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Route Movements Controller

The BACS consortium is responsible for the design and build of Lines 1 and 2 of the Riyadh metro network. These two lines will form part of the six-line metro system that will run for a total length of 176 kilometres across the city and includes 85 stations.

The scope of work on Lines 1 and 2 encompasses detailed structural, architectural and transit system design together with construction, testing, and commissioning of works.  Our scope also includes the procurement of all products and materials necessary to support project delivery. We are fully responsible for the design and integration of the transit systems and the civil infrastructure. Working from the Employers Requirements, the BACS consortium will manufacture, furnish, install, test and commission all components related to both the transit systems and the civil infrastructure.

Line 1 stretches from north to south through the centre of Riyadh, along the Olaya-Batha corridor, covering 38 kilometres. The line includes 22 stations and 4 transfer stations where it will connect with other new metro lines.   Much of Line 1 will be underground. Line 2 runs east to west along King Abdullah Road and will be built mostly at grade (15km) with some elevated sections. This line extends more than 25 kilometres with 13 stations and 3 transfer stations.


  • Plans and conducts architectural work within the Riyadh Metro Project (RMP), requiring judgment in the independent evaluation, selection, application, adaptation and modification of standard architectural techniques, procedures and criteria. Architectural work is focused on the Shallow and At-Grade Stations for the project.
  • Understands the standard architectural work planning, scheduling and cost estimating process, and conducts independent work requiring judgment in the application of design techniques.
  • Provides technical direction and assigns work to architects, designers, and drafters who assist on specific assignments for the stations.



  • Plans, develops, coordinates and reviews architectural work for the RMP’s Shallow and At-Grade Stations.  This involves the preparation of original architectural designs layouts, details, drawings and specifications for buildings.
  • Responsible for performing the architectural design of buildings, developed as 3D CAD models (Revit Architecture) and 2D construction documents in AutoCAD.
  • Coordinates and interfaces as directed with the day-to-day technical work of personnel.
  • Communicates complex technical issues and recommends solutions to RMP’s Engineering management.
  • Supports preparation of estimates, staffing needs and schedules.
  • Provides the technical input to meet procurement requirements.
  • Prepares or oversees the preparation of architectural discipline estimates and work plan in accordance with project scope, schedule and budget, and supports implementation and assists with performance reporting.
  • Reviews and approves key engineering/ architectural drawings, calculations and bid summaries.
  • Coordinates with client representatives, as directed, to obtain their approval of architectural aspects of the work.
  • Prepares or assists in the preparation of cost estimates, quantity take-offs for proposals, forecasts and change orders and reviews bid analyses. 
  • Plans and coordinates bid evaluations and award recommendations.
  • Reviews and approves key design documents, supplier drawings and data, material specifications, drawings and change orders, for the project.
  • Promotes the creation of a work environment, supported by leadership, which fosters openness, trust, communication, teamwork, empowerment, innovation, and satisfaction.



  • Knowledge of architectural design, production techniques, building materials, and construction methods for development of the Shallow and At-Grade Stations design deliverables.
  • Understands technical issues and cost related to selection of design features and unique architectural requirements.
  • Knowledge of precedents in the specialty area and knowledge of principles and practices of related engineering design methods and systems.
  • Good working knowledge of application and coordination of 2-D and 3-D Computer Aided Design (CAD) tools on a project.  Proficiency in the use of Revit and NavisWorks is required.
  • Broad knowledge of the building industry, regulatory standards and design criteria pertinent to architectural work.
  • Experienced with the practices and procedures of US as well as International Design Codes and Standards.
  • Skilled in oral and written communication.
  • Applies and conforms with the RMP’s Engineering Procedures on the project.
  • Sufficient building design experience. 
  • Experienced with producing a full, well-coordinated, detailed set of architectural construction documents.
  • Experience with coordinating a multi-discipline design team.
  • Experience with managing knowledge of sustainability and its integration into the design and the construction of building.
  • Skill in assessing the scope of problems and developing practical solutions.



  • A recognized degree in architecture from an accredited college or university, AND
  • Proven practical work experience, primarily in architecture, but may be supplemented by relevant experience in allied phases of the building industry.
  • A license to practice architecture from a recognized licensing board
  • LEED certified professional is desirable.



