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Location: Munich, Bayern, Germany
Job ID: R0019765
Date Posted: Oct 10, 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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Junior Hardware Engineer – Munich

 About The Role  

Hitachi Rail is looking for an enthusiastic self-motivated Junior Hardware Engineer, who is motivated to work with a new technology and thrives in a fast-paced environment. The successful candidate is comfortable performing a wide range of tasks. The position is based in Munich.

Who We Are:

Hitachi Rail STS is a global railway signaling and transportation solutions company. In Hitachi rail STS we offer career development and the opportunity to work in a global and culturally diverse team environment.

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. In Germany we are currently 15 employees.

Job description:

The Junior Hardware Engineer, within the IXL team, is responsible for the architecture definition (using the standard product/platform’s architectures), the bill of material and the wiring. The cost estimation/monitoring, the required level of quality as well as to define and manage the related scheduling or the verification steps.


  • Support with production of suitable Purchase Technical Specifications, (PTS)

  • Ensure that external providers or contractors have suitable Inspection & Test Plan (ITP) and PTS in place

  • Produce BoQ (Bill of Quantity) and EPBS (Electro Pneumatic Brake System)

  • Coordinate with Supply chain

  • Ensuring the quality of the deliverables

  • Responsible for the design and definition of the technical solution and the implementation of specific requirements (for ex. contractual requirements)

  • Be the interface with functional designer to define new interfaces

  • Coordinate all technical discussions with the Authorities, the Customer, the Partners, other Contractors, and, if necessary, with the Suppliers.

  • Prepare and discuss technical documents to the Customer and the Authorities, with the exception of the RAMS documents for which the authorization is in charge of the RAMS manager.

  • Progress the technical work within the Project Team, liaising with Project Engineer, RAMS, Quality Assurance Engineer, Construction Manager, Commissioning Manager and Supply Planner.

  • Ensure the finalization of the project solution and its adequate realization, through the collection of all feedback from site activities and the related corrective actions, during the whole project life cycle until the final system acceptance.

  • Agree with the Principle Project Engineer on the key technical risks, assist in development of the risk matrix and apply the risk management strategy of the project.

  • Participate to technical meetings, including Design Reviews, of the project team to discuss project progress, monitor processes, non-conformities and discuss technical matters.

  • Provide all information (as skill, time and duration of the effort) to Engineering Team Managers for adequate resource staffing, and escalate the request within Engineering Organization, whenever the case, to ensure that the needed Team members are secured to the project.

Health and Safety Responsibilities

  • Support the Principle Program Manager in implementation of suitable Safety Culture where Safety Leadership is demonstrated by key roles on the project 

  • Support with implementation of project processes and procedures to ensure compliance with all legal, Company and Client requirements

  • Support implementation of adequate safety systems of work to manage effectively significant and particular risks; by reviewing WPPs (Work Package Plans) and providing appropriate review input

  • Comply with requirements of Construction Phase Plan developed and local Regulations

  • Ensure that technical and Health and Safety related incidents are reviewed from an engineering/technical perspective

We expect from you:

  • Strong communication skills - for liaising with clients, supply chain, WPLs and other engineering staff

  • Willingness to understand a new product and its proper application

  • Have a strong orientation to Work in multi-functional and/or international projects

  • Flexibility in regards to domestic and international travel

  • Have a strong orientation to Work interfacing with customers, stakeholders and suppliers at all levels

  • The ability to work on own initiative, setting clear targets and deliverables

  • A self-starter willing to take responsibility for delivery of goals and objectives

  • Familiar and comfortable in working in a project/functional matrix organization

  • Working knowledge of key German health and safety procedures and legislation, that affects the engineering systems/processes

Desirable Requirements:

  • Good knowledge of general principles of electric circuits and their application

Person Specification:

  • Highly motivated and can work with minimum supervision

  • Good communication skills 

  • Demonstrates perseverance, patience and commitment for long term success

  • Good organisation/time management

  • Enjoys challenges and problem solving

  • Ability to work well under pressure

  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills

  • Highly organised and methodical

Bachelor’s Degree

English and German Proficiency

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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