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Global Director Sector Rail

Shape the future of Global Rail: Be our next Sector Director

RambøllOslo31. juli 2024
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Do you want to push the boundaries of your profession and develop your excellence in an open, collaborative, inclusive and empowering culture? Are you motivated by creating sustainable change that benefits society and nature? Do you thrive on building and developing relationships with clients, partners, and key stakeholders within the Rail Sector?

If this sounds like you, or you’re curious to learn more, then this role could be the perfect opportunity for you. Join our Transport business as our new Global Director Sector Rail and work with us to close the gap to a sustainable future.

Your new role

As our new Director, you will be responsible for leading and managing Ramboll’s group wide Rail sector globally, an international organisation with a diverse management team. The sector is a vehicle for our strategy “Partner for Sustainable Change” and will promote Design Excellence, Digitalisation and Sustainable Design.

You will set out and deliver the strategy and business plan for the unit in line with the overall priorities for Ramboll, provide leadership to employees in the unit, manage operations and implement good governance. You will be responsible for driving significant growth and major key accounts for the sector with special emphasis on our strongholds in the Nordics, UK, Americas, Germany and international projects globally. You will combine the competencies of the whole Ramboll Group across all our markets to create a holistic offering for our clients in the space of railway infrastructure. You will look to further develop services within the sector and deliver major projects around the globe in cooperation with all relevant stakeholders across business units.

You will report directly to the Managing Director of Transport and a key part of the role is to work in partnership with other senior leaders to develop cross functional cooperation, skills and culture, ensure global rail initiatives are implemented at a local level, and take into account the cultural differences across the business units in order to secure execution in the spirit of “One Company”.

Your key responsibilities will be:

  • Execute the overall Global Rail strategy and priorities for the Rail Sector
  • Prepare and execute the business plan for the Rail Sector
  • Grow the business and strengthen the Ramboll brand, mature the organisation and build new Rail competence in agreed geographies
  • Lead and build the management team including leadership selection and organisational structure of the sector
  • Develop and lead a core team of top tier senior project directors to be deployed globally
  • Represent the Rail Sector in relevant Ramboll circles
  • Develop strong relationships to selected Key Accounts with special focus on the Rail Sector
  • Win and deliver profitable Rail projects through close cooperation with Country Market Directors
  • Leverage capabilities and create additional revenue for disciplines and specialist services organised in Rail Sector
  • Build domain expertise in Rail Sector through select strategic hires and M&A cases
  • Be the undisputed domain leader of the Rail Sector area, both internally in Ramboll, and externally across clients, cooperation partners and the general public
  • Play a key part in Ramboll’s 2025 ambition to be recognised as ‘Top 3’ globally, measured by the quality we deliver to our clients

About you

From the moment you start at Ramboll, we will support your personal and professional development so that you can continue to grow with the company. Whilst we look forward to supporting your continued learning and development, for this role we have identified some qualifications, skills, and capabilities that will set you up for success.

These include:

  • A relevant master’s degree, or other relevant qualification
  • Extensive experience working as a leader with a proven track record from the Rail Sector
  • Experience from complex organisations where leading by influence is a key skill
  • Strong business development skills with the passion and ability to drive profitable growth and develop broad and deep relationships with clients
  • International and cultural awareness
  • Strong communication skills, fluent in written and spoken English
  • Significant network in the industry which has been built up and nurtured over years
  • Seen as an inspiring leader, with solid execution power
  • Can consistently lead by example and act with integrity, impartiality and independence, applying sound personal judgment in all interactions

What we can offer you

  • Investment in your development
  • Leaders you can count on, guided by our Leadership Principles
  • Be valued for the unique person you are
  • Never be short of inspiration from colleagues, clients, and projects
  • The long-term thinking of a foundation-owned company

Work at the heart of sustainable change

Ramboll is a global architecture, engineering, and consultancy company. We believe that the purpose of sustainable change is to create a thriving world for both nature and people. So, that’s where we start – and how we work. At Ramboll, our core strength is our people, and our history is rooted in a clear vision of how a responsible company should act. Being open and curious is a cornerstone of our culture. We embrace an inclusive mindset that looks for fresh, diverse, and innovative perspectives. We respect, embrace, and invite diversity in all forms to actively cultivate an environment where everyone can flourish and realise their full potential.

Ready to join us?

Please submit your application. Be sure to include all relevant documents including your CV, cover letter, etc.

Deadline: 31/07/2024

Thank you for taking the time to apply! We look forward to receiving your application.

About Ramboll

Founded in Denmark, Ramboll is a foundation-owned people company. We have more than 18,000 experts working across our global operations in 35 countries. Our experts are leaders in their fields, developing and delivering innovative solutions in diverse markets including Buildings, Transport, Planning & Urban Design, Water, Environment & Health, Energy, and Management Consulting. We invite you to contribute to a more sustainable future working in an open, collaborative, and empowering company. Combining local experience with global knowledge, we together shape the societies of tomorrow.

Equality, diversity, and inclusion is at the heart of what we do

We believe in the strength of diversity and know that unique experiences and perspectives are vital for creating truly sustainable societies. Therefore, we are committed to providing an inclusive and supportive work environment where everyone can flourish and reach their potential. We welcome applications from candidates of all backgrounds and encourage you to contact our recruitment team to discuss any accommodations you need during the application process.


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