About the job
- Conduct comprehensive safety assessments and audits of the railway system, adhering to international standards and regulatory requirements.
- Develop and implement safety management plans and procedures, considering specific domain expertise such as Civils, Signalling, or O&M.
- Identify safety risks and hazards, evaluate their potential impact, and propose effective mitigation measures.
- Review and assess safety documentation, including design specifications, risk assessments, safety cases, and hazard logs.
- Collaborate closely with project stakeholders, including engineers, designers, contractors, and regulatory authorities, to ensure compliance with safety standards.
- Provide expert advice and guidance on safety-related matters throughout the project lifecycle.
- Lead or participate in safety audits, inspections, and accident investigations as required.
- Stay up to date with industry trends, best practices, and regulatory changes in railway safety.
Key Requirements For The Role
- Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or a related field. A Master’s degree is preferred.
- Proven experience in Independent Safety Assessment for railway projects, with expertise in one or more of the following domains: Civils, Signalling, or O&M.
- In-depth knowledge of international safety standards and regulations related to railway systems.
- Strong analytical skills and the ability to evaluate complex systems and identify potential safety risks.
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills to collaborate effectively with multidisciplinary teams and stakeholders.
- Demonstrated leadership abilities and the capability to manage multiple priorities and meet deadlines.
- Professional certifications related to railway safety and assessment (e.g., CSM-RA, IRSE, IRATA, etc.) will be an advantage.
- Previous experience working in the GCC Region or familiarity with the regional railway industry is desirable.