Engineering Controller wanted – SERCO – Dubai

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Career Opportunities: Engineering Controller-Expo link support (54883)
Req ID 54883 – Posted 31/10/2018 – United Arab Emirates – Dubai – Engineers – Full Time
Engineering Controller (Expolink) – Success Profile
Reporting to: Operations Manager
Base location: Dubai, UAE
Key purpose
The purpose of this position is to support Expolink testing & commissioning for monitor and control the rail subsystems, power network and traction in feed substations on both new and legacy system

Structure and reporting relationship
This position directly reports to Operations Manager
Based on the specific requirement of the role
Key accountabilities
Monitoring and control of the Tunnel Ventilation System
Monitoring and control of the power network and traction supply in feed substations
Liaise between the operations team and the maintenance staff/ management in respect to safety or service related failures and incidents
Interface with the Network Maintenance Operations Centre and the logging of and response to faults, failures and incidents on the system, ensure the reporting of any events that are safety related and/ or impact on service delivery to the OCC Duty Manager
In-charge of isolation of the power supply system, de-energisation of the third rail, imposing track possessions, coordination of lineside worksites, and the routing of works trains
Control engineering activities requiring special trains, track possessions, temporary isolation of equipment etc.

Coordinate and keep the OCC Duty Manager, Train Controller, and Depot Controller informed in the event of a failure and during the takeover and hand back of the railway, start-up and shut-down of service each day
Perform shift and emergency duties when required
Perform and carry out other duties as instructed / directed by the OCC Duty Manager

Essential technical and professional skills, knowledge and qualifications


Ideally a degree holder or high diploma of post-secondary education in a related discipline
OCC knowledge of systems and integration of the departments


Good literacy and analytical skills required for the role
Ability to understand complex systems and possess good IT skills
Good communication skills and the ability to manage multiple tasks efficiently and work productively in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment
Strong organisational skills, detail oriented, and the ability to handle multiple priorities


A minimum of 3 year, preferably 5 years, of work experience as an Engineering Controller in a railway
Thorough understanding in power system, control, design, installation, testing and commissioning, operations and maintenance. Prior working experience in power utilities control room, train control room, fault reporting centre, or in a station control room environment is desirable
Practical experience of Automatic Train Control, Automatic Train Operation and Automatic Train Systems

Additional / special features of the role

Ensure compliance with the Serco Management System and all relevant business processes, procedures and work instructions to deliver all work with appropriate quality and governance standards
Ensure security and integrity of all data provided including reporting performance, finance and customer information; reference Serco non-disclosure policy
To exercise personal duty of care for their own health, safety and welfare and for those affected by their acts or omissions; reference SMS GSOP-HSE1-6 Serco organisational HSE responsibilities
Ensure compliance with all training requirements of Serco and ensure adherence to these requirements at all times whilst in employment
Report any accidents, incidents, breaches or potential breaches to appropriate management or the speak up process

Safety Critical Competencies

Controlling the movement of trains within a possession.
Communicating with persons responsible for controlling movement of trains and electricity to power rail.
Operating tunnel ventilation system.
Controlling the movement of an engineering vehicle with the use of verbal instructions to the driver
Controlling and isolating the traction supply
Controlling the supply of electricity to the signalling system
Communicating with Controllers (Operations, Communications or Maintenance)
Communicating with other persons responsible for driving, dispatching and controlling the movement of rail vehicles.
Communicating with persons responsible for a Track Possession, Worksite or movements of rail vehicles within a Possession.
Establishing, supervising and removing a safe system of work to protect the safety of persons working on or near the track.
Attend all safety related training courses or refresher training courses as required