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28th December 2023. Volume 12 Issue 4

about 2 months ago by Rail Personnel

​Dear Readers

We have 4x exciting Jobs of the Week this week.

In Dubai, we are looking for UAE Nationals for a Manager Rail Construction Projects and a Manager Rail Design. And in Los Angeles, California, we are looking for an Engineering Manager and a Lead Engineer, Systems Engineer.

Best Regards

Rail Personnel

Rail News

27 December 2023. United States. Amtrak Awards Contracts for Susquehanna River Rail Bridge Replacement

Amtrak has awarded a key contract to the Flatiron/Herzog Joint Venture for the Susquehanna River Rail Bridge Replacement Program, alongside two supporting contracts to an AECOM-led team and Fay Construction. The Flatiron/Herzog Joint Venture has been selected as the Construction Manager at Risk (CMAR) contractor for constructing two new bridges, as well as the associated track work.

Source: Railway-News

27 December 2023. France. Investment company RIVE expands rolling stock interests by €300m

French private investment company RIVE has secured €300m ($328m) financing to purchase 55 new locomotives to bolster its European leasing activity. RIVE said the capital was provided by a banking consortium, including large French banks Crédit Agricole and Société Générale. The order for 55 locomotives includes units from three different manufacturers.

Source: Railway Technology

27 December 2023. Russia. Port link and Trans-Siberian tunnel inaugurated

A 49·7 km railway line to the port of Lavna, and a 926 m long double-track tunnel on the Trans-Siberian railway line were inaugurated on December 15. The inauguration events were attended by President Vladimir Putin via a video stream. The newly built 49·7 km railway line links the deep-water ice-free port of Lavna on the shore of the Kola Bay to Vyhodnoj on the existing network south of Murmansk.

Source: Railway Gazette

Jobs of the Week

Manager Rail Construction Projects, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Job ID#: 14832

Discipline: Civil

Language: Arabic, English

Job Description:

Our client is the major independent government roads & transportation authority in Dubai and has asked us to find a Manager to be responsible for the management of Rail Construction Projects section operations and activities within the Rail Planning and Projects Development Department. Provide the necessary supporting role to the Director of Planning & Project Development in the execution of all his duties in order to ensure timely and good continuity of the Department"s planning and management roles.

Responsibilities:

# Manage the application of value engineering throughout the rail projects.

# Manage the rail Construction Projects information and knowledge including lessons learned database

# Direct preparation and distribution of electronic, written, and verbal information to inform employees of policies, procedures, and ensure that all announcements are distributed on time to all locations.

# Monitor the project design, construction and coordination of 3rd Parties issues related to the project.

# Coordinate with the Contractor and the Engineer and ensure that NOC"s are processed and issued in accordance with approved procedure.

# Review and advice on the program to ensure Contractor/Engineer implements approved plans and procedures, and reporting on progress against predetermined time, cost, quality, specifications and service standards. Ensuring the review project planning report and identify appropriate mitigation strategies to overcome problems related to the project.

# Provide recommendations on all aspects of the commercial, technical, programming, quality, safety, health & environment and contract administration efforts associated with the Project.

# Incorporate the concept of sustainability to all projects involved where possible and as per the latest directives from the Authorized Governmental Body within the emirates of Dubai.

Job Requirements:

This role is for UAE Nationals only

# Bachelors' degree/ Higher Diploma in Civil Engineering or any related engineering major from a recognized university with minimum 5 years of working experience

# Goal-driven leader who maintains a productive climate and confidently motivates, mobilizes, and coaches employees to meet high performance standards.

# Results-driven achiever with exemplary planning and organizational skills, along with a high degree of detail orientation

# Flexible team player who thrives in environments requiring ability to effectively prioritize and juggle multiple concurrent projects.

