Define your path
At DB E.C.O. North America Inc., we recognize that driving the future of sustainable mobility requires both broad strategic thinking and deep technical expertise. To cater to these diverse needs, we offer three exciting career paths: management consulting, technical consulting, and subject matter expert (SME). All paths offer career progression, but with different areas of focus, ensuring that all our team members can find a role that fits their skills and interests and grows with them. Our management consultants, technical consultants, and subject matter experts work hand in hand on client projects. Drawing on each other’s strengths, they combine strategy, technical insights, and industry knowledge to deliver sustainable solutions to our clients.
Our Management Consultants provide strategic and operational guidance to our clients, enabling them to lead their organizations more effectively, enhance business performance and innovate their product and service portfolio. Drawing upon project management expertise and a comprehensive understanding of the transit industry, our consultants devise robust strategies, formulate operational or financial improvement plans, build compelling business cases, and manage implementation projects or programs.
This path is perfect for professionals who thrive in high-paced project environments and are comfortable dealing with ambiguity, enjoy problem-solving, excel at turning complex issues into clear strategic actions, and are passionate about sustainable mobility.
As an Analyst, you are at the starting point of your journey in management consulting. You will be part of our project teams, providing support in research, analysis, and presentation of findings, gaining firsthand experience with client interactions and understanding their needs. This role sets the stage for you to develop crucial skills: you will begin to embrace hypothesis-based problem-solving, enhance your analytical thinking, learn to craft compelling storylines, and become a proficient communicator and presentation designer. It is the start of your journey towards becoming a well-rounded management consultant.
As a Consultant, your role involves more direct client engagement. You will coordinate with the clients on specific project components, discuss business strategies, and provide your expertise to improve financial or operational performance. You will also begin mentoring Analysts and play a crucial role in driving projects forward.
As a Senior Consultant, you will be leading certain segments of projects and interacting directly with clients, taking their strategic goals and turning them into well-defined implementation plans. Your excellent communication skills and strategic acumen are key in building trust and long-term relationships with our clients.
As a Manager, you are a main point of contact for our clients. You are responsible for overseeing project delivery, managing client feedback, leading team meetings, and ensuring the project aligns with the clients’ strategic goals.
As a Senior Manager, you are leading multiple project teams, and managing client relationships at a strategic level. You will present project outcomes, negotiate on project deliverables, and engage in business development activities. Your ability to manage client expectations and deliver exceptional results will shape our business.
As a Principal, you are a trusted strategic advisor to our top clients, leading high-stakes projects, representing the firm at industry events, securing new business, and driving the strategic direction of our consulting services. Your vision and leadership are instrumental in shaping the future of sustainable mobility.
Our Technical Consultants are the essential builders and problem-solvers of sustainable mobility, providing hands-on technical expertise in strategic planning and operational efficiency. Drawing upon a blend of strategic thinking, project management skills, and deep knowledge of railway operations, they devise and implement robust, sustainable, and effective solutions for our clients. Their role involves developing strategic service plans, performing network and capacity planning, optimizing timetables, and planning train operations.
This path is ideally suited for professionals who enjoy applying their technical knowledge in a practical context, solving complex mobility problems, and seeing their work make a tangible impact on the world.
This is the starting line of your consulting journey. You will be a part of project teams, supporting data analysis, modeling tasks, and presenting findings, gaining exposure to clients while applying your technical knowledge to contribute to various stages of project development and implementation. You will gain knowledge on DB’s innovative approaches to service planning, market assessment, operations analysis, and capital program development, and you will be trained on market leading software tools.
You will coordinate with clients on specific project components, lead presentations and discuss technical solutions, employ expertise to design and implement strategic service plans, develop optimized timetables, and improve operations planning. You will learn structure planning processes, working with clients to identify specific goals, understand operational and physical constraints of the railroad, and identify tradeoffs among competing technical solutions.
You will be regularly interfacing with clients, leading specific parts of projects, and presenting complex technical solutions. Your strong communication skills and technical knowledge will be crucial in transforming client requirements into effective and efficient operational plans, as you’ll be responsible for overseeing and ensuring quality of technical work produced at your direction by analysts and consultants on projects.
You are the main point of contact for our clients, responsible for overseeing project delivery, managing client feedback, leading team meetings, and presenting strategic recommendations.
You will lead multiple project teams, manage the expectations of a variety of stakeholders, conduct strategic discussions with senior client stakeholders, present project outcomes, negotiate deliverables, and ensure the successful delivery of our technical consulting services.
As a principal consultant, you play a key role in shaping the future direction of our technical consulting services, acting as strategic advisor for our most significant clients, leading complex, large-scale projects, representing the firm at industry events and conferences, and securing new business.
Subject Matter Expert
Our Expert Consultants are specialists, providing critical, in-depth technical knowledge that enhances our consulting solutions. These subject matter experts dive deep into areas such as Service & Operations Planning, Fleet Management, Vehicle Engineering, and Station Design. They offer insights and solutions on specific problems, ensuring our sustainable mobility strategies are robust, innovative, and practical. This track is ideal for those who have specialized knowledge in a certain area and enjoy focusing on specific, complex technical challenges.
You are starting your journey in your specific area of technical expertise, providing vital input based on your knowledge, supporting a range of project teams with your specialized insights.
You will independently support specific technical tasks within various projects. You will guide Junior Specialists and contribute more significantly to the breadth of projects with your specific technical knowledge.
Subject Matter Expert
A go-to authority in your field providing vital knowledge and expertise to a wide range of projects, you’ll collaboratively shape solutions and strategies, working with project teams and clients to solve complex problems.
Senior Subject Matter Experts
You will oversee and provide strategic direction for a specific area of expertise across numerous projects, mentoring SMEs and guiding complex problem-solving.
Lead Subject Matter Experts
At the forefront of your field, you’ll be guiding the application of your area of expertise across the organization’s project portfolio, offering strategic insights and deep technical knowledge in decision-making.
Principal Subject Matter Experts
As a Principal SME, you’re a recognized thought leader in your field shaping the direction of our firm’s expertise, providing crucial strategic input across a vast range of projects. You represent us at industry events, and your expert guidance is sought by project teams and senior stakeholders.