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2nd April 2024. Volume 4, Issue 1

14 days ago by Rail Personnel

Dear Readers

We are looking for a number of experts for our client who is bidding for the management of the Patna Metro in India. There are 7 positions ranging from Project Director to Chief Social Safeguard Expert and these include:

14869 Project Director

14870 Project Manager/Chief Tunnel Construction Engineer (Underground)

14871 Chief Signaling System Engineer

14872 Chief Telecommunication System Engineer

14873 Chief Structural Engineer/Underground

14874 Chief Rolling Stock Design & Specification Engineer/Project Manager (Rolling Stock)

14875 Chief Social Safeguard Expert

Best Regards

Rail Personnel

Rail News

1 April 2024. France. SNCF announces collaboration with Banksy

In a groundbreaking announcement that sent shockwaves through the art world, the illustrious French SNCF Group revealed a clandestine partnership with none other than the enigmatic virtuoso of urban expressionism, Banksy. Unveiled today, this collaboration marks a pivotal moment in the convergence of high-speed rail meets contemporary street art. The elusive Banksy renowned for his subversive and thought-provoking creations, bestowed his creative genius upon a TGV-M locomotive within the hallowed halls of an SNCF industrial technicentre.

Source: RailTech.com

31 March 2024. India. Batteries provide emergency power for Kashmir railway tunnels

Saft has supplied more than 30 sets of ReGenPro batteries to provide standby power for operational and safety systems in the tunnels on the Banihal – Sangaldan section of the Udhampur – Kashmir railway. The 48·1 km section was opened by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in February. It runs through challenging mountainous terrain with intense seismic activity and winter temperatures down to -20°C. It has 16 bridges and 11 tunnels totalling more than 43 km, including the 12·8 km tunnel T50 which is the longest on the Indian rail network.

Source: Railway Gazette International

28 March 2024. Australia. New Sydney CBD metro station 95 per cent complete

Works on the Martin Place Metro Station are now 95 per cent complete meaning Sydney passengers will soon have access to a fully integrated transport destination that will provide metro services beyond Chatswood, through the CBD and out to Sydenham. The final stage of construction has seen the two station entrances evolve and take shape, the direct connection to the existing Martin Place train station completed and the first portion of Martin Place plaza reopened. A 40m-high atrium is being unveiled as hoarding is coming down and temporary covers are being removed.

Source: Infrastructure Magazine

28 March 2024. Canada. Metrolinx Awards Service Contract to Siemens Mobility

Siemens Mobility has been awarded a further service contract from Canadian operator, Metrolinx in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area. This contract will see Siemens Mobility handle the track, signal, and right-of-way maintenance for the Central Region of Toronto’s passenger railway infrastructure system. This builds on Siemens Mobility’s existing maintenance service contract with Metrolinx covering the West Region and signal and communications services at the Metrolinx Network Operations Center.

Source: Railway-News

28 March 2024. South Korea. Seoul Metro to operate GTX-A when it opens on March 30

Seoul Metro has been selected as operator for Line A of the capital’s Great Train Express commuter rail network, ahead of the opening of the first section on March 30. When complete, the 82 km line with 11 stations will link Unjeong in the northwestern suburb of Paju with Dongtan in the southeast of the Seoul conurbation. The line is scheduled to open in stages, with the initial 28 km section running between Suseo and Dongtan.

Source: Metro Report International

27 March 2024. Australia. Cross River Rail underground station progresses

Cross River Rail’s Roma Street underground station is well underway with installation complete on a number of escalators architectural finishes, marking great strides in the completion of a massive station that will be at the centre of the new major transport interchange. Six of the eight escalators along the station’s underground platform have been installed, while four of the 20 escalators that passengers will use to travel to surface level are also in place. Various architectural finishes are also now visible, including panels for the station’s permanent walls and final touches to the baffle ceilings, which will help absorb sound in the massive underground space.

Source: Infrastructure Magazine

26 March 2024. United Kingdom. Transport for the North unveils £118 billion plan

Transport for the North (TfN) has published an ambitious plan for sustainable and inclusive economic growth in the North, enabled by transformational connectivity. The new Strategic Transport Plan (STP), approved at a TfN board meeting in Leeds, outlines plans for a transformational transport infrastructure that could bring an additional £118 billion to the Northern economy by 2050.

