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Railway Operations Expert, Saudi Arabia

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Railway Operations Expert, Saudi Arabia

The pipeline and opportunities for strategic and major projects in UAE for Atkins Transport & Infrastructure (T&I) Division are significant. An opportunity exists for a driven, ambitious and self-motivated person to take a critical role in growing Atkins T&I Rail Business across Saudi Arabia.  The successful candidate will work closely with the Saudi Arabia Clients of T&I in wining work in the region for the Rail sector.
The Rail Operations Expert will fulfil the following tasks:
  • Lead rail way operations reviews of data and reports prepared by the Operator as required by the Client, developing trend information and making recommendations to decrease equipment failures.
  • Participate in quality inspections for maintenance works and sign off Requests for Inspections (RFI) in case of acceptance on behalf of the Client.
  • Attend audits all aspects of safety and security as per O&M Contract and per approved Operator safety plans and make recommendations to mitigate and/or resolve contract compliance issues.
  • Review and provide comments and recommendations on the Operator’s plans and procedures related to the operations and maintenance including but not limited to:
  • Maintenance programs, plans and procedures;
  • Operation plans and timetables;
    Operation procedures and regulations;
  • Safety plans;
  • Training and staffing plans;
    Configuration management plans.
Technically the consultant shall provide the following in relation to rail operations:
  • Provide technical oversight of the Operator’s O&M standards;
  • Review and comment on the Operator’s technical submittals, including, but not limited to:
  • Risk assessments for proposed corrective and preventative maintenance
    work which could impact passenger service or damage the Metro assets;
  • Engineering investigation reports generated by the Operator due to system or component failures and incidents;
  • Accident and incident investigation reports submitted by the Operator;
  • Temporary change authorization requests from the Operator to modify and or replace any system component;
  • Engineering change notice requests from the Operator to implement system
  • Use technical expertise to provide recommendations on improvements to the operations and maintenance of the Metro.


  • Have a minimum 15 years’ experience in the railway sector with proven track record in metro operations;
  • Should have completed at least two railway projects within the last 10 years;
  • Must have worked on at least one O&M supervision project in the railway industry;
  • Have work experience in Saudi Arabia or another GCC country;
  • Hold at least a Bachelor Degree in Engineering (or equivalent).
Rewards & Benefits
We offer an excellent package which includes:
  •   A competitive salary
  •   Accommodation allowance;
  •   Transportation allowance;
  •   26 calendar days annual leave (based on 6 day working week)
  •   Medical and life insurance cover;
  •   Company gratuity scheme;
  •   Discretionary bonus scheme;
  •   Annual flight allowance to point of origin
  •   Employee Well-Being Programme – 24 hour free advice on financial, legal and family  care specialists and also access to personal health, fitness and nutrition consultants

Next Steps


All applicants will be reviewed against the above criteria and contacted accordingly.


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