James Reynolds has recently been appointed Business Development Officer at HDS Australia. James is a transportation engineer with experience in road safety engineering, traffic impact assessment and transportation modelling. He has recently returned to Australia after four years of living and working in Toronto, Canada.
James has previously worked at HDS Australia, starting in 2005 as a Graduate Engineer and working until 2010 when he was a Senior Traffic Engineer and Senior Road Safety Auditor in the Melbourne office. During this period he worked on a wide range of projects including fatal crash investigations for VicRoads Eastern Region, road and municipal design, data collection for the ThinkTram project and a large number of road safety audits at all stages of design and construction.
In 2010 James completed Master of Traffic and Master of Transport degrees at Monash University. Since that time he has maintained a keen interest in transit research being a member of the Transportation Research Board (TRB) committee on light rail transit (AP075) and having published research in this area. He is a co-author of "Modelling Dwell Time for Streetcars in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto, Canada" which won the 2013 William W. Millar Award for the best research paper on public transit at the TRB Annual Meeting.
Between 2011 and 2014 James was a Transportation Planner at BA Group in Toronto, Canada. He worked on a wide range of traffic impact assessments in support of development applications as well as larger transportation modelling and planning projects throughout the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area.
James’ new role at HDS Australia will encompass market research and social media management as well as road safety and traffic engineering project work. He is looking forward to bringing the new skills that he has developed during his time in Canada back to Melbourne, as well as the return to a much warmer climate. He will be based at HDS Australia’s Melbourne office in Glen Waverley.