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Associate Vice President - Rail Transportation

Company: Network Rail Consulting
Location: Boston
Posted on: January 16, 2022

Job Description:

About us

Network Rail Consulting (NRC) is the international consultancy arm of Network Rail.

Network Rail owns, operates, and develops Great Britain's mainline rail system.

We have been active in the North American market since 2015 and have successfully delivered more than 60 consultancy contracts across the USA and Canada.

Our work is driven forward by our values: - passion , - agility , - collaboration , and - impartiality .

The opportunity with NRC

Building on our continued success, we are looking for an experienced rail professional to join our team as Associate Vice President, Massachusetts, based in Boston.

We have already delivered several key advisory and infrastructure projects on the East Coast and have consistently demonstrated exceptional value to our clients through deep integration with their teams, showing ourselves to be a true partner and peer.

This role will see you lead and deliver advisory services in a multifaceted consultancy environment, helping to grow our presence on the East Coast, and North America more broadly, solidifying our position in the marketplace.

You will be managing a diverse consultancy team to deliver projects on time, in budget and to high standards, whilst also using your skills and knowledge of the North American Infrastructure sector to maintain client relationships and secure new business.

This is an excellent opportunity for a seasoned rail consulting professional to join a rapidly growing team, reporting directly to the Regional Director, US.

Key Accountabilities

You will oversee the Massachusetts team for all consulting engagements including technical content, budgets, deliverables, and client relationships within the geography. In addition, you will also manage overall consulting activity to achieve the required NRC financial targets and success factors including the generation of opportunities for repeat business with existing clients and enhance Network Rail's reputation as a global leader in rail.

Specific accountabilities include:

Working to ensure that NRC's business remains focused, of high quality, and profitable, achieving the desired market positioning, and receiving the highest satisfaction levels from clients, especially based on performance and client relationships.
Providing guidance, mentoring, and direction to technical team and project managers.
Support and contribute to marketing outreach, the generation of market intelligence, the identification of bid opportunities, and help position NRC in the phases leading up to RFP.
Support the positive image of NRC among all stakeholder groups (NRC Staff, Board, Clients, Partner firms, and Network Rail) including promoting 'thought leadership' and attendance and presentations at conferences.
Assemble teams to staff projects at the pre-proposal stage including identifying existing members of the NRC North American team as well recruit locally based staff in accordance with agreed business plan targets in compliance with relevant NRC HR policies.
Support accurate and thorough sales forecasting and budgeting for the United States to aid NRC budgeting, cashflow projections, etc. using NRC's Salesforce and BST applications.
Periodically, stand in for Regional Director, US, at presentations, and panel talks.

All activities of NRC and our team members are required to meet the highest ethical and governance requirements.

Job Skills, Experience and Qualifications

Relevant degree.
Business development experience in US Infrastructure/Transportation sector with technical and operating requirements.
Strong commercial focus with regard to business development and contract management.
Demonstrated project management experience for consulting, contract and technical work including overseeing deliverable products.
Excellent people management and communication skills.
Ability to work as part of a team in a collaborative and productive manner.

Professional Engineer (PE) certification
Existing relationships with clients and partners in the Massachusetts geography
Membership in a relevant professional body

For the right person, this role presents a fantastic opportunity to develop their career, joining an established and passionate team, with ambitious plans to grow and share global best practice with local clients. As well as enhancing your career prospects, we provide our people with great benefits such as a competitive remuneration packages, healthcare insurance premiums . Generous annual leave entitlement (25 days) with flexible and agile working opportunities.


Sound interesting? Apply to this vacancy today and our Talent Acquisition team will review your application in due course.

Network Rail Consulting is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We welcome applications from all qualified candidates regardless of age, race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, or veteran status.

Keywords: Network Rail Consulting, Boston , Associate Vice President - Rail Transportation, Professions , Boston, Massachusetts

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