Railway/Metro Signaling Engineer

Last Updated: 20th June 2017 (over 5 years ago)

South Africa


Phone Number


Age Range
35 to 44

Qualification Level

English, Hindi


Kumar Abhishek
Unit 27, Kalnor Gardens,
Fife Street, Buccleuch,
2066, Johannesburg,
South Africa
Email : kabhishek0101@yahoo.in
Mob: +27619056695
SKYPE ID : kabhishek0101

Headline :
Trustworthy & action-oriented Signalling Engineer with 9.1 years of Engineering Organization experience.
“With experience in Railway / Mass Rapid Transit, CBTC, Project Management, Design Office, Installation, Testing
& commissioning, Operation & Maintenance, Coordination, Construction seeking assignment in related reputed organization.”

Experience Summary

• 9.1 years’ experience in Railway, metro signaling & telecommunications and in quality assurance & quality control.
• IET (The Institution Of Engineering Technology, London, UK) membership as MIET, IRSE (The Institution Of Railway Signal Engineers, London, UK) membership as Accredited Technician.
• Approved by IRSE (The Institution Of Railway Signal Engineer) London Engineering Council as Engineering Technician
• Knowledge of solid state interlocking / computer based interlocking.
• Strong skills in Railway / MRTS / LRT signaling, CBTC (Communication Based Train Control)/UTO, supervision systems.
• Experience in construction & coordination work for Railway signaling & telecoms.
• Experience in Thales SELTRAC S40 moving block based CBTC (DUBAI METRO)
• Experience in Automatic Train Control consisting of central equipment’s (SMC, VCC), On-Board equipment (VOBC), wayside equipment’s (switch machine, station controller, platform door interface unit, inductive loop cables, platform emergency stop button, wayside obstacle detection system, emergency stop button).
• Experience in interface of signaling with other sub-systems.
• Experience & knowledge in design of signaling systems, grade of automation (GOA 4), control systems.
• Experience & knowledge in coordination of ATC interface to other sub-systems such as rolling stock, communication systems, power supply, platform screen doors, civil & track.
• Experience in design review and specifications compliance.
• Knowledge & experience of Thales ATC, Comms, AFC, OCS along Dubai Metro stations & depot areas (Red Line & Green Line, Rashidiya depot, jebel Ali depot, Etisalat/ Al Qusais depot).
• Knowledge of Dubai Metro’s DCID (Design Construction Interface Document) for Red & Green Lines containing interface between Thales & civil scope.
• Knowledge of Dubai Metro configuration management system for ATC, AFC, Comms, Rolling stock (TCMS), Platform screen doors (PSD).
• Knowledge & experience of Rail Systems.
• Good office suite, AutoCAD, Linux, and knowledge of railway hardware/software.
• Excellent interpersonal, communication, and training skills.

Professional Profile

From To Company / Project / Position / Client (s)/Relevant technical and management experience
Nov 2014 Present Zithama Investment Pty. Ltd. T/A Moloteka, Centurion/Johannesburg South Africa
Signalling Engineer
Railway Infrastructure & Signalling :
Project Name – Majuba Rail Project (World Bank Project), Mpumalanga, South Africa
Project Role – Site Engineer
Clients – Ansaldo STS, Ircon International, Eskom Limited
• Assisting Senior Manager Projects for design, supply, civils, trecnching, signalling, telecommunication,
telecontrol, CAS, installation of signalling equipments, site survey & measurements.
• Handling quality aspect of the project viz. quality plan, micro plan, checklists, method statements.
• Assisting construction manager/site manager for proper planning & coordination activities.
• Reporting construction activities to construction manager & keeping records of all activities in work area.
• Preparing weekly & monthly progress reports & sending to PMO (Project Management Office).
• Coordinating testing & commissioning activities.
• Attending meeting minutes & Technical meetings for work progress & Signalling.
• Participated in Design/Measurements related site surveys covering four locations across 70 km (approx..)
for trenching, construction of relay rooms, installations of roclas/apparatus rooms and signaling
• Responsible for preparing Signalling Method Statements; assisting for testing & commissioning of
signalling equipments; installation of point machines, axle counter, signal poles with light units
(multiple aspect signals), interlocking.
Project Name – Railcom Project (Part of PRASA National Resignalling Project – Gauteng Phase 1& 2),
Johannesburg, South Africa.
Project Role – Project Manager
Clients – Siemens Pty. Ltd. , PRASA (Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa)
• Responsible for scope of work such as Installation of server & IT equipment; Fault finding and fixing of
issues related to Display board and other communication system on the platforms and trains;
Installation of new indoor and outdoor trackside equipment; Testing of the equipment; Cable laying and
• Responsible for arranging our team for the scope of work for different activities in PRASA Metrorail
stations, Communication room, concourse area, and platform areas.
Project Name - ISAMS (Integrated Station Access Management Solutions) Project, Cape Town, South Africa
Project Role – Design Engineer
Clients - Siyangena Technologies Pty. Ltd. , PRASA
• Prepared workshop drawings using AutoCAD.
Workshop drawings : Infrastructure proposal layout, construction layout, general layout building /
platform, equipment room layout, concourse / platform layouts for CCTV, speed gates, public
announcements (PA), fire detection, intrusion detection, access control, electronic display boards (EDB).

