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Interface & Integration Specialist

Country/Region:  SA
Field:  Engineering

Makkah, SA

Type of Contract:  Permanent
Level of experience:  15-20 years

The global leader in public transport infrastructure, SYSTRA has specialized 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.

Operating in the Middle East for more than 40 years, SYSTRA has established itself as a benchmark in public transport engineering, involved in the region’s major projects.

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SYSTRA teams will help the Holy City of Mecca to create its first permanent bus network. The bus network will play a critical role in achieving Saudi Vision 2030's future goals of serving 30 million Umrah visitors (Islamic pilgrimage to Mecca). To achieve this, the network, with a total of 12 lines, will require reorganization of roads, with reserved lanes, priority at crossroads and even specific road markings. SYSTRA's role is to supervise the entire implementation of the project, from the review of the preliminary and detailed designs through to the carrying out of the construction works. We will also manage a complete check of the buses from the moment they are delivered to the intelligence transportation signalling systems checks from vehicles to the ground.



  • Develop the interfacing strategy and planning for completing the systems interfaces activities of the rail project to ensure that those necessary interfaces activities can be accomplished in timely manner throughout the project life cycle
  • Manage both internal and external sources of information and interfaces according to the project scope and schedule
  • Coordinate with all key stakeholders to ensure the system interfaces requirements are captured and defined
  • Ensure the deliverables of interfaces from the sub-contractors meeting the contract’s requirements and standards
  • Initiate regular scheduled technical interface coordination meetings with appropriate participants to discuss issues and proposed resolutions. Manage and offer real-time mitigation strategies the interface resolution process to ensure that all interface conflicts will be addressed and resolved
  • Coordinate stakeholder engagement and integration to achieve programme objectives for scope, budget, schedule, quality, sustainability, legacy, etc.
  • Attend coordination meetings with stakeholders and communicate issues & concerns concerning coordination, approvals and system interface issues
  • Regular reports to the client on progress and interface resolution issues and mitigation
  • Manage the sub-contractors for timely implementation and verification of the system interfaces requirements and designs on site during the construction and testing and commissioning stages
  • Support in final Systems Integrated Test and Trial Running of the System to ensure that all interfaces requirements are fully and successfully validated for revenue operation
  • Provide support and training for the systems interface management team.



  • Degree, in relevant engineering discipline
  • Minimum of 15 years relevant experience; at least 5 years experience as a lead position in Mass Transit project.
  • High degree of technical proficiency in design and construction of complex transportation systems
  • Knowledge of design and construction management aspects of Mass Transportation Projects including interface and coordination with Stakeholders
  • Strong knowledge in modern transportation systems / ITS
  • Able to communicate with different level of people in a multi-national project environment and motivate the project activities for timely delivery.

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