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Senior Rail Systems Assurance Specialist, Dubai


Posted on July 13, 2018

10 - 11 years Dubai - United Arab Emirates

Master of Technology/Engineering. Any Nationality

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Job Summary
AECOM is currently seeking to hire Senior Rail Systems Assurance Specialist to be based at Dubai.
To manage the assimilation of operational and system related data, program, schedule, critical issues etc that impact the system assurance. Interface with all Rail Agency departments to establish action plans, implement necessary actions to achieve tactical system assurance and risk activities.
Job Details:
•Responsible for the overall system assurance program for the rail agency, assimilation and implementation of the system assurance activities as delivered by individual departments.
•Manage Project critical issues to closure.
•Interface with all departments to drive completion of issues addressing; Safety / certification, Operational response, Technical issues / failures / mitigations
•Plan, direct and administrate the system assurance program.
•Handle SA specification, risk assessment & hazard analysis.
•Handle SA submission schedule, review and monitoring, maintenance support and maintenance requirement analysis, system operability studies and other ad hoc studies as required.
•Deliver certification for all rail systems and operation in line with Rail Agency and RTA rules and requirements.
•Responsible for oversight decisions on all system assurance related matters including the establishment of policies and implementation on major programs, subject only to overall Rail Agency and RTA policy, objective and control.
•To ensure that the proper assessment of Project Risk Ratings and prepares the System Assurance Programme Plan which defines all selected System Assurance Tasks, the responsible parties & deliverable(s).
•To ensure that RAMS targets, system assurance specifications and safety case requirements are established, implemented and managed.
•To provide specialist advice in evaluation and assessment of submitted tenders and reports on assessment findings and ratings related to system assurance.
•To manage, monitor and provide support to external consultancies related to Systems Assurance issues.
•To provide professional input for the accreditation of RA projects under applicable international safety guidelines and UAE laws as necessary.
•To maintain accurate, up-to-date information and trends through the available communication media.
•To ensure that all relevant documents, drawings, reports, warranties and certificates are in compliance with standards and are handed over in due time for operation at the project handover.
•To manage the Information System to enhance and improve the same for efficient use.
•To fulfill all reporting requirements, and maintain records concerning related data.
•To support the Rail Agency system assurance for the following:
•Liaison with the Independent Safety Assessor as required to achieve certification
•Provision of specialist support to other stakeholders
•Provision of support for system tests, HAZOP studies, systems Engineering workshops, RCM workshop etc.
•Conduct of system assurance audit and independent audits.
•Accurate documentation for ALARP justification and HAZOP Studies, etc.
•Monitor continuously the risk register and ensure contractor/consultants are implementing all mitigation measures and report on any deviation.
•Proper hazard transfer throughout complete project cycle.
•Verification of test procedures and work instructions.
•To review the System Test Plan and monitor System Performance Test and Analysis.
•Support to implementation of integration tests.
•Implementation of value engineering throughout the project.
•Perform any other duties as assigned.
Minimum Requirements
•Minimum 10 years in the application of RAMS in the light and heavy rail industry from graduation. Skills in more than one area of Engineering advantages. Awareness of the ever-changing technologies, standards and practices regarding design, installation, operations and maintenance related to the railway engineering systems.
•Good communication skills, fluent in report writing and group facilitation; presentation skills, and fluency in spoken and written English. Knowledge of Arabic language preferred.
•Analytical thinking, problem solving, business innovation, and customer service orientation.
•Comprehensive knowledge of international system assurance standards and practices and proven ability to ensure their implementation in an appropriate manner.
•Ability to deploy available processes, tools and time management methodologies that increase efficiency and productivity to fulfil objectives.
•Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work with a diverse group of people and professionals with different expertise and background and to motivate and build positive synergy among team members.
•Ability to understand engineering technical submissions and ability to turn engineering theories to practical solutions. Ability to reviews work for technical accuracy and adequacy.
•Ability to evaluate various means and ways of problems/issues resolution. Sound engineering and management background to effect and encourage creative and innovative problem solving techniques.
•Able and willing to be accountable for all actions and responsibilities associated with the position or role to perform the required and necessary duties, regardless if they are dictated, implied or imposed upon, for the betterment and realization of objectives of the department.
Preferred Qualifications
• Masters degree in Engineering from a recognized university required.
What We Offer
AECOM is a place where you can put your innovative thinking and business skills into high gear and work alongside other highly intelligent and motivated people. It's a place where you can apply your skills to some of the world's most challenging, interesting, and meaningful projects worldwide. It's a place that values the diversity of our areas of practice and our people. It's what makes AECOM a great place to work and grow. AECOM is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Job Category Engineering - Transportation
Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)
Country United Arab Emirates
Position Status Full-Time
Requisition/Vacancy No. 183211BR
Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.

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