Item details
Category Transport
Reference 1709
Position Independent Consultant (Railway Sector)
Profile Independent consulting for better communication in the railway sector. Commercial and technical documentation and communication. Domains: signalling, traffic control, rail freight, rail operations planning, infrastructure, rolling stock and corresponding technologies. Product, system and business development. Native English; fluent spoken and written French and German.
Expertise DOMAINS OF EXPERIENCE: Rail signalling. Rail traffic control and dispatching systems. Design, development, documentation, localisation, introduction and use of applications for rail operations planning. Development of intermodal services and terminals and local and regional railways (shortlines). Management control systems for marshalling yards. Application and allocation process for international train paths. Documentation of IT platforms. EXAMPLES OF PROJECTS: Regulation of train speed to minimise both energy use and delays at conflict points. Re-signalling at a large station in an EU candidate country. World survey of satellite-based train control. UIC project to standardise requirements for interlocking systems in Europe. Online help for a resource planning software for rolling stock and train drivers. Training of client specialists in terminology search and technical writing. For a company specialised in rail operations planning, bids, annual reports, a conference paper and license and maintenance contracts. Standard terminology list for railway turnout (point) components. Active intermediary between German consultants and French experts for appraisal of locomotives. System requirements specification for international freight forwarding and automotive logistics. AREAS OF EXPERTISE: Market and pre-sales studies, operations planning, investment proposals, calls for tender, bids, contracts and certification processes. Capture, analysis and specification of customer and user requirements. Facilitation of communication between users, technical people and international partners. Planning, project, system, product and user documentation. Navigation design; data structure, entry and display; online help systems. Ergonomics and human factors; usability audits. Inquiry, analysis, editing and integration to ensure that structure, terminology, data formats and texts are concise, correct, clear and consistent. Domain-specific standards for terminology and abbreviations. Lists of confusables and common errors. US/British and other national differences. Guidelines and coaching for writers of all types of documents. MS Office in constant use. Extensive experience with railway operations planning tools, the HTML editor Dreamweaver and the translation memory Trados.
Work Locations All UK , Continental Europe