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Project Contract & Procurement Lead - subways, light railways, tramways

The position, based in Italy, will play a pivotal role in ensuring the successful implementation of the international engineering projects, specifically focusing on the first Metro Line of a strategic city, economic core in Middle East area.

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Main activities

The selected candidate will collaborate within the Mobility Systems Department, reporting to the Line Manager, mainly dealing with the procurement and contract management activities and the following specialized responsibilities, applied to urban transport systems (subways, light railways, tramways) and railways:

  • Developing and implementing procurement plans and strategies to support business needs;
  • Defining category procurement strategy aligned with overall strategy;
  • Working with key suppliers to improve on time delivery and quality statistics to target levels;
  • Full oversight on tender shaping strategies and procurement options, developing actionable and replicable play books for consistency across corporation;
  • Proactively engaging and collaborating with business stakeholders, in order to solve operational issues and problems related to procurement operations;
  • Escalating issues which cannot be resolved by the team/function to specialistic department;
  • Establishing and agreeing key performance targets and financial budgets in the short and long term in order to optimize business performance and maintain the effectiveness of payments and procurement with set objectives.


Must have

  • Professional experience of at least 10 years in Engineering Companies or Design Firms, for activities similar to those described above within subways, light railways, tramways projects;
  • Master's Degree (MSc.) in Economics, Business Administration;
  • Full proficiency in English language, with excellent ability to read technical texts and a good ability in writing and speaking. Knowledge of other languages will be considered as a plus;
  • Relation skills, attitude to teamwork, dynamism, autonomy, initiative and tenacity;
  • Good knowlege of international technical codes and regulations;
  • Availability for short/long trips abroad.


  • International career;
  • Direct impact on a prestigious and visible international projects;
  • Access to outstanding internal technical competence;
  • Hiring in the Italian Hub (Milan) centre of competence and concrete chance to access to international mobility program;
  • Hybrid smart working scheme;
  • Support to relocation, if needed.

Compensation Package

The compensation package is aligned with the seniority required, following the international standards. The hired candidate will benefit from the support for relocation, in needed.


Our Client is one of the largest and most diversified engineering companies in Italy, with an increasing presence on an international level, capable of providing tailor-made solutions in the design and upgrading of urban ecosystems.

Partnering with institutions, private and state-owned enterprises that operate in the sector of infrastructure, large-scale construction, its Engineering Services division has been able to build a solid reputation in Design, Site Management, Testing and Project Management of many international projects, specially in subways, light railways and tramways field.


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Ref. SP20153



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Key Points

JOB TITLE - Project Code
Project Contract & Procurement Lead - SP20153

Organizational Project
Project Managers – Head of Mobility Systems Department

Team Management
Functional coordination of the Project Procurement Team of specialist addressed to the project

Work Mode
Hybrid. Business trip needed. Possible relocation as an expact in the future

Project team

Consultant Luca Ciccotelli and Researcher Barbara Mastrogiacomo manage this professional opportunity.
Only applications received via this Link will be considered.
PRAXI, Via Mario Pagano, 69/A, 20145 Milano
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