Senior Policy Adviser - Infrastructure

Senior Policy Adviser - Infrastructure

Full-time, based in Brussels

The Community of European Railway and Infrastructure Companies (CER) is currently seeking to hire a motivated Senior Infrastructure Adviser to join its team at the beginning of November 2019.

General responsibilities:

Reporting to the Executive Director, the Senior Infrastructure Adviser’s main responsibility will be to develop CER positions on a variety of European rail infrastructure-related issues and to promote them as well as represent CER in internal and external meetings and events.

Key responsibilities:

  • Review current and upcoming infrastructure-related developments at EU institutional level, and assess their potential impact on the rail sector;
  • Participate in working groups organised by the European institutions, such as PRIME and SERAC RFC, as well as sector associations and provide the necessary follow-up;
  • Update members on relevant developments constructively and effectively, and be a point of contact for rail infrastructure managers on all topics of interest;
  • Organise and manage relevant working groups and their follow-up activities;
  • Write policy papers and letters, including position papers, based on the consensus building with members;
  • Coordinate the organisation of an annual high-level event for rail infrastructure managers, and support the organisation of CER events where necessary;
  • Maintain relations with external stakeholders, including EU institutions, as well as other public or private organisations;
  • Collaborate with other associations in order to develop joint positions where possible, with a view to promoting a sector approach whenever possible;
  • Contribute to relevant studies, carry out analyses and present results to members;
  • Liaise and exchange information with team colleagues, support their activities and working groups;
  • Advise management on potential actions;
  • Provide content to CER publications;
  • Participate actively in seminars and conferences.

Required qualifications and skills:

  • A Master’s degree in economics, engineering or comparable academic education;
  • At least 5-10 years of professional experience, ideally in the railway sector, or other regulated industries;
  • Full professional proficiency in English with excellent writing skills. Any additional major European language is considered a plus;
  • A keen interest in European transport policy or public sector industries;
  • Solid analytical and communication skills, with a talent to reach agreements through compromise;
  • Team player with excellent interpersonal and organisational skills;
  • Ability to lead issues and processes independently and meet tight deadlines.

We offer a multi-cultural, dynamic and professionally enriching working environment.

Terms and conditions are competitive, depending on the experience and qualifications of the candidate.

Qualified candidates should send a maximum one page cover letter and two page CV in English electronically for the attention of Ms Paule Bollen (jobs@cer.be)

Applications will be treated in confidence.

The closing date for applications is 22 September 2019.

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The Community of European Railway and Infrastructure Companies (CER) brings together more than 70 railway undertakings, their national associations as well as infrastructure managers and vehicle leasing companies.

CER’s role is to represent the interests of its members on the EU policy-making scene, in particular to support an improved business and regulatory environment for European railway operators and railway infrastructure companies.