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Permanent Way

Chief Specialist, Rail Design  Dubai,   Posted: 1/8/2024
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Permanent Way



Our client is seeking a Chief Specialist, Rail Design to be responsible for all aspects in the pre & post contract stages of the development and administration of the Railway alignment, including but not limited to administrating the Railway Track system, facilitating change, implement plans and procedures at all levels to Railway Track functions. Lead the design, establish strategies, policies & procedures, standards and technical instructions for the entire network to establish the optimum alignment ensuring reducing operations cost & efficiency of the alignment design profile.

Key Results Accountabilities:
* Identify opportunities for improved management of track design, components and installation methods and lead changes to improve Rail Agency"s business.
* Manage and monitor during design and construction the limits for radius of horizontal circular curves to ensure operations speed & maintenance requirements are maintained.
* Ensure that vertical curves and profiles are selected based on the most suitable radius.
* Provide Assistance and advice with regard to the protection of railway viaducts.
* Develop sufficient pocket tracks and crossovers strategy are provided for each project.
* Review the submittals to ensure that turnouts are suitable to the operation speed, and to minimise the environmental impact, specially noise and vibration.
* Performs other responsibilities associated with the position as appropriate
* Ensure suitable structure gauge, structure envelop and clearances are designed properly for each project to ensure safety requirements are met.
* Lead Rail Agency's involvement with other railway administrations, European bodies, and professional bodies, TOCs, ROSCOs and similar organisations on track design matters.
* Establish strategies, polices, procedures & guidelines/standards related to different types of railway systems under different speed, profiles & curve turns
* Monitor and review the management of track interfaces related matters including Vibration, Noise, wheel/Rail profile, civil structures, etc to ensure project directives are met.
* Determine and promulgate strategy for optimizing cost efficiency in the management of track design, components and installation methods.
* To ensure that the datum of chainages for new lines are chosen properly and approved by the P&D department.
* Ensure the alignment is coordinated with Roads projects; manage conflict with roads and right of way departments to achieve the optimum alignment.
* Monitor and review the pre- contract stage alignment design (e.g. turnouts, Crossings, curves, gradients, layout, and other rail materials) to ensure project needs and requirements are fully met including noise mitigation designs and requirements.
* Ensure that the maximum limit for gradients and desirable maximum are according to RA design criteria and standards.
* To ensure that Cant and Speed values are reviewed, checked and selected to suite the type of track and both plain line or turnouts.
* Determine policy on information, testing and design requirements for new track components and systems.
* Monitor and review the alignment design (e.g. turnouts, Crossings, curves, gradients, layout, and other rail materials) to ensure project needs and requirements are fully met.
* To ensure, by close and active liaison, all the requirements and concerns of the Operation and Maintenance Departments are met and addressed with regards to the alignment and track work design at pre-contract stage.
* Provide expert review to the alignment documents and to provide input to optimise the alignment and profile as much as possible to avoid unnecessary defects and undesirable visual impacts.
* Lead the development, updating and improvement of related standards, technical instructions and drawings.

Job Requirements


* Bachelor degree in Civil Engineering from a recognized university is required. Equivalent Master or PhD degree is advantageous or equivalent years of relevant experience based on the requirements of the post.

* Analytical thinking, problem solving, business innovation, and customer service orientation.
* Possess good leadership skills including the ability to lead & motivate his team, decision-making skills, ability to perform Multitasking, follow up and planning abilities, time management, and good computer skills.
* Good communication skills, fluent in report writing and group facilitation; presentation skills, and fluency in spoken and written English. Knowledge of Arabic language preferred.
* Minimum 8 years of relevant experience, of which at least 5 years should have been in the specialist alignment & track work design & or supervision, is required.
* Experience of working in a cross-cultural environment is desirable.
* Experience gained through working with a contractor is desirable.
* Excellent knowledge and intensive experience with international Railway Track system and standards, functions, procedures, and knowledge of quality & safety standards and project management.
* Experience of both the basic technical and practical aspects of track work design and construction is essential.


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