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Senior Project Quality Assurance Engineer

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Location: Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Job ID: R0027866
Date Posted: Oct 6, 2023
Segment: Green Energy & Mobility
Business Unit: Hitachi Rail
Profession (Job Category): Quality Management
Job Type (Experience Level): Management
Job Schedule: Full time
Remote: No

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Hitachi Rail is looking for an enthusiastic self-motivated Senior Project Quality Assurance Engineer who thrives in a fast-paced environment. The successful candidate has proven track record delivering complex and international projects +$100 million, in Systems Delivery

The position is based in