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Railway Operations Manager - power, 3rd rail, telecoms etc

CG Resourcing

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Ref: QP795-378

Job description / Role

My client is a leading joint venture of construction companies who are currently working on a major section of the Riyadh metro. They are currently looking for an operations manager to organise the temporary operation of the transit system (power supply, 3rd rail, platform screen doors, telecoms, signalling and Rolling stock) for the purpose of the testing and taking into account the outstanding installation issues. The role will include the following

- To control the Works along the tracks or inside the Technical Rooms,
- To operate the Traction Power Supply locally and remotely from the Operation Control Centre (OCC),
- To operate the Signalling manually on site, from the Station Operation Rooms and remotely from the OCC.
To define the specific protection measures associated with each step of the extension of the area made available for the Test Trains. To report these protection measures to the client to make sure all parties will be duly informed.
To produce the drawings deemed necessary for the Temporary Operation and to update these drawings in a timely and accurate way according to the evolution of the site situation (3rd rail Sectioning Diagram, etc …).
To ensure adequate Temporary Operation Notices will be issued for specific activities which need to be coordinated tightly between several parties.
To perform frequent visits of the site in order to assess the risks resulting from the uncompleted works and the ongoing installation activities. If deemed necessary, to produce complementary Rules & Regulations. To report formally to the Engineer on a Weekly Basis (Risk Assessment Presentation).
To make sure all Incident and Accident will be covered by a proper Report. To identify the cause (improper application of the rules, lack of rules or engineering issue). In case of lack of coverage, to make sure proper Rules will be issued.
To ensure the persons involved in the Temporary Operations are duly trained on the rules and have a sufficient knowledge of their duties.
To organise the collection of the available electronic files relevant to the Operations.
To produce regular statistics relevant to the Operation activities.
To manage the Temporary Operations on the day by day basis :


Candidates should have a degree in electrical engineering and should have a proven background in railway operations management. Candidates must have experience in the operations and testing of rail power supply, 3rd rail, platform screen doors, telecoms, signalling and rolling stock. Middle East experience is beneficial but not essential.

About the Company

CG Resourcing are a boutique recruitment company specialising in supplying mainly white collar professionals to the construction and engineering industry throughout the world. Our main center of operations are the Middle East and Africa regions although we also have experience of recruiting for Australasia, Russia, Western and Eastern Europe and throughout Asia. All CG Resourcing staff have over 15 years of experience of recruiting for the construction and engineering markets both in the UK and throughout the World so are true experts in their field!

We aim to work with our clients on a one to one basis so we can develop a unique understanding of their exact requirements, offering them a truly bespoke recruitment service that address's all of their requirements. Our service can be tailor made to cater for mass recruitment, campaigns, one off executive placements or multiple placements on large construction projects.

We are able to source candidates of any level and from any part of the world and are now the trusted recruitment partners of many industry leading construction organisations!


  • Construction - build and civils
  • Rail and metro.
  • Architecture
  • Bridges and building structures
  • Highways and infrastructure
  • Project Management.
  • Health and Safety
  • Planning and Project Controls
  • Quantity Surveying, Contract Administration.
  • MEP
  • Environmental and Geotechnical
  • Water
  • Facilities Management
  • Human resources, finance and support services, Administration

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