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8 April 2010. Vol 4, Issue 1.

Dear Readers,

The most interesting story of the week, kindly sent to me by a reader, is about a new Chinese innovation – the train that never stops at a station - thereby saving valuable journey time.

This is how it works:

1. For those who are boarding the train: Passengers at a station embark onto to a connector cabin before the train even arrives at the station. When the train arrives, it will not stop, it just slows down to pick up the connector cabin which will move with the train on the roof of the train. While the train is still moving away from the station, those passengers will board the train from the connector cabin mounted on the train's roof. After fully unloading all its passengers, the cabin connector cabin will be moved to the back of the train so that the next batch of outgoing passengers who want to alight at the next station will board the connector cabin at the rear of the train roof.

2. For those who are getting off: After fully unloading all its passengers, the cabin connector cabin will be moved to the back of the train so that the next batch of outgoing passengers who want to alight at the next station will board the connector cabin at the rear of the train roof. When the train arrives at the next station, it will simply drop the whole connector cabin at the station itself and leave it behind at the station. The outgoing passengers can take their own time to disembark at the station while the train had already left. At the same time, the train will pick up the incoming embarking passengers on another connector cabin in the front part of the train's roof. So the train will always drop one connector cabin at the rear of its roof and pick up a new connector cabin in the front part of the train's roof at each station.

Innovation – or maybe something to do with the date the story was sent?!

Our two great Jobs of the Week are located in Saudi Arabia and Australia. In Mecca our client is seeking a System Assurance Specialist (Professional Head Role) to provide safety assurance management services and professional audit services for the Al Mashaaer Al Mugaddassah Metro; and in Adelaide, South Australia, we have a vacancy for a Project Manager – Rail Signalling.

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. 7 April 2010. USA. Chinese trains for California?
China has signed preliminary cooperation agreements with GEC and the California state government that could see Beijing supplying high-speed railway technology.
Source: New York Times

2. 7 April 2010. USA. Poll shows strong support for high-speed rail
Many adults in the United States are in favour of a proposal to create ten regional high-speed rail corridors in the country, according to a poll by Angus Reid Global Monitor.
Source: Angus Reid Global Monitor

3. 7 April 2010. UK. Rail records to be saved
A national rail archive is to be created to ensure that the records from train operators and rail companies that no longer exist are conserved and made available to the public.
Source: Rail-News.com

4. April 2010. France. Rail workers strike
Rail workers have gone on strike over job cuts, leading to the cancellation of all domestic overnight routes, but international trains remained on schedule.
Source: AFP

5. 6 April 2010. Belarus. Railways to buy Chinese trains
The Belarusian Railways, China National Electronics Import-Export Corporation and Datong Electric Locomotive Company have signed a contract to supply electric locomotives.
Source: radioBelarus

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Job Title: Systems Assurance Specialist ( #8562)
Discipline: Safety Assurance
Role: System Assurance Specilist
Position Type:
Country: Saudi Arabia
Languages:

Job Description:
Our client is seeking a System Assurance Specialist (Professional Head Role) to provide safety assurance management services and professional audit services for Al Mashaaer Al Mugaddassah Metro.

Responsibilities include:
  • Define a clear policy relating to the systematic identification of hazards and the control/management of the associated risks to the safety of railway operations
  • Develop clear definitions and guidelines of what hazards, hazardous events and risks are pertaining to the railway operations
  • Ensure the safety management policies and processes are implemented and enforced to all levels of the organisation
  • Maintain the Safety Case for the operation on the Al Mashaaer Al Mugaddassah Metro to ensure ongoing safety certification, liaising closely with the Independent Safety Assessor, construction contractor and other interfacing organisations
  • Coordinate the process for assessing the safety impact associated with changes to organizational structure, working practices or system configuration, and validating such changes
  • Monitor actual system safety performance against predicted levels of risk and produce management reports and recommendations to promote continuous improvement.
This is a great opportunity for a long term challenging and rewarding career. Only Australian residents will be considered for this position.

Requirements:
  • Higher diploma of post secondary education in safety management or a related engineering discipline
  • Minimum 3 years of work experience in planning and implementing systematic hazard identification, managing safety assurance processes and policies associated with the safety or railway operations
  • Working knowledge of RAMS techniques such as HAZOP, FMECA and fault trees analysis, etc
  • Good understanding of relevant standards associated with railway safety
  • Knowledge of railway organisational structures and standards, workflows, operating procedures, and terminology
  • Ability to compile technical and audit reports, routine business correspondence, prepare method statements and drawings as required.
Contact: jackie@railpersonnel.com

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Job Title: Project Manager Signalling ( #8558)
Discipline: Signalling
Role: Project Manager
Position Type: Permanent
Country: Australia
Languages: English

Job Description:
Our client is undertaking a major upgrade of their rail system and is looking for a Project Manager - Rail Signalling for electrification to join their team in Adelaide.

Reporting to a Senior Project Manager, the Project Manager - Rail Signalling will work within the overall Rail Revitalisation Project to undertake project management duties associated with the design, installation, test and commissioning and performance of the railway network signalling systems and equipment. Once established in the role, the incumbent will be relied upon to provide advice on signalling systems technical and project delivery information to internal and external stakeholders.

Responsibilities include:
  • Coordinate and/or undertake the investigation and development of planning and design solutions for rail signalling systems, based on appropriate analysis of engineering, environmental, economic, social, political, operational and risk factors
  • Undertake project management responsibility for the planning, development and implementation of engineering projects in rail signalling systems to time, cost and quality
  • Prepare project-specific reports
  • Provide research and analysis in rail signalling technical and operational standards and procedures and prepare technical reports and professional recommendations for the senior management
  • Monitor the installation, commissioning and contract processes for signalling systems across the rail network
  • Liaise with the client and stakeholders to ensure that project requirements are addressed for rail signalling systems, and actively seek collaborative resolution to project issues
  • Provide professional advice and information to a range of stakeholders relating to rail signalling systems planning and design.
Requirements:
  • Professional engineer with graduate qualifications in electrical/electronics/communications/ computer-systems engineering or relevant discipline
  • At least 5 years experience in rail signaling.
Contact: evanp@railpersonnel.com

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