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Old Apr 15th 2013, 1:11 am
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"high speed trains, Spain is indeed no.1 in the world" - don't be seduced into thinking that just because Spain tenders and wins contracts for high speed lines, that they are the best railway engineers. Price has a lot to do with it. Currently the Chinese are building a line from Golmund in China to Lhasa in Tibet Going through rock at temperatures of -30C, up to heights of 5000m and spanning valleys of over 12 km width. That's real railway engineering - not boring straight lines.
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Be careful, you'll wake up Stevie.

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Pot, meet Kettle... LOL!

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Originally Posted by amideislas
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You started it - Don't whinge when your own American obsession is returned in favour. Plenty of threads where I don't reference transport at all - not sure there are many at all where you don't revert to your US obession.
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"high speed trains, Spain is indeed no.1 in the world" - don't be seduced into thinking that just because Spain tenders and wins contracts for high speed lines, that they are the best railway engineers. Price has a lot to do with it. Currently the Chinese are building a line from Golmund in China to Lhasa in Tibet Going through rock at temperatures of -30C, up to heights of 5000m and spanning valleys of over 12 km width. That's real railway engineering - not boring straight lines.
wonder whose technology they copied for that ???
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Originally Posted by steviedeluxe
You started it - Don't whinge when your own American obsession is returned in favour. Plenty of threads where I don't reference transport at all - not sure there are many at all where you don't revert to your US obession.
People in glass-houses should not throw stones!!!
Hmm... it seems to have taken you all of about 5 seconds to enter this thread at the first mention of trains. Do you have some sort of special instant search function with instant notification whenever the word "train" is used? (I tried to warn rspltd about this, but it was too late).

Oh, and just a little tip: if you insist on posting pictures that don't have any obvious meaning, you might consider using captions, so the intended meaning becomes a little clearer - then you don't have to work up a sweat explaining yourself.

Just sayin'...
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Old Apr 15th 2013, 2:08 am
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wonder whose technology they copied for that ???
Siemens is a Spanish company?????
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Please leave this thread alone and go and play in the sand pit. The poster asked a sensible question and you have all turned it into your usual childish nonsense.

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Please leave this thread alone and go and play in the sand pit. The poster asked a sensible question and you have all turned it into your usual childish nonsense.

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Originally Posted by amideislas
Siemens is a Spanish company?????
Where did they come from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Qinghai...3Tibet_Railway
only refers to Bombardier and GE

As far as the OP is concerned, as I have said earlier, there are problems in just making a move from UK to Spain due to the in depth technical knowledge gap caused by language.
However, there are many people who operate in the International Expat arena, where professionals move at a totally different level for International companies where the language, due to the UK and US influence is predominately English.
The problem is not everyone wants to be home for a week every 2 or three months. That takes a special family relationship. Hence a higher level of divorce, as happens with military families.

My suggestion is to take plenty of time evaluating the needs in Spain for what he and BH have as core skills, not taking the word of expats, the majority of whom are retired (like me), who really have no real connection with the technical engineering markets.
There may well be opportunities where "transferable skills" can be used to obtain a job. This will be something which needs specialist support from employment agencies.
a quick google gives
http://www.euroengineerjobs.com/jobs/spain
http://spain.xpatjobs.com/jobs?job_type=10
http://spain.xpatjobs.com/Electrical-Engineer/11

The other thing is, which job will have the priority when it comes to deciding where to live - it may not be possible for one or the other to get a job at their required level.

hope this helps
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phew, quite an update since last night.... some of it even relevant ha ha.

as an aside, i actually work in the wind industry, i build windfarms in UK for SSE. siemens actually bought the danish company "bonus energy" and just swallowed up their wind turbine technology and expertise but let's not get into another argument ha ha.

one or two posters have suggested what i was thinking, get into a large multinational company (such as GE) and then look for an internal transfer in years to come. i am in no hurry, and was recently offered a job from GE, so think this would be best route to take.

i will continue my spanish night classes though to help grease the way!

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phew, quite an update since last night.... some of it even relevant ha ha.

as an aside, i actually work in the wind industry, i build windfarms in UK for SSE. siemens actually bought the danish company "bonus energy" and just swallowed up their wind turbine technology and expertise but let's not get into another argument ha ha.

one or two posters have suggested what i was thinking, get into a large multinational company (such as GE) and then look for an internal transfer in years to come. i am in no hurry, and was recently offered a job from GE, so think this would be best route to take.

i will continue my spanish night classes though to help grease the way!
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all I am saying is the days of just arriving in a country and finding a job are long gone. You need to plan, plan, plan.
and once you have a Plan A then you start working on Plan B incase A doesn't work out.
good luck
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Originally Posted by Domino

all I am saying is the days of just arriving in a country and finding a job are long gone. You need to plan, plan, plan.
and once you have a Plan A then you start working on Plan B incase A doesn't work out.
good luck
Given that the guy is an engineer then he could get a recruitment consultant on the case for him. That's what I did when I moved to Spain in 2007, I had the choice of 3 jobs to choose from

Times have changed of course, but they won't be bad forever
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