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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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Senior Consultant - Rail Advisory

  • Job added:   2 February 2020
  • Salary:   £48000 - £66000/annum
  • Location:   London
  • County:   London
  • Job Type:   Permanent
  • Reference:   211622778
  • Company:   CV-Library
Superb opportunity to become part of the Infrastructure Advisory arm of a Big 4 Accounting Firm. This division is recognised globally as one of the leading Strategic Advisors in the Infrastructure sector, working at the highest level on flagship UK projects.

The company is part of a global network of firms that financial services and has offices across the UK. The Infrastructure Advisory arm has won many awards, including financial advisor of the year, and has around 150 dedicated professionals in the team. They provides market-leading advice to public and private sector clients including Department for Transport, Network Rail, Transport for London, Owning Groups, Train Operating Companies, Major Airports, High Speed 2, Highways England, Rail Delivery Group, as well as major city region authorities and local authorities. They have operated in key roles on high profile multi-billion pound projects and programmes across the UK, these include Crossrail 2, High Speed 2, Mersey Gateway, Northern Line extension and East West Rail.

In response to the increasing demand for advice surrounding the major structural changes in the UK rail industry including through Network Rail's Putting Passengers First programme and implementation of the recommendations of the Williams Review, we are seeking high calibre consultancy professionals with experience in providing strategic, commercial and financial advice to transport and infrastructure clients.

You will be supporting senior members of the team in providing advisory services to clients:

Development of business plans and delivery strategies

Commercial arrangements between rail industry participants

Development of bid strategy

Business case development.

Financial analysis potentially including building, testing and evaluating both financial and economic models

Preparing reports and/or bid delivery plans for clients. Strong report writing skills are a must for any successful applicant

Specifying and managing the work of junior colleagues, and contributing to their professional development through coaching and mentoring

Contributing to business development activities, leading proposals and leading on the origination of new ideas and propositions

You will need a minimum of 5 years experience working in a similar role, with strong knowledge of the governance and funding within the UK Transport and Infrastructure market, as well as business case development. If you feel this role would be a good fit, and an attractive career move please apply below

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