Any railway engineers interested in working in South Africa?

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HotBox53
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Any railway engineers interested in working in South Africa?

Postby HotBox53 » Tue Oct 01, 2013 6:54 am

This was in my engineering periodical received today:

Senior Perway Engineer

Minimum Requirements
• B. Eng (Civil) or higher
• Registered with ECSA as PrEng
• 10 years post graduate experience in railway engineering (planning, design, maintenance and construction)
• Proficiency in the appropriate Civil / Perway Design Software


Key Performance Areas

The responsibilities of this position include but are not limited to:
• Plan and analyse railway systems from conceptual design to detailed design
• Lead multidisciplinary railway project teams (OHTE, signalling, geometric and civil designers)
• Thorough understanding and application of the appropriate perway technology in designs
• Prepare feasibility reports, technical reports and cost estimates
• Lead and support tender and proposal activities



Apply online: http://jobs.gibb.co.za/joblist.aspx

Closing date: 06 October 2013
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Re: Any railway engineers interested in working in South Afr

Postby Pete » Wed Oct 02, 2013 8:00 am

Out of interest what sort of pay would an engineer of this level receive in South Africa?

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Re: Any railway engineers interested in working in South Afr

Postby knottinbotswana » Wed Oct 02, 2013 7:24 pm

As an engineering type in a country adjacent to South Africa: you could expect a salary that allows you a standard of living similar or slightly higher than you would have in an equivalent position in the UK. Due to the unfavourable exchange rate ZAR -> GBP it will look less on paper.

Don't let the hysteria about crime in South Africa put you off, yes it is a problem but statistically unlikely (95% of statistics and all that...).

I'm curious as to whether the positions are for projects on the existing Transnet infrastructure or recruitment for regional projects like linking Botswana coal projects to the coast.

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Re: Any railway engineers interested in working in South Afr

Postby HotBox53 » Fri Oct 04, 2013 12:35 am

I am not certain but I think it's a high-speed link between Durban and the new airport on the North Coast. A high-speed link between Johannesburg and Durban has also been mooted.
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