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Senior Commissioning Manager

Location: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Job ID: R0021316
Date Posted: Sep 28, 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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Senior Commissioning Manager - Hitachi Rail North Ryde, Sydney NSW

It is a long-term role – immediate start – well rewarded.

About the business

Hitachi Rail STS is a global railway signalling and transportation solutions company. Life with Hitachi rail STS includes many benefits including career development and the opportunity to work in a global and culturally diverse team environment. 

You will work in a dynamic environment with the opportunity to make a difference.

Hitachi Rail is currently seeking a Senior Commissioning Manager to manage the testing and commissioning activities on railway systems projects and coordinate the integration of the railway systems in accordance with the contract schedule and the budget.

This is permanent full-time role based out of our Sydney office - North Ryde

The accountabilities will include but are not limited to:

  • Defining Hitachi's plan to execute of the commissioning activities (e.g. sequence of activities, staging requirements) in alignment with contract requirements, budget and company guidelines.
  • Ensure that the test and commissioning activities are executed in alignment with the Work, Health and Safety requirements of the company and the project
  • Ensuring alignment with project Budget proposal;
  • Overseeing the implementation and continuous improvement of Test Procedures;
  • Ensuring the planning and execution of the Testing and Commissioning activities integrate effectively at the project level;
  • Assure the correct allocation of skilled resources to the commissioning activities in accordance with the approved project schedule;
  • Ensuring the timely production of Test Reports at the project level;
  • Accountable for the site interface management with the Client/Engineer/Third parties during the planning and execution of the test and commissioning phase
  • Ensuring an efficient hand hover of the system from commissioning to maintenance team
  • Supporting the Functional Manager in the evaluation of the performance of assigned resources and identifying training needs


•             Bachelor Degree in Engineering or similar field;

•             5-10 years' experience in a similar role in the Rail Signal industry with demonstrated capability and skills in:

o             Budgeting and cost estimation

o             Railway equipment and environment

o             Use of Test tools

o             Use of Database tools

o             Proficient with the Microsoft Office Suite

o             Incident/accident investigation

o             Knowledge of ERP and Configuration Management tools

o             Knowledge of tendering process

•             The candidate also needs to be willing to travel as required by the project.

Choose to unlock your full POTENTIAL. Apply today.

Should you wish to have more information, please connect with our TA team through [email protected]

Employee Benefits

This is a fantastic opportunity to be part of a Global Company that offers a great work life balance, a sociable, fun and collaborative working environment. There are opportunities to upskill and further progress your career with training and development available.


About Hitachi Rail

Hitachi Rail is a fully integrated, global provider of turnkey rail solutions across rolling stock, signalling, operation, service and maintenance, digital technology and turnkey with a presence in 38 countries, across 11 manufacturing sites on three continents and over 13,000 employees. Hitachi Rail is headquartered in London, UK and is ultimately wholly owned by Hitachi Ltd.  Our engineering heritage and culture is rooted in Japan, where our first steam and electric locomotives were built in the early 1920s. We continue to deliver the most current Shinkansen for Japan’s railways and have successfully exported our technology and expertise to multiple rolling stock projects across the globe - from high speed, tram and metro to driverless technologies for passengers and freight. 


Hitachi Rail is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to principles of diversity and inclusion. Applications from all nationalities, genders, and cultural backgrounds, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders are encouraged to apply.

Please note, screening and interviews may take place prior to the advertised close date.

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