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20th April 2022. Volume 4, Issue 2

6 months ago by Rail Personnel

​Dear Reader

We are proud to be supporting this year's Rail Digi Expo taking place from 3rd to 6th May 2022.

Rail Digi Expo is a virtual train trade exhibition for the global railway sector where experts of the Global Railway Market come together to accelerate trade, investment, innovation, and growth across sectors & countries. Rail Digi Expo is built on the high-end Virtual & Augmented Reality enabled digital platform.

Rail Digi Expo is focussing on developing new technological advancements in the railway market that fosters International Trade & Foreign Direct Investment in the Global Railway Sector. Global Rail Manufacturers, Railway Government Boards, Global Sourcing partners, Associations & Chambers of the global rail industry participate in the Rail Digi Expo to discuss, strategize & enhance business opportunities.

For details and to register to attend, visit https://www.raildigiexpo.com/

Our Jobs of the Week this week are in Singapore and Thailand. In Singapore, we are looking for a Senior Project Manager, Signalling (local candidates or those with Singapore Passport or PR will be considered) and in Thailand, we are looking for a Regional Sales Manager.

Don't forget to visit www.railpersonnel.com to see all of our other job opportunities!

Best Regards

Rail Personnel

This Week's Headlines

13 April 2022. Indonesia. Indonesia’s first high-speed railway to start trials at G20 summit in November

Trials of the Jakarta – Bandung high-speed railway will be conducted in November 2022, coinciding with the G20 summit in the country. West Java governor M. Ridwan Kamil stated last week, Indonesian news agency Antara reports. After meeting the president director of the firm constructing the high-speed railway, PT Kereta Cepat Indonesia China (KCIC), governor Kamil said the project’s development is on target and is currently completed for 80 percent.

Source: RailTech.com

12 April 2022. United Kingdom. UK Rail for Ukraine launches first humanitarian aid train

The UK rail industry has joined together to facilitate sending more than a million items of aid to Ukraine in response to the humanitarian crisis in the region. UK Rail for Ukraine, a cross-industry initiative set up by volunteers in early February, has brought together the large quantities of humanitarian aid from across the country. A first aid train has left the UK on a special DB Cargo service bound for Ukraine, where it will be received by organisations working on the ground.

Source: Rail UK

11 April 2022. South Africa. South African rail network to be opened to third party freight operators

State railway and port company Transnet has invited expressions of interest in buying train paths on two key freight corridors as a pilot scheme for wider rail reform. Opening up access to the rail network forms part of a reform process set out in a 2017 white paper. This envisages eventual vertical separation, with Transnet as infrastructure manager and operations by third parties as well as incumbent Transnet Freight Rail.

Source: Railway Gazette International

Job of the Week

Regional Sales Manager, Bangkok, Thailand

Job ID#: 13455

Discipline: Permanent Way

Position Type: Permanent

Language: English

Job Description:

Our client is looking for Regional Sales Manager to coordinate or reports to the Head of Sales Product Line in Welding Equipment.

Main purpose of job:

1.1 Drive the profitable growth strategy of the company/firm, sustainable and resilient track systems in the APAC region.

2.1. Develop a long-term growth sales strategy in APAC for company/firm under HQ business plan and management.

2.2. Build a strong network of long-term relations with railway industry key stakeholders for the organization under the guidance from company/firm management HQ.

2.3. Responsible for lead identification/generation of business opportunities, contract closure and after sales service in coordination with the rest of SRS organization.

2.4. Develop existing client"s portfolio and multiyear- pipeline generation

2.5. Experience in railway industry is a must.

2.6. Promotion of SRS portfolio

2.7. Market analysis: Generate market reports periodically to contribute to SRS global business plan in railway sector business.

2.8. Reporting and close interaction with the company/firm general management

2.9. Conduct and negotiate business deals in respect to manufacturing and logistical issues

2.10. Ensure the business provides products and services which exceed the customers' expectations.

2.11. Mutually beneficial collaboration with wider APAC sales teams

Job Requirements

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS REQUIRED:

4.1. Preferred to have a post graduate qualification in Management from a recognized tertiary institution.

4.2. Preferred to have a business degree in Engineering, Manufacturing or Commerce from a recognized tertiary institution.

4.3. Proven experience and success over a number of years in a similar role.

4.4. Proven people management skills.

4.5. Demonstrated ability to lead a team at all levels of management and employees.

4.6. Must have good English written and spoken skills.

4.7. Must have excellent skills in strategic planning implementation and execution of business plans to ensure the continued success of the company/firm Asia Pacific region.

4.8. Must have a proven track record in successful business growth and ensuring concession planning.

4.9. Must have the ability and track record in achieving all Stakeholder expectations

Contact: David Hyland (davidh@railpersonnel.com)

Senior Project Manager – Signalling, Singapore

Job ID#: 13437

Discipline: Signalling

Language: English

Job Description:

Our client is looking for a Senior Project Manager to manage a Signalling Project in Singapore, ensuring the Delivery in terms of Quality, Schedule and Costs, and reporting to the Head of Projects. He or she will be managing a team of 5-10 local members and

* Lead local Onshore team and coordinate with offshore team in Europe (Design, R&D and manufacturing)

* Monitor all contractual matters working closely with the Contract Manager

* Establish close relationship with customer project team for successful completion of different stages of project

* Formulate efficient strategies to achieve project targets

* Monitor performance for installation subcontractor and advice improvement measures working closely with the Construction Manager

* Monitor testing progress working closely with the T&C Manager

* Monitor weekly the Overall Progress of the Project (Installation, Trains, Coordination, T&C).

