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Project Engineer

Location: Derby, Derbyshire, United Kingdom
Job ID: R0011089
Date Posted: Aug 14, 2022
Segment: IT
Business Unit: Hitachi Services & Platforms
Company Name: Hitachi Information Control Systems Europe Ltd.
Profession (Job Category): Other
Job Type (Experience Level): Experienced
Job Schedule: Full time
Remote: No

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Role Overview

To undertake all Engineering activities associated with the project(s) allocated by the Engineering Assurance Manager.

This role can be based out of either Bradford on Avon or Derby.

Main Tasks and Responsibilities

Reporting to the Engineering Assurance Manager, this role will include but will not be limited to:

  • Lead and help scope the technical work of data engineers assigned to the project(s)

  • Leads the Configuration Management for allocated projects and maintain Configuration Items (CI) spreadsheet

  • Controls and manages all aspects of project source, for example, NRG records, Signalling Scheme Plans, Train Describer Schematics, third party system data, etc

  • Manages day-to-day task allocation for data engineers in the timely production of work and checking quality at stages throughout the project lifecycle

  • Ensure delivery of projects is on time and meets the quality and technical standards required of signalling project work

  • Fulfils the customer facing duties of projects and become the focal contact point for key external stakeholders, undertaking the role of CRE, where deemed competent to do so

Achieving success in the role will be indicated by performance on tasks such as:

  • Adherence to the HICSE Business Management System

  • Co-ordinate the production and approval of project documentation via internal review records in accordance with company processes

  • Frequent liaison with the Project Manager and relevant project stakeholders, to ensure the smooth management of projects including clear communication of technical progress / issues / blockers with suggested resolutions

  • Identify and seek clarification on technical and project issues from the relevant person

  • Progress work in accordance with the project plan

  • Coach and mentor data engineers on engineering assurance best practice and the associated benefits

  • Check project requirements are understood and correct principles and data are used

  • Manage and populate the stage gate checklists for stages 5, 6, 7 and 8 on behalf of the project

  • Enhance working relationships both internal and external to the project team

  • Ensure compliance of projects to the relevant Network Rail and other standards

  • To provide review and technical support on commercial tenders

  • Manages Technical Queries and Request for Information, including maintenance of associated trackers

  • Attends technical meetings with the customer, as required

  • Lead Factory Acceptance Tests (FAT) and Site Acceptance Tests (SAT) for allocated projects

  • Facilitate strong communication between internal and external project team stakeholders on project tasks and issues

  • Responsible for ensuring the production of system release notes

Key Skills and Experience


  • Significant relevant UK railway industry experience

  • Track record in managing and leading a team

  • Demonstrable customer facing experience with excellent written and oral communication skills

  • Knowledge of the Project/Production lifecycles including the common engineering lifecycles

  • Good knowledge of using PC tools especially Microsoft Office Word, Excel and Project


  • Able to undertake the Contractors Responsible Engineer (CRE) role or have strong knowledge of the CRE role

  • Educated to Degree level in a relevant engineering subject

  • Understanding of railway signalling design principles, and relevant Network Rail standards

  • Railway project engineering IRSE Licence

  • Knowledge of Automatic Route Setting (ARS) systems

  • Knowledge of any railway control systems e.g., MCS, Westcad, IECC

  • Knowledge of railway interlocking e.g., SSI, Westlock or Relay (RRI)

  • Understanding of Safety Integrity Levels (SIL) and the corresponding engineering assurance applicable to each BS50128

If you are interested in applying for this position internally it will be available on Global Grade F level transfer or on promotion for those currently at Global Grade G.

Benefits Package

Along with a market competitive salary and discretionary bonus scheme, employees have the option to work flexibly in line with our hybrid working model and we would be happy to discuss this with you during the hiring process.

Company Funded Benefits

  • Generous holiday entitlement - with the option to buy up to an additional 37.5 hours per year

  • A Holiday Banking scheme allowing you to bank untaken holiday to use another year

  • Group Personal Pension

  • Private Medical Insurance with self-funded option to increase cover to include family members

  • Employee Assistance Programme available to all employees

  • Personal Accident Insurance

Voluntary Benefits (funded by employee)

  • Cycle To Work

  • Gym Membership

  • Dental Insurance with option to include dependent children

  • Health screening

Company Overview

We have been producing industry leading software products since 2000. Our expertise lies in developing and supplying dedicated products and services, designed to improve the supervision and control of railways worldwide.

Our success lies in the strength of our relationships with our customers and with our colleagues throughout Europe. We work to meet and exceed market requirements by producing only the very best software products: on time and to the most exacting standards.

Our head office is located in Bradford on Avon, England and we have further offices in Plymouth and Derby, England.

We are always happy to hear from people who are customer focused and keen to produce high-end, added value software products.

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