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29 April 2010. Vol 4, Issue 4

Dear Readers,

We would like to invite you to visit us at the Middle East Rail Conference held in Dubai from the 10th – 13th May 2010. We will be sharing a stand with the United Trans 'QiTARAT' Group who are our Representatives in the Middle East.

Conference website details are as follows: http://www.terrapinn.com/2010/merail.

Terrapinn also recently conducted a research project focusing on the key drivers surrounding high speed rail, with over 200 senior executives completing the survey.

Highlights from the report include:
  • Sustainability and environment are important issues for the high speed industry
  • Funding and remaining competitive/increasing market share are seen as the crucial issues
  • Largest areas for cost-saving/cost-reduction is found in communication and IT systems
  • Funding and financing remain the largest obstacle to high speed rail
The results of the survey and a summary report are available on-line, simply click on the following links:
Download the results now
Download your free summary report

Jobs of the Week take us to four exotic locations: We have a vacancy for a Business Development Manager to be based in either Mumbai or Abu Dhabi; in Sydney, Australia our client, a leading mining contracting and civil construction company, is seeking a Project Engineer, Station Services; and we a looking for a Signal Engineer to work in Macau.

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

Ceri Taylor

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   This Week's Headlines  
1. 28 April 2010. UK. Historic rail bridge recognised
The role of the historic Royal Border Bridge linking Scotland and England is set to be recognised.
Source: BBC

2. 28 April 2010. USA. IBM wins award for Russian Railways project
IBM's work with Russian Railways has been recognised as a project "having the most promising potential to provide the greatest benefit to humankind".
Source: PR Newswire

3. 28 April 2010. UK. New East London Line opens
The new East London Line (ELL) has been officially opened by Mayor of London, Boris Johnson.
Source: International Railway Gazette

4. 27 April 2010. Australia. QR National Board named
The Queensland Government has announced that Shell Chairman Russell Caplan and former Australia Post chief Graeme John will join the board QR National.
Source: The Australian

5. 27 April 2010. Thailand. Protestors halt Bangkok rail system
Protestors opposed to the government caused travel chaos in Bangkok by forcing the shut down of the city's elevated railway system during the morning rush hour.
Source: Bangkok Post

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  Job Of The Week
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Job Title: Business Development Manager, Rail ( #8588 )
Discipline: Executive
Role: Management
Position Type: Contract
Country: India

Job Description:
This international organisation is seeking a Business Development Manager to be based in either Mumbai or Abu Dhabi.

Suitable candidates must have a background in rail and a proven track record in identifying business opportunities by contacting potential clients as well as existing business partners. Initially the contract is one year and be able to generate sufficient sales to justify further engagement in the rail business in the region. The potential candidate can draw upon the Head Office but also on freelance experts for any project related work generated.

  • degree qualified
  • proven project management skills at a global level; and
  • excellent English language and a second language advantageous.
Contact: jackie@railpersonnel.com

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Job Title: Project Engineer - Station Services ( #8597 )
Discipline: Civil, Rail Infrastructure
Role: Project Engineer
Position Type: Permanent
Country: Australia
Languages: English

Job Description:
Our client is a leading mining contracting and civil construction company listed on the Australian Securities Exchange. They have been contracted to construct rail junction and station upgrade works at a rail interchange project located in Sydney's western suburbs.

They are currently seeking an experienced Project Engineer - Station Services to join their team for the project in Sydney. In this role you will coordinate construction activities with requirements for installation of communication systems. You will also develop and coordinator all temporary station communications staging activities. This is a permanent position.

If you have the relevant qualifications within Civil Engineering accompanied with experience to the rail construction industry, then this is the role where you will gain invaluable experience.

Our client seeks motivated professionals with outstanding communication skills, innovated thinkers and those that possess energy and passion for what they do.

What our client offers is:
  • Long term employment and commitment to their people
  • National career opportunities
  • Major infrastructure projects in challenging urban, regional & outback Australia
  • Innovative technologies.
If you are looking for a career not just a project, then don't wait any longer. Only Australian residents will be considered.

Contact: evanp@railpersonnel.com

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Job Title: Signalling Engineer ( #8482 )
Discipline: Signalling, Systems Engineering
Role: Interface Engineer, Testing and Commissioning
Position Type: Contract
Country: Macau
Languages: English, French

Job Description:
Our client, the leader of a consortium, is seeking a Signalling Engineer.

Under the supervision of the Rolling Stock and Systems Contract Manager, the successful candidate will be responsible for:
  • during the design phase, checking and auditing of design documents and drawings to be provided by the rolling stock and system contractor
  • during the manufacturing phase, monitoring of the works, factory and site inspections, reporting to the Rolling Stock and Systems Contract Manager ensuring compliance with quality, cost and time
  • contributing to the tests and commissioning process
  • contributing to the handover to the future operation and maintenance entities
  • attending technical meetings with the client and/or the contractors when required
  • follow up and checking the interfaces between the signalling system and other systems; and
  • assisting the Rolling Stock and Systems Contract Manager on technical general matters when required.
  • qualification: MSc in electrical engineering
  • 5 years experience in the design and manufacturing of metro signalling systems (ATC)
  • full command of written and spoken English. A good command of French will be appreciated; and
  • Macau permanent residency.
Contact: karinak@railpersonnel.com

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