Alstom Logistics/Lifting Supervisor in Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Date: 08-Aug-2017

Location: Dubai, AE

Company: Alstom

As a promoter of sustainable mobility, Alstom develops and markets systems, equipment and services for the railway sector. Alstom manages the widest range of solutions in the market – from high-speed trains to metros and tramways – customised services (maintenance, modernisation,…) and infrastructure and signalling solutions. Alstom is a world leader in integrated railway systems. It recorded sales of €6.9 billion and booked €10.6 billion of orders in the 2015/16 fiscal year. Headquartered in France, Alstom is present in over 60 countries and employs 31,000 people today.

The Alstom-led consortium Expolink, also composed of Acciona and Gulermak, has signed a contract with RTA (Roads & Transport Authority) to design and build the extension of Dubai’s Red metro line, also called Route 2020, and upgrade the system of the existing line. The project involves the construction of a 15-kilometre-long line – of which 11.8 kilometers of elevated metro line and 3.2 kilometers underground metro line - branching off the existing red line at the Nakheel Harbour & Tower station.

Purpose of the Job

The Track subsystem builds the Track of the Dubai Metro 2020 project.

The Logistics Supervisor is in charge to handle :

  • Preparation of lifting plan

  • Organisation of lifting operations

  • Follow-up of transport activities for site supplies

  • Supervision of Temporary Staging Area for Work fronts, including traffic control coordination

  • Supervision of construction plant operators, including mobile crane, RR Excavator, Multiple service vehicle

Organisational Reporting

This position reports hierarchically to the Logistics Engineer.

The Logistics/Lifting Supervisor will be cooperating with other logistics supervisors among the Operations (lifting and transport) department of the project TSA/Plant and Tools team.

The Logistics Supervisor will be in charge of a team of riggers, operators, and traffic controllers.


  • Ensure safe and optimized lifting and transport operations

  • Ensure safe and optimized coordination of TSA

  • Ensure training and coordination of operators


The Logistics Supervisor is in charge of:

For the LIFTING PLAN part:

  • Prepare crane data, cargo data, transport means data, and create lifting drawing simulation

  • Monitor lifting location environment, measure distances

  • Analyse necessary lifting gears specification


  • Follow-up crane and transport means access to jobsite and setting-up

  • Ensure respect of lifting distances

  • Inspect cargo conditions

  • Prepare lifting gears with operators and riggers teams


  • Ensure safe and optimized loading of the transport means

  • Monitor the transport route

  • Inspect public road and site access conditions


  • Coordinate supplies with General Services and Warehouse team

  • Supervise the traffic management


  • Ensure training as per HSE rules

  • Coordinate operators with construction site persons in charge

Educational Requirements

Engineer education, mechanical fields. Rigger level 2 certification (UAE)

Desired Knowledge / Experience

Minimum 10 to 15 years, in similar position, in track construction projects.

Validated experiences in Transport and lifting management in such large project and in logistic.

Perfect knowledge of:

  • Local public road regulation

  • Safety rules for lifting operations

  • HSE constraints in terms of safety

  • Track work activities, Civil works activities

Behavioural Skills / Competencies

Work under pressure and high tension, reactive to emergency situation. Leadership, initiative and decision minded.

Knowledge in international environment managerial skills. Perfect command in English language.

Team spirit approach and good communication skills.

At Alstom, we offer you the opportunity to unleash your potential and reinvent yourself. As a future employee, you will have a unique opportunity to drive our organization forward, while continuing to build your career and contribute to the expanding growth of the global railway industry. More information about Alstom can be found at:

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