Technical Affairs Manager / Project Manager

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12 Oct 2017

About UNIFE

UNIFE represents (www.unife.org) the European Rail Industry in Brussels since 1992. The Association gathers more than 100 of Europe’s leading large and medium-sized rail supply companies active in the design, manufacture, maintenance and refurbishment of rail transport systems, subsystems and related equipment. A further one thousand suppliers of railway equipment partake in UNIFE activities through 14 national rail industry associations. UNIFE members have an 84% market share in Europe and supply more than 46% of the worldwide production of rail equipment and services.

UNIFE represents its members’ interests at the level of both European and international institutions. On the technical side, UNIFE coordinates EU-funded research projects that aim at the technical harmonisation of railway systems and works on the setting of interoperability standards. The association is one of the supporting bodies to the European Railway Agency.

Job description

We are looking for a Technical Affairs Manager, who will be mainly responsible for the co-ordination of UNIFE’s activities in the respective fields of European regulation, standardisation and technical railway legislation:

  • Coordination of the UNIFE Standards and Regulation Group (bringing together high-level representatives of UNIFE members)
  • Follow-up of the implementation of the Technical Pillar of the Fourth Railway Package
  • Follow-up of the revision of the Technical Specifications for Interoperability (TSI)
  • Follow-up of standardisation activities (including CEN-CENLEC and ISO)
  • Monitoring of European Commission DG MOVE activities
  • Monitoring of European Union Agency for Railways activities

He/she will assist the relevant internal working groups of the association.

The Technical Affairs Manager/Project Manager will have to report to the UNIFE Head of Technical Affairs Unit.

Candidate’s requirements

  • University or Master’s degree in engineering or project management with at least 5 years professional experience in the railway industry.
  • Relevant experience in EU rail standardisation and regulation:
    • Knowledge of European rail authorisation/certification process;
    • Knowledge of European rail technical legislation (TSIs, Fourth Railway Package) is a plus.
    • Knowledge of railway standardisation process is an advantage.
  • Significative experience in project management/coordination is a plus.
  • Strong coordination/organisation skills and excellent written and verbal communications skills.
  • Rigorous, detail oriented and strong analytical skills.
  • The ability to work both independently and closely with all members of the UNIFE team is a must.
  • The candidate must be fluent in English.
  • Knowledge of key EU transport/rail issues is an advantage.

For this position UNIFE is looking for a dynamic, independent, team-oriented and creative person, willing to work in a small team and to travel abroad on a regular basis.

We offer:

  • A stimulating and dynamic international environment
  • Opportunities to develop skills and understanding of rail transport and technology
  • An attractive remuneration package suited to the candidate’s education and experience

To apply please send a CV together with a cover letter to nicolas.furio@unife.org before 12th October. No Phone inquiries please.

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