Hazel Williams-Ojo

Hazel is an expert programme planner advising and leading P6 scheduling on multi £ billion projects, including recently on HS2 and LUL capital procurements.  Her experience covers utilities, airports and extensively across the rail industry, where Hazel has developed and delivered operational planning for both public sector clients such as Network Rail and for some of the world’s largest global rail systems firms. As a result, she is a much sought after adviser. In the last 5 years, Hazel has led workstreams and played key roles on six major bids including HS2 and Crossrail rolling stock fleets and ETCS and TMS bids for Network Rail.

Hazel is a project controls specialist with a proven track record in P6 and other industry approved planning tools. She brings competence in earned value management, claims and delay analysis and visualisation techniques. Over 13 years, and covering several different sectors, Hazel has built up a vast knowledge spanning all phases of projects and programmes.

Her experience on both the subcontractor and a client side has exposed her to the different methods of working meaning she is always in demand. Hazel provided project control functions on a train upgrade programme for Knorr Bremse and three signalling schemes for Atkins, TfL and Babcock and worked on the first ever large scale software upgrade project for Heathrow Terminal 5 where she focussed on resources through two key resource-loaded programmes (these was used to manage the delivery of a major change programme).

Hazel started planning in the utilities industry with Galliford Try and McNicholas which provided a good platform for her to launch her planning career, particularly through her role on the London 2012 Olympics programme embracing disciplines such as IP & LP gas, water and power. More recently, it has included baggage handling, station upgrades, civils, rail, braking components, train fleet manufacture and maintenance, signalling, control and train management systems. Hazel has worked her way up from a project planner to being a programme manager, leading teams of planners in the delivery of bids and having pivotal roles inside PMOs on major projects.