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PIS Engineer

Location: Pistoia, Pistoia, Italy
Job ID: R0011114
Date Posted: Feb 14, 2024
Segment: Green Energy & Mobility
Business Unit: Hitachi Rail
Company Name: Hitachi Rail S.p.A.
Profession (Job Category): Other
Job Type (Experience Level): Experienced
Job Schedule: Full time
Remote: No

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Hitachi Rail is looking for an enthusiastic self-motivated PIS (Passenger Information Systems) 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 PISTOIA - IT.

About us:

A career at Hitachi Rail will help create a legacy. With operations in every corner of the world, our work goes to the cutting-edge of digital transformation and technology. From the multi-cultural strength of our global organisation to the sustainable and innovative ways we work to bring people together, there’s something for everyone to get stuck into. And that’s where you come in.


•          Support and coordination during the bid and project development of the technical design of system

•          Definition of the conceptual solution of the PIS/CCTV/PA system based on the requirements and vehicle configuration

•          Preparation of system requirements specification

•          Analysis of Suppliers' technical proposals

•          Checking the technical description of the system

•          Verification of drawings / documents (Electrical, Mechanical, etc.) for installation / integration on board

•          Preparation of functional requirements specification for integration with TCMS

•          Preparation / verification of functional type test specification / performance test specification

•          Support during system type tests

•          Support during the on-board integration test

•          Design review with Clients and Suppliers

Required Skills/Knowledge

•          Experience of at least 5 years in the railway industry with the role of Systems Engineer and/or Designer focused on Passenger Information Systems, CCTV, Passenger Announcement.

•          Related knowledge of the basic concepts of the RAMS disciplines is an advantage.

•          Knowledge of the main regulations relating to on-board systems in the railway business

•          Knowledge of the main office automation software/tools (Word, Excel, etc.)

•          Recommended knowledge of electrical/mechanical design software (Autocad, Creo, Catia, etc.) and the IBM DOORS requirements management tool.

•          Good knowledge of the disciplines of telecommunications, electrical engineering, electronics and basic knowhow of mechanics is required.  In particular, advanced knowledge of Networking systems (switching, LAN networks, Ethernet communication bus, communication protocols, WiFi transmission), however, an interdisciplinary approach is essential.

•          Knowledge of Engineering Processes and Railway Operations.

•          Ability to work effectively with all levels of the organisation, with the aptitude to contribute with constructive and practical ideas.

•          Readiness to work effectively in a collaborative, fast-paced, multitasking international environment.

•          Ability to work autonomously in teams and for projects is required.

•          Availability for short-term national and international business trip.

Desired Skills/ Knowledge

•          Ability to manage and plan the assigned tasks independently and team-working.

•          Ability to analyze business requirements, problem-solving attitude and business process analysis.

•          Ability to face with the different internal functions (internal customer) and external (suppliers, customers, partners).

•          Planning and organization.

•          Versatile in learning and strong desire to remain up-to-date with changes in technology and best industry practices.

•          Strong business acumen & technical skills.

•          Good communication and interpersonal skills.

•          Attitude to work in an international and multi-cultural reality.


Degree in Telecommunication or Electronic Engineering.


Fluent Knowledge of English (written & spoken).

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those under consideration will be contacted. Join us at

It is our commitment at Hitachi Rail 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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