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Project Planner

Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Job ID: R0020296
Date Posted: Jan 30, 2024
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 Canada is looking for an enthusiastic self-motivated Project Planner  who thrives in a fast-paced environment. The successful candidate is comfortable performing a wide range of engineering tasks from administrative to strategic. The position is based in downtown Toronto, Canada.

About Us

A career at Hitachi Rail will help create a legacy. With operations in every corner of the world, our work goes to the cutting-edge of digital transformation and technology. From the multi-cultural strength of our global organization to the sustainable and innovative ways we work to bring people together, there’s something for everyone to get stuck into. And that’s where you come in.

Experience Required

5+ to 8 Years

Career Level

Experienced (Non-Manager)

Education Required

Bachelor's Degree


(duties listed as bullets)

  • Plan the construction and commissioning work on day-by-day basis
  • Work with company leaders and third parties to produce detailed plans for the Project activities and all planned deliverables
  • Assist Lead Planner in producing project control reports including variation reports regarding time and budget as required by the Project Manager
  • Assist Lead Planner with the attendance of meetings with the customer and subcontractors regarding scheduling and project issues, ensuring that company interests are fully represented
  • Monitor work in progress to ensure that work is executed in compliance with the requirements of the contract and schedule
  • Participate in the Change Order Management process
  • Execution of other duties as directed by the Lead Planner and/or Project Manager

Required Skills & Experience

(MUST-HAVE minimum requirements)

  • 5- 8 years of relevant project planning experience
  • Strong experience with using Primavera P6
  • Ability to use Microsoft Project
  • Strong ability to understand and analyze dependency logic and project critical path
  • Highly motivated and adaptable to a time-sensitive environment in order to respond quickly and effectively to unanticipated high workloads, events and emergencies
  • Must be able to meet deadlines and effectively handle pressures associated with this role
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, employees, Project constituents, third parties and general public

Desired Skills & Experience

  • 3- 5 years of experience with rail construction projects
  • 3- 5 years of experience with large infrastructure construction projects
  • Experience with schedule analysis tools (Ex. TILOS, Acument FUSE, Other)
  •  Excellent understanding of project management techniques, in addition to effective planning and scheduling skills.
  • Excellent communication and influencing skills in liaising with project stakeholders in the development of project schedules, while identifying milestones and critical paths
  • 4 years degree in Business or Engineering, Ontario P.Eng highly desirable.
  • 2 years experience in Railway Systems/ Signaling projects.
  • Clear Criminal Background Check.


Hitachi Rail STS employees enjoy a comprehensive benefits package including Competitive Pay, Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance, Short & Long Term Disability, Life & Accident Insurance, 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 STS Inc 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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