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30 May 2019

1. We are

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 key stakeholders of the railway sector, 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.

2. Job description

The S2R JU has currently a vacancy for a Programme Manager position in the Innovation Programme 5, Rail Freight, and will also establish a reserve list of candidates to fill possible future positions considering the evolution of its Programme.

The 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 an Innovation Programme and its implementing and/or connected projects within his/her remit. S/he 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;
  • 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;
  • monitor and supervise the proper projects implementation leading to testing and demonstration activities with the successful completion of the respective TD (Technology Demonstrator);
  • support the evaluation process of received proposals or tenders following S2R calls;
  • ensure the proper management of Innovation Programme Steering Committees and link with Cross Cutting Activities and ensure their work alignment with the Master Plan objectives;
  • ensure the follow-up of S2R Working Groups as needed;
  • 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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