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RAMS Expert (Rail/Metro)

Keywords / Skills : RAMS, SCADA, Rail, Metro, System design, EN50126

10 - 20 years
Posted: 15th Mar 2017

Construction & Engineering
Site engineer
Bachelor's Degree
• Electrical engineering
• Electronics/Telecommunications
• Mechanical engineering
Posted On
15th Mar 2017
Job Description

We are looking for a RAMS Expert (Rail/Metro) to work for a consultancy on The Riyadh Metro project in Saudi Arabia

Job Role:

RAMS Expert (Rail/Metro)

Calculating equipment failure rates using data from various sources and using this information to develop Reliability Block Diagrams (diagrammatic method for showing how component reliability contributes to the success or failure of a complex system).

Working with Engineering to agree upon failure rate targets for sub-systems.

Develop availability models to support projects and proposed designs based on the Reliability Block Diagrams.

Providing targets for vendor supplied equipment to Engineering and incorporating into RAMS requirements for vendors.

Developing Maintainability Analyses and perform other required maintainability tasks.

Primary point of contact for safety activities and issues, and leading the discussion of system safety activities with the project team, Engineering, and with the customer.

Responsible for all aspects of System Safety including:

Providing functional guidance on preparation of inspection and test plans, and ensuring proper staff approval and implementation occurs.

Interpreting safety requirements of customer contract and notify affected areas of any changes.

Ensuring that all of the necessary safety analyses are conducted according to requirements and schedules; and performing detailed safety analyses and hazard analyses using techniques such as FMEA (Failure Mode and Effects Analyses) and FTA (Fault Tree Analysis).

Managing and tracking all hazards and safety requirements in a Database (MS-Access or similar).

Supporting the safety efforts of the project by coordinating efforts among the various engineering disciplines and contractors for System safety.

Providing technical expertise in support of Program Management, Manufacturing, Field Start-up, Operations and Maintenance Manual production, and Design Engineering.

Reliability Availability Maintainability Safety (RAMS) assessment

Requirements development and management

Concept generation, evaluation and selection

System design and design assessments

System verification planning and assessment

Through Life Cost modelling and assessment

Risk assessment (both technical and project)


Ability to build and deliver a strong reporting on RAMS delivery and issues.

The successful candidate will have direct experience of the development and assurance of complex rail infrastructure and rolling stock systems.

With a focus across the system lifecycle, you will be involved in:

Bachelor Degree in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering, Electrical with minimum 10 years of experience.

RAMS Engineering experience

Experience of quantified RAMS analysis and methods

Able to demonstrate their knowledge of RAMS analysis and methods

Strong knowledge in the EN50126 standard (Europe standard for Safety) or equivalent

Knowledgeable in faulty programs

Experience of Engineering Safety Management processes and objectives

Able to demonstrate their knowledge of Engineering Safety Management processes and objectives

Undertaken either safety or reliability studies, but must be capable in both fields

Experience of undertaking availability assessments

Experience of leading hazard identification & risk assessment workshops

Knowledge of all Major Rail Subsystems Signalling, Railway Communication, Electrification, Power Supply, Rolling Stock, SCADA, Track Work

About Company

Quinn & McGrath Services Limited is a leading construction & engineering resourcing company specialising in placing
personnel in the UK and Overseas.
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