Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Vacancies for Nigerians.

Dear Readers,

I have just recently decided to heed John Chows advice in what he called the 7 habits of highly successful blogger;which is to reduce my posting frequency to twice weekly instead of daily postings,please bear with me.Nevertheless, I have a very important information to pass across to all readers who are interested in a job vacancy.This mail was sent few days back and it only recently occured to me that I could assist to publicise some of this vacancies here also.Please,look forward to many more of this in subsequent posts.

NOTE:This is mainly for Nigerians both at home and in diaspora.



The Railway Development Office (RDO) has been established under the Presidency to monitor the design and construction of the 1315 Km double track standard gauge Lagos-Kano railway line. The role of the RDO is pivotal to the successful delivery of this project. As the Client’s representative The RDO will provide ”Assurance” that the best engineering solutions are offered and act as the “Interface” between the Client, Consultant and the Contractor. The RDO now wants to fill vacancies in the Senior Technical Positions with Nigerian Engineers.

The Candidates
The RDO is therefore looking for dynamic and talented Nigerians in the Diaspora. They will be team players with excellent communications and inter personal skills and possess good technical knowledge, professional qualifications and direct relevant experience for the positions. These positions are offered as 2 years renewable contracts and will be well remunerated.

Positions Available:

1. Engineering Assurance Manager

You will have overall responsibility for all engineering functions and work closely with the Project Director. With minimum first degree in engineering you will have more than 15 years management experience with proven achievements and at least 7 years in a senior role within railway engineering, transportation or construction sectors.

2. Asset Assurance Engineers (6 Positions)

There are six vacancies, one position each for the following disciplines:
Ø Track
Ø Structural
Ø Stations/Building Services
Ø Power/Signaling/Communication
Ø Safety/Environmental
Ø Quality Assurance/Systems Integration
As the section leader, you will be responsible for a small team and so must have good technical knowledge of your discipline. Minimum first degree in engineering and more than 7 years direct relevant experience in the appropriate discipline is required.

3. Senior Project Interface Manager

You will have overall responsibility for the project management team and work closely with the Project Director. With good technical or engineering degree and possibly a master’s degree, you will be an experienced programmes manager and have more than 15 years proven experience of managing engineering projects some of which must be in the rail sector.

4. Project Interface Managers (4 Positions)

The project is divided into 5 geographic segments. Each PIM will having responsibility for a segment. You will have a technical or engineering degree and proven experience gained over more than 10 years as project manager on engineering projects.

5. Planning Manager

The main focus of the role will be to monitor and maintain project schedules. You will require knowledge of software such as Primavera and have experience as a planning engineer preferably in the railway sector. Applicants will have a degree in engineering with at least 10 years experience. Team play and communication skills are paramount for this position.

To Apply:

Please send your CV with career details as an attachment in Word document stating in the subject line which position by email to:
We will only contact candidates short-listed for interview.

The Deadline for all applications is 9Th May 2007.

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