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Head of Project Engineering - North America

Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
Job ID: R0015585
Date Posted: Feb 28, 2023
Segment: Energy
Business Unit: Hitachi Rail
Company Name: Hitachi Rail STS USA, Inc.
Profession (Job Category): Other
Job Type (Experience Level): Management
Job Schedule: Full time
Remote: No

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HITACHI RAIL is looking for an enthusiastic self-motivated Head of Project Engineering- North America 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 Head of Project Engineering will contribute to the success of the Company:

  • Ensuring the implementation of the Company global technology standards and guidelines for delivery of projects
  • Ensure an on-quality, on-time, on-budget delivery of deliverables
  • Ensure the integration and technical outcome/output of the projects (technical solution implementation, budget and schedule) ensuring the contractual requirements are met.
  • Ensure the coordination of all required technical discussions among Authorities, Customer, Partners, other Contractors, and, if necessary, Suppliers
  • Ensure, for the assigned bid(s) active participation to the bidding phase, ensuring alignment with Solution strategies and plans, and challenging the overall costs
  • Challenging the technical solution proposed by the Project Engineer for a specific project to ensure that is fit for purpose
  • Ensure a first escalation point outside the project team for all the issues affecting the delivery of the project
  • Coordinate regular reporting on status of projects, with focus on tracking key KPIs
  • Ensure the implementation of the project risk management strategy.
  • Ensure the monitoring of the project progress status by means of periodical meetings aimed to verify and to address the project document submission, project organizational issues (i.e. staffing), the budget costs, the time schedule, no-conformities and projects criticalities, which have to be timely reported to Project Manager.
  • Ensure the continuous effective development of competencies, skills and knowledge of the assigned resources, defining and implementing development plans for the resources of the team

Required Skills/ Knowledge:

  • Minimum 15 years of experience in a large engineering company/ infrastructure/ engineering consultancy
  • Minimum 5 years of functional management experience leading an engineering team
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate, engage, and manage tasking of cross-functional teams of varying skills/experience
  • Prior experience supporting large Bids and Proposals for new work
  • Prior experience with Project Management:  maintaining and controlling budget, scheduling and monitoring, maintaining risk register, managing resources and tasks
  • Demonstrated ability to build effective, cross functional relationships with exceptional communication and leadership skills
  • Detail oriented with excellent organizational skills

Desired Skills/ Knowledge:

  • Experience in Rail or rail transit domain- PTC, Signaling, Interlocking, ATS      
  • Professional Engineering license
  • Experience with overall systems architecture design
  • Experience with robust, mission critical control systems                                                                                    


Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering


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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Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE)-Females/Minorities/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

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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