Chief Operating Officer - Pakistan

Company Name

Job Functional Area

Job Title
Chief Operating Officer

Job Location

Minimum Education
Master's Degree

Degree Title
Civil Engineering / Transport Planning / Transport Engineering / Transport Planning and Engineering

Minimum Experience
12 Years

Posted on
Mar 15, 2020

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Job Description

Operator of the Karachi Breeze System
TransKarachi is a Public Sector company established under Section 42 of the Companies Act 2017 to carry out the project implementation, management and maintenance of urban rapid transit projects in Karachi including the Karachi Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Red Line Project. The project is sponsored by the Transport and Mass Transit Department and the Sindh Mass Transit Authority (SMTA), Government of Sindh, with financial assistance from the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and co-financiers, including the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), the French Agency for Development (AFD), and the Green Climate Fund (GCF).

The Karachi BRT Red Line project will deliver a sustainable urban transport system that focuses on accessibility and peoples mobility needs. It is anticipated that 320,000 passengers would travel daily on the buses of the BRT Red Line in the city. It is also anticipated that direct employment to be generated via execution of the project will be 2,118 jobs, including 1,424 jobs for station services such as ticketing, security, and cleaning; and 615 jobs in bus operations such as driving, conducting, and mechanics.

The company is seeking for a dynamic, experienced and self-driven professional for the position of Chief Operating Officer (COO). The Chief Operating Officer (COO) will report to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO). He/she will oversee companys business operations and will ensure that the company has effective operational, administrative and financial procedures in place. He/she will execute long-term and short-term plans and directives, and oversee Companys operational policies, and procedures.

The ideal candidate should hold a Master Degree in Civil Engineering / Transport Planning / Transport Engineering / Transport Planning and Engineering or related discipline from a HEC recognized university. Management and Finance degree will be considered an added advantage. Foreign qualification will be considered an added advantage. The candidate should have 12 years of relevant experience including 8 years at a senior management position. A minimum of 5 years of experience in a similar role is highly desirable. The candidate should have a profound understanding of the public sector and international contracts. Qualified and experienced expatriate Pakistanis are encouraged to apply.

The successful candidate will be offered a three (3) year contract (extendable) with market-based salary and other perks and privileges commensurate with the experience.

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