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Hitachi Rail Europe, Project Engineer, Electrical

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Date Posted: Wednesday 8 October 2014
Project Engineer - Electrical
Job Role Ref:26506
Hitachi Rail Europe Ltd is the European division of the Transportation Division of Industrial & Social Infrastructure Systems Company of Hitachi Ltd. Following the success of our Javelin trains and the recent Intercity Express Programme contract award, we are going from strength to strength. Building on a proud history in the rail industry and a global reputation for quality, reliability, innovation, design and technological leadership, Hitachi Rail Europe is committed to the long-term development of a strong rail and infrastructure industry in the UK and Europe.

We are now recruiting for roles in our new UK Design Office based in Newton Aycliffe, County Durham which will be Hitachi Rail Europe’s primary facility for railway vehicle manufacturing. The Project Engineer (Electrical Systems) will take the lead on engineering design interfaces with internal and external systems and third party stakeholders.

Key activities and responsibilities include:

Ensure successful delivery of rolling stock and systems projects through effective Project Engineering management.
Linking with relevant internal and external suppliers for the design, manufacturing, operational and maintenance interfaces required for train systems.
Use CAD systems and/or electrical schematics to:-
Produce mechanical and electrical component designs for rolling stock vehicles and associated systems.
Assemble components and systems into trains to demonstrate compatibility and assembly techniques.
Produce engineering CAD data for the manufacture of components and systems either by Hitachi or system suppliers.
Work with colleagues based in Japan and the UK to develop concept and detailed engineering designs relating to train electrical systems including those to the wayside (between train and infrastructure).
Deliver projects in line with budget and schedule requirements.
Engage in the management of the supply chain in terms of relationship management, project meetings, technical support, programme management and drafting of technical requirements.
Support involvement of external stakeholders to ensure that requirements are captured in the final design of the product.
Manage CAD data ensuring that configuration is controlled in accordance with company standards.
Compile bid material for the engineering design, development and delivery of new trains and systems.
Ensure relevant technical and safety standards are identified and applied through the design and construction phase

Your Experience / Skills
Project Engineering experience in a multi-disciplined design environment.
CAD experience, preferably Solidworks and Autocad together with electrical schematic packages.
Experience of working within a project team to a programme schedule.
Ability to apply engineering standards.
Demonstrated track record of managing both staff and suppliers to successfully delivery projects.
Good knowledge of Excel and other Microsoft office packages.
Highly motivated and ability to work as a team player across multicultural teams.
Excellent analytical/problem solving and organisation/time management skills.
Experience of the following would be a distinct advantage:-
Working in a rail environment /knowledge of railway vehicle standards.
Familiarity with P6 programming.
Interfacing with clients, development teams and contractors on a technical level,
Knowledge of European TSIs, UK national rules, The Yellow Book and similar.
Handling of contract negotiations and budgets.

Benefits include:

Company Pension Scheme
Private Medical Insurance
Personal Accident Insurance
Employee Assistance Programme
Life Assurance

As Hitachi Rail Europe embarks on one of the UK’s biggest rail infrastructure projects this is undoubtedly an exciting time to join Hitachi Rail with great career prospects.

Closing date for applications 7th November 2014.


An Engineering Degree in a relevant electrical engineering.

Salary Range:

Newton Aycliffe, County Durham


Placement Type:

If you are interested in applying for this job or would like to find out more, please send CV along with introductory email identifying this position to the contact details below:

Jacquie Smith


Contact Phone
07540 502449

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