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6 May 2010. Vol 5, Issue 1.

Dear Readers,

If you are planning a rail-based vacation this year you might want to check out The Society of International Railway Travellers’ annual list of the world's best trains trips. To make your choice easier they are listed by region. For further details of each trip go to http://www.irtsociety.com/trains.php.

North America
1. Canadian (Canada)
2. Royal Canadian Pacific (Canada)
3. Rocky Mountaineer (Canada)

South America
4. Andean Explorer (Peru)
5. Hiram Bingham (Peru)

6. Blue Train (South Africa)
7. Pride of Africa (Rovos Rail) (South Africa)

Asia/Indian Subcontinent
8. Palace on Wheels (India)
9. Eastern & Oriental Express (SE Asia)
10. Shangri-La Express (China/Tibet)
11. Toy Train (India)
12. Deccan Odyssey (India)

13. Danube Express (Central Europe, Turkey)
14. British Pullman (Great Britain)
15. El Transcanta-brico (Spain)
16. Golden Eagle Trans-Siberian Express (Russia)
17. Venice Simplon-Orient-Express (Europe)
18. Glacier Express (Switzerland)
19. Bernina Express (Switzerland)
20. Royal Scotsman (Scotland)
21. Flam Railway (Norway)
22. Bergen Railway (Norway)

23. Ghan (Australia)
24. Indian Pacific (Australia)
25. Sunlander (Australia)

Jobs of the Week are based in Cologne, Germany, where we are seeking a Project Manager/Lead Assessor for rail signalling systems; and in Saudi Arabia where we have a vacancy 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.

Ceri Taylor

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   This Week's Headlines  
1. 6 May 2010. Malaysia. Rail project on track
The RM12.5 bilion project to replace Peninsular Malaysia’s northern railway is progressing on schedule and on budget.
Source: Bloomberg

2. 6 May 2010. Tanzania. Railway resumes operations
Tanzania's 2,706 kilometre Central Railway line has resumed operations, following the completion of emergency repairs to the damaged line.
Source: East African Business Week

3. 5 May 2010. Spain. FCC secures Algerian rail deal
FCC, in a joint venture with ETRHB Haddad, has been awarded the €1 billion (US$1.33 billion) contract to build a railway line between Relizane, Tiaret and Tissemsilt.
Source: MENAFN

4. 5 May 2009. Brazil. Pöyry signs contracts for metropolitan railway projects
Pöyry has been awarded four contracts for development of the metropolitan railway projects in Sao Paulo.
Source: Webwire

5. May 2010. Australia. Trains collide in Melbourne
At least three people were seriously injured when a passenger train ran into the back of a freight service at Craigieburn in Melbourne's north.
Source: The Australian

>> More Stories...
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  Job Of The Week
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Job Title: Project Manager - Signalling ( #8586 )
Discipline: Signalling, Systems Engineering
Role: Project Manager
Position Type: Permanent
Country: Germany
Languages: English, German

Job Description:
This international organisation, with their head office in Europe, is seeking a Project Manager/Lead Assessor for rail signalling systems.

Duties include:
  • management and execution of local and international projects in the area of safety electronics and software relating to signalling
  • lead a team of assessors
  • review documentation for analysis, design specifications, test documentation etc; Auditing of safety and quality management systems and test witnessing
  • on-site inspection of system installations; and
  • achieving the project goals in terms of technical quality, cost and schedule.
  • Master's Degree in electrical engineering or computer sciences
  • fluent in English and German
  • more than 10 years experience in the design and/or certification area of rail signalling systems
  • more than 5 years in the international rail projects; and
  • team player.
Contact: jackie@railpersonnel.com

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

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.

Duties include:
  • coordinate with the factory in China and other partners to ensure work progress is in line with the master program
  • provide professional support and advice on manufacturing issues and contractor performance to ensure the adequacy and effectiveness of contractor programs
  • responsible for monitoring and reporting the site progress and any issue that might affect completion to schedule; and
  • set up test procedures and ensure they are completed correctly.
  • Engineering Bachelor Degree in Electrical, Mechanical or Electronic
  • minimum 15 years of working experiences, ten of which should be Rolling Stock and railway related; and
  • must speak Mandarin.
Contact: jackie@railpersonnel.com

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