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Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
Job ID: R0014440
Date Posted: Jan 13, 2023
Segment: Mobility
Business Unit: Hitachi Rail
Company Name: Hitachi Rail STS USA, Inc.
Profession (Job Category): Engineering & Science
Job Type (Experience Level): Management
Job Schedule: Full time
Remote: No

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Hitachi Rail is looking for an enthusiastic self-motivated Senior Commissioning Manager who thrives in a fast-paced environment.  The successful candidate is comfortable managing and performing a wide range of test and commissioning related activities from strategic to administrative.  The position is a key role on the CTA Red and Purple Modernization (RPM) Project 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.

Mission: Management of the test and commissioning phase of a large signaling project in accordance with the contract requirements.


  • Manage and plan the test and commissioning activities of a complex wayside signaling system
  • Prepare and develop a commissioning master plan and schedule based on an existing test matrix.
  • Review test plans, procedures and datasheets
  • Integrate and develop a commissioning schedule
  • Develop location specific cutover and migration plans
  • Schedule local and remote resources and determine workload forecasts for commissioning activities
  • Manage the workload and develop forecasts for commissioning activities
  • Lead weekly Project Commissioning meetings and provide input for other project meetings.
  • Represent Hitachi at meetings with CTA
  • Provide input in the Hazard Analyses of commissioning activities.
  • Ensure pre-requisites, including approved/latest documentation, readiness of supporting subsystems and personnel, are in place prior to the start of test activities.
  • Work directly with customers and subcontractors to successfully execute the latter stages of projects and effectively turn the system over to the customer
  • Provide-valued added input and assist the director in the development of models and systems that maximizes resource efficiency
  • During test execution, confirm compliance with local and company health and safety rules and procedures.
  • Responsible to ensure that test discrepancies, non-conformities, observations and issues are documented and reported
  • Verify the test results are fully complete and prepared for submittal
  • Manage use and suitability of test tools and equipment
  • Maintain configuration control of hardware and software with the help of a configuration manger.
  • Help manage changes to the design and track closeout of related test activities.
  • Monitor and report progress of test activities and generate commissioning related  KPIs (for example:  planned vs. executed, passed vs. failed tests)
  • Prepare and submit bi-weekly reports detailing commissioning process and execution

Required Skills/ Knowledge:

  • Experience to perform the accountabilities in the section above and knowledgeable of commissioning, standards and requirements.
  • Bachelor of Science or technical degree required preferably in electrical, or systems engineering.
  • Minimum of 10 years’ experience in the design, commissioning, operations and maintenance of signaling systems of similar scope and complexity. 
  • Previous work in switch and signal train transportation system as a design engineer, project engineer, system engineer/integrator a plus
  • Willing to take on multiple challenges within large-scale mass transit projects
  • Able to read, understand and interpret signaling hardware circuit design drawings, schematics, cable plans and control line drawings


  • Bachelor’s Degree, Certification or Technical Degree Required;


  • English


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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If you need a reasonable accommodation to apply for a job at Hitachi, please send the nature of request and contact information to [email protected]

Queries other than accommodation requests will not be responded to.

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