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31 March 2010. Vol 3, Issue 5

Dear Readers,

The next two weeks are short working weeks for many celebrating Easter, but we at RailNews won’t be taking a break. So, wherever you are, log-on and catch up with all the industry news.

We head to Saudi Arabia and Australia for our two Jobs of the Week.

We are seeking Senior/Junior Planning Consultants to work for a leading project management consultancy in Sydney, Australia. Providing the services of project planning, dispute resolution and project management to builders and contractors is their main business.

In Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, we are looking for a Senior Rolling Stock Engineer to work on the Al Mashaaer Al Mugaddassah Metro Project.

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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1. 31 March 2010. France. Vinci consortium to build Tours-Bordeaux line
Reseau Ferre de France has awarded a consortium of Vinci, Caisse des Depots and AXA Private Equity a €7.2 billion contract to build a high-speed line between Tours and Bordeaux.
Source: Reuters

2. 30 March 2010. Network Rail bid to block strike
Network Rail is taking legal action in an attempt to stop next week's planned four day strikes by signallers and maintenance staff over job cuts and work changes.
Source: BBC

3. 29 March 2010. Russia. Suicide bombers target stations
Two explosions, allegedly detonated by female bombers, ripped through Moscow's subway system at the height of rush hour killing at least 38 people and injuring dozens more.
Source: BBC

4. 29 March 2010. UAE. Deutsche Bahn signs MOU with Al-Masaood
A MOU has been signed between Deutsche Bahn and the Al-Masaood Group for planning, construction and operation of rail projects in the UAE.
Source: Arab News

5. 29 March 2010. Japan. Rail spending up
Central Japan Railway Co. plans to invest a record 308 billion yen (US$3.4 billion) on railway operations in the 2010 financial year.
Source: Trading Market

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Job Title: Senior / Junior Planning Consultant ( #8540 )
Discipline: Scheduling, Civil
Role: Planning, Consultant
Position Type: Permanent
Country: Australia
Languages: English

Job Description:
Our client is a leading project management consultancy in Australia. Providing the services of project planning, dispute resolution and project management to builders and contractors is their main business. Their office in Sydney is seeking Senior/Junior Planning Consultant. The ideal candidate will have proven project scheduling and planning experience in infrastructure projects or the building industries and be proficient in the use of Primavera P3.

Responsibilities include:
  • establishing and monitoring programs and reporting systems
  • critical path program analysis
  • preparing progress reports including resources, histograms, S-curves, Earned Value and cash flow
  • training and developing junior staff
  • management of a planning team on multiple projects
  • liaising with clients and other stakeholders; and
  • development of new opportunities.
This is a great opportunity for a long term challenging and rewarding career. Only Australian residents will be considered for this position.

Requirements:
  • relevant tertiary qualification
  • experience in planning software such as Primavera P3 and P6, SureTrak and Microsoft Project
  • excellent communication and report writing skills
  • planning experience with a consultancy or contractor in a related industry; and
  • permanent Australian residency.
Contact: evanp@railpersonnel.com

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Job Title: Senior Rolling Stock Engineer ( #8508 )
Discipline: Rolling Stock
Role: Senior Rolling Stock Engineer
Position Type: Contract
Country: Saudi Arabia
Languages:

Job Description:
Our client is seeking a Senior Rolling Stock Engineer to work on the Al Mashaaer Al Mugaddassah Metro Project in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

Responsibilities include:
  • coordinating with factory in China and other partners to ensure work progress is in line with the master program
  • provide professional support and advice on manufacture issues and contractor performance to ensure the adequacy and effectiveness of contractor programs
  • monitoring and reporting the site progress and any issue that might affect completion to schedule; and
  • set up test procedures and ensure they are done correctly.
Requirements:
  • Bachelor of Engineering Degree in Electrical, Mechanical or Electronic
  • minimum of 15 years working experience, 10 of which should be rolling stock and railway related; and
  • must speak Mandarin.
Contact: jackie@railpersonnel.com

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