Automatic Fare Collection expert

Last Updated: 7th July 2020 (over 2 years ago)

United Kingdom




Age Range
55 to 64

Qualification Level

Chinese, English


Over 20 years of experiences in various Automatic Fare Collection (AFC) systems including writing specification; reviewing design; managing interface and installation; conducting and supervising testing and commissioning; conducting field trials to ensure the system meets all safety standards and revenue security requirements; overseeing the final integration of AFC systems. Experience with products from ERG, Indra and Omaron. Lead technical teams and provide direction for the development, design, and systems integration of AFC 4 tier hierarchy including third parties such as banks, payment gateway, payment wallets, etc. Coordination and attendance of FAT on AFC System equipment to ensure design & safety compliance.
Eight years of software testing and auditing experiences in retail banks ATM, POS/EPOS Terminals, credit card transactions processing and cheques clearing systems applications.

BSc Hon Computer Science.
PRINCE 2 Foundation Certificate in Project Management.


AXELOS and Peoplecert
Prince 2 Foundation in Project Management

   Feb 2017
— Apr 2017

Took an online self-study course and passed the Prince 2 Foundation in Project Management exam. Did not pursue it further.

University of Reading
BSc Hon Computer Science

   Oct 1981
— Jul 1984

Studies a degree course in computer science


Tonichi Engineering Consultants, Inc.
AFC Expert

   Feb 2019
— Current

Provide consultancy services on AFC System for the Manila LRT2 East Extension Project and National AFCS Standards Project which include reviewing and providing comments on all design document, method statements and Installation methodology (health & safety compliances) and drawings. I am responsible in attending FAT and reviewing all relevant test reports, performing site installation supervision and providing site visiting reports and finally conducting T&C.

Halcrow Consultants Sdn Bhd (part of CH2M, now Jacobs Engineering Consultancy as of December 15, 2017,)
Senior Consultant,

   Nov 2016
— Jan 2019

KVMRT Line 2, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
To act as the Automatic Fare Collection System Lead (SY-207) for CH2M Engineering Consultancy Service (now Jacobs as of December 15, 2017) – responsible for the Reference Design, Integration and Technical Support (railway systems) for the Klang Valley Mass Rapid Transit Line 2. Play a leading role in the development of Automatic Fare Collection System in relation to system enhancements, revenue operations advancement and integration into the overall rail transport system.
My main responsibilities include:
- Provide professional advice on all technical matters related to the design of the Automatic Fare Collection System to ensure contractual and maintenance compliance requirements.
- Managing and monitoring contractors in establishing Automatic Fare Collection System as per contractual agreement.
- Monitoring the performance of contractors in compliance with health & safety and security requirements.
- Participating in design review meetings & workshops with the contractors and the client ensuring all system specifications, such as RAMS, SA, V&V requirements are accomplished.
- Participating in Risk Management meetings ensuring all project risks related to AFC System are identified, recorded and managed via ARM software application.
- Review all system and equipment design documents, Interface Control Documents, all relevant drawings, various project plans and test procedures, record comments via Aconex.
- Ensure all requirements and safety standards are met using ComplyPro to track and trace compliances.

AFC Consultant / Specialist

   Jan 2008
— Nov 2016

Provision of consulting services providing strategic, operational, technical advice, security and safety on AFC systems; tendering, specification, and design review on AFC equipment and system. Clients and assignments included:
• MetroSolutions Ltd – Project advisor for the Cairo Ramadan 10th LRT project, a design-build-operate project funded by the Chinese government; Tender support for ITS (a mainland State-Owned Enterprise) to bid for railway projects in Hong Kong; Tender support for the Macao LRT contract supervision project for all E&M Systems; Bangkok Metro Green Line AFC System Project (bidding manager); CSR Overseas Business Development Consultancy (bidding manager); Prepared proposal to help China South Rail (CSR) to develop its overseas market.
• Aster Gulf (Dorsch Gruppe) – Worked as AFC System Engineer on the King Abdulaziz Public Transport Project for Riyadh (Kingdome of Saudi Arabia), a 30 Billion USD project that includes 6 Metro Lines – 178 Km driverless, 87 stations and 4 Iconic stations, 4 BRTS (Bus Rapid Transit System) Line, Community and Feeder buses lines.
• TUV-SUD Hong Kong – Identified a team of AFC and Access Control System experts to be based in KL Malaysia; Prepared the technical and financial proposal for a metro AFC project in KL, Malaysia; Bidding manager for the new metro line Operation Readiness Assessment Consultancy for Singapore LTA (Land and Transport Authority); EMSD Lifts Maintenance and Certification Consultancy Services – bidding manager; MTR C11042/C11045/C8044 ISA consultancy on rolling stocks and signalling– bidding manager.

MTR Corporation, HK
Project Manager

   Jan 1994
— Jul 2000

- Business Development Manager responsible for developing new business for the company (Octopus Card Ltd) after its successful launch of the project in 1997.
- Octopus Card Auto-pay – project manager, lead the negotiation and finally successful implementation of the Auto-pay System with Dah Sing Bank.
- Octopus Card Personalisation system – project manager, enable card holders to personalise their Octopus Card and report card lost to minimise their losses.
- Octopus Card System – over 750 million HKD project involved all Hong Kong major public transport service providers, reviewed design documents of all AFC System components, performed FAT / UAT / testing / commissioning, and performed field trials for the whole system ensuring safety standards of equipment and revenue security are met.

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