Isabelle Coombes

Senior Consultant

Isabelle is a transport operations consultant experienced in bid writing and project management for global high-speed, metro and light rail projects. Over the past five years, Isabelle has been engaged on 30+ technical writing assignments, many in a lead role, for customers in the UK, Europe, Middle East, Australia and North America.

Isabelle has worked extensively with Hitachi Rail, writing operations and maintenance (O&M), rolling stock manufacture & maintenance and digital rail bids. She has been repeatedly engaged (20+ assignments) since 2017, most recently on tenders for the DBOM of the new Sydney Metro Western Sydney Airport line and Ontario Line Subway in Toronto, new regional trains for Sweden, and signalling systems for the new High Speed 2 (HS2) rail network in the UK. Isabelle has lead the writing of a range of delivery plans for RATP Dev & Alstom’s bid for the Dubai Metro & Tram O&M contract, and lead the development of Serco Middle East’s successful pre-qualification for the Dubai Metro & Tram O&M contract, including coordination with a joint venture partner.

Isabelle’s bid management experience, in conjunction with her project management of North Star’s contracts with the UK Department for Transport, means she has experience delivering complex projects to tight deadlines both independently and as part of a wider team.