Head of Engineering
Brussels, Belgium
6 dagen geleden
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Are you our new Head of Engineering?

At Lineas you can :

  • Work in an open and flexible setting where you can be yourself
  • Put your ideas forward and act on them
  • Contribute to a better environment

    We are Lineas, the largest private rail freight operator in Europe. We convince companies to shift the transport of their goods from road to rail.

    Because that's much better for the climate and mobility. We make this Modal Shift a reality with the best train products and innovative services.

    We, the FREIGHT FORCE, dedicate ourselves day after day to the freight transport of our customers. And to really make a difference!


    The Head of Engineering organizes the E2E launch (design, introduction and industrialization) of new traffics within the Lineas Group according the product requirements, matching the needed SLA, optimizing the resource productivity and securing the E2E product robustness and best cost to serve.

    He / she is accountable for the Launch process documentation and awareness throughout the Lineas Group.

    He / she organizes and develops his / hers team according the Lineas business evolution.


    Key elements are :

  • You formulate and develop strategies and lines of policy regarding engineering in line with the Lineas group strategy and business goals.
  • You present and align the engineering strategy and goals to / with the members of the C&PM and Operations Management Team to ensure you are on the same line as the Lineas Management.
  • You develop a high performance engineering organization to design, introduce and industrialize new End-to-End rail products that answer to the need of the market or customer and take into account the execution capability.
  • You trigger the needed agile product re-engineering when product quality is below expectation

  • You are process owner of the E2E engineering process and secures the needed process documentation, process training and knowledge within the Lineas group.
  • You define the needed continuous improvement projects to tackle the engineering process weaknesses, the Lineas business and digitalization evolution.
  • You organize the functional steering of network- and local engineers to combine local proximity and experience with E2E design and product robustness.
  • You build a close engineering team : manage recruitments, stimulate collaboration between team members, secures the team skill knowledge and training plan to guarantee long-term continuity.
  • You manage and follow up the engineering department’s budget.
  • You define, follow up and secure the needed reporting of KPI’s for products, launch and product lifecycle management.

    You have the requirements that we need and experience equivalent to :

  • A Master / Bachelor in logistics, supply chain, engineering or applied economics with first relevant professional experience
  • Knowledge of project management, operational ERP tools & LEAN principles
  • Interest to delve into network optimization, product design and quoting tools is a must. Prior knowledge is a plus, but not necessary
  • Work experience as medium / senior-level position in an engineering related department included proven complex stakeholder management
  • You have demonstrated experience in a project lead context
  • Leadership abilities with a strategic mind, analytic thinking and hands-on mentality : Ability to think at the same time strategically and take into account operational reality
  • Pro-active, stress-resilient, pragmatic, result-oriented
  • Well organized and able to priorities in a context of changing priorities
  • You are capable of leading an cross-European team (up to 20 people)
  • You are a team player and you like to work with other people
  • You have an eye for details
  • You are pro-active, stress-resilient, pragmatic, result-oriented and flexible
  • You are willing to travel on regular base in the EU (approximately 1 week a month).
  • Ability to think out of the box
  • You have strong communication and presentation skills both in writing and oral
  • Lineas stands for diversity. We believe that skills and talent are unrelated to gender, race, age, social background, sexual orientation, philosophical or religious beliefs,


    With us you will have the opportunity to develop your career in a fast moving and international company.

  • You will be part of a team of passionate colleagues who will make the Modal Shift a reality.
  • You will receive an attractive salary with attractive fringe benefits.
  • We give you a personal training and all the coaching you need to get started.
  • Afterwards, you will be given every opportunity to further develop your talents.
  • You are allowed to work autonomously and independent of time - even from home or on location if it suits you best.
  • You will end up in a young and energetic company. Things are moving fast here and a lot is always changing. That opens up permanent perspectives for your career.
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