Principal Consultant (f/m/d)

  • Location: Vienna, Austria
  • Full time employment

About Global Rail Group

Global Rail Group is a young but fast-growing company working in different domains of international Railway Infrastructure Management. Our focus is on bringing new technology and digitalisation to the railway industry in order to support the optimization of the railway asset management.

Our vision

We want to passionately contribute to the success of the railway system. Our mission is to ensure the solid and professional set-up and growth of the railways as the most sustainable and environmentally friendly transport system. We are excited to be part of this system.

Your role as Principal Consultant

Reporting to the COO your role and responsibilities are as follows:

  • Deliver innovative and ambitious, strategic and commercial solutions working closely with internal colleagues and external clients and partners
  • Build strong client relationships jointly with the group Directors as a trusted advisor with senior client and industry stakeholders
  • Act as principal owner of client engagements; ultimate responsibility for client satisfaction and delivering high levels of quality offering and support in execution and closure (commercial focus)
  • Mentor, coach, and share subject matter expertise with others to help develop individuals and capabilities delivering world-class solutions for clients
  • Actively involved in consulting projects adding value to the technical work performed by the consulting and engineering teams
  • Deepens the relationship both internally and externally to ensure retention and growth
  • Manage teams internally to ensure they also build strong relationships with their counterparts to deliver bespoke client service
  • Immerses self and team in clients’ business: understanding their challenges, objectives, external economic environment, markets they operate in, competitive threats and relevant partner agencies; analysis of clients business model, support in defining what success looks like; ensures to understand client’s products/services from external and internal perspective and applies this knowledge to deliver services
  • Uses plans to stimulate and track future work; manages resources effectively
  • Allocate direction, advice, and intellectual leadership to clients and delivery teams
  • Understands client commercial framework and works with COO to ensure business is run efficiently
  • Improves client satisfaction to expand existing business streams
  • Excellent business sense, problem solving, and analytical skills
  • Manages systems for forecasting accurate spend and track progress
  • Translates Global Rail strategy into innovative, executional business plans

Your profile

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent and 5-8 years professional experience
  • Ability to lead diverse project team structures
  • Strong client-facing skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Solid written and oral communication skills
  • Minimum 5 years of direct experience at a management consultancy other equivalent
  • You have a high level of initiative and are used to working independently
  • Strong work ethic
  • German and English fluent, other languages are of great advantage
  • Place of residence greater Vienna area

Our offer

  • With us you will be part of a global, rapidly growing team within a global system house in the railway sector, which stands for new and innovative ways in the area of optimizing the railway track
  • With us you will receive a competitive market-compatible gross salary which will be adapted according to your qualification and relevant experience
  • A bonus package will also be offered
  • With us you can help shape your career, meet short decision-making paths, a tolerant and open community that values your performance and takes your personal needs into account

What to expect from Global Rail

  • We believe that we can only evolve and thrive as a company with a highly diverse mix of employees and by ensuring a healthy work-life balance
  • We have a strong culture of collaboration where Team Spirit, Accountability, Passion, Pioneering Spirit are key
  • We will encourage you to take on new responsibilities, work across different functions, become involved in new projects, as well as completing international assignments
  • In return, we have hybrid working option (headquarters, home office)