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Location: Bradford-On-Avon, Wiltshire, United Kingdom
Job ID: R0011144
Date Posted: Sep 7, 2022
Segment: Digital System & Service
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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The aim of this role is to oversee engineering design activities for a specific engineering discipline or disciplines within the Hitachi ICSE organisation in order to support engineering quality across HICSE projects. The role will include direct management of technical activities assigned by the Senior Engineering Manager.


Reporting to the Senior Engineering Manager, the main responsibilities of the role holder include, but are not limited to:

  • Take on the CEM responsibilities for designated discipline(s) within assigned projects

  • Deliver the Engineering work on the programme as defined by the Programme Plan

  • Deliver a compliant engineering solution in accordance with the agreed requirements baseline

  • Ensure change is managed in a timely manner across the system architecture and supply chain

  • Provide inputs into the Engineering Manager for overall programme change

  • Responsible for managing the engineering baseline of the system

  • Work within the engineering and project management teams to deliver business and technical objectives

  • Where a potential non-compliance with standards is identified, the CEM shall review the evidence and, where considered justified, shall submit a variation or derogation application.


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

  • Adherence to the HICSE Business Management System (this is mandatory for all role specifications)

  • Adherence to relevant rail industry, technical standards and HICSE processes

  • Attendance at technical and engineering interface meeting as directed by Engineering Manager and the HICSE PM

  • Identify and raise key issues to the Engineering Manager and PM affecting the safe delivery of projects

  • Implement an interdisciplinary design review process, or utilise a process implemented by another organisation as agreed for the project, for all design documentation which has an interface with other engineering disciplines.

  • Liaise with Test function to ensure appropriate build plan is delivered to and ensure that issues are driven through to resolution

  • Lead the development of the acceptance process and reporting for system requirements through formal qualification

  • Assess supplier compliance statements

  • Liaison with Procurement to ensure supplier baselines are maintained and change is managed

  • Any design issued to Network Rail for Acceptance shall be reviewed by the CEM to confirm that the design:

a) Has been produced by competent designers;

b) Has been subject to a design check by competent checkers to verify that the information accords with the contract and the applicable standards communicated in the contract;

c) Has had all necessary interdisciplinary design reviews carried out

d) Includes evidence that the designer has considered design risk as required by the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations and eliminated such risks, where reasonably practical to do so, or communicated the residual risk in the design documents.

  • The CEM shall not allow any products, materials, equipment, infrastructure, and other systems to be utilised that are not approved for use in accordance with applicable standards.

  • The CEM shall ensure that a risk management process is implemented that:

    • identifies and mitigates risk;

    • communicates details of unmitigated risk;

    • supports the project Risk Log

  • The CEM shall produce Engineering Compliance Certificates to support delivery and commissioning of systems.

Key Skills & Technical Competencies

  • Experienced in the design and construction of systems in safety related industries, ideally with knowledge of railway control and simulation systems

  • This role requires the holder to be able to demonstrate experience against Network Rail Engineering Management for Projects [NR/L2/INI/02009]  and the competencies contained within NR/L2/INI/02009_2 (Authority to Work Competency Requirements); [SE1] Systems Thinking & Concepts, [SE2] Requirements Specification & Management, [SE3] Systems Design, Analysis and Option Selection, [SE5] Interface Definition and Management, [SE8] Design for Robustness, Whole System Lifecycle, [SE11] Safety by Design, [SE12] Modelling & Simulation, [SE13] System Integration & Verification, [SE14] Validation, Transition to Operation and Hand back, [SE17] Integration of Specialisms / Managing Stakeholders, [SE18] Progressive Assurance through the GRIP lifecycle, [SE19] Planning, Monitoring & Controlling SE activities

  • Experience of working within the following frameworks/guidelines/standards; CDM (Construction (Design & Management) Regulations 2015, Common Safety for Risk Evaluation and Assessment BS EN 50128,

  • Experience of programme and project management

  • Holds IRSE licence

  • Experience of change management processes and methods

  • Experience of working with a broad supply chain

  • Experience within multi-national teams desirable

  • Experience of complex systems and software systems development

  • Experience of working with informed client teams

  • Experienced line manager

  • Ability to manage own workload and support the development and prioritisation of deliverables by technical staff

  • Able to work, communicate and influence internal and external stakeholders

Leadership and Management Competencies

This role requires the delivery of the following Hitachi People Manager competencies

  • Drives for Results: Achieves meaningful business results for the company by focusing and guiding others. Creates energy and enthusiasm for achieving desired results

  • Accelerates Decision Making and Execution: Demonstrates a sense of agility and focus in making decisions, executing plans, and taking actions. Prioritizes work based on what is highest value for the business and customers

  • Deploys Diverse Talent: Realizes the right person in the right place. Ensures organization capability aligns to business demands

  • Connects among customers, partners, your people and technologies openly: Actively connects among customers, partners, your people and technologies openly in order to create new value for customers

  • Changes Mindset of Employees: Operates as "One Hitachi" by breaking down silos. Agile. Takes risks rapidly and courageously and learn from mistakes. Delivers results despite uncertainties in the marketplace. Makes changes in organization, process and procedure and translates into day to day activities

  • Coaches and develops people: Provides coaching, feedback, instruction, and development support to help others excel in their job responsibilities. Develops individual skills and abilities of employees

  • Inspires People with Vision: Articulates clear and consistent message to employees so that they can understand and be excited by the company's vision, and their role in achieving it. Motivates individuals to achieve higher levels of performance that is aligned with the company vision, values and strategy

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