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Date: 13-Nov-2017

Location: Riyadh, 01, SA

Company: Alstom

Temporary Operation - Line 4/6 Electrical Controller

The Electrical Operation Nominated Persons will perform the necessary switching on site under the instructions of the Line Electrical Controller.


The Electrical Operation Nominated Persons will act according to the instructions given by the Line Electrical Controller. They will be in charge of the following:

  • Perform switching inside the Power Supply Technical Rooms (Passage Post, Traction Power Substation, Lighting Power Substation) and also on some Traction Power Supply cabinets located inside the depot.
  • Issue the Work Permit with Electrical Isolation to the Persons in Charge of the Works (PICOW);


All the activities shall be performed in compliance with ALSTOM safety requirement without any derogation


Organisational Reporting

The Electrical Operation Nominated Person reports:

  • Hierarchical to the T&C Manager from ALSTOM
  • Functionally to the Line Temporary Operation Manager from the Consortium
  • Technically to the Line Electrical Controller functionally.


Network & Links

100 % Internal: FAST Entities Installation Site Supervisors, Construction and Installations Managers, Testing & Commissioning Engineers.

In the Riyadh Metro project, the Arriyadh Development Authority (ADA) is building 6 Metro lines. Amongst these 6 Metro lines, ADA has contracted the construction of the lines 4, 5 and 6 to the FAST Consortium as a complete turnkey project. ADA has contracted the Engineers function to RAMPED.

The FAST Consortium is formed by FCC CONSTRUCCION, SAMSUNG C & T, ALSTOM TRANSPORT, STRUKTON, FREYSSINET, TYPSA, W.S. ATKINS and SETEC. The FAST Consortium is organized as follows:

  • Construction Joint-Venture (CJV) which is the Entity that performs the project’s activities of the Civil Works Subsystem (CWS), comprises FCC Construcción, Samsung, Strukton and Freyssinet;
  • Track Joint-Venture (TJV) which is the Entity that performs the project’s activities of Track Works Subsystem (TWS) is composed by CJV and Alstom;
  • Transit System (TSY) which is the Entity that performs the project’s activities of Main Transit Subsystem (TSY) is composed solely by Alstom;
  • FAST5 which performs the Common Scope of the FAST Consortium including the Project Management.

Within FAST5, the Project Design Group Team (PDG) includes the functions of Line Temporary Operation Manager.

The position is within ALSTOM team dedicated to the Temporary Operation of the Medium Voltage Network and the Traction Electrical Network (third rail) with the Line Electrical Controller, the Line Traffic Controller and the Test Train Drivers.


The FAST Main Site Office is located in the North of the Riyadh city, close to the Princess Nora University for Women. The depot common to the lines 4 and 6 is located in the same area. The Line 5 Depot is located along the King Abdullah Road around one kilometer from the intersection with King Abdul Aziz Road



- Line Temporary Operation Manager and ALSTOM T&C Manager satisfaction,

- Awareness of risks and good adherence to the Temporary Operation processes,

- Actions taken to maintain safe configuration on site (barrier, closed rooms),

- Ability to perform electrical isolation on time.

- Zero EHS deviation



No direct reports



  • Perform electrical isolation following a predefined switching sequence.
  • Install and remove Third Rail Short Circuit Devices.
  • Report to the Line Electrical Controller about electrical configuration on site.
  • Inform the Line Electrical Controller about potential risk detected on site (barrier not in its position, door open, unauthorized excavation on going…)
  • Perform regular inspection on site and report about any finding.


Educational Requirements

Diploma in Electrical Power Supply Field as legally required to perform switching inside a medium voltage sub-station


Desired Knowledge / Experience

  • Aware of the electrical risks and able to ensure the safety of not electrical minded persons working in an electrical environment.
  • Experience in performing manual switching in electrical substations.
  • Knowledge on electrical substations operation.
  • Experience in Railway Electrical Traction will be appreciated (Third rail system).
  • Fluent in Arabic language
  • Minimum basic knowledge of the English language is required.


Behavioural and Technical Skills / Competencies

  • Electrical switching on site (High Voltage)
  • EHS minded
  • Autonomous
  • Able to perform Shift duties





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