# Exceptional listener and communicator who effectively conveys information verbally and in writing.

# Computer-literate performer with extensive software proficiency covering wide variety of applications

# Innovative problem-solver who can generate workable solutions and resolve complaints.

# Familiar with required contractual obligations, procurement, safety, site development review and technical aspects.

# Resourceful team player who excels at building trusting relationships with customers and colleagues.

# Ability to Manage Mega projects & Construction site management.

# Experience in variety of contracts especially Design & Built, & Knowledge of FIDIC Yellow Book

# Extensive experience of project management, cost control, financial management, Metro Planning & Operations and well developed administrative skills.

Contact: Jackie Hendry (jackie@railpersonnel.com)

Manager Rail Design, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Job ID#: 14831

Discipline: Civil

Position Type: Permanent

Language: Arabic, English

Job Description:

Our client is the major independent government roads & transportation authority in Dubai and has asked us to find a Manager Rail Design to manage and Supervise the rail stations design and development and other buildings & infrastructure of Rail agency projects and ensure design guidelines & standards ,as well as International best practice is recognized and implemented for the betterment of the Railway Projects in Dubai.

Responsibilities include:

# Implement sustainability requirements & standards to all projects where possible and as per the latest directives from the Authorized Government Body within the Emirates of Dubai to ensure reduced operating cost at the end.

# Carry out internal studies to enhance revenue/ reduce cost/ enhance customer satisfaction and raise it to the management approval.

# Prepare, manage, organize and monitor the development, update and implementation of the Rail design standards, measurements and manuals as required and necessary.

# Ensure that all sections' design criteria conform to Railway standards, Local Regulations and to client requirements.

# Provide leadership role for any value engineering exercises related to projects design.

# Manage the Rail Design Section"s budget, monitor implementation, evaluate and recommend specific adjustments during the implementation to satisfy project needs as well as follow up on payments until projects close out.

# Coordinate, review, and approve developers" connections to metro stations" design in coordination with other sections / departments and ensure the stations will maintain an acceptable level of service as well as recommend modification to station planning/design.

# Manage the performance management system of the section and ensure the forms are complete in all aspects including counselling remarks, identification of training and development needs of employees.

# Manage the Design of infrastructure/Rolling stock, and the annual update of Signage Manual

# Develop optimized asset lifecycle strategies and plans for major assets in line with the corporate policies for asset life cycle management by balancing lifecycle costs, risks and performance

# Ensure the section"s execution plan is implemented &projects progress are reported accordingly.

# Manage approval of architectural, interior design, and materials for rail projects during post-contract stage to ensure design basis are maintained and/or changes agreed and approved from all concerned parties.

# Oversee the timely handover of projects and documentation to the concerned department / section

# Establish asset performance targets needed to deliver the operational performance targets

# Manage & Coordinate the development of the railway right of way landscape and beautification designs.

Job Requirements:

This role is for UAE NATIONALS only.

# Bachelor degree Architecture or Civil Engineering from a recognized university

# Goal-driven leader who maintains a productive climate and confidently motivates, mobilizes, and coaches employees to meet high performance standards.

# Exceptional listener and communicator who effectively conveys information verbally and in writing.

# Results-driven achiever with exemplary planning and organizational skills, along with a high degree of detail orientation.

# Flexible team player who thrives in environments requiring ability to effectively prioritize and juggle multiple concurrent projects.

# Computer-literate performer with extensive software proficiency covering wide variety of applications

# Highly analytical thinking with demonstrated talent for identifying, scrutinizing, improving, and streamlining complex work processes.

# Ability to carry out conceptual designs &studies as well as value engineering at various projects phases

# 7 years relevant experience of project & design management in a large organization with minimum of 4 years in Rail Projects Design management.

# Knowledge of railway design guidelines & level of service, NFPA, People of Special Needs, ASHHTO & EN Railway standards is necessary.

# Innovative problem-solver who can generate workable solutions and resolve complaints.

# Resourceful team player who excels at building trusting relationships with customers and colleagues.

Contact: Jackie Hendry (jackie@railpersonnel.com)

Lead Engineer, Systems Engineer IV, Los Angeles, CA, United States

Job ID#: 14827

Discipline: Rolling Stock

Language: English

Job Description:

Our client is seeking a Lead Engineer, Systems Engineer IV to provide technical leadership to the electrical team. As an early people leader, Lead Engineer can hire and develop talent, and provide informal guidance to junior engineers.

