Rail Technical Director - South America in Brazil

Rail Technical Director - South America

EWI have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Technical Director with expertise in systems engineering and systems safety for rail projects to lead initiatives in South America. As a key member of the leadership team, you will provide strategic direction, technical oversight, and ensure the successful implementation of systems for rail projects while prioritising safety and quality.

Responsibilities:


  • Project Leadership:


    • Provide strategic leadership and technical guidance for systems engineering aspects of rail projects throughout South America, ensuring alignment with company objectives and client expectations.
    • Collaborate with project managers, engineers, and stakeholders to define project objectives, deliverables, and timelines related to systems engineering.


  • Technical Oversight - Systems Engineering:


    • Oversee the systems engineering lifecycle for rail projects, including requirements analysis, system architecture design, integration, testing, and validation.
    • Ensure compliance with industry standards, regulations, and systems safety requirements throughout the systems engineering process.
    • Review project plans, specifications, and technical documents related to systems engineering to ensure accuracy, feasibility, and adherence to safety protocols.


  • Systems Safety:


    • Lead the implementation of systems safety processes and procedures for rail projects, including hazard analysis, risk assessment, and safety certification.
    • Collaborate with safety engineering teams to identify and mitigate safety risks associated with rail systems and ensure compliance with safety standards and regulations.


  • Quality Assurance:


    • Establish and enforce quality assurance processes to ensure the delivery of high-quality rail infrastructure projects, with a focus on safety, reliability, and performance of systems.
    • Conduct regular inspections and audits to verify compliance with technical specifications, safety standards, and quality requirements related to systems engineering.


  • Stakeholder Management:


    • Build and maintain strong relationships with clients, consultants, contractors, and regulatory authorities, serving as a technical liaison and addressing concerns effectively.
    • Facilitate clear and transparent communication between internal teams and external stakeholders, fostering collaboration and alignment on systems engineering aspects of rail projects.

    Qualifications:

    • Bachelor's or Master's degree in Engineering or related field.
    • Minimum of 15 years of experience in systems engineering for rail projects, with a focus on technical leadership and project management.
    • Fluent in Portuguese and proficiency in English; additional languages are a plus.
    • Extensive experience in systems safety management for rail projects, including hazard analysis, risk assessment, and safety certification.
    • Strong technical expertise in systems engineering lifecycle, including requirements analysis, system architecture design, integration, testing, and validation.
    • Knowledge of industry standards, regulations, and best practices related to rail infrastructure and systems safety.
    • Excellent leadership, communication, and interpersonal skills, with the ability to lead multidisciplinary teams and collaborate effectively with stakeholders.
    • Experience working in South America or with South American clients preferred.

    Language:

    English and Portuguese

    Key Words / SEO

    Rail, Railway, Metro, Monorail, Mainline, LRT, Systems Safety, Systems Integration, Systems Engineering, Rail Systems, Senior Consultant, Senior Requirements, Consulting Engineering, Global Engineering, Consultancy, South America, Brazil

    Closing Statement

    ewi is an international consultancy focused on the search & selection of the World's leading engineering and construction professionals. We specialize in recruiting experts for major infrastructure and build projects across the globe.

    If you would like to be considered for any of the above mentioned roles, please contact Heather on h.mccoll(at)ewi-group.com

    ewi is committed to equality in the workplace and is an equal opportunity employer. ewi is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy.

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