Bus Network Scheduling Manager, Riyadh, full time

Bus Network Scheduling Manager


Role: Bus Network Scheduling Manager

Timeline: Starting asap until 15th Oct 2021 (with strong likelihood for extension)

Dedication: Full-time role

Location: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Role description

  • This role leads the Network Scheduling function – directly reporting to the Project Director
  • The position requires an established knowledge and demonstrated experience in transport networks and experience utilizing scheduling software (preferably GOAL) as well as data analysis.
  • The successful candidate leads the Network Scheduling function within the work area and will be expected to utilize the GOAL scheduling system.

Primary responsibilities

  • Lead the development of the contractual deliverables for the workstream area
  • Oversee the Bus Operator’s network scheduling activity to ensure full integration and compatibility with contractual requirements, budget, and available resources (incl. operational costing of network variations)
  • Manage the ongoing transition and integration of existing network data management systems to the GOAL scheduling system such
  • Support the ongoing installation and initialization of the GOAL scheduling system including further system specification development
  • Manage the contractual validation of data for VDV files ensuring all data is within the agreements between the client (Authority) and the operator
  • Use the GOAL scheduling system to develop and maintain network data and cartography, performing quality control to assure accuracy and completeness of information
  • Use the GOAL scheduling system to produce scenarios (Vehicle blocks and Crew schedules) which align with the contractual parameters
  • Use the GOAL scheduling system to validate and assess Network proposals made by the Operator to ensure compliance with the Contract
  • Support the client (Authority) in developing and implementing an in-house network team to include knowledge transfer and training
  • Coordinate regular bus network/ route inspections to 1) evaluate route performance, 2) identify need for network changes and 3) monitor and evaluate route performance.
  • Coordinate and develop relationships with external stakeholders relating to road and bus stop infrastructure, e.g intersection design or bus stop relocations
  • Coordinate and develop relationships with external stakeholders relating to the operation of the greater public transport network, e.g. Metro
  • Coordinate and develop relationships with external stakeholders relating to new infrastructure or development within Riyadh, with the ability to provide both operational and strategic input and assessments
  • Produce proposals, reports and presentations for both technical and non-technical audiences
  • Engage with clients, internal and external colleagues
  • Analyze technical data including operational performance reports
  • Research, collect, tabulate, analyze and present data


  • Professional relevant qualifications or certifications related to Transportation Scheduling or similar
  • 8+ years of previous professional experience
  • Experience utilizing a scheduling system (preferably GOAL; else Hastus, Austrics, Omnibus etc.) and or extensive experience in data analysis with an understanding of scheduling principals
  • Experience in the Middle East, preferably Saudi Arabia an advantage
  • Full professional fluency in English required and fluency in Arabic would be considered a strong advantage
  • Ability to communicate effectively within a team and with stakeholders
  • Proficient with the Microsoft Office suite including Word, Excel and Outlook

Demonstrated skills and abilities

  • Demonstrated experience working on Transportation Projects or within a Transportation Authority with a specific focus on network scheduling
  • Strong written and oral communication skills including the communication of complex technical information to non-technical audiences
  • Excellent interpersonal and teamwork skills
  • Demonstrable background of working both independently and collaboratively within an interdisciplinary team
  • A history of achieving milestones and meeting deadlines
  • High level of ability to interpret and analyze information
  • High level of accuracy and attention to detail
  • High level of confidence using computer packages, including spreadsheets
  • High level of confidence organizing work schedules

What we offer

  • A steep learning curve during the engagement through demanding project role as well as additional coaching & training
  • Join a globally leading Management Consulting Firm in the realization of one of the world’s largest green-field urban public transport project
  • Insights into bus-operations and network design
  • A healthy work-life balance alongside an outstanding team spirit marked by internationality, heterogeneity and a high fun factor
  • An excellent rewards and benefits package, which includes:
    • A competitive salary
    • 4-5* hotel accommodation
    • Free transportation
    • 25 calendar days annual leave
    • Flights to point of origin

Equipment, tools and materials utilized

  • Intensive use of computer equipment and software products as described above.
  • Job requires heavy use of the GOAL scheduling software application.