Innovation Expert Etihad Rail UAE

Etihad Rail is currently seeking a passionate Innovation Expert to join their team and drive transformative advancements within the railway sector. The role of an Innovation Expert is a trailblazing force in railway industry, dedicated to redefining way people experience transportation. This vacancy was announced by Etihad rail on 13 November 2023 & is open for applications from all interested candidates.

Job Purpose of An Innovation Expert

  • Holds the responsibility for researching and exploring innovative and creative mobility.
  • Reporting directly to Partnership and Innovation Director, this role’s contribution will be essential in elevating overall travel experience for passengers.

Job Duties of An Innovation Expert

  • Strategic Road mapping: Spearhead a culture of innovation within the company by developing and implementing a strategic roadmap that aligns with mission to revolutionize rail transportation.
  • Ideation and Research: Lead cross brainstorming sessions to generate novel ideas and concepts that have the potential to shape railway technology, operations and customer experiences.
  • Technology Scouting: Stay at the forefront of emerging technologies, identifying those with potential applications in the railway operations.
  • Proof of concept: Collaborate with internal teams and external partners to develop and test prototypes, validating the feasibility and effectiveness of innovative passenger services solutions.
  • Rapid Prototyping: Drive the agile development of prototypes, facilitating iterative feedback and refining designs to ensure optimal performance and user centricity.
  • Stakeholder Management: Work closely both internal teams & external stakeholders including engineering, design, marketing & operational teams to integrate innovation into all aspects of products and services.
  • Industry Collaboration: Establish partnerships with research companies, start ups, technology firms and industry thought leaders to leverage collective expertise and amplify company’s innovation efforts.
  • Thought Leadership: Contribute to industry conferences, publications and forums to share insights, showcase company’s innovations & position Etihad Rail Mobility as a leader in railway transformation.

Qualification & Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in transportation management, urban planning, traffic engineering, industrial engineering, logistics or supply chain management.
  • At least 8 years of experience in Transport or equivalent planning services.
  • Proven experience in greenfield transportation projects.
  • At least 5 years experience in the Middle East and GCC.

Skills & Knowledge Desired

  • Understanding of multi modal transport solutions.
  • Experience of managing multiple external stakeholders and contractors as part of a wider programme of rail service delivery.
  • Process oriented, well organized with a high level of attention to detail.
  • Structured problem solving, detail oriented and customer first attitude.
  • Excellent planning, project management and organisational structuring skills.
  • Exceptional skills in transport planning tools and modelling software.
  • In depth knowledge of current best in practice first/last mile providers, systems, technology and innovation.
  • Exceptional attention to detail & customer focus.
  • Dynamic and able to work in a fast paced environment.
  • Excellent communication and negotiation skills for building partnerships and relationships with stakeholder.
  • Knowledge of relevant regulations and accessibility standards in the transportation sector.

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