2020 Yang Lit Phay
Young Railway Engineer 2020
THE RECIPIENT OF THE 2020 RTSA YOUNG RAILWAY ENGINEER AWARD IS MR. YANG LIT PHAY
Yang Lit Phay completed a degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering with First Class Honours from the University of Western Australia and has now completed 10 years with Public Transport Authority of WA. In June 2020 he was appointed to the position of Principal Signals Engineer, Design.
He has a long list of achievements in his railway career including railway level crossing performance simulation model, a train control analysis tool, participating in the setting up of signals equipment for the Perth Stadium Infrastructure project, and a training tool for Train Controllers to learn about axle counters, for which he received a PTA Arrow silver award.
After developing his skills in Signals testing he was appointed in 2018 to the position of Senior Signals Engineer and was one of the first Coordinating Project Engineers in PTA, coordinating the work of several disciplines on various projects. In 2018 he also participated in the ARA Future Leaders Program, and his team won the ARA Pitching Competition with a railway “Wikipedia” in the form of a smartphone app.
He has authored several papers for CORE and ARA conferences, including a paper for CORE 2020 (now postponed) entitled “The Internet of Trains (IoT) – a Perspective on Evolving Technology in Railway”. He is active in career and networking events and sits on several industry panels including the RSSB development group on a standard for axle counters and is working to achieve Chartered Professional Engineer status in 2020.