Infrastructure & Rail Transport

Interim Management in the Infrastructure & Rail Transport Sector

MANAGERIM provides you with transition managers who are experts in the railway and rail infrastructure sector to help you meet your transformation challenges


The railway sector is facing a growing demand for intelligent, efficient, sustainable and safe collective mobility. It particularly faces many challenges:

  • Modernizing, transforming and digitizing rail transport to increase line capacity and improve train availability while lowering costs
  • Designing ever more environmentally friendly trains to further improve the environmental footprint across the life cycle of rolling stock and infrastructure

This is why companies in the sector are accelerating their transformation to strengthen their competitiveness and conquer new geographic markets. In particular, they must:

  • Continuously strengthen their capacity to manage complex projects and to monitor and financially control major projects
  • Pursue their transformation and innovation efforts
  • Contribute to strengthening the attractiveness of the sector by guaranteeing safety, health and hygiene on board and in the vicinity of the train by improving passenger comfort and connectivity
  • Accelerate the digital transformation of their tools, methods and processes
  • Stimulate continuous performance improvement processes
  • Boost human resources management, training and talent management and retention policies
  • Optimize the mobilization of resources (especially energy) and reduce the environmental impact of their activities

MANAGERIM, your interim management firm, expert in the railway infrastructure and transportation sector

Our interim managers are experienced women and men, managers and executives, all with successful prior experience in driving transformation projects in the railway industry or on rail-related infrastructure projects.

They accompany our clients -companies of all sizes, in a very operational way, for a temporary period (4 to 18 months) in:

  • emergency managerial situations:
    • temporary replacement of a manager (CEO, HRD, CFO, major project manager, works manager, quality, HSE, purchasing, supply chain, contract management, legal, sales, marketing…)
    • punctual reinforcement of a team
    • crisis management
  • piloting a transformation project
  • steering performance improvement projects in the areas of finance, controlling, HR, IS (ERP implementation, etc.)
  • management of complex projects
  • reorganization, restructuring, turnaround, merger or acquisition (M&A) programs
  • specialized and specific expertise in:
    • Project Manager or Railway Experts (metro, tramway, High-speed line, railway signalling, ERTMS, overhead lines, catenaries, tracks, operation and passenger information support system, fleet management, etc.)
    • Quality and/or Health, Safety and Environment – QHSE / HSE
    • Maintenance and new works
    • Technical aspects
    • R&D
    • Social relations management
    • CSR
    • Communication
    • Payroll and HRIS
    • Legal aspects
    • Digitalization
    • PMO
    • Big data, IoT, artificial intelligence, Smart Technologies, communicating Systems, Smart City, Smart Mobility & Green mobility

Examples of functions held by our interim managers

Here are a few examples of the rapid and targeted provision of interim managers:

  • Interim Project Manager for a major construction company (high speed rail line): supervision of a complex project, works, energy optimization, rail signalling and electrical supply
  • Interim Contract Manager for a leader in construction services (major project/ metro line section)
  • Interim Construction Manager for a major construction company (construction of a Parisian metro station in the Ile de France region as part of the “Grand Paris” project)
  • Interim Business Unit Managing Director for a leader in public transport services (buses, trams and trains): management of teams and international development of activities in the field of Operational Assistance Systems and Passenger Information (“SAEIV”)
  • Interim Human Resources Manager for an international engineering and consulting group in the field of mobility as part of an organizational and cultural transformation project
  • Interim Payroll Manager in the context of a relay management and the implementation of a new payroll/HRIS software (local railway operator)
  • Interim Chief Financial Officer (CFO) in the context of a project to integrate a new acquisition into the Group's financial and accounting processes (rolling stock manufacturer)
  • Interim Head of Legal in the context of a relay management (design office)
  • Information CIO to manage a project to implement a new SAP ERP (railway infrastructure manager)

  • You are looking for an interim manager with a strong knowledge of the infrastructure & rail transport sector to temporarily replace a manager or lead a transformation project?
  • Call on our interim management firm MANAGERIM to rapidly mobilize the best interim manager profile


Our team is at your disposal and will rapidly mobilize the most adapted interim manager to your situation and your challenges.