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Senior Consultant – Rail Business Consulting

  • Job reference: R-023694
  • Sector: Atkins
  • Location: Derby

Our team is primarily made up of mechanical, electrical and civil engineers. We can all think across functional boundaries and have a well-informed understanding of the rail industry. Our principal clients include Train Operating Companies, financiers, lenders, investors, rolling stock manufacturers and regulatory bodies for who we;

  • Provide support in procurement and bidding processes,
  • Deliver independent technical and market advice across the asset life cycle,
  • Support business process improvements and approach,
  • Shape and deliver strategic projects, and
  • Provide strategic asset management advice.


To be considered for the role you will likely be a Chartered Engineer and possess significant experience in relevant industry roles with experience in one or more relevant areas of industry activity – rolling stock procurement; rolling stock fleet management; franchise bidding and mobilisation; train operations; infrastructure projects; signalling and control system projects. You will ideally have experience in holding lead roles in large bids or procurement projects.

Because of the nature and variety of our work, we have a broad person specification for our team members. The list below describes the type of individuals we would like to join our team:

  • Able to analyse commercial and engineering information and draw conclusions / recommend actions,
  • Able to see the “big picture”, but happy to understand the details, including technical details, when necessary,
  • Able to manage complex issues and high value projects,
  • Able to think strategically and tactically,
  • Able to understand imperatives and summarise salient points,
  • Able to communicate effectively at senior levels both externally and internally, both verbally and concisely in written form,
  • Enthusiastic, with a contribution to make and a “can do” attitude,
  • Comfortable dealing with ambiguity and demanding tasks.

Why SNC-Lavalin?

We offer a professional but nurturing environment for you to better develop in your career whilst exposing you to a wide variety of transport projects. We offer competitive salaries, 33 days annual leave (including Bank Holidays), private medical and dental insurance, gym membership subsidies, flexible working hours and a host of other benefits supporting a range of lifestyles.

The closing date for applications is Monday 1st July 2019.

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