The Team

Meet The Team

Stephen Birnie

Business Relationship Manager

With over 27 years of engineering, technical and management experience within a rail, production and maintenance environment for Scotrail , Stephen has a depth of rail industry knowledge that add real value to the team.  He comes from an electrical background, progressing to engineering shift manger and then technical manager before becoming the depot fleet manager at Corkerhill depot with responsibilities for the health and safety of all staff, leam management, train safety, fleet performance,  commercial performance and customer relationships. Stephen joined Brodie Engineering in April 2018.

Gerry Hilferty

Managing Director

Chartered Engineer,

A railway engineering career professional with 27 years’ experience of rolling stock maintenance and repair. Gerry has experience, whilst working directly for Network Rail, of working with specialist bespoke infrastructure maintenance vehicles and Infrastructure handling equipment.

Founder of Brodie Engineering in 1996.

Kevin Docherty

Commercial Director

Jim Thomson

Business Development Mgr

H.N.D. Electrical & Electronic Engineering and MBA in business management.

36 years’ experience in the Rail Industry in a variety of management roles, including Depot/ Production management and Engineering Management.  Experienced of management in both Private and Public Rail sectors.

Barbara McIntyre

Engineering & Projects Manager

Chartered Engineer with First Class MEng degree in Product Design Engineering.

Barbara joined Brodie Engineering in 2015 with 12 years’ experience in engineering and manufacturing. Barbara started her career designing buses with Alexander Dennis before moving to BAE Systems in 2005 where she performed a variety of roles including leading a team of engineers to design Power & Propulsion systems for cutting edge warships. 

Barbara brings additional process and project experience to Brodie Engineering.

Douglas Gibson

General Manager

20 years rail experience, formerly a team leader in coach building with Hunslet-Barclay, Dougie has developed a detailed understanding of all trades associated with rail engineering manufacture, refurbishment and installation.

He joined Brodie Engineering in 2004 and has developed into the role of Production Manager. Dougie has a wide range of rail vehicle experience.

Matthew Walker

Production Manager

Susan Scott

HR Manager

Susan is an HR professional (Chartered MCIPD) holding a PG Diploma in Human Resource Management.

She joined Brodie Engineering in Jan 2014 bringing over 20 years’ generalist HR experience from working in the Oil & Gas sector for BP (LPG) at a commercial level.  As part of their leadership team she was responsible for delivering a wide range of HR projects, change management and organisational transformations, as well as leading all employee communication and engagement activities before taking up this new challenge in the rail industry.

John McGougan

Materials Manager

Early career in electronics - 14 years in various Warehouse and Logistics Management roles responsible for inventory management, warehousing and on time delivery of materials.

10 years rail experience with Hunslet Barclay, Brush Barclay and latterly Wabtec Rail Scotland initially as Stores and Material handling supervisor then developed through a series of management roles including Material and Systems, Materials and Maintenance, Production Control and Materials Manager.

Gained further experience of inventory management, procurement, stores and production control in support of production and ultimately the customer. Joined Brodie Engineering in 2011.

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