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Senior Project Engineer

Location: Los Angeles, California, United States
Job ID: R0011197
Date Posted: Aug 17, 2022
Segment: Mobility
Business Unit: Hitachi Rail
Company Name: Hitachi Rail STS USA, Inc.
Profession (Job Category): Engineering & Science
Job Type (Experience Level): Experienced
Job Schedule: Full time
Remote: No

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Hitachi Rail USA is looking for an enthusiastic self-motivated Senior Project Engineer who thrives in a fast-paced environment.  The successful candidate is comfortable performing a wide range of tasks from administrative to strategic.  The position is based in Sacramento, CA.

Who We Are:

At Hitachi Rail, we help our customers solve the world’s most complex mobility challenges. We design, manufacture, test, install and commission solutions that meet the safety and management needs of freight, passenger and metro rail operators. An international provider of turnkey services and solutions, we employ more than 4,300 people in 30 countries. We deliver innovations that answer society’s challenges. With our talented teams and proven experience, we can inspire the world.


• Define Concept of Operations for the project including identifying operational scenarios and use cases

• Define System Architecture for the project (logical, functional, and physical architectures)

• Lead scope/requirement discussions with technical teams and customer

• Lead System Requirements effort and maintain the Requirements Traceability Matrix (RTM)

• Decompose System Requirements to lower-level elements and work with the engineering teams to ensure proper allocation

• Serve as the project’s cross-functional technical interface between product development, engineering, manufacturing, verification & validation, commissioning, and RAMS teams.

• Identify, define, control and manage system interfaces

• Acquire deep understanding of subsystems provided by external suppliers and ensure compatibility at system level

• Support Project Engineering in all technical decisions

• Active participation in optimal overall project technical solution

• Support Customer design review and internal design reviews

• Support lab, factory, and field testing

• Define impact analysis for proposed changes to the system and support System Configuration Management through the whole lifecycle

• Ensure compliance with company processes

• Understands and integrates applicable CMMI, CENELEC, AREMA, IEEE, IPC, FRA etc standards and regulations.

Required Skills/Knowledge:

• Minimum 10 years’ experience as lead systems/design engineer for Engineering System Applications

• Ability to acquire deep understanding of new technologies with minimal guidance

• Ability to communicate complex ideas to peers, management, and customers in a simplified manner

• Strong technical troubleshooting and problem solving abilities

• V-lifecycle, System Architecture, Requirements Management, Configuration Management, Interface Management,

• Extensive understanding and/or prior experience with engineering lifecycles, delivery, and HW/SW integration lifecycle

• Deep competency in interactions between mechanical, electrical, and software components in complex electromechanical systems

• Strong prior experience with Microsoft Office suite, requirements management systems, product lifecycle management systems, defect tracking tools, and software configuration tools

• Success with multi-tasking across multiple projects at given time

• Builds effective relationships and has exceptional communication and leadership skills

• Detail oriented with excellent organizational skills

Desired Skills/Knowledge:

• Prefer Expertise in any ONE or more of the following:

• Power systems including traction power and medium to low voltage designs

• EMI / EMC system integration and validation

• Telecoms and Network designs

• Automated control design and development systems

• Conventional signaling control designs

• ERTMS (Communication based train control) systems and designs

• Prefer rail or rail transit domain experience, but not required

• Demonstrated ability to lead, engage, and manage tasking of cross-functional teams of varying skills/experience

• Prior experience collaborating with a diverse, cross-functional team across multiple geographic locations


• Bachelors or equivalent technical background.


• English Proficiency


Hitachi Rail employees enjoy a comprehensive benefits package including Competitive Pay, Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance, Short & Long Term Disability, Life & Accident Insurance, Flexible Spending Accounts, Savings Plan, and Paid Vacation.   We also offer a number of Work/Life Programs such as Flextime and a variety of Training and Development opportunities. We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those under consideration will be contacted. Join us at www.Hitachi

It is our commitment at Hitachi Rail STS USA Inc. to create a diverse environment and we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

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