• Prepared engineering drawings for speed gates, access control, intrusion detection, equipment racks,
Kiosks, fiber wiring, power line, fire detection, public address, display boards & help points.
• Participated in project design team for design or commissioning related site visit / railway stations visit.
• Prepared Design File for each of 29 Railway stations using MS power point, MS word, MS excel, pdf,
Google earth.
April 2011 Nov 2014 Serco Dubai Metro (Dubai Metro),Dubai, United Arab Emirates
FLRT ATC & Systems
Mass rapid Transit System / Transportation
Client – RTA, Dubai Govt.
Signalling: (CBTC)
• Installation,Testing & Commissioning of ATC (Automatic Train Control)Equipments such as point machine, loop cables, VCC, SMC, VOBC, etc.
• Maintenance of ATC Equpments
• Coordination with AFC, Communication, power supply, platform screen doors, civil & tracks.
• Coordination with contractors/sub-contractors for civils & tracks, signaling, rolling stock.
• Installation, Testing & commissioning of communication systems such as CCTV, PIS, PAS, On-Board Systems, etc.
• Maintenance of communication systems
• Maintenance & Testing of Automatic Fare collection systems.
June 2008 Aug 2010 Satya Engineering Works Pvt. Ltd. New Delhi, India
Lab. Incharge (QA/QC)
Manufacturing / Industrial
Clients – Indian Railways, CPWD, Electricity Board, MES, etc.

Electrical & Electronic Equipments:
• FAT Testing, Quality Assurance, Quality Control of Electronic ballast, Industrial ceiling fan, exhaust fan, etc.
• Installation & Commissioning
July 2007 May2008 Vspectra Communication Systems Pvt. Ltd. New Delhi, India
Assistant Engineer
Telecommunications / Security
Clients – Railways, Police Department, etc.
• Quality assurance, Quality Control, Testing of TETRA/RADIOS & other secured communication equipments

Education :

B.Tech. in Instrumentation and Control Engineering (equivalent Electrical & Electronic Engineering), passed in 2007 with 70% from Hemwati Nandan Bahuguna Garhwal University, Srinagar, Uttarakhand, India.

School/College/University/Course Attended Name of Board/College/University Passed/Attended in Year/duration
Bachelor Of Technology in Instrumentation & Control Engineering (equivalent Electrical & Electronics Engineering) Hemwati Nandan Bahuguna Garhwal University, Srinagar, Uttarakhand, India. 2003-2007
BSc Electronics Honours Magadh University, Gaya, Bihar, India. Enrolled for first year 2001-2002 & migrated to Hemwati Nandan Bahuguna Garhwal University for Engineering degree in 2003
AISSCE (Class xii) CBSE, New Delhi, India 1999
AISSE (Class x) CBSE, New Delhi, India 1996

Awards/Certification/Trainings :

Invaluable commitment & effective performance – CCTV System of Dubai Metro Serco Dubai Metro, Dubai, UAE.
Supervisor/Engineer skills training Serco Dubai Metro, Dubai, UAE.
Working at Height safety training Eurolink Safety, Dubai, UAE.
Emergency First Aid (Level 2) HABC, Dubai, UAE.
Training in Instrumentation & Control department NTPC Limited (Govt. of India), Unchahar, UP, India.
PLC System installation & programming ATIEPI (Govt. of India), Dehradun, India.
Transformer manufacturing & testing MEW, Gaya, Bihar, India.

Professional Memberships :

Approved for registration as Engineering Technician & awaiting certificate. The Institution of Railway Signal Engineers (IRSE) Engineering Council, London, UK..
Accredited Technician The Institution of Railway Signal Engineers (IRSE) , London, UK.
MIET The Institution of Engineering & Technology (IET), London, UK.
Personal Details :

Name Kumar Abhishek
DOB 21-Jan-1981
Marital Status married
Location Ermelo, Mpumalanga, South Africa (Project site)
Notice Period / Availability ASAP/Immediate

Name – Kumar Abhishek

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