AECOM Bus Operation and Maintenance Expert in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia - Makkah, Jeddah

Job Summary

The Procurement, Operation, Maintenance services (O&M) will be provided by a third-party contractor to the client under a turnkey provision of all operations of Makkah Bus Network Phase 1. The O&M Contractor is expected to provide drivers (hiring and training), vehicle operations; deployment/scheduling/event and special planning, road supervision, dispatching, service monitoring, maintenance of vehicles, fuel, fuelling of vehicles, cleaning and washing of vehicles, procuring vehicles and associated Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) technologies and for the design and construction of the Operations and Maintenance (O&M) bus maintenance facility. The role of the PMCM Bus and O&M expert is to oversee all plans associated with the contracted deliverables of the Bus O&M provider, to assist in the development of a compliant and sustainable operation of bus services which will allow Makkah to achieve its Transport Plan obligations.

Job Duties:

  • Lead the review at each stage of the testing, commissioning and handover of O&M deliverables by the contractor

  • Lead the review of the Contractors Testing and Commission Plan (TCP) and provide written comments including but not limited to; critical equipment list, integrated testing, safety, security and emergency preparedness, operations and maintenance manuals, training, as-built drawings and warranty administration

  • Supervise the testing of bus and recovery vehicles in the factory and on-site

  • Review and report on the testing procedures of each O&M and integrated element ensuring adherence to performance specifications

  • Supervise the Contractors Trial operations

  • Lead the review and acceptance of operation, maintenance manuals and handover, recommending approval to the client

  • Review the spare parts, special tools and test and diagnostic equipment provided by each Contractor and verify compliance with the client’s requirements and contract

  • Review and recommend approval of the contractors and or other third party safety and security certification plan (SSCP) for the system

  • Ensure All elements of ITS designed by the respective Contractor is reviewed to ensure that it will meet or exceed the required functionality and scope both individually and collectively (i.e. are integrated)

  • Witness factory tests, installation tests, system tests, burn-in tests as required by the Client, in accordance with each Contractor’s Acceptance Test Plan and

  • Procedures (ATPP)

  • Review and approve materials,

  • Respond to Contractors technical request for clarifications and resolve conflicts pertaining to specifications

Specific Skills Required:

  • A thorough knowledge of the bus industry is required, with particular emphasis on the operations and maintenance aspects, with ideally knowledge of the bus industry in the Middle East. Knowledge of cultures from across the world will be helpful when dealing with staff from different backgrounds.

  • A considerable technical skill level built up over many years will be invaluable in this role both in providing and applying technical knowledge. Skills gained in the Middle East will be particularly useful.

  • Staff management skills will be essential.

  • Candidate must according to the location be a Muslim team member

  • Candidate should be able to converse in English and Arabic.

  • Requirement for driving license preferred

  • Professional Certifications or associations in a transport field

Minimum Requirements

  • 10 years in management of bus operations

  • A good understanding of the Middle Eastern culture in which the bus service is to operate is important

  • Candidate must be prepared to work in Makkah for a minimum of one year on the project

Preferred Qualifications

  • Relevant Bachelor Degree

What We Offer

When you join AECOM, you become part of a company that is

pioneering the future . Our teams around the world are involved in some of the most cutting-edge and innovative projects and programs of our time, addressing the big challenges of today and shaping the built environment for generations to come. We ensure a workplace that encourages growth, flexibility and creativity, as well as a company culture that champions

inclusion, diversity and overall

employee well-being through programs supported by company leadership. Our

core values define who we are, how we act and what we aspire to, which comes down to not only

delivering a better world , but working to “make amazing happen” in each neighborhood, community and city we touch. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

Job Category Construction Management

Business Line Transportation

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country Saudi Arabia

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 208430BR

Clearance Required No

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.