Project Manager(Urban Rail)

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30 Mar 2019

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Urban Rail - Project Manager

In charge of the coordination and follow up of selected UITP Projects and activities about urban rail, including R&I Projects funded by European Union and other International Institutions.

Keys responsibilities:

  • Coordination and follow-up of UITP activities in the field of Research and Innovation in the Urban Rail domain in strict liaison with UITP relevant experts and under the supervision of the R&I Director. Such activities include within the others:
  • Contribute and support to the liaison between UITP and different bodies relative to the urban Rail R&I in Europe (like ERRAC)
  • Contribute to the identification of the priorities for Urban Rail R&I priorities by interacting with UITP members from the different regions
  • Be the main UITP point of contact for Urban Rail Research and Innovation aspects in particular vis-à-vis the UITP regional offices and members
  • Contribute to the definition of the UITP R&I strategy for the aspects relative to Urban Rail
  • Coordination of the UITP activities in Urban Rail R&I Projects, including
  • Scientific and administrative monitoring of the fulfilment of the project commitments, ensuring quality of the outputs
  • Support administrative management (cost statements, audit preparation, financial and activity reports, etc.) under supervision of the Director of the K&I Department
  • Production of high-quality deliverables and technical or administrative reports according to the project schedule and the contractual obligations
  • Organisation, management and animation of round-tables, meetings and interviews. Collection of opinions, statements, suggestions and outputs to be included in reports
  • Assessment and production of project documentation by harmonizing the different contributions coming from different members, including technical information
  • Contribution to communication and dissemination activities (newsletters, articles, etc.) by extracting key information from the project progress and output
  • Liaison between projects stakeholders and UITP members, in particular the rail-related UITP working bodies and support to the work of rail committees.
  • Supporting UITP Association Budget and administration - coordination under the supervision of the Director of Knowledge and Innovation Department
  • Identification of new funding opportunities from European Union and other worldwide institutions and preparation of relative proposals
  • Foster synergies between projects and UITP working bodies within the UITP Rail Unit, part of the Knowledge and Innovation Department: data research and analysis, work prioritisation, development of arguments and training material.


  • University degree or equivalent
  • Experience in management of EU R&I Projects
  • Expertise/understanding of the urban rail transportation sector or experience in urban rail technical environment
  • Knowledge of EU Rail policies (ERRAC, S2R…) and relative actors (institutions, industry, operators…) would be an asset
  • Excellent written and spoken English,
  • Strong communication skills with capacity to produce and write reports
  • Capability to work both in team but also autonomously with limited set of inputs
  • IT literate
  • Good relational competences (sense of listening, empathy, ability to handle conflict, team work)
  • Sense of initiative, problems solving

UITP offers an opportunity to work in a dynamic and international environment and contacts with its members worldwide. The position might require some travels.

Please send your CV and covering letter to

Deadline for application: 30 March 2019
Starting date: Spring 2019

We look forward to hearing from you.

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