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28 January 2010. Vol 1, Issue 4

Dear Readers,

An Australian man, Grant Burton, has come up with a novel way of promoting rail travel and fulfilling a desire to give his parents the perfect present.

Grant contacted Eurail and offered to tattoo the Eurail logo and http://www.eurail.com on his back, in return for free Eurail Passes as a special gift for his parents’ 40th wedding anniversary.

Chantal Sukel, Campaign Manager of Eurail.Com BV said "We feel that Grant's initiative to immortalize our brand is the summit of Eurail enthusiasm. Allowing more enthusiastic fans to live their dream, we will launch a campaign around Grant's idea. From February 15, everybody can post us their story or idea for ‘Biggest fans travel for free’ on our website and Eurail Facebook Fan Page. The most passionate and creative customers will earn a free Eurail Pass."

Burton will travel to Europe with his parents later this year to show his tattoo in the Dutch Eurail.Com office. Eurail.Com has offered to sponsor his trip if 10,000 people show support by logging on to his Facebook page.

Jobs of the Week feature a vacancy for a Rolling Stock Expert to work in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia; and we have a number of positions for Lead and Senior Engineers and Designers to work for a leading specialist railway engineering and project management company in Perth, Western Australia.

For further details of these positions and other opportunities worldwide, visit our website at www.railpersonnel.com.

Regards
Ceri Taylor
Editor
ceri@railpersonnel.com

   
 
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Job Title: Rolling Stock Expert ( #8474 )
Discipline: Rolling Stock, Operations
Role: Management
Position Type: Contract
Country: Saudi Arabia
Languages:

Job Description:
Our client in Saudi Arabia is seeking a rolling stock expert to join their team on a 12 month contract basis. Engineers with a proven solid background in rolling stock must have experience in the following areas:
  • heavy hauled and mineral operations
  • diesel passenger train sets
  • maintenance of way equipments.
Requirements:
  • Candidates must be degree qualified in Engineering
  • minimum 15 years in the railway industry
  • experience at senior management and in the operating of heavy haul freight railway
  • good spoken and written English skills
  • available to commence by March 2010.
Contact: jackie@railpersonnel.com

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Job Title: Lead/Senior Engineers and Designers ( #8470 )
Discipline: Civil, Project Manager
Role: Design, Management
Position Type: Permanent
Country: Australia
Languages: English

Job Description:
A leading specialist railway engineering and project management company with a number of large scale rail construction projects looking for experienced Lead and Senior Engineers and Designers - across various disciplines including civil/ structural/mechanical/ piping/electrical/hydrology/controls. These are Perth based roles however site visits may be required.

Responsibilities include:
  • organise and supervise engineers
  • track deliverables schedule to ensure dates are being met
  • coordinate Geotechnical input
  • coordinate Hydro geological Input
  • management of design sub consultant deliverables and review of the designs
  • liaise with Lead Designer to ensure sufficient drafting resources are available
  • provide input to reports; and
  • liaise with the Engineering Manager on issues effecting delivery.
There are also Site Roles available (earthworks, roads, rail, bridges, drainage, etc.) . Relocation allowances and sponsorship can be provided for successful applicants if required.

Requirements:
  • Civil Engineering degree from a recognised institution
  • at least ten years significant experience on large-scale earthworks and/or rail projects
  • at least 3 years experience in management of an engineering team; and
  • experience in an EPCM environment preferable.
Contact: candicem@railpersonnel.com

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