Transportation Expert - Passenger Rail

Location
United Arab Emirates (AE)
Salary
Up to AED 50-60k per month
Posted
22 Apr 2019
Closes
20 May 2019
Sector
Rail
Job Type
Contract
Level
Manager

Our client has an urgent requirement for a Transportation Expert who has a degree in Transportation Planning, Urban Planning or Transportation Engineering within the Rail Sector to join their team and be based in the UAE. Minimum 15 years of progressively responsible experience in transportation planning or transit infrastructure planning, preferably focused on commuter rail or rail-based transit. Strong working knowledge in rail planning, rail operations, and/or track and signal infrastructure. This role is for a 6-month contract.

  • Manages projects for new, expanded, or modified rail services to accommodate growth, changing markets, and provincial/municipal transportation plans.
  • Coordinates projects with other internal offices for input, development of recommendations, implementation, monitoring, and administration.
  • Conducting market research and transportation analysis to develop and evaluate proposals for new, expanded, or modified rail services to accommodate growth, changing markets, and provincial/municipal transportation plans.
  • Developing plans and business cases for new and/or expanded services including resource requirements, revenue and ridership projections, and capital and operating cost estimates.
  • Monitoring and analysing services to identify and develop alternatives for improving their quality, efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Recommends strategic service design, identifies and evaluates existing resources required to provide optimum levels of service, and identifies potential improvements to service to meet objectives
  • Representing GO Transit on external planning studies that potentially impact rail infrastructure and/or service.
  • Qualifications
  • Completion of a diploma/degree in Transportation Planning, Urban Planning, Transportation Engineering, a related field – OR – completion of an apprenticeship program with trade certification –OR – equivalent work experience.
  • Minimum four (4) years of progressively responsible experience in transportation planning or transit infrastructure planning, preferably focused on commuter rail or rail-based transit.
  • Strong working knowledge in rail planning, rail operations, and/or track and signal infrastructure.
  • Proven abilities or proven related abilities in rail scheduling and rail operations simulation software including e.g. Trapeze, RailSys, OpenTrack, Rail Track Controller, etc.
  • Knowledge of the theory, principles, and practices of transportation/transit planning, station planning, and data analysis
  • Strong project management and technical analysis skills including data management, qualitative analysis, and quantitative analysis
  • Knowledge of policy analysis and development process
  • Experience using MS Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio, etc.)
  • Interpersonal and oral/written/presentation skills