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Senior System Validation Engineer - Perth

Location: Perth, Western Australia, Australia
Job ID: R0011540
Date Posted: Mar 27, 2023
Segment: Energy
Business Unit: Hitachi Rail
Company Name: Hitachi Rail STS Australia Pty Ltd
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 Senior System Validation 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 Perth (WA, Australia).

Who We Are

Hitachi Rail is a fully integrated, global provider of rail solutions across rolling stock, signaling, service & maintenance, digital technology and turnkey. With a presence in 38 countries across three continents and over 13,000 employees, our mission is to contribute to society through the continuous development of superior rail transport solutions.


  • Ensure the Testing & Laboratory Integration activities are well performed, and contribute to achieve the System Validation objectives while increasing competitiveness in bids and efficiency in projects.
  • Guarantee the appropriate level of independence in the definition and implementation of the Testing & Laboratory Integration activities, in compliance with applicable standards and SILs.
  • Ensure the proper supervision of the Company testing environments, in order to guarantee their homogeneity (by technological clusters), and to improve them (as needed) with the state of the art.
  • Ensure the optimisation of configuration for testing environment of the laboratories in all the geographies
  • Ensure review of the System V&V Plan.
  • Ensure review and approval of Testing & Laboratory Integration deliverables (including System Validation Test Procedures), needed at project level.
  • Ensure the review of cost evaluation, planning, constraints and risks of Testing & Laboratory Integration activities for all required bids.
  • Ensure to collect all the requirements, in terms of materials for the host and target environment, from the System Validation and Regional System & Signaling Integration teams, in order to manage laboratory activities, maximizing return from experience and minimizing costs and time.
  • Ensure the right installation of hosts and targets environment according to System Validation and Regional System & Signaling Integration needs, and providing the necessary support and feedback to them.
  • Ensure the requirements and expected features for the testing environments/tools, needed to execute the System Validation activities, are met.
  • Ensure the continuous effective development of competencies, skills and knowledge of the assigned resources in alignment with the Company strategy and the Company competence management system.
  • Ensure the definition and implementation of development plans in alignment with Company strategy and workload/staffing needs by means of development actions like training on the job, mentorship, job shadowing, etc.
  • Ensure the effective staffing of the assigned resources (in terms of competencies and suitable skills & knowledge) in alignment with Company competence strategy and guidelines.
  • Ensure the effective periodic workload planning and management, ensuring that the right number and skill mix of resources are available to meet Company needs

Required Skills/ Knowledge

•   2-3 years of System Validation or Testing & Laboratory Integration Experience on ETCS systems (preferred, not mandatory).
•    Background in Electrical Engineering; able to read and understand schematics, books of plans, and other mechanical drawings, or
•    Background in SW development and testing, particularly in IEE1483 and EN 50128 standards , or
•    Background in standard signaling disciplines and concepts (Interlocking Operation, ATP Operation, ATS Operation) 
•    Capability to integrate and maintain, in laboratory, different equipment and sub systems (sub system integration and system integration), in order to build the required testing environment. Knowledge about the Test Processes. Ability to define and execute the test procedures to validate the system requirements and interfaces. Experience and knowledge in the operational rules of a rail and metro network. 
•    Capability to ensure the definition of the correct strategy in terms of compliance of specifications to requirements (Verification), and in terms of test planning and methodologies (Validation). Capability to ensure the coverage of all the functional and safety critical aspects, in terms of management of requirements, tests definition, execution and analysis at application level.
•    Excellent communication skills [spoken and written] 
•    Proficient knowledge in DOORS, Microsoft Office Products; limited knowledge of National Instruments LabVIEW
•    Knowledge of computer virtualization
Desired Skills/ Knowledge
•    Limited working knowledge of safety analysis and RAM analysis 

Education / Qualifications
Master Degree in Electric/Electronic/SW Engineering.


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, a Retirement 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 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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