Source: Rail Technology Magazine

25 March 2024. United Kingdom. CrossCountry plans to transform customer experience by May 2025

Long-distance train operator CrossCountry has secured a further five Voyager trains from rolling stock company Beacon Rail in a significant boost for capacity. The five trains come in addition to the seven extra Voyager trains secured in October. The 12 extra trains – totalling 60 additional carriages – will strengthen CrossCountry’s long-distance services from May 2025, increasing capacity on north-south routes by over 36,000 seats per week. Combined with a new timetable proposed from May 2025, rail users will see more services as well as longer trains across the network – particularly on CrossCountry’s busy Reading to Newcastle corridor.

Source: Rail UK

Jobs of the Week

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Project Director, Patna, India

Job ID#: 14869

Discipline: Project Management

Language: English

Job Description:

Our client is bidding for the consulting services under Japanese ODA Loans for Patna Metro in India to:

- Review Bidding Documents

- Construction supervision (including Quality investigation, Safety Management, assistance for Commissioning and DLP)

- O&M Support (including technology transfer & capacity development and & institutional arrangement)

Patna, the capital of Bihar, is one of the oldest cities in the world and is the center of social, cultural, economic and political life of the State. It is an important business center of Eastern India and also a gateway to the Buddhist and Jain pilgrimage centers of Vaishali, Rajgir, Nalanda, Bodhgaya and Pawapuri..

The consultancy i to start in 2024 and go to 2029.

Our client is looking for a number of key people including the Project Director who will be responsible for

- Overall management, coordination, ensuring compliance with the contract and liaison with senior management of

the Client Patna Metro Rail Corporation Limited

- Leading the detailed design task team.

- Ensuring all deliverables are prepared in accordance with quality and time constraints.

- Communicating with the Client and report to JV member firms.

- Assisting the proper coordination among other experts of his team and their interfacing with the Client.

- Providing the assistance to the client whenever and wherever required sorting out any problem or

issuing for the smooth implementation of the project.

- Assisting the client in ensuring timely completion of the project through regular monitoring.

- Reviewing and Finalization of Tender documents

- Assisting the Client in bid issue, pre-bid conference, response to the bidder"s questions, prepare the Addendums if

necessary.

- Interface management between respective disciplines.

- Management of pandemic situations like COVID-19 and related activities.

- Review of the Planning Management of the respective disciplines and providing inputs to the Client for planning

management.

Job Requirements:

- Graduate in Civil Engineering.

- Experience in Infrastructure projects 25 years or more.

- Experience in Metro/Rail Projects: 10 years or more.

- At least one metro project as

- Project Director or Deputy Project Director

Contact: Rajni Tewani (rajni@railpersonnel.com)

Project Manager/Chief Tunnel Construction Engineer (Underground), Patna, India

Job ID#: 14870

Discipline: Project Management

Language: English

Job Description:

Our client is bidding for the consulting services under Japanese ODA Loans for Patna Metro in India to:

- Review Bidding Documents

- Construction supervision (including Quality investigation, Safety Management, assistance for Commissioning and DLP)

- O&M Support (including technology transfer & capacity development and & institutional arrangement)

Patna, the capital of Bihar, is one of the oldest cities in the world and is the center of social, cultural, economic and political life of the State. It is an important business center of Eastern India and also a gateway to the Buddhist and Jain pilgrimage centers of Vaishali, Rajgir, Nalanda, Bodhgaya and Pawapuri..

The consultancy i to start in 2024 and go to 2029.

Our client is looking for a number of key people including the Project Manager/Chief Tunnel Construction Engineer (Underground) who will be responsible for

- Managing staff related to Underground works.

- Assistance in tender management

- Review of the Construction methodology of tunnel construction

- Progress management of the Tunnel Construction, Station and other UG works.

- Overall Risk Management in the UG construction works in consultation with Contractors and other stakeholders.

