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Senior Commissioning Manager

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Location: Pearl City, Hawaii, United States
Job ID: R0016675
Date Posted: Jun 29, 2023
Segment: Green Energy & Mobility
Business Unit: Hitachi Rail
Profession (Job Category): Other
Job Type (Experience Level): Experienced
Job Schedule: Full time
Remote: No

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Hitachi Rail STS 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 Honolulu Rail Transit Project based in Pearl City, Hawaii.
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 complex train control and signaling project in accordance with the Contract Requirements.


  • Manage the remaining test and commissioning activities of a Driverless Automatic Train Control signaling system (Wayside, Onboard and Office Control) SCADA, rolling stock, primary and auxiliary power
  • Coordinate with the client and third-party contractors to prepare and develop a commissioning master plan
  • Review test plans and procedures for all subsystems
  • Integrate and develop a commissioning schedule for multiple subsystems
  • Develop cutover and migration plans
  • Ensure all work packages have the adequate local resources
  • Manage the workload/develop forecasts for commissioning activities
  • Lead weekly Project Commissioning meetings and provide input for other project meetings.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • At least 10 to 15 years of experience in the design, commissioning, operations and maintenance of signaling systems of similar scope and complexity. 
  • Previous work on a turkey automatic train control project as a commissioning manager, lead tester, design engineer, project engineer, or system engineer/integrator
  • Willing to take on multiple challenges within large-scale mass transit projects
  • Able to read, understand and interpret signaling hardware circuit design drawings, schematics and cable plans.


  • 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, 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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