There are 221 employees at our Utrecht office, which consists of 2 different companies; Ricardo Nederland BV (206 employees) and Ricardo Certification BV (15 employees) The Utrecht office is headed by the Consulting Director, Netherlands, and the Dutch Management Team including three Business Managers, the HR Manager and the Finance & IT Manager. Most of our colleagues are (technical) consultants and technical specialists. They are distributed over 8 teams, each headed by a Team Manager: Certification, Testing, Procurement Support, Maintenance Management, Operations, Vehicle-Infra systems, Rail Safety and Infrastructure. Besides the operational teams we have the supporting functions: Facility & Environment, Communication, Sales Support, Office Support, Finance, IT.
Ricardo in Utrecht is an open informal organisation where our employees meet flexibility, challenge as well as development. We profile ourselves as a strong organisation with dedicated and driven professionals.
Generally speaking: The Dutch are open minded people. We like to discover the world and meet other cultures. We are not afraid of changes so some colleagues embrace new challenges abroad at other Ricardo offices.
Once a year each team has a team building day and in leisure time some colleagues hang out together. We go out for dinner or a drink. Some colleagues cycle together for charity (Cancer foundation). As employees in the rail business we can join sports events which are organised by www.railsport.nl.
We also have our yearly Christmas dinner, New Year’s reception and once in a while we have a company teambuilding day. Our office is a regular host to several events, e.g. informal get-togethers for network organisations, such as “ZP café” for self-employed consultants, “KiVi-Niria” for rail professionals and various events organized by Young Ricardo consultants.
Last but not least, each year we participate in the RailSport Event where we combat against teams from other companies in the rail industry.