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Chief Specialist - Rail Systems Engineering

Roads and Transport Authority

5 - 6 years Dubai - United Arab Emirates

Any Nationality

, Posted on March 5, 2018 1 Opening

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• Follow up on overall Rail system technical and Engineering issues (EMC/EMI, Noise, Vibration, Operation and Maintenance Plans, etc ) and related project support, control, management and monitoring at all various project stages and activities.
• Ensure Rail system wide conformance to best international standards and practices.
• Support the roles and responsibilities of the direct manager and Project Managers in the execution of their duties.
• Provide support and involve in the pre-contract stage planning and development of railway projects and strategic transportation vision.
• Review and support in the development and introduction of new and changed management systems and processes required to support the integrated transportation vision and related infrastructure.
• Study and propose optimization opportunities, innovative solutions and efficiency improvements related to various engineering aspects of Rail System projects.
• Support individual Project Manager to ensure that the Contractor and Engineer assigned to the project adhere to the pre-agreed schedule of design, Installation, Testing and commissioning.
• Follow up, monitor and attend as required by the direct manager, Factory Acceptance Tests and inspections, System Validation and on site Testing and Commissioning,
• Follow up and support on Operation Trial, revenue Operation readiness, Handover to O&M and Defect liability works.
• Follow up on Safety notices, risks and hazards logs and ensure mitigation measures related to Rail System wide are adequate and implemented.
• Conduct regular site inspection visits as required.
• Provide full supports to the design development and implementation of the Rail Agency standards, guidelines and manuals as required and necessary.
• Provide Technical supports and advise to the Contract and commercial team on Contract, Claims, Variations, project payment certifications, negotiations and settlements.
• Provide projects progress status and issues and prepare reports to the director and management as required.
• Monitor the Engineer & Consultant performance and ensure resources competency and adequacy for each project.
• Conduct value engineering throughout the project and advise direct manager on feasibility and implementation.
• Identify and Compile Lessons Learned highlighting causes, problems and develop recommendations and solutions for improvement.
• Participate in developing rail agency strategic objectives and initiatives.
• Coordination with relevant third parties during various phases of the
• Master Degree in Business Administration from a recognized university.
• Bachelor degree in Engineering: Electrical / Mechanical or Rail System Engineering from a recognized university.
• 10 years of working experience in major Rail systems projects. With minimum 5 years or more of design management experience in a particular rail system/discipline.
• Highly analytical thinking with demonstrated talent for identifying, scrutinizing, improving, and streamlining complex work processes.
• Computer-literate performer with extensive software proficiency covering wide variety of applications.
• Exceptional listener and communicator who effectively conveys information verbally and in writing.
• Resourceful team player who excels at building trusting relationships with customers and colleagues.
• Flexible team player who thrives in environments requiring ability to effectively prioritize and juggle multiple concurrent projects.
• Innovative problem-solver who can generate workable solutions and resolve complaints.
• 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.

Industry Type : Defence / Military / Government
Functional Area : Engineering


Analytical System design Value engineering EMI EMC Monitoring Design management Computer literate project support Claims

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Roads and Transport Authority

The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) was formed in the year 2005. The organization was established with a mission to develop integrated and sustainable transportation systems and provide distinguished services to all stakeholders with an aim to support the comprehensive growth plans of Dubai. Towards this end, RTA plans and executes various transport and traffic projects in Dubai. The organization’s work includes:

- preparing legislation and strategic plans

- planning and constructing the Dubai Metro

- developing other integrated solutions of road systems and marine networks

The governing body is dedicated to the safety of the people. Acting upon its vision of providing safe and smooth transport to all, RTA makes sure all its services match with the highest international standards and are also in line with the city’s economic development plans. In simple words, the main objective of RTA is to keep the dynamic city moving and help people to connect with their goals, aspirations and desired lifestyle.

RTA boasts of offering excellent employment opportunities to professionals who are keen to join and learn from the breed of leading professionals. The organization provides ample opportunities for professional growth along with the chance to contribute to shaping Dubai’s image.

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