Principal Consultant Railway Operations Latin America (m/f/d)

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Principal Consultant Railway Operations Latin America (m/f/d)

Akademischer Professional

Startdatum: 1. Juni 2022 Job-Nr.: 124728
  • DB Engineering&Consulting GmbH
  • Ingenieurwesen
  • Vollzeit (Dauer: Unbefristet)
  • ab 01.06.2022
  • Ciudad Mexico (Mexiko Stadt)

Railways for the world of tomorrow​Deutsche Bahn’s expertise is in high demand all around the world. As a leading engineering and consulting company in the rail sector, DB Engineering & Consulting offers that knowledge – starting with an idea and continuing all the way to operations. We advise our customers in Germany and around the globe, develop technically sophisticated and customized infrastructure, mobility and transport solutions. With sustainable concepts, we ensure the future success of economic regions, make important contributions to the protection of the environment and help shape the world of the future. ​Since 1966, DB Engineering & Consulting has implemented thousands of projects of any size and complexity in over 100 countries. About 5,000 employees from 84 nations are currently realizing the projects of our customers with professional knowledge and intercultural experience.For our team in Latin America, we are looking for a Principal Consultant for Railway Operations (m/f/d) to join our team in Mexico, Brasil or Colombia. 


  • Supervise consulting projects managed by reporting Senior Consultants, ensuring quality, cost, and timely delivery of the projects
  • Act as the Project Manager and as a key resource on strategically important and/or innovative projects in the area of railway operations
  • Transform successful innovative projects into regular services that can be performed by Senior Consultants
  • Engage in iterative planning processes that refine and evaluate alternative concepts until acceptable and feasible solutions are identified
  • Write technical reports that document the project’s approach, inputs, analyses, assumptions, planning iterations, and findings
  • Develop and maintain strong client relationships
  • Monitor clients’ RFPs and actively identify opportunities throughout the project
  • Prepare proposals and pursuits, including the development of project methodologies, budgets and schedules
  • Develops DB E&C’s business by recruiting, developing and managing team of reporting Senior Consultants and Project Engineers
  • Leads Senior Consultants’ project acquisition efforts and pursue strategically important new business opportunities

Please note that previous experience in the railway sector is a must.
Your profile:

  • A university degree in Engineering with a focus on Transport Planning or Railways similar (M.Sc.)
  • At least 10 years of related experience with consulting for railway projects with a focus on rail strategic transportation planning / urban planning/operations planning/planning and scheduling etc. is a must
  • Previous experience as the people manager to develop the consultants, execute and deliver the projects
  • Demonstrable project management experience, including the ability to perform under pressure
  • Proactive approach and ability to think out of the box to identify and acquire new business opportunities for the railway portfolio
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Business-oriented mindset and maturity in client relationships
  • Resilient, flexible, independent, and well-structured working approach
  • Proficiency in rail transportation planning tools such as Opentrack, Viriato 
  • Professional working proficiency in English and Spanish. Knowledge of German will be a huge asset

The position can be based in one of our offices in Mexico City, Medellin or Rio de Janeiro. 

Principal Consultants report to the Executive Director LATAM and Consulting Head LATAM.


International career opportunities

As a global company, we offer attractive career opportunities - worldwide. We provide a work environment that encourages growth and creativity. You will work on complex and innovative projects with international teams across all continents. Your impact brings markets and people together – around the world.

Intercultural teams

With more than 5,000 employees from over 80 countries across all technical and engineering disciplines worldwide, we are shaping railways for the world of tomorrow. We offer an inspiring environment for personalities who are open-minded, curious, and committed. A strong team spirit, an intercultural mindset and engagement at work are essential parts of our success.

Professional onboarding and development

We invest in the development of our employees. To ensure the best start for you, we provide a global onboarding program and intercultural training and support you in preparing for the next career step.

Attractive employment conditions

We offer you attractive working conditions and a competitive compensation package based on country conditions.

Mobilization & relocation support

To ensure a smooth and successful start for your international employment, we assist you with relocation and immigration.

Work safety

Our international security support ensures safe working conditions worldwide and provides you with relevant information for safe living around the globe.

Thank you for considering DB Engineering & Consulting as a prospective employer!

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