Ismail Said | General Manager, Project Management
Keretapi Tanah Melayu Berhad | Malaysia

Ismail Said, General Manager, Project Management, Keretapi Tanah Melayu Berhad

Mr. Ismail Said possesses 24 years of experiences in the railway field. Have been involved in various discipline of railway engineering such as track works, signalling and communication, electrification and rolling stock. Conversant in the railway technical and operation requirements, rules and regulations and Malaysian Government’s tender and contract procedures. Have maintained close rapport with the relevant stakeholders such as Land Public Transport Commission, Ministry of Transport (MOT), Economic Planning Unit (EPU) and Railway Asset Corporation (RAC) that has facilitated the organization’s interaction with such agencies. Have delivered several technical papers in various conferences such as KTMB – SRT Joint Conference, ASEAN Railways CEOs’ Conference and Special Working Group Committee on Singapore – Kunming Rail Link (SWG – SKRL). Managed to lead KTMB’s Project Management Team in delivering the successful completion of projects since October 2011 upon assuming the duty of General Manager, Project Management that reports directly to the President/CEO of KTMB. Have held various positions as follows during the career in Keretapi Tanah Melayu Berhad (Malaysian Railway): 
1) Project Engineer (1993 – 2001); 
2) Senior Project Engineer (2001 – 2008); 
3) Senior Manager Planning & Coordination (2008 – 2011); 
4) General Manager Project Management (2011 – Present). 

Scope of duties associated with the followings: 
•    Preparation of Needs Statements/Scope of Works, Technical Requirements and Tender Documents; 
•    Evaluation of Tenders, Technical and Financial Proposals; 
•    Coordination and preparation of Projects Proposals under the Five Year Malaysia Plan and Annual Rolling Plan for submission to the Government; 
•    Liaison with and preparation of reports to relevant Government Agencies pertaining to various project issues; 
•    Evaluation/assessment of designs and/or proposals from Contractors; 
•    Preparation and presentation of reports and recommendations for consideration and approval of higher authorities, i.e., KTMB’s management or board committees, MOT’s tender board or special committees and various committees within the Government agencies; 
•    Management and administration of projects; 
•    Supervision and monitoring of performance/works by the Project Management Consultants (PMC) and Contractors. 
•    Participation in meetings with various Government agencies on railway technical and operational issues. 


Day One @ 15:20

Transforming KTMB: Capabilities and Experience in Managing the Modernization of Railway Infrastructure

  •     Optimising the freight performance of intensively utilized mixed-traffic rail network to facilitate efficient operations
  •     How can freight trunk routings be optimized to minimise passenger/freight conflicts?
  •     Upgrading network capability to increase freight capacity 

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