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Power Supply and Traction Power Engineer

Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
Job ID: R0014871
Date Posted: Jan 16, 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 PS & TP 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 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.


PS & TP design and commissioning, in order to achieve the requirements in terms of time, quality and cost imposed by the assigned projects.

Ensure the interface with the other relevant technologies
Ensure test planning and coordination of operational activities on site according to schedule
Ensure the Verification activities on Power Supply & Traction Power documents, according to the V&V Plan
Ensure the execution of the test and issuing the test report and non-compliances according to quality procedures and proposing remedy actions
Ensure the identification of the contractual requirements about PS&TP design.
Contribute to the Contact line standardization across different projects.
% completion of activity budget with respect to the planned one in the project
% reduction of design releases issued with respect to previous projects

Required Skills/Knowledge

  • 3 up to 5 years of Engineering expertise.
  • Knowledge of the Design and Development processes, related procedures and instructions, KPIs
  • Knowledge of the system, subsystems of a transportation system and related interactions, system architecture
  • Knowledge of the basic technical concepts and the main PS&TP architecture and equipment
  • Knowledge of the principles of the electrical system design
  • Knowledge of the process of checking that Traction Power and Power Supply meets specifications and that it fulfills its intended purposes/ requirements, about factory and on-site testing.
  • Knowledge of the process of checking that electrical system meets specifications and that it fulfills its intended purposes/ requirements, about factory and on-site testing.
  • Knowledge of commissioning rules and standards also with reference to the specific project and country in order to adhere to them and induct other people involved on tests activities properly.
  • Knowledge of the railway environment and the related risks and rules and adhere to them in planning and executing commissioning activities.

Education / Qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical, Electronic, or Computer Engineering or Information Technology or Equivalent technical 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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