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15 April 2010. Vol 4, Issue 2

Dear Readers,

The Swedish Rail Administration's (Banverket) must surely get the award for most sympathetic employer of the year.

Recently the company issued a second warning to a 52 year-old employee after the signal operator's litany of workplace transgressions led to numerous delays. And what was he doing to cause high speed X2000 trains, cargo trains, and passenger trains to regularly run late - visiting pornographic websites and gambling sites while logged in at work with his rail administration account. Additionally, the signal operator’s porn habits led the administration's local computer network to become infected with viruses.

The decision to issue a formal warning was not however unanimous, two trade union representatives argued that a warning was too harsh a measure. Instead, they felt that a more appropriate course of action would have been to serve the employee with a written reminder of his duties as a rail administration employee!

No Jobs of the Week in Sweden, but we have three great opportunities on offer. We are seeking a Director of Project Services to work in the newly established Perth office of an international construction consulting firm. Still in Australia, a leader in the provision of planning, design and management services for infrastructure development worldwide is looking for an experienced and qualified General Manager Rail Infrastructure (North, East and NZ). This position is based in Sydney.

Our third featured job is located in Singapore, where we have an opening for a Project Engineer to work for a large international organisation.

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: Director Project Services ( #8569 )
Discipline: Scheduling
Role: Director Project Services
Position Type: Permanent
Country: Australia
Languages: English

Job Description:
Our client is an international construction consulting firm with a staff of more than 1,000 professionals providing innovative program and project management, dispute resolution, management consulting and engineering design services to public and private clients worldwide. Our client offers a full spectrum of services to assist clients to successfully manage capital construction programs, from initial feasibility through implementation and contract closeout.

Due to their rapid grow in Western Australia, they recently opened their branch office in Perth and are presently seeking a Director Project Services to assist with the management of their construction consulting/ projects group in Perth.

This is a senior executive position. The compensation package will be commensurate with experience and abilities, which will also include benefits and stock options. Only Australian residents will be considered.

Requirements:
  • Candidates must have extensive experience in the construction consulting/ projects arena and have led teams previously
  • Candidates should presently be in a corporate decision-making executive role
  • Must have business development experience and a business networking list of professionals and clients within Australia and the Asia Pacific region
  • Minimum of twenty years construction experience and ten years of practical construction consulting/projects activities
  • Extensive construction experience in Perth or Western Australia
  • A university degree is required.
Contact: evanp@railpersonnel.com

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Job Title: General Manager Rail Infrastructure ( #8529 )
Discipline: Rail Infrastructure, Management
Role: Management
Position Type: Permanent
Country: Australia
Languages: English

Job Description:
Our client is a leader in the provision of planning, design and management services for infrastructure development worldwide. They require an experienced and qualified General Manager Rail Infrastructure (North, East and NZ) for their Sydney offices. Primary objectives for this position are to direct and facilitate high quality work outputs for the Rail Infrastructure team, and to ensure profitability of projects.

Key Accountabilities:
budget setting & performance targets;
business development;
project delivery; and
leadership and development.

Challenges:
attraction and retention of appropriately skills and qualified staff;
provision of technical support across Australia; and
development of technical centres of excellence for rail infrastructure disciplines (as required).

Requirements:
  • Well honed commercial acumen and proven experience in winning new business
  • Excellent project management skills and a proven track record in successful project delivery
  • sound appreciation of how customer service impacts on service delivery in the consulting environment
  • good understanding of the Australian market or the ability to gain it very quickly
  • relevant tertiary qualifications; and
  • experience in managing multi-disciplinary teams.
Contact: adam@railpersonnel.com

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Job Title: Project Engineer ( #8323 )
Discipline: Electrical
Role: Project Engineer
Position Type: Permanent
Country: Singapore
Languages:

Job Description:
This large international organisation is seeking a Project Engineer on a permanent basis to work as part of their small team to assist the Senior Engineers in the following tasks: taking Minutes of Meetings, general correspondence, and other minor tasks.

Requirements:
  • applicants must have a background in Electrical engineering
  • degree qualified
  • have worked in the area of contracting and consulting rather than client focused
  • candidates with less than 5 years experience should apply
  • Please note this is a local position and not expatriate.
Contact: jackie@railpersonnel.com

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