Senior High Speed Project Manager

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The International union of railways (UIC) is looking for a Senior High Speed Project Manager.

The UIC is a world-wide organisation for international cooperation among railways and promotion of rail transport.

  • Position in the organisational chart: Passenger Department
  • Type of contract: Secondment or long term contract (Group 8)

Job features

Main missions:

  • High-speed projects management
  • Coordination of activities, studies, projects, trainings and associated working groups
  • Organisation of next High Speed Congress


  • Assistance to the Intercity and High Speed Committee
  • Assistance to the Night Trains Working Group
  • Assistance to the IRS High Speed Working Group
  • Assistance in the production of high-speed and night trains atlases
  • Tracking the progress of the high-speed sector
  • Participate/lead in projects and working groups and provide the necessary assistance to their implementation
  • Contribute to the activities of UIC’s regional structures (Asia-Pacific, Americas, Middle East, etc.)

Technical fields of activities:

  • High-Speed and Night Trains Operations
  • Statistics, Atlas

Specifics of the position:

  • High level of autonomy and responsibility. Personal initiatives
  • Frequent travel abroad, including outside Europe
  • Work in direct liaison with the Passenger Director and with the President of the "Intercity and High Speed" sector
  • Regular use of teleconferencing tools given the geographical extent covered, digital ecosystem tools and the Microsoft suite (including Excel and SQL)
  • Flexible schedules, including morning and evening hours, due to time differences with regions such as Asia and the United States.

Links with other UIC entities:

  • Links with the standardization team
  • Liaison with Regional Coordinators
  • Links with the "Rail System" Department for technical aspects

Professional knowledge and qualifications

Education & Experience:

  • At least 10 years of experience in the field of High Speed (Operation, Business, etc.)
  • Level of study: Bac +5 (Master 2 or engineering school)

Professional knowledge and qualifications:

  • In-depth knowledge of the rail sector
  • Work experience related to the position
  • Good knowledge and experience in project management and development
  • Fluent English (written, spoken) is essential
  • A second language is a plus
  • Experience in a multicultural and international environment is a plus
  • Motivated, dynamic personality with an aptitude for teamwork

Contacts and deadline

Please send your application, CV and cover letter in French and English to:

  • Laurence Simon

    Director of Human Resources and Labour Relations

  • Marc Guigon

    Director Passenger

before 15 December 2023.

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Tuesday 14 November 2023