In total, 2,150 people will be needed to operate the the Red Line when it opens in September. Eight hundred positions have already been filled and a big recruitment drive is under way.Serco, the operator of the system, wants 30 per cent of the jobs to go to nationals.
In exactly 100 days, Dubai will make history by opening the first Metro system in the region. The world's largest automated driverless Metro system is being built by 30,000 workers at an unprecedented pace and will serve around 1.2 million passengers every day. Amid the final phase of construction.
More than 30,000 workers including engineers, consultants, contractors and technicians are working over three shifts to complete the project on schedule.
The total length of the project is 76km including the 52.1-km Red Line and 23.9-km Green Line, which is scheduled to open on March 21, 2010.
Some 3,200 people are being trained to ensure the smooth operation of the Metro. UK-based company Serco has been tasked with operating the Metro for the first 10 years. Serco is currently providing training to employees - including UAE nationals - as it gears up for the launch of the Red Line.
"The Metro is expected to change life in Dubai as it will not only provide easy public transport but will also help reduce traffic, improve environment and attract tourists," said Abdul Majeed Al Khaja, chief executive officer of the Rail Agency of the Dubai Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), which is carrying out the project.
Dubai Metro will be the fundamental solution to ensure smooth traffic flow, Dubai loses roughly around Dh5 billion every year due to traffic congestion.
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Dubai: The Dubai Metro will open its doors to jobs opportunities and commuters, on schedule with the launch of the Red Line on September 9.
Work on the Dh15.5-billion Dubai Metro project - the world's largest automated driverless Metro system - is now into the 46th month of a scheduled 49-month project delivery period. The project took off in October 2005 and has not been thrown off course even by the economic downturn.
The Dubai Metro will be one of the most advanced urban rail systems in the world and will be the catalyst for tourism, financial and economic growth. Investment costs for the full system have been assessed at a grand total of about AE$14.3 billion, including civil works, stations, system fixed equipment, trains, engineering and financing.
1) SUPERSTRUCTURE ENGINEER – working on the delivery (Design /Construction) of infrastructures for the metro system such as Bridges, Metro Stations, viaducts, foundations E&M, landscaping…
2) SENIOR SUBSTRUCTURE ENGINEER to work on the Dubai Metro project and be responsible for the delivery of all sub surface civil and structural works including underground stations, cut & cover tunnels, bored tunnels, foundations and associated E&M and landscaping works.
3) METRO STRUCTURE SENIOR ARCHITECT to work on the Dubai Metro project and be responsible for managing architectural designs and planning issues in the construction department of Dubai Metro projects.
4) SENIOR QUANTITY SURVEYOR - M&E (Rail Systems). Metro experience is required, including Supply, Installation, Testing and Commissioning of Rolling Stock, Signalling, Train Control, Communications, Traction Electrification, Power Supply, Power Distribution, SCADA, AFC, PSD, Depot Equipments.
5) SENIOR QUANTITY SURVEYOR - CIVILS. Minimum of 8 to 10 years of experience in major civil infrastructure projects, with exposure to Metro works
6) ROLLING STOCK CHIEF ENGINEER to work on the Dubai Metro project and be responsible for all Rolling Stock electrical and Mechanical subsystems e.g. collector shoe, HVAC, door control, air conditioning, Propulsion and control, auxiliary power, wiring, TCMS… Duties will include managing and controlling rolling stock system design, manufacturing, equipment installation, testing and commissioning in addition to rolling stock interfaces with other disciplines
7) a FIRE FIGHTING SPECIALIST to work on the Dubai Metro project and be primarily responsible for fire detection and suppression systems. Duties will include managing and monitoring fire fighting systems design and strategies, construction, testing and commissioning; reviewing fire safety scenarios and evacuation plans; coordinating with local civil defence authority and ensuring system design compliance with regulations and requirements.