Paul Hedger

Signalling Design Director

A thirty year signalling design veteran, Paul is the technical lead behind Ark’s ‘Right First Time’ approach.

Highly respected within Ark and the wider industry, Paul began his railway journey as an Engineering Trainee in 1987 with London Underground. From there he moved directly into the Signalling Design Department reaching Senior Signalling Design Engineer in 1998 and Principles Signalling Design Engineer in 2007.

Paul held a Principles Signalling Design Engineer position in London Underground until 2011 before leaving to co-found Ark Signalling Design Consultancy with Adam Mulholland.

Committed to his team’s wellbeing, he’s passionate about ensuring each and every member of Ark is given the opportunity to fulfil their potential.

Key Responsibilities

  • Ensuring the Delivery and Quality of Signalling Designs
  • Leading, directing and mentoring a varied team of signalling design engineers
  • Setting the overall strategic direction of the business
  • Continuously developing the Company’s network of stakeholders and clients

Ark has now reached its ten-year anniversary and I have proudly witnessed its growth from a small team to a company with circa twenty engineers delivering to multiple clients. Positive client feedback and being part of project delivery successes are the things I find most rewarding. This, of course, is only possible with the hard work and expertise of our team. I feel privileged to count these people amongst my friends and colleagues.