Senior Advisor Infrastructure

The International union of railways (UIC) is looking for a Senior of Infrastructure in Paris.

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

Job description

Position: Civil engineering

Job Title: Senior Advisor Infrastructure

Seniority: At least 15 years of work experience in the infrastructure area (track and structures including track/vehicle interaction)

Position in the organisation chart: Rail System Department

Main duties

Main Duties:

  • Supporting the Track & Structure Sector Coordinator
  • Supporting the Train Track Interaction Sector Coordinator
  • EU-project Coordinator


  • Rail System Forum (RSF) Steering Board Member.
  • Support the expert groups of the coordinated Sectors (see above).
  • Maintain and overview of progress of the activities in theSectors. Responsible for budgets follow-up.
  • Participation in projects and working groups and provide the necessary support for their accomplishment.
  • Establish collaborative work with other RSF sectors and other UIC departments
  • Assist in the UIC activities through the regional structures.
  • Support the UIC activities in the EU-Funded Collaborative R&D Projects.
  • Contribute to the development of proposals for calls of EU-projects (Framework Programs, Shift2Rail…)
  • Contribute to the improvement of the RSD 3-year work programme: preparation of new project proposals defining priorities and strategies, objectives, organisation, planning of schedules, tasks and deliverables, elaboration and follow-up of migration plan for leaflets to IRS
  • Representation of the UIC and the Strategies and points of view of the Sectors.
  • Contribute to the strategy of digitalisation of the sectors
  • Reinforce the predictive maintenance lines of work

Technical areas of activities: Track system and components, track maintenance techniques, policies and procedures, maintenance strategies (including predictive maintenance and asset management), LCC, innovative solutions, slab and ballasted track, track behaviour, maintenance of tunnels, bridge dynamics, clearance gauge, train track interaction, noise emissions, vibrations, earthworks design and maintenance, railway dynamics, track quality, track/vehicle aerodynamics, etc.

Job specificities:

  • High level of autonomy and responsibility
  • High level of communication skills
  • Frequent travels
  • Work in direct connexion with the RSF Department director and with the Sector chairmen
  • Work cross-departmental with related Departments
  • Incorporation required if possible for 2 May 2020

Skills required for the position

Professional Knowledge and qualities required:

  • University studies in Civil Engineering School, preferably a master’s degree
  • Thorough knowledge of the Railway Sector
  • Professional experience acquired in positions related to the profile of the job (Infrastructure) particularly in project management
  • Good knowledge and experience in managing EU projects and elaborating proposals for different calls
  • High degree of organisational skills
  • Motivated, dynamic personality with strong aptitude for teamwork and consensus
  • Previous experience within an international and multicultural environment is a plus

Fluent in English (spoken and written)
A second language (French or German) is a plus.

Contacts and deadline

Please send CV and motivation letter to:

  • Laurence Simon

    Director of Human Resources and Labour Relations

before 31 January 2020.