Emily Castiaux (CEng, MIMechE) is the Founder and Director of Castec Consulting Limited and is a Chartered Mechanical Engineer with 20 years’ experience.
Emily has an MSc in Engineering Design and Manufacture from Loughborough University and a BEng (Hons) degree in Mechanical and Computer Aided Engineering from Sheffield Hallam University. During her time at Sheffield Hallam University she completed a sandwich year with BMW Group (MINI) in Oxford, working in Production Management.
Emily spent 11 years working in the Civil Service for two executive agencies of the Department for Transport, VCA (Vehicle Certification Agency) and DVSA (Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency; formerly known as VOSA (Vehicle and Operator Services Agency).
Emily started her career in the Civil Service on the VOSA and VCA Graduate Scheme; and completed a number of internal placements including a VOSA Goods Vehicle Test Station; where she worked within both Testing and Enforcement, VCA Bristol, Midlands Centre and Japan witnessing Type Approval testing. She also spent time in the TTS (Transport, Technology and Standards) Division of the Department for Transport, working for the Commercial Vehicle and Regulation Branch on the communication strategy for the introduction of EC Whole Vehicle Type Approval (ECWVTA). Emily went on to complete a number of placements with external VOSA and VCA stakeholders including, Leyland Trucks, First Bus South Yorkshire and with the Transport Research Laboratory (TRL).
After completing the graduate scheme, Emily took a permanent position with VOSA, where she made an impact improving test processes, introducing new features and developing test specifications. She has a background in vehicle policy and testing, which has involved the interpretation, transposition and application of complex vehicle legislation at both a European and national level. Other areas of experience include the research of vehicle technologies and safety, plus equipment strategies.