- Make suitable arrangement for monitoring the performance of the Contractors and their subcontractors

- Assistance in contract management related to variation, claims and issues related to UG works.

- Reviewing the Contractor's method statements, design drawings and anyother contractor"s submissions.

Job Requirements:

- Graduate in any branch of Engineering.

- Experience in infrastructure Projects: 20 years or more.

- Experience in Metro/Rail Projects: 10 years or more.

- At least one metro project experience of Chief Tunnel Expert/Tunnel Construction Expert.

Contact: Rajni Tewani (rajni@railpersonnel.com)

Chief Signaling System Engineer, Patna, India

Job ID#: 14871

Discipline: Signalling

Language: English

Job Description:

Our client is bidding for the consulting services under Japanese ODA Loans for Patna Metro in India to:

- Review Bidding Documents

- Construction supervision (including Quality investigation, Safety Management, assistance for Commissioning and DLP)

- O&M Support (including technology transfer & capacity development and & institutional arrangement)

Patna, the capital of Bihar, is one of the oldest cities in the world and is the center of social, cultural, economic and political life of the State. It is an important business center of Eastern India and also a gateway to the Buddhist and Jain pilgrimage centers of Vaishali, Rajgir, Nalanda, Bodhgaya and Pawapuri..

The consultancy i to start in 2024 and go to 2029.

Our client is looking for a number of key people including the Chief Signaling System Engineer who will be responsible to

- Prepare the tender documents for procurement and installation of Signaling Telecommunication System.

- Assist in resolving Interface issues with other Contractors.

- Assist in Quality control and supervising the work during execution.

- Assist in testing and commissioning of the system.

- Review construction, operation and maintenance manuals of Signaling & Telecommunication Systems.

- Review the input given by the Signaling & Telecommunication contractor for Combined Services Drawings (CSDs).

Job Requirements:

- Graduate in Electronics/Electrical or equivalent Engineering.

- Experience in infrastructure Projects: 20 years or more.

- Experience in Metro/Rail Projects: 10 years or more.

- At least one metro project experience as Chief Signaling System Expert

Contact: Rajni Tewani (rajni@railpersonnel.com)

Chief Telecommunication System Engineer, Patna, India

Job ID#: 14872

Discipline: Telecommunications

Language: English

Job Description:

Our client is bidding for the consulting services under Japanese ODA Loans for Patna Metro in India to:

- Review Bidding Documents

- Construction supervision (including Quality investigation, Safety Management, assistance for Commissioning and DLP)

- O&M Support (including technology transfer & capacity development and & institutional arrangement)

Patna, the capital of Bihar, is one of the oldest cities in the world and is the center of social, cultural, economic and political life of the State. It is an important business center of Eastern India and also a gateway to the Buddhist and Jain pilgrimage centers of Vaishali, Rajgir, Nalanda, Bodhgaya and Pawapuri..

The consultancy i to start in 2024 and go to 2029.

Our client is looking for a number of key people including the Chief Telecommunications System Engineer who will be responsible to

- Prepare the tender documents for procurement and installation of Signaling Telecommunication System.

- Assist in resolving Interface issues with other Contractors.

- Assist in Quality control and supervising the work during execution.

- Assist in testing and commissioning of the system.

- Review construction, operation and maintenance manuals of Signaling & Telecommunication Systems.

- Review the input given by the Signaling & Telecommunication contractor for Combined Services Drawings (CSDs).

Job Requirements:

- Graduate in Electronics/Electrical or equivalent Engineering.

- Experience in infrastructure Projects: 20 years or more.

- Experience in Metro/Rail Projects: 10 years or more.

- At least one metro project experience as Chief Telecommunication System Expert.

Contact: Rajni Tewani (rajni@railpersonnel.com)

Chief Structural Engineer/Underground, Patna, India

Job ID#: 14873

Discipline: Structural Engineering

Language: English

Job Description:

Our client is bidding for the consulting services under Japanese ODA Loans for Patna Metro in India to:

- Review Bidding Documents

- Construction supervision (including Quality investigation, Safety Management, assistance for Commissioning and DLP)

- O&M Support (including technology transfer & capacity development and & institutional arrangement)

Patna, the capital of Bihar, is one of the oldest cities in the world and is the center of social, cultural, economic and political life of the State. It is an important business center of Eastern India and also a gateway to the Buddhist and Jain pilgrimage centers of Vaishali, Rajgir, Nalanda, Bodhgaya and Pawapuri..