Primary Responsibilities:

* Lead the team to solve complex problems through thought leadership and robust analyses.

* Leverage internal and external resources to develop, advance and retain talent.

* Lead the Rolling Stock subsystem vendors to deliver the products acceptable for the client and the customers on time by giving the right input information at the right timings.

* Attend meetings with customers and suppliers as the key representative of the engineering team.

* Design/develop/deploy the vehicle electrical system and integration including embedded hardware and software, circuits, wiring and associated mechanical interfaces.

* Performance testing and troubleshooting LRV electrical and mechanical systems, and evaluate and document results.

* Create and review engineering relevant documents, reports, technical proposals.

* Help with special projects as assigned by Sr. Engineering Manager.

Job Requirements:

* Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical or related field required; Master's degree a plus.

* 3+ years of experience in electrical, mechanical and systems engineering; experience working in Rolling Stock required.

* 2+ years of experience in supplier management of railway vehicle subsystems with the US or European suppliers.

* 2+ years of experience in requirement management of the (sub) systems of Rolling Stock.

* Experience in troubleshooting Rolling Stock subsystems using hardware and mechanical drawings and circuit and schematics and various tools such as PTU, etc.

* Experience with supervising Railway RAMS engineering including Verification and Validation (V&V).

* Experience as a team leader with a strong determination to complete projects which span several years.

* Ability to teach others and must be able to assist teams with abstract technology concepts.

* Ability to travel to various domestic and international destinations.

Contact: Renee Wade (renee@railpersonnel.com)

Engineering Manager, Los Angeles, CA, United States

Job ID#: 13695

Discipline: Rolling Stock

Language: English

Job Description:

Our client is a leading manufacturer of railroad vehicles and they are looking for an Engineering Manager to join their team in Los Angeles, California.

Purpose: Engineering Manager will supervise, plan, direct, or coordinate activities in Engineering department to align and ensure a high performance culture that emphasizes quality and productivity standards. This position is also responsible to ensure on-going manufacturing strategies that includes quality staffing.

Primary Responsibilities:

* Manage engineering team, including coaching and mentoring staff, allocating workloads, and overseeing engineering activities.

* Set realistic goals for the team, prioritize issues, monitor and follow up on progress to ensure goals are met.

* Lead the team to solve complex problems through thought leadership and robust analyses.

* Leverage internal and external resources to develop, advance and retain talent.

* Attend meetings with customers and suppliers as the key representative of the engineering team.

* Design/develop/deploy the vehicle electrical system and integration including embedded hardware and software, circuits, wiring and associated mechanical interfaces.

* Design/develop/deploy the vehicle mechanical and structure systems including FEA, strength calculations, car body and truck facilities.

* Design/develop/deploy the core vehicle systems such as Propulsion, Braking, APS, HVAC, Doors, Communication system and TCMS system.

* Performance testing and troubleshooting LRV electrical and mechanical systems, and evaluate and document results.

* Create and review engineering relevant documents, reports, technical proposals.

* Help with special projects as assigned by Vice President of Engineering.

Job Requirements:

* Bachelor"s degree in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical or related field required; Master's degree a plus.

* 7+ years of experience in electrical, mechanical and systems engineering; experience working in Rolling Stock strongly preferred.

* 2-3 years of supervisory experience.

* Experience with communication protocols such as RS232, RS485, MVB, Ethernet & Internet protocols.

* Extensive knowledge of computer hardware and software.

* Ability to troubleshoot using Oscilloscopes, Logic Analyzers, etc.

* Solid experience with version control.

* A team leader with a strong determination to complete projects which may span several years.

* Excellent schedule and task management skills, and proven ability to meet deadlines.

* Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

* Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, CAD or related engineering software.

* Ability to travel to various domestic and international destinations.

Contact: Renee Wade (renee@railpersonnel.com)