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Parsons Corporation Senior Safety Certification Expert / Rail Systems Assurance Manager in Al Muntazah Signal, C-Ring Road,Doha, Qatar

Job Description:

Parsons is looking for Senior Safety Certification Expert / Rail Systems Assurance Manager O&M to join our team in this key safety management position in charge of safety certification.

What You'll Be Doing:

  • Assess the conformity with safety requirements of railway undertakings and infrastructure managers when applying for safety certificates or for their renewal.

  • Author railway safety legislation and guidance, facilitating the creation of a working context where the railway operators and infrastructure managers are consulted along the route of law making and guidance making processes.

  • Contribute to the Railway Regulator’s strategic planning and policy formulation.

  • Liaise and interface with Ministry of Transport (MOT) staff in all matters regarding Safety and Railway Regulation.

  • Contribute to drafting of Qatar’s Railway Laws within safety and certification of operators and infrastructure managers in close cooperation with MOT.

  • Take full responsibility with regard to provision of expert regulatory support to the MOT.

  • Develop and recommend best industry practices in the railway safety domain.

  • Advise developers, contractors, operators and maintainers on their risk management strategies and providing regulatory input for use in preparing applications for Safety Certification

  • Undertake Supervision audits of the Operators and Infrastructure Managers to verify whether they comply with the Safety Certificates and railway safety legislation.

  • Assess that Safety Engineering and Safety of Operations activities are undertaken as described by the state-of-the-art practice such as EU legislative framework, Common Safety Methods, Yellow Book and EN5012x standards.

What Required Skills You'll Bring:

  • Bachelor degree in Engineering and have a minimum 10 years experience in Railway Safety and Regulations; safety approvals and decision making with special emphasis on experience in EU legislation and EN 5012X. Extensive experience in safety certification of large complex railway projects / railway engineering, construction and bringing assets into use.

  • Previous experience in a Railway Regulator role (5+ years) is a must for this position, as well as detailed knowledge or Safety Management Systems and related best practice.

  • Experience of building relationships with and influencing a range of people at all levels within and outside the organisation.

  • Effective leadership in the safety certification process ensures close cooperation between all stakeholders to achieve an effective and smooth approval process.

  • Provide guidance, supports and liaison with Operators and Infrastructure Managers on subject matter with regard to Engineering Safety and Safety of Operations.

  • You will be required to liaise and collaborate with: the MOT and other governmental stakeholders regarding all safety matters and regulatory matters; Special Advisors/ strategic consultancies; Key suppliers, other public transport suppliers, government regulatory bodies, emergency services.

  • Must be politically incisive in communicating effectively with government agencies, board members, contractors and staff;

  • Highly motivated and flexibility to work in a time-sensitive environment to respond quickly and effectively to unanticipated high workloads, events and emergencies;

  • Excellent analytical reasoning ability and capable of making decisions on complex matters;

  • Ability to multi-task and analyse situations promptly and without bias so as to determine the proper course of action or alternatives without jeopardising human safety, quality and the committed performance targets;

  • Must be a skilled manager in communicating, motivating and developing staff;

What Desired Skills You'll Bring:

  • Be able to communicate lead and influence

  • Be able to work with teams

  • Be cordial and professional

  • Be innovative

  • Be able to present and lead workshops and presentations

  • Be able to effectively lead and chair meetings

Minimum Clearance Required to Start:

Not Applicable/None

Parsons is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity in the workplace. Minority/Female/Disabled/Protected Veteran.

About Us

Parsons is a digitally enabled solutions provider focused on the defense, security, and infrastructure markets. With nearly 75 years of experience, Parsons is uniquely qualified to deliver cyber/converged security, technology-based intellectual property, and other innovative services to federal, regional, and local government agencies, as well as to private industrial customers worldwide.

Parsons is an equal opportunity, drug-free employer committed to diversity in the workplace. Minority/Female/Disabled/Protected Veteran/LGBTQ+.

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