The consultancy i to start in 2024 and go to 2029.

Our client is looking for a number of key people including the Chief Structural Engineer/Underground who will be responsible to

- Review and approval of the Basic Design and detailed designs submitted by the Contractors.

- Review and approval of the design and drawings submitted by the Contractors.

Job Requirements:

- Graduate in Civil Engineering.

- Experience in infrastructure Projects: 20 years or more.

- Experience in Metro/Rail Projects: 10 years or more.

- At least one metro project experience of Chief Structure Expert -UG.

Contact: Rajni Tewani (rajni@railpersonnel.com)

Chief Rolling Stock Design & Specification Engineer/Project Manager, Patna, India

Job ID#: 14874

Discipline: Rolling Stock

Language: English

Job Description:

Our client is bidding for the consulting services under Japanese ODA Loans for Patna Metro in India to:

- Review Bidding Documents

- Construction supervision (including Quality investigation, Safety Management, assistance for Commissioning and DLP)

- O&M Support (including technology transfer & capacity development and & institutional arrangement)

Patna, the capital of Bihar, is one of the oldest cities in the world and is the center of social, cultural, economic and political life of the State. It is an important business center of Eastern India and also a gateway to the Buddhist and Jain pilgrimage centers of Vaishali, Rajgir, Nalanda, Bodhgaya and Pawapuri..

The consultancy i to start in 2024 and go to 2029.

Our client is looking for a number of key people including the Chief Rolling Stock Design & Specification Engineer/Project Manager who will be responsible to

- Review existing Rolling Stock specification and update Employer"s Requirements.

- Prepare list and specification for Equipment for rolling stock, vehicles.

- Work with other experts concerned with rolling stocks.

- Prepare electrical and mechanical basic design of rolling stock.

- Prepare tender documents for a contract for rolling stock procurement.

- Attend the pre-bid conference and prepare answers to the questions raised by bidders related to rolling

stock.

- Technically evaluate documents submitted by bidders.

- Verify completed work and prepare request for payment to contractors

- Certify progress claim from Contractor.

Job Requirements:

- Graduate in Electronics /Electrical /Mechanical or equivalent Engineering.

- Experience in infrastructure Projects: 20 years or more.

- Experience in Metro/Rail Projects: 10 years or more.

- At least one metro project experience as Chief Rolling Stock Design & Specification Engineer / Project Manager (Rolling

Stock).

Contact: Rajni Tewani (rajni@railpersonnel.com)

Chief Social Safeguard Expert, Patna, India

Job ID#: 14875

Discipline: Environmental

Language: English

Job Description:

Our client is bidding for the consulting services under Japanese ODA Loans for Patna Metro in India to:

- Review Bidding Documents

- Construction supervision (including Quality investigation, Safety Management, assistance for Commissioning and DLP)

- O&M Support (including technology transfer & capacity development and & institutional arrangement)

Patna, the capital of Bihar, is one of the oldest cities in the world and is the center of social, cultural, economic and political life of the State. It is an important business center of Eastern India and also a gateway to the Buddhist and Jain pilgrimage centers of Vaishali, Rajgir, Nalanda, Bodhgaya and Pawapuri..

The consultancy in to start in 2024 and go to 2029.

Our client is looking for a number of key people including the Chief Social Safeguard Expert who will be responsible to

- Review environment and social aspects for bidding documents.

- Monitor implementation of

Environmental Management Plan (EMP), Environmental Monitoring Plan (EMoP) and Resettlement Action Plan (RAP)

Job Requirements:

- Graduate in Social Science or equivalent Engineering.

- Experience in infrastructure Projects: 20 years or more.

- Experience in Metro/Rail Projects: 10 years or more

Contact: Rajni Tewani (rajni@railpersonnel.com)