Candidates will be able to submit their applications until 23 March next (for Track Service vacancies) and until 24 March (for Works Service vacancies), both dates inclusive. The aim is to improve infrastructure maintenance so as to offer users better service. Metro will have announced a total of 590 vacancies by the end of 2017, 40 of them for qualified engineers
Metro Madrid has announced four selection processes for technical staff. The first two are
announced to cover, respectively, three new design engineer and site manager vacancies, and three
Track Infrastructure Maintenance Engineer posts, for Track Service; and the latter two to cover,
respectively, four vacancies to take up Infrastructure Maintenance engineering posts and another
two to fill Technical Design Office positions, all of them for the Works Service.
The aim of these vacancy announcements is to improve the maintenance of the network
infrastructure and thereby offer users a better service. Applicants for the Track Service posts may
submit their application until the coming 23 March, and those for the Works Service positions may
file their application until 24 March next.
These are twelve of the 590 vacancies that Metro Madrid will have announced by the end of
2017. With these positions, Metro will reinforce the direct user attention management model at
stations, will increase the staff engaged in maintaining the rolling stock and facilities,
enhancing in this way the upkeep of the network, while undertaking technological improvements that
provide support for the provision of the transport service.
In the case of the three design engineer and site manager vacancies, the terms and conditions
of which may be found at www.metromadrid.es, their main function will be the preparation and
signing of rail infrastructure projects and the management of the site works associated with these
projects, besides the development, control and monitoring of functional tests and type approval of
innovative products and services. Applicants should have an advanced qualification in Civil
Engineering or a Master’s/Bachelor’s Degree in equivalent official university studies.
In addition, they will have to accredit at least five years’ experience in project
preparation and execution, including site management of track rail infrastructure with a yearly
and/or track rail technology development activity, research and testing budget of over 1 million
For their part, the functions of the three Track Infrastructure Maintenance engineers will
include the preparation of specifications and quotations for contracts, the handling of works,
supplies and services contracts, and the engineering management and monitoring of the execution of
jobs in the area of track maintenance. In this case, applicants should have a 3 or 5-year degree in
Civil Engineering or Public Works Engineering or be a graduate of an equivalent official university
course. In addition, they should accredit experience of at least five years in the handling of
track rail infrastructure works or maintenance contracts with a yearly budget of more than 1
The main function of the four Infrastructure Maintenance Engineers will be infrastructure
maintenance, the preparation and signing of projects in the sphere of civil engineering and
architecture, as well as site management and supervision of rail infrastructure projects,
construction and maintenance. Applicants should hold a 3 or 5-year degree in Civil Engineering,
Building or Architecture.
In this case too, at least five years’ experience will have to be accredited in the
preparation and monitoring of rail infrastructure maintenance plans for a yearly amount of one
million euro or more; in the execution, organization, control and technical and economic monitoring
of works relating to the maintenance or construction of railway infrastructure; and in the
preparation of expert reports associated with building pathologies linked to the review and/or
inspection of rail infrastructure in maintenance assignments.
In the case of the two Project Technical Office engineers, their function will be the
preparation and signing of extension, modification or rehabilitation projects in the sphere of
Underground railway infrastructure, besides the management of civil engineering and architecture
works; study and structural analysis of external construction projects with a possible impact on
the metro network, and execution and verification of structural calculation, and foundations or
geotechnical proposals, amongst others. Applicants should also have a Degree in Civil Engineering
or be a graduate of an equivalent official university course, and accredit five years’ experience.
In addition, they will have to accredit at least five years’ experience in the preparation of
rail infrastructure and/or building projects for an amount of 6 million euro or more, as well as in
the management of the civil engineering and/or architecture works associated with them; in the
execution, organization, control and technical and economic monitoring of works in the sphere of
Underground railway infrastructure, for an amount of 6 million euro or more; and in the calculation
of structures in rail projects; and budget preparation and control.
Applicants meeting the requirements laid down in the conditions will enter a selection
process in which their academic qualifications and professional experience will be assessed, they
will be subjected to competency contrast testing associated with the post and, in addition, they
will have an interview and a medical examination.
MORE PERSONNEL AND BETTER SERVICE
The twelve engineers will join the 590 new employees who will be going on to form part of Metro
Madrid by the end of 2019. Specifically, 350 employees attached to the sector supervisor group, 200
service assistants and 40 graduate engineers will be hired. These hirings are in addition to the
recent engagement of 360 new Electric Traction Drivers who are already performing their services in
Metro Madrid and have enabled train frequencies to be increased by 15%.