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Transportation Systems Manager

  • Job reference: BBBH2477
  • Location: Qatar
  • Salary: Up to £120,000 per annum + benefits
  • Start Date: ASAP
  • Job type: Permanent
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Based in Qatar, our client is a government-run company set up to manage, operate and maintain three unique and fully integrated rail system to the citizens of Qatar.

Our client is looking for a Transportation Systems Manager to ensure integration across all modes of rail bound transport in terms of transport systems, transport planning, and operations planning.

Job Summary:

The job holder is accountable for ensuring integration of the rail bound transport systems (throughout the planning and design process and across all modes) and for providing information required to make strategic decisions.

Duties & Responsibilities:


  • Undertakes required studies related to integration across various railway systems & transport modes to enable Qatar Rail to make informed decisions and fulfil its role.
  • Provides strategic advice regarding performance of rail operations.


  • Defines operational and system requirements as well as performance criteria.
  • Plans to cover all modes of rail bound transport, i.e. Long Distance (including freight and passenger services, high speed and conventional), Metro and Light Rail
  • Leads the process from Transportation Planning to Operations Concepts to Systems Requirements to Performance Criteria
  • Ensures integration and consistency throughout the aforementioned process
  • Ensures integration between the transportation modes
  • Develops Operations Concepts for all modes & develops Operational Requirements and translates them into Systems Requirements where applicable
  • Develops Operating Performance Criteria
  • Carries out operations simulations and modelling works to support the aforementioned tasks


  • Provides advice regarding performance optimization resulting in potential revenue generation


  • Supervises and manages performance of the team.


  • Master's Degree (or equivalent) in transportation engineering or planning or science with transportation major
  • Minimum 12 years post graduate, preferably in multiple roles (client and consultant) with emphasis on the railway industry
  • Member of a relevant professional body in the area of occupational health, safety, environment


  • General knowledge in all fields of railway engineering (i.e. alignment, track work, rail systems, rolling stock, depots)
  • Profound knowledge in at least one discipline mentioned above
  • Good knowledge about operational aspects of rail bound transportation systems
  • Knowledge about non-technical aspects of railway systems (e.g. economic aspects, CAPEX and OPEX, fares and tariffs) is beneficial
  • Excellent skills MS Office, good skills in RailSys
  • Experience with other simulation models for rail bound transport is beneficial
  • Proactive thinking
  • Performs under pressure and is able to handle multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Communication skills

A full job description and information about the benefits package will be available upon request.


  • Full international medical and life insurance for self and family
  • 41 days paid annual leave - 30 days working holiday + 11 public holidays
  • Annual return family flights (cash value paid once a year)
  • Relocation bonus 30,000 QR- reimbursed upon receipt
  • Recreation allowance - up to 10,000 QR per annum
  • Furniture grant (paid over 4 yrs at 25% per year) - up to 20,000 QR per year
  • Annual service award - 1 months' basic salary for every year of service (basic salary is calculated at around 60% of the total monthly package stated above)- this is a guaranteed bonus as part of the Qatari labour laws
  • Annual performance related bonus - 0-4 months' salary - Client organisation in the Middle East are known for paying a min of 2 months bonus per year
  • Permanent contract with 5 yr visa granted and renewable if you wish to stay on
  • Schooling allowance of 30,000 QR per child for up to 4 children

If interested, please get in touch via contact details provided or click "Apply" to forward an up to date copy of your CV and ideally with a cover letter.

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