Rail and Transit Market Sector Leader

  • Full-time

Company Description

Arcadis is the world's leading company delivering sustainable design, engineering, and consultancy solutions for natural and built assets.

We are more than 36,000 people, in over 70 countries, dedicated to improving quality of life. Everyone has an important role to play. With the power of many curious minds, together we can solve the world’s most complex challenges and deliver more impact together.

Job Description

Arcadis is seeking a Rail and Market Sector Leader to join our Mobility Global Business Area (GBA). This position can be based out of any of our Canadian offices.

The Rail and Transit Market Sector Leader is a strategic leadership position responsible for driving growth, overseeing business development initiatives, and providing subject matter expertise in the rail and multimodal transit sector. This role which resides within the Mobility Business Area involves developing and executing market strategies, building client relationships, and leading a team to deliver innovative and integrated transportation solutions to expand Arcadis’ passenger rail and multi-modal transit market sector.  These core services include capital project planning, design, project and construction management, enterprise asset management, and new mobility.

Role accountabilities:

  • Provide visionary leadership to align business goals with industry trends and emerging opportunities.
  • Drive the strategy to expand our presence in the transit market and connect with new clients to build from our regional success in program, project, and construction management of large capital projects.
  • Expand Rail and Multi-Modal Transit services with existing clients by leveraging our global expertise and talent across all areas of capital project planning, design, and delivery as well as professional consulting in support of asset management, and transition to fleet electrification.
  • Focus on a client-centric approach and will:
    • engage with clients directly and provide key understanding of their needs at all levels
    • build and maintain strong relationships with key clients, stakeholders, and industry partners.
    • support teams to tailor solutions that best support our clients
    • deliver sustainable solutions that exceed client expectations
    • encourage adaptation and application of innovative solutions
    • ensure high client satisfaction and repeat business.
  • Lead and support key account managers for our transit clients in Canada.
  • Collaborate with other sector leaders and business areas for cross-functional initiatives.
  • Collaborate with Arcadis’ global solution leaders and global peers within the UK, Australia, Netherlands, Germany, France, and Belgium.
  • Use market intelligence to inform decision-making and develop strategies for maintaining a competitive edge.

You will have excellent working relationships with and access to peers in the passenger rail, and rail and bus transit industry. You will have a deep understanding of the constantly evolving and dynamic transit industry in North America


Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering, Systems Engineering, Transportation Planning, Business, or a related field.
  • Proven experience (20+ years) in a leadership role within the rail and multimodal transit sector.
  • Strong business development skills and a track record of successfully winning and managing projects.
  • In-depth knowledge of rail, transit, and multimodal transportation planning, design and construction.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Strategic thinker with the ability to align business goals with market opportunities.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Previous leadership positions within public transit agencies
  • Active leader within the American Public Transportation Association (APTA)
  • Significant experience in understanding transit agency needs in delivering passenger rail, rail transit and high-capacity bus transit projects
  • Professional Engineer (P.Eng) license or relevant certifications preferred. 

Additional Information

Why Arcadis?

We can only achieve our goals when everyone is empowered to be their best. We believe everyone's contribution matters. It’s why we are pioneering a skills-based approach, where you can harness your unique experience and expertise to carve your career path and maximize the impact we can make together.

You’ll do meaningful work, and no matter what role, you’ll be helping to deliver sustainable solutions for a more prosperous planet. Make your mark, on your career, your colleagues, your clients, your life and the world around you.

Together, we can create a lasting legacy.

Join Arcadis. Create a Legacy.

Our Commitment to Equality, Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging

We want you to be able to bring your best self to work every day which is why we take equality and inclusion seriously and hold ourselves to account for our actions. Our ambition is to be an employer of choice and provide a great place to work for all our people. We are an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. We are dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination in employment on any basis including race, creed, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, citizenship status, disability, veteran status, or any other basis prohibited by law.





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