The Route Movements Controller (RMC) will perform his duty according to the instructions provided by the BACS Temporary Operations Manager. RMC manages tracks of both Line 1 and Line 2 and authorizes all train movements that take place on sections of the railway including the work of contractors. The work schedule will need to be managed around the priorities set forth by the BACS and under the overall direction of the Temporary Operations Manager.

The RMC will need to be trained and certified/licensed to coordinate and control all Works Trains (WT) and Rail Road Vehicle (RRV) and maintenance vehicles movements on BACS Lines 1 and 2 to and from the worksite (with the exception of Test Trains (TT) within a Test Area/Track), and to control the access, egress & movement of all personnel within the operational areas of BACS boundaries.

The RMC is based in the Depots’ Rail Movements Control Room (RMCR). At the beginning, the RMCR may not be available. The RMC may be in temporary site offices. When the SCADA will be available, he will be relocated in the RMCR.

RMC will also be responsible for managing aspects of emergency situations according to the CCRRB. All the activities shall be performed in compliance with BACS safety requirements without any derogation specifically the Construction and Commissioning Railway Rulebook.



The Route Movements Controller is accountable to the Temporary Operations Manager to:

  • Organize and coordinate site logistics activities for Works Trains (WT) and RRV (except the TT within a test area / track) movements and prepare test sites for major testing activities in coordination with the Access Planning Office.
  • Control Track Access and support the WAD and permitting process.
  • The Access Planning Office will provide the details of the route and schedule required for the RRV movements for the operations/testing and grant access permits accordingly. RMC should ensure safe operation and execution of the works on site according to the schedule of work assigned by the Access Planning Office.
  • In case unavoidable circumstances happen, which requires changes to the scheduled movement for the Train operations/testing, the RMC with the support from the HSE team and / or T&C Operation Team shall provide revised access permits promptly to avoid delays of work progress.
  • The RMC should ensure the timely dissemination and update of the Operation Notice to all concerned parties for information and reference.
  • Ensure clear and direct communication and coordination with all the Shunters, Points Coordinators, Train Drivers and Depot Train Coordinator.
  • Ensure clear and direct communication and coordination with the Lead Electrical Controller to obtain LOTO or HV isolation prior to work on a section of track according to the HV isolation LOTO procedures.
  • Review and assess the RRV and ET’s operators’ qualifications, check the level of their communication and test demonstrate their abilities.



  • Regulate all movements of the WT and RRV via access permits
  • Creation / implementation and respect of rules during operation,
  • Training of WT and RRV’s operators,
  • Train his team on hazards that could occur on the line (car collision, pedestrian collision, electrical shock) and how to avoid them,
  • Implement rules to ensure a good control of site,
  • Zero EHS Vision
  • Ensure safe activities as per the Work Permit process and LOTO,
  • Handle any incident, accident and recovery measures,
  • Perform any other duties assigned by the Temporary Operation Manager
  • Maintain and develop his own level of expertise



  • Railway academic qualification or as a minimum a diploma legally required to be employed as a railway movement controller.
  • Demonstrable experience in railway testing and commissioning sites.
  • Substantial experience and knowledge on rail movement control.
  • Experience in Railway specifically RRV movements control or similar positions.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English.
  • RMC need to have critical thinking, strong problem-solving skills and the ability to work under extreme pressure and in emergency situations.
  • RMC must have a good memory for learning safety procedures and regulations and be able to concentrate for long periods on detailed information.
  • RMC must have a high degree of personal and decision-making autonomy.
  • Ability to extract, compile, and analyze data for complex reports
  • Ability to provide direction to other personnel
  • Health and safety oriented mind
  • Able to perform shift duties
  • Able to handle pressure in OCC environment and make operational decisions,
  • Able to work independently and instruct RRV operators, and Person in Charge of works,
  • Able to report for duty/stay when needed or during the extended or delayed T&C,
  • Able to handle incidents, accidents and implement recovery measures



  • Commitment to BACS ethical standards as demonstrated by success on prior projects.
  • Commitment to BACS quality standard as demonstrated by supervisors’ evaluations of work performance.
  • Demonstrated commitment to BACS Zero Incident philosophy by prior active engagement and demonstration of ES&H leadership.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and coach effective teams to achieve the deliverables and objectives for the BACS project.  
  • Personally, committed to respectful behaviors, building the same attitudes within the project personnel; the focus of which is to treat people with respect and dignity, listen actively; communicate in a timely and forthright manner and never undermining colleagues.