goal: to outgrow our premises here at Telefonplan in Stockholm. Celebrations were in full swing as we held a housewarming party for our newly expanded office, got the whole team together to party, and crowned our king of table tennis.