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25 Feb 2019


The Shift2Rail Joint Undertaking (hereafter “the S2R JU”) is a public-private partnership between the European Union and the rail sector, established by Council Regulation (EU) No 642/2014. The S2R JU, established in Brussels, is responsible for implementing the S2R Research and Innovation Programme, funded jointly by the Union and European Union Industry, with a view to supporting the European Union's long term transport policy objectives, including increasing the attractiveness and efficiency of rail and completion of the Single European Railway Area.  It also seeks to increase the competitiveness of the European Union rail sector as a whole.

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The System Integration Programme Manager will work under the supervision of the Head of Research and Innovation.

He/she should act as the S2R JU Business Partner of projects within his/her remit and, in particular, shall:

  • contribute to the strategic design and implementation of the S2R Programme and its evolution together with the other Programme Managers in accordance with the Master Plan, the Multi-Annual Action Plan Executive View and Part B, the Governing Board and Executive Director decisions and guidelines;
  • focus, primarily, on the railway system integration and architecture in relation to operational, safety, standards, regulatory and industrialization implications of such systemic approach, built upon digitalization, new IT technologies, data, etc. and in general all relevant S2R successful R&I results;
  • ensure continuous coordination of her/his work with the other Programme Managers, in particular IP2, and build consensus among S2R Members and stakeholders;
  • be accountable for planning, reviewing, monitoring and closure of the projects within her/his portfolio, ensuring consistency with the Multi-Annual Action plan and the S2R JU overall Programme;
  • support the evaluation process of received proposals or tenders following S2R calls;
  • draft reports, relevant project documents, etc. as needed for the performance of her/his tasks;
  • represent, as delegated by the Executive Director, or the Head of Unit for Research and Innovation the JU in meetings with the European Commission, ERA, national authorities, industry members, etc. ;
  • support the S2R JU Communications to implement the technical dissemination and communication of S2R JU results;
  • execute any other tasks as deemed necessary in the interest of the service

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