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Location: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Job ID: R0013047
Date Posted: Jan 19, 2023
Segment: Mobility
Business Unit: Hitachi Rail
Company Name: Hitachi Rail STS USA, Inc.
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 Wayside Signaling Test and Commissioning Engineer who thrives in a fast-paced environment. The successful candidate is comfortable leading a test and commissioning team and performing a wide range of tasks from administrative to strategic. The position is based in Chicago, IL.

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.


  • Responsible for leading the wayside testing and commissioning activities on the CTA Red and Purple Modernization (RPM) Project from installation to the start of revenue service
  • Interface with the project manager, Work Package Lead (WPL) and commissioning manager to successfully execute the projects activities and effectively turn the system over to the customer with the support of the commissioning team
  • Regularly report test and commissioning progress and status to the commissioning manager and/or project engineer.
  • Understand and complete wayside test procedures and datasheets.
  • Manage the configuration of tools, documentation, hardware and software in the field 
  • Conduct all testing and commissioning activities in full compliance with company standards, contract requirements, project schedule, approved test procedures, quality, safety, and environmental objectives.
  • Perform troubleshooting, identification and resolution of system and subsystem issues and when required escalate issues to engineering and management
  • Ensure the review of commissioning documents and data sheets, needed at field level are complete.
  • Able to work under pressure during intense periods of testing and commissioning activities
  • Ensure coordination with the project team, to guarantee that the, Testing & Commissioning Integration activities are executed in the most effective and efficient manner.
  • Ensure compliance of System Commissioning and Testing activities, with adherence to international and national safety standards and local safety authority‚Äôs processes and procedures.
  • Willing to work flexible hours in support of the project which may include working shift rotation, nights, weekends and holidays
  • Ability to interact with customer and project team in a professional manner
  • Provide-valued added input and assistance to the commissioning manager in the development of plans and schedules that maximize resource and test efficiency.

Required Skills/ Knowledge

  • 7-10+ years leading test teams on Railway Signaling Systems
  • Bachelor of Science in engineering or a related discipline
  • Able to read and understand schematics, books of plans, and other mechanical drawings
  • Experience in Wayside Installation, Testing and Commissioning of rail transit system in brown field environment.
  • Background in software development and testing.
  • Working knowledge of AREMA, FRA, AAR signaling rules and recommendations
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written)
  • Experienced in different types of signaling systems ( Relay, Microprocessor, PTC, CBTC)

Desired Skills/ Knowledge

  • Working knowledge of Hitachi STS USA products {MicroLok,  Track Circuits, Switch Machines, TWC, Vital relays, Hermes ATS}
  • Proficient knowledge in DOORS, RTC, Microsoft Office Products;
  • Basic working knowledge of the Linux or UNIX operating system
  • Working knowledge of Safety analysis and RAM analysis;

Education / Qualifications

Bachelor of Science in Engineering or related Technical Degree/Experience


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.

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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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