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Business Manager, Hong Kong Ricardo Hong Kong Limited
Business Manager, Hong Kong Ricardo Hong Kong Limited
Job Highlights
  • Competitive Benefits Package
  • Innovative Working Enviornment
  • Rapid Expansion
Job Description

Job Description

Ricardo’s rail division is 600 person, multi-disciplinary railway consultancy providing expert advice and independent assurance services throughout the world.

Our shared goal is to provide class-leading quality and technical excellence; care and integrity drive our long-term relationships with clients and colleagues.

We are seeking to appoint a highly experienced, industry-acknowledged Business Manager to develop our already strong Hong Kong team.

The essence of the Business Manager’s role is to manage a team of experts, maintain and develop a well-stocked pipeline of consultancy opportunities and deliver a project portfolio with the right level of technical integrity in accordance with cost and time expectations.

The Successful Candidate will…

  • Be expected to grow Ricardo’s market presence in Hong Kong
  • Extend Ricardo’s local client base and network
  • Deliver the expected financial performance required from a Consultancy the size of the Hong Kong operations
  • Possess the track record of delivering complex railway systems engineering/assurance projects for clients including one or more of the following: major manufacturers, railway operators and major project organisations;
  • Be competent in building and leading a high-performance team


Accountability / Key Responsibilities

  • Deliver budgeted financial targets, including P&L, order intake and working capital
  • Liaise with other Business Managers, Ricardo divisions and Ricardo Group functions as necessary to ensure consistency in development and delivery of business/commercial services to internal and external clients
  • Lead Bid Development and maintain senior customer relationships
  • Ensure projects are delivered to high technical standards and meet client expectations
  • Implement technical processes that ensures consistent technical delivery
  • Identify and investigate (technical) developments in the market and translate them to services Ricardo can exploit within its customer base
  • Champion the generation of new ideas from the team through Ricardo’s impetus programme
  • Manage a high performing team through effective coaching, mentoring, performance management and competence development; and actively contribute to optimising operational processes
  • Comply with Ricardo Rail’s Health and Safety requirements with respect to their personal health and safety and, as manager, to be responsible and accountable within their respective areas for: the management and control of risk, demonstrating visible safety leadership and ensuring implementation of health and safety systems and compliance;



In order to be successful, you need to be able to demonstrate the following:

  • Seasoned railway and/or systems engineering/assurance professional with minimum five years of experience at senior management level within a railway consulting environment
  • Deep expertise in one or more railway engineering disciplines (e.g. functional safety, RAM, software assurance and system integration) as well as a broad application knowledge of most other systems engineering disciplines
  • A broad appreciation of all rail disciplines and competencies
  • A skilled producer of high-quality client deliverables, including proposals, reports and presentations, and able to demonstrate success at executive and senior management level relationship building
  • Strong commercial acumen reflected in a track record of delivering projects that minimise commercial risk, fulfil client timescales, effectively exploit revenue opportunities
  • Proven experience of effective performance management
  • Ability to devise, develop and implement efficient and effective business processes
  • Proven planning, problem solving and analytical skills
  • Think ‘outside the box’ to produce innovative resourcing solutions
  • Adaptable and easily switch from vastly different activities with ease and set priorities to achieve business goals
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced leadership team with an inherent need to be highly mobile throughout Asia as clients require
  • Fluent English is essential. Fluent Cantonese and/or mandarin is an advantage.


Additional Information
Years of Experience
10 years
Employment Type
Full Time, Permanent
Dental insurance, Five-day work week, Flexible working hours, Life insurance, Medical insurance, Performance bonus
Company details


Ricardo is a global strategic, technical and environmental consultancy and specialist niche manufacturer of high performance products. We also provide independent assurance and consultancy services in the rail sector.  With a century of delivering excellence and innovation, we employ over 2,900 professional engineers, consultants and scientists world-wide.

Our activities cover a range of market sectors including passenger car, commercial vehicle, rail, defense, motorsport, motorcycle, off-highway, marine, clean energy and power generation.

Our client list includes the world’s major transportation original equipment manufacturers, supply chain organisations, energy companies, financial institutions and government agencies.

Guided by our corporate values of respect, integrity, innovation and passion we enable our customers to achieve sustainable growth and commercial success. 

Ricardo is committed to ensuring there is no discrimination against any job applicant on the grounds of race, colour, nationality or national or ethnic origin, gender or marital status, disability, gender change status or sexual orientation, religion or philosophical belief, political belief, trade union activity or age.