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Asset Security Lead Americas

Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
Job ID: R0014877
Date Posted: Jan 13, 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 Asset Security Lead Americas 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 Pittsburgh, PA. 
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. 



The selected candidate will be responsible for the physical security operations for the Assets located in the
Americas area and will manage and provide support for the security system activities present within all sites,
managing suppliers and external contractors to the Company, ensuring the timely implementation of corrective
action plans in the event of security incidents and breaches. The successful candidate will carry out the daily
surveillance activities and will support the Department of Physical Security in the planning and implementation
of specific projects. They will be responsible for managing security events/criticalities (such as security system
failures, alarms, incidents etc.), ensuring punctual and rapid communication/escalation of information to
management, and collaborating with the other members of the Physical Security function.

The selected candidate will be able to support the Physical Security Department for all the security activities
carried out at the Hitachi Rail Project Sites/Worksites/facilities in the Americas.

The selected candidate will have to perform the following tasks:

1. Overseeing the operational security requirements of Hitachi Rail Sites in the Americas region in line with Physical Security procedures:

Monitoring of supervisory activities carried out for Hitachi Rail sites.

  • Management and supervision of the internal/external personnel assigned to the site surveillance service.
  • Carrying out Security Audits on site, through site inspections, interviews, exercises and management of relationships with suppliers/consultants in line with the requirements of the HRSTS Physical Security Function, TSA guidelines and best practices.
  • Administrative management of surveillance services to guarantee the assigned budget target.
  • Provide day, night and weekend on-call support when required in an emergency/need.

Management of security systems and implementation of the same ensuring the achievement of the established objectives.

  • Ensure the correct use of the supplied software platforms (PSIM, CCTV; Access Control).
  • Administrative management of plant maintenance contracts.

Verification of the adoption and compliance with company rules/procedures in the field of Security.

  • Implementation of security processes also through the development of improvement projects.
  • Preparation of summary reports and analysis of Security events.
  • Risk Assessment and Security Plan execution of HR Sites.
  • Contributes to the identification of solutions to be adopted to mitigate the risks.

2. Support, upon request, the Physical Security Department in the preparatory activities and subsequently in the operational undertakings for the projects that Hitachi Rail will carry out in the area of competence.

Required Skills/ Knowledge 

The selected candidate must have developed through his training and/or through his professional experiences the following skills and competences that will be required in carrying out the activities:

  • Ability to coordinate and supervise resources, people and projects, monitor performance and plan activities in the field of physical security
  • Be able to communicate effectively both orally and in writing at all levels within the organization.
  • Problem Solving and ability to manage events/emergencies and critical situations.
  • Ability to analyze and interpret physical security projects.
  • Ability to work independently and manage multiple projects, priorities and urgencies.
  • Knowledge and/or certifications of the most common standard security systems on the market (PSIM, VMS, CCTV, Anti-intrusion platforms, etc.).
  • Have a recognized certification in the Security field
  • Ability to understand and coordinate installation, monitoring and maintenance of LAN-based security systems, and produce all related reports and documentation.
  • Demonstrate a good level of proficiency in MS Office packages, particularly Excel, PowerPoint and Word.


Desired Skills/ Knowledge 

5 years’ experience in physical security, maintenance and/or operations and management of security
- Experience of working in the management of operations/systems/activities within complex industrial
facilities and sites and/or in the field of transport is considered an additional requirement, which is
relevant for the selection.

Education / Qualifications 

High school diploma or GED equivalent


- Fluency in written, spoken and oral English.
- Knowledge of additional foreign languages is considered a relevant requirement for the purposes of selection.

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 
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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