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Head of Rail

Job Information
LocationRecruitment Agency / Vacancy in Johannesburg
SalaryR1.3m - R950k
Job TypePermanent
EducationB.Sc / B.Eng
ExperienceMin 15 Years

Job Description

A Global Consulting Firm is currently looking for a Head of Rail to provide strategic leadership, direction and management for the start up of a Rail Business Unit for the company.

Minimum Requirements:

B.Eng, or similar technical qualification.

A further business and or management qualification is desirable.

Minimum of 15 years experience in Rail engineering/construction and a minimum of 5 years senior business executive and management roles, preferably in global organizations operating in Project Management and Engineering Services to the Rail sector.

Key Competencies and Experience:

Solid knowledge of and experience in the Rail consulting services business sector (especially heavy Haul), including deep knowledge of the market, clients and competitors.

Previous experience in a management or engineering position in a rail utility will be an additional advantage.

Good networks with private firm as well as Government rail clients will be a strong advantage.

Experience in Africa will be a strong advantage.

General management experience, including but not limited to resource planning, scheduling, cost estimating, cost control and risk management, business restructuring and/or change management.

Strong systems thinking skills and the ability to prioritize activities to support aggressive development & growth plans effectively.

Knowledge of standard engineering contract forms, NEC & FIDIC types, together with knowledge of EPC, EPCM and consulting services contracts.

Knowledge of and experience with the appropriate project management tools to deliver successful projects

Should you meet the requirements for this position, please email your CV to You can also contact Jotham on 021 555 0432. Correspondence will only be conducted with short listed candidates. Should you not hear from us within 3 days, please consider your application unsuccessful. Mass Staffing Projects offers a R1000 for any candidate that is referred and placed through Mass Staffing Projects. Mass Staffing Projects also offers a R1000 job spec fee for any referral that results in a placement through Mass Staffing Projects.

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