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Rolling Stock Expert

Country/Region:  ID
Field:  Construction management

Jakarta, ID

Type of Contract:  Free lance
Level of experience:  10-15 years
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The global leader in public transport infrastructure, SYSTRA has specialised in the mass transit and rail market since 1957. The main shareholders of SYSTRA are SNCF and RATP. Its ambition is to serve emerging needs for collective and sustainable mobility throughout the world. With a presence in 80 countries, SYSTRA manages over 3,000 projects for high-speed systems, traditional rail lines, metros and tramways throughout the world.
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Role and responsibilities:

The Rolling Stock Expert acts as technical lead for rolling stock studies, procurement, and maintenance projects in Indonesia and Asia region. Prepares technical proposals for the assigned rolling stock projects.

May also act as project manager on assigned rolling stock projects, with the objective of ensuring that the delivered results meet and surpass the customer’s expectations and project profitability targets are met.


Project Work

Will be called on to lead or participate in different types of projects which may include studies, rolling stock and shop equipment procurement projects as well as maintenance facility design. More specifically, the work will consist of:

  • Studies: Conduct studies to define client needs and to elaborate solutions meeting their requirements (scoping, pre-feasibility and feasibility studies, preliminary design and detailed design). Lead or participate in the design of solutions submitted to the client, including the preparation of reports and the preparation and validation of designs.
  • Tendering: Lead or participate in the preparation of technical specifications and tender documents for the acquisition of rolling stock. Lead or participate in the entire procurement preparation process by providing assistance to the Client during the tender process, performing bid analysis and technical assistance to contracting.
  • Supervision: Provide assistance to the Client during the Procurement execution by performing design reviews, interface management, inspections during fabrication (including quality assurance/quality control), testing & commissioning (over both factory and on-site tests). Develops rolling stock-related systems, tools and data to enhance the efficiency of project.
  • Safety: Monitor safety aspects and alert on any subject related to personal safety.


Tender Work

Preparation of proposals: prepares rolling stock related proposals and their pricing. Works closely with bid managers and other specialists on an as required basis, under supervision and management by the Country Director Indonesia System Engineering Centre Director.


Internal and External Relationships:

  • Works closely with other rolling stock engineers and technicians, and with co-workers from other business units with the purpose of developing/writing winning proposals and upon award, executing projects in an efficient manner.  
  • Interacts with other departments within the organization as well as with clients and suppliers in a professional way.
  • Acts as rolling stock expert on domestic and international projects and studies, providing advice to co-workers.
  • Writing high-quality reports is an integral part of this position.


Client Relations/Marketing Responsibilities: 

  • Maintains direct contact with the client, ensures client satisfaction and follow-up work. Seeks new business opportunities with current and potential clients.
  • Be proactive with the partner and the client; propose optimization solutions for the project;
  • Good communication and effective collaboration within the SYSTRA project team and related projects teams;




Education: A bachelor engineering degree, preferably in mechanical, electrical, or industrial engineering, is the minimum requirement for this position. Any additional degrees in other disciplines such as administration, business or management would be an asset.  


Years of experience: Minimum of 10 years of experience in passenger rolling stock projects, including experience in manufacturing phase and QA/QC processes.


Technical competencies:

  • Relevant experience in rolling stock projects, especially in manufacturing phase and application of QA/QC processes
  • Any experience in light rail vehicles, locomotives and track maintenance systems is an asset


Personal & soft skills:   

  • English - Both written and spoken.
  • Must have aptitudes for teamwork on multidisciplinary projects.
  • Must be able to work independently, sometimes under pressure to meet deadlines.
  • Must be proficient at writing clear technical reports and proposals.
  • Must be willing to travel domestically within Indonesia and internationally in Asia for short-term assignments.




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