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Location: Pistoia, Pistoia, Italy
Job ID: R0010754
Date Posted: Feb 22, 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 Project Manager 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, Italy.

Who We Are
Hitachi Rail is a fully integrated, global provider of rail solutions across rolling stock, signalling, 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.


Accountability for the delivery of the project, meeting contractual requirements and delivering on budget, on quality and on time, ensuring customer satisfaction. The Project Manager is therefore ultimately accountable for Project profit and loss.

The PM ensures that the project risks are correctly identified and managed. With the support of the Risk Manager, the PM manages the periodical update of the project risks in accordance with internal risk management procedures and proposes to top management the contingency strategy.

The PM manages the evaluation and the allocation of project risk contingencies as needed and agreed with Team Members. The utilisation of contingencies is authorised by the PM with the support of the Project Controller.

The PM is responsible for the relationship with the Customer, being its’ direct interface, for all aspects related to the management of the project. Any direct contact between the Project Team Members and the Customer must be coordinated by the PM.

Among Project Manager key activities and accountabilities:

  • Approves the master schedule and the second level schedule issued by the Project Planner;
  • Authorizes any change to the project baseline that has an impact on product costs, schedule, contractual obligations;
  • Manages requests for variation from the customer, from offer preparation to its negotiation with the customer;
  • Approves sub-contracts / Letter of Intent relevant to Key Sub-Supplies and to RSBU Legal Entities before their signature in order to ensure that they are in line with the project budget, schedule and contractual requirements. 
  • Manages the Project Monthly and Quarterly Progress Reports and Meetings including the economic and financial progress reports issued by Project Controller;
  • Approves and manages any type of communications related to the project toward the customer.
  • Manages validates the invoicing plan;
  • Manages the delivery of products to customer.
  • Leads the Project Team.

Job requirements

Required Skills/Knowledge

  • Proven 3-5 years of working experience in project management in a medium/complex multinational organization
  • Excellent team working attitude
  • Demonstrate the ability to develop strong, constructive and focused relationships with internal and external stakeholders
  • Strong problem solving skills
  • Able to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines
  • A high level of competence with Microsoft Office, excellent PowerPoint and Excel skills
  • Excellent client-facing and internal communication skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Solid organizational skills including attention to detail and multitasking skills
  • Project Management Professional (PMP or IPMA) certification is a plus

Bachelor's degree in appropriate field (Engineer).

English (level C1 certificate or more).

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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