Senior Freight Advisor

Job description

Job title:
Senior freight advisor

Direct report to the Freight director

Professional experience:
Strong background in operational and technical freight issues.
Having held a senior position in a related field for at least 5 years.

Main duties

Main responsibilities:

  • Provide support to the Working Groups dealing with the following topics:
    • Rolling stock (Wagon User Group and ATTI)
    • Loading rules
    • Dangerous goods
      This means:
    • Prepare meetings in collaboration with the group chairman
    • Prepare draft position papers as the case may be
    • Coordinate positions
    • Chair meetings at the request of the Chair
  • Coordinate issues stemming from these Groups within UIC (with other departments), with UIC members and with outside bodies as the case may be (UIP, CER, RNE, etc.)
  • Manage these issues on a daily basis
  • Provide expertise as and when required in specific European projects
  • Act as project manager for specific Freight Forum projects. This will include:
    • the preparation of project concepts
    • the preparation of tenders
    • the preparation of contracts and their follow-up
    • the management of project related budgets
    • the management of project meetings and their preparation
  • Represent UIC at relevant conferences and events


  • self motivation
  • strong sense of team work
  • demonstrate initiative
  • strong analytical skills
  • ability to identify quickly key issues
  • ability to liaise at all levels of management and across different cultures
  • ability to work under pressure
  • proven management track record
  • flexibility


  • ability to work in at least two languages including English (in writing and verbally)
  • and have a good command of more languages is not essential but would be appreciated
  • Degree in Engineering or equivalent

Job specificities

  • Be prepared to relocate to the Paris area
  • Be prepared to travel internationally

Contact and deadline

Please send your application and motivation letter (in English) to:

  • Sandra Géhénot

    Director of Freight Department

  • and Laurence SIMON

    Human Resources Director

before 15 October 2019.