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June 2, 2015 |

Sale of Light Rail Vehicles

Transport for NSW is seeking interested partiesfor the Purchase and Removal (Sale) of six (6) Variotram Light Rail Vehicles from Sydney Light Rail network.

Transport for NSW is retiring its fleet of Variotram Light Rail Vehicles (LRVs) from the Sydney light rail network to make way for the progressive introduction of new vehicles in the first six months of 2015.

The Variotram Light Rail Vehicles (LRVs) were manufactured in 1996 and the original fleet of seven (7) vehicles was introduced in Sydney in 1997 with the opening of the Sydney light rail system. Six (6) of the original fleet continue to operate in revenue service, however with the introduction of new LRVs onto the network, and current stabling constraints, there is a need to retire the fleet of Variotrams. Since introduction to the Sydney light rail network in 1997 these vehicles have operated reliably in revenue service.

The Variotrams have an overall length of 29m, width of 2.65m and a cab at each end to allow bidirectional travel. The capacity of each tram is 217 passengers, including 74-seated passengers. The vehicle has a low floor access level of 290mm above the rail. The vehicles can achieve a maximum acceleration of 1.2 m/s2, maximum speed of 80 km/hr and are capable of travelling up a maximum gradient of 8.5%. The articulated design allows for a wide body vehicle without over swing on curves and their air conditioning equipment has been designed specifically for the Sydney climate. The Variotrams operate on standard gauge rail and use 750-volt direct current electricity.

Further information about the Variotram vehicles is available to respondents who register an interest in the sale of these vehicles, however any prospective buyer must rely upon their own due diligence assessments regarding the condition and workability of these assets if they proceed to a formal offer to purchase the fleet.

For detailed information and in order to gain access to the Request For Tender (RFT) documents, Tenderers are required to visit https://tenders.nsw.gov.au/?event=public.rft.show&RFTUUID=556C7F0F-DEA2-4DE0-F9567BBA6F5AD55B

Any queries about this RFT should be submitted to [email protected]

March 20, 2015 |

Rail - Resident Engineer

HMM is hiring an Senior Project Manager/Resident Engineer to support our Rail Systems group in Seattle, Washington.

Please visit our website at
www.hatchmott.com and apply to job# 17881

Candidate will be responsible for managing the construction management team for transit systems on large infrastructure project. Qualified candidate should have 15+ years of experience in transit systems. Prefer a BS in Electrical or Mechanical Engineering. Professional Engineer registration is desirable.

*At least 10 years of construction management experience managing all system elements such as Traction Power, Overhead Contact System, Train Control/Train Signals, Communications and SCADA System and rail

*Construction Manager or Resident Engineer experience must include direct responsibility for supervision of procurement, installation, testing and commissioning of systems described above including systems integration Testing and safety certification of systems.

*Self-starter that requires minimal supervision

*Ability to work with others and demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with inspectors, contractors, consultants, labor unions, the public, third parties, clients and government officials.

*Good written communications

*Broad knowledge of transit systems revenue operations and normal and emergency procedures.

*Experience in the installation of different types of track is a plus.

*Experience in design and installation of electrical control systems a plus.

*Demonstrated ability to resolve field problems expeditiously so as to minimize delays and claims.

*Demonstrated ability to expeditiously negotiate contract change orders.

*Ability to manage multiple contractors working simultaneously on a single project.

*Demonstrated ability to write professional/technical/contract letters and reports.

*Demonstrated ability to manage complex teams of construction management personnel

*Ability to work cooperatively with architectural, engineering, and construction personnel.

March 20, 2015 |

Project Controls Specialist, Portland, Oregon

HMM is hiring a Project Controls Specialist to be based in Portland, Oregon.

Please visit our website at
www.hatchmott.com and apply to job# 18943

Required Qualifications:

*         Hold a bachelor's degree from an accredited university or college in engineering, construction management, industrial management, or business.  8 years of experience in construction management work will be considered a substitute for the degree requirement.

*         In addition, have at least 5 years' experience in cost and schedule engineering with construction contractors and / or construction management firms.

*         Strongly proficient in the use of computer software and Database management, especially Excel, Microsoft Project and/or Primavera P6

*         Good oral and written communication skills

Desired Qualifications:

*         Have at least 5 years' experience in cost / schedule engineering on rail transit projects.

*         Hold certification with either AACE International or the Project Management Institute.

*         Strong administrative support background and organizational abilities

*         Familiarity/Experience with project management software such as e-Builder, Prism, Prolog/Proliance and other similar software packages

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