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RAMS Engineer

  • Job reference: ME-006037
  • Sector: Transportation
  • Location: Qatar
Atkins is one of the world's leading rail engineers. We have established a high profile presence in the Middle East through our role as Lead Designer on the Dubai Metro project and the Rail Systems designer on the Makkah Metro in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and also Preliminary Designer for Etihad Rail in Abu Dhabi.

We are seeking a qualified and experienced RAMS Engineer to provide expert advice and consultancy services to an extensive internal and external client base with a focus on the transportation. This role requires strong technical background in a multi-disciplinary consulting environment primarily within the rail industry. The successful applicant will be a team member also contributing to large scale urban rail projects throughout the Middle East. The person will also assisting developing business by increasing the current client base and furthering client relationships through identifying opportunities for future works and services.

While initially assigned to a specific project, the role will support the Core Team to further support Atkins in future projects within the region.

Role:

Reporting to the head of Systems & Assurance, to provide Reliability, Availability, Maintenance & operational Safety Engineering services on rail projects in compliance EN50126. To support business development and project delivery obligations for the Transport sector.

Responsibilities:
  • Creating the documentation required to verify that the design is meeting the customer requirements and adhering to the processes established for the project;
  • Creating, managing and assessing Hazard Logs, ALARP determination, Control Measure apportionment and traceability, assessing design safety features;
  • Assisting Stakeholders, Engineering and Project Management in understanding the Safety Engineering  effort so that they can better understand and forecast the scope of their projected activities;
  • Preparing for and participating in Hazard Analysis workshops, Project Design Reviews, Safety Design Reviews and required Gate Reviews;
  • Assisting Engineering in assessing the need for redundancy and evaluating accessibility for maintenance;
  • Determining whether the system provides adequate testability features;
  • Assisting Stakeholders, Engineering and Project Management in understanding the RAM effort so that they can better understand and forecast the scope of their projected activities;
  • Implementing and maintaining RAMS performance measurement criteria, Key Performance Indicators (KPIs), and activity tracking in order to visually convey status of system operational performance against established project requirements;
  • Preparing for and participating in Project Design Reviews and required Gate Reviews;
  • Attending FRACAS meetings and participating in the review of root cause analysis findings.
  • Assist in the development of internal practices in support of Rail Integration across all disciplines.
  • Knowledge transfer to other suitable Atkins staff.

Atkins has been established in the Gulf for over 40 years, having first carried out design and supervision commissions in the Gulf area in 1967. The regional head office (Dubai) was established in 1979.

SNC Lavalin's Atkins business is one of the largest multidisciplinary, multi sector engineering design consultancies in the world and is part of the SNC Lavalin Group.

As one of the world’s most respected design, engineering and project management consultancies with a leading track record in the defence sector, Atkins are ideally placed to respond to this market. We have a broad establishment and proud, 50 year history throughout the Middle East region.

We provide a full range of design, engineering and project management services for buildings, transportation and other infrastructure programmes.

Atkins in the Middle East now employs around 2,000 staff serving Gulf clients across all market sectors from offices in Abu Dhabi, Al Ain, Doha, Dubai, Jeddah, Kuwait City, Manama, Muscat, Riyadh, and Sharjah.


Requirements:

Qualifications:
  • Bachelor of Engineering Degree (or equivalent) in engineering or an appropriate discipline 
  • Chartered Engineer or equivalent (or working towards)
  • Member of appropriate professional institution(s).
Essential Criteria:
  • Significant experience in performing RAMS analysis on rail systems;
  • Good working knowledge of RAM, LCC, FMECA and RBD calculations and analysis methods;
  • Knowledge/ experience in Availability Modelling of a service network e.g. railway network would be advantageous;
  • Assess Reliability growth and predict Reliability growth of the new or modified assets introduced to the railway to verify whether RAMS targets can be achieved.
  • Produce FRACAS procedure specific to a project(s) and manage FRACAS though its implementation as well as interface with suppliers FRACAS processes.
  • Analytical mindset with excellent verbal/ written communication (interfacing with non-specialist technical team members);
  • Willingness to work in a collaborative environment involving the client and flexible enough to carry out any tasks required to complete RAMS deliverables;
  • Review and acceptance of RAMS deliverables.
  • Undertake availability modelling to forecast the impact on availability performance of the railway due to the changes introduced.
  • Manage RAMS demonstration of the new or modified assets introduced to the railway and produce RAMS demonstration report.
  • Significant experience in a safety management role on rail systems who can conduct safety assessments, systems assurance and have worked to industry standards
  • Safety Management System and Safety Case development experience
  • Experience of hazard identification, hazard analysis and risk assessment
  • Interfacing and responding to Independent Safety Assessors and Regulatory bodies 
  • Analytical mindset with excellent verbal/ written communication (interfacing with non-specialist technical team members);
  • Willingness to work in a collaborative environment involving the client and flexible enough to carry out any tasks required to complete, review and accept Safety deliverables.
  • Minimum of 5 Years of experience relevant to the position.
  • Prepared and able to travel throughout the Middle East and India. 
Desirable Criteria:
  • Middle East or other offshore experience will be highly regarded
  • Experience in Systems Engineering and RAM and Safety processes
  • Experience in Heavy Haul Freight and High Speed Passenger railways, Metro and other Guided Transport Systems (e.g. APM, Tram, Monorail).
  • Airport systems experience useful
  • Multi lingual
  • Presentation skills
  • Tendering experience.
The Individual:
  • Demonstrate sound relationship-building skills with both clients and staff and an ability to influence and coach others.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Customer service orientation.
  • Good computer skills in MS Office and specialised software tools.
  • Self time management to meet tight delivery requirements.
  • Flexible attitude to balance work load and deadlines.
Training:

Atkins develops individuals through a portfolio of training and development courses designed to help you make the best of your abilities and talents. These are reviewed with individuals through and annual appraisal process. We actively support staff in achieving corporate membership of relevant institutions.

Rewards and Benefits:
  • A competitive salary
  • Medical and life insurance cover
  • Accommodation allowance
  • Company gratuity scheme
  • Transportation allowance
  • Discretionary bonus scheme
  • 22 days annual leave (based on a 5 day working week)

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