Project Manager - Rail / Metro

The Highfield Company

Cairo, Egypt

Ref: KP700-1157

Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

Cairo, Egypt’s sprawling and buzzing capital city, set on the Nile River, is one of the largest cities in Africa, with a population of over 20 million people in its metropolitan area.

As you can imagine, TRAFFIC IS BAD! It already has one of the world’s busiest metro systems, but clearly the city needs a better, more environmentally friendly, fast-moving people-transporter!

And that’s where you come in!

The Egyptian people are building a state-of-the-art Monorail system for the cool price of US$4.5 Billion – the first line is 43 kms and the second line is 54 km. The first line is set for completion by the end of 2022, the second by April 2023. This mass-transportation system has some exciting features – the vehicles are autonomous and driverless, the structure is a light-weight aluminum (making it go faster!), it’s got plenty of space for those with special needs, it has LCD screens, so passengers know where they are!

And they need YOU to help oversee the delivery of this project. If you get involved in this project, you will be impacting on the lives of a million people who will use the monorail in their daily lives. AND you will be helping to make Cairo a cleaner, more eco city!

USD 15000 per month inclusive of fixed allowances.


Reporting into the Project Director, a charismatic, technically strong person who has passion and energy, you will be one of two project managers and will oversee the general contractor’s consortium who are building the monorail. There is a lot of complex structures and elevated sections that need to be built correctly, a huge amount of rail systems – safety and communications – that also is a challenge.

But with your previous skills and experience on metros or elevated Light Rail schemes, you’ll already know this! You’ll be client facing, working with the Egyptian Transport Authority, who are enthusiastic if a little inexperienced, you’ll work with the contractor on site, making sure they are progressing to program, with the right quality and safety, and you’ll link in with the design consultants, proactively ensuring this is a successful project.

As well as being involved in one of the world’s most exciting, challenging urban rail schemes, you will also be part of a great multi-cultural team, you’ll be working for a global leader who can give you long term opportunities around the world and you will have a great deal of autonomy and freedom to do the role as you see fit.

The package on offer is good for Cairo – an economical place to live and work – ranked 126th out of 209 of the world’s major cities – so the package on offer can give you a very comfortable lifestyle and leave enough to save or send back to your home country. The package on offer is US$180,000 per annum gross (coving all elements), which after Egyptian income tax is net around 11,500 USD per month.

You’ll need to have the following to be considered for the role:
• You MUST be degree qualified in Civil Engineering or similar
• You MUST have minimum 15 years post-graduate relevant working experience in Metro, Rail or Light Rail / Monorail
• You MUST be available to start work in Cairo within 1 month of accepted offer
• You MUST have proven experience in a project management capacity
• Ideally be chartered or a member of a recognized project management body

It’s a pretty impactful opportunity for the right person, so please get in touch and we can discuss in more detail.

About the Company

The Highfield Company is a specialist recruitment consultancy that focuses on the international construction and engineering industry sectors. With combined recruitment experience of more than 20 years, the directors have worked on technical and management positions at all levels, from Graduate to Executive, and for many of the Construction industry’s leading companies.

With experience of sourcing candidates for assignments in over 100 countries, The Highfield Company is perfectly equipped to service the needs and requirements of any construction, property or engineering based employer anywhere in the world. Our consultants are specialists in their designated disciplines, which include Building & Construction, Civil Engineering, Oil & Gas, PQS & Cost Consultancy, Project Management, Consulting Engineering, Mechanical & Electrical and Facilities Management.

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