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As lockdown restrictions ease and we start to consider travelling again, the future of cross-Channel operator Eurostar remains uncertain.
Eurostar is seeking financial support from the UK Government, citing higher access charges here as a reason.
The French Government has pledged to provide support for the operator, while £200 million has been provided by one of its shareholders, Caisse de Dépôt et Placement du Québec (CDPQ) and Hermes Infrastructure.
Registered in the UK and supporting 3,000 jobs either with the business or in the supply chain, the company is, however, 55% owned by SNCF (French state rail), 40% by CDPQ/Hermes and 5% by SNCB (Belgian state railways).
So: Should the UK Government provide financial assistance to Eurostar?

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Project Manager for leading Rail Subcontractor

  • Job added:   18 December 2019
  • Salary:   £55000 - £60000/annum Salary Negotiable
  • Location:   London
  • County:   London
  • Job Type:   Permanent
  • Reference:   210639298
  • Company:   CV-Library
My client is currently working as both principal contractor and subcontractor with a number of leading clients and are seeking to grow their team by adding a new Project Manager with experience in the Rail Sector, on the back of a number of project wins. This opperunity is a project based permanent role.
Responsibilities include:
• Project management of complex infrastructure schemes through the whole project lifecycle
• Understand your client's requirements and the impact of the success factors of the project. Ensure you are able to meet the scope with definedcompletion criteria.
• Management of the technical aspects of design, procurement, implementation and close-out in accordance with the programme
• Co-ordination of all relevant parties of the project from inception to closeout
• Assist clients in defining project requirements
• Procurement and contract management
• Manage budgets
• Stakeholder management and co-ordination of third party interfaces
• Risk management
Training and Experience:
• Degree qualified in a relevant discipline
• Experience in successful delivery of major projects in the rail industry throughout the whole project lifecycle
• Experience of working in a consultancy environment
• Be proactive and flexible and have excellent communication skills
• Relevant Post graduate would be an advantage

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