* Responsible for the P&L of the Project, working very closely with the Commercial PM.

* Compliance with LoA and QM Processes within Siemens in the areas of responsibilities

Job Requirements

* Candidate must be a Singaporean / PR

* Minimum 10 years of experience in rail project management (Candidates from competitor companies with lesser years of experiences will be considered too)

* Minimum Bachelor"s degree from recognized university

* Demonstrated experience of multi-disciplinary rail project management from design through to delivery on major rail signalling projects.

* CAPM, PMP certified will be an advantage

Contact: David Hyland (davidh@railpersonnel.com)

Rail News

13 April 2022. Indonesia. Indonesia’s first high-speed railway to start trials at G20 summit in November

Trials of the Jakarta – Bandung high-speed railway will be conducted in November 2022, coinciding with the G20 summit in the country. West Java governor M. Ridwan Kamil stated last week, Indonesian news agency Antara reports. After meeting the president director of the firm constructing the high-speed railway, PT Kereta Cepat Indonesia China (KCIC), governor Kamil said the project’s development is on target and is currently completed for 80 percent.

Source: RailTech.com

12 April 2022. United Kingdom. Mott MacDonald to design new Liverpool Baltic railway station

Mott MacDonald has been appointed as lead designer for Liverpool Baltic, a new railway station located in Toxteth, Liverpool. At the site of the former St. James Station, Liverpool Baltic will form part of the Merseyrail Northern Line and, alongside another new station at Headbolt Lane in Kirkby, is the first step towards an expanded Merseyrail network. St. James Station, located at the junction of Parliament Street and St. James Place, closed in 1917 as a cost saving exercise in the First World War. The Liverpool City Region Combined Authority confirmed plans to re-open the station in August 2019 and the public were invited to vote for its new name.

Source: Rail UK

12 April 2022. Turkey. Turkey aims for major increase of rail use with new investments

The Turkish Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure unveiled its transport and logistics master plan earlier this month, which calls for almost 200 billion dollars (183,7 billion euros) in investment over the coming two decades. Among other things, Turkey wants to vastly increase the number of railway passengers.

Source: RailTech.com

12 April 2022. United Kingdom. UK Rail for Ukraine launches first humanitarian aid train

The UK rail industry has joined together to facilitate sending more than a million items of aid to Ukraine in response to the humanitarian crisis in the region. UK Rail for Ukraine, a cross-industry initiative set up by volunteers in early February, has brought together the large quantities of humanitarian aid from across the country. A first aid train has left the UK on a special DB Cargo service bound for Ukraine, where it will be received by organisations working on the ground.

Source: Rail UK

11 April 2022. South Africa. South African rail network to be opened to third party freight operators

State railway and port company Transnet has invited expressions of interest in buying train paths on two key freight corridors as a pilot scheme for wider rail reform. Opening up access to the rail network forms part of a reform process set out in a 2017 white paper. This envisages eventual vertical separation, with Transnet as infrastructure manager and operations by third parties as well as incumbent Transnet Freight Rail.

Source: Railway Gazette International

11 April 2022. India. L&T awarded Agra metro electrification contract

Uttar Pradesh Metro Rail Corp has awarded Larsen & Toubro a contract to design, supply, install, test and commission the 750 V DC third rail systems including substations and power supplies for Agra metro Corridors 1 and 2. The 36-month project will be funded by the European Investment Bank. L&T is undertaking track works for the Agra metro under a previous contract.

Source: Metro Report International

11 April 2022. Australia. $538.5 million contract awarded for Sydney Metro – Western Sydney Airport project

A $538.5 million contract for the Sydney Metro – Western Sydney Airport project has been awarded, in the second major contract assisting the delivery of the rail project. The contract has been awarded to a joint venture between CPB Contractors and Western Sydney group, United Infrastructure. United Infrastructure is made up of three Western Sydney companies: Mulgoa Quarries, Burton Contractors and JK Williams.

Source: Infrastructure Magazine

8 April 2022. Canada. Montréal metro interlocking contract

Montréal transport operator STM has awarded Thales a contract to provide computer-based interlockings at a further eight metro stations. This is an extension of contract awarded in 2018 which covered signalling renewals at an initial eight stations and depots. The project aims to improve the signalling infrastructure and make provision for future development of the network.

Source:

Source: Metro Report International

6 April 2022. China. Guangzhou metro tops 600 km as 160 km/h driverless Line 22 opens

The first section of Guangzhou’s Line 22 has opened, with attended driverless trains operating at up to 160 km/h using Grade of Automation 3. Express metro Line 22 was approved by the Guangzhou Development & Reform Commission on September 1 2017. The initial section which opened on March 31 runs for 18·2 km from Panyu Square to Chentougang with four stations. Services are operated using 15 eight-car Type D trainsets supplied by CRRC Zhuzhou from September 2020.

Source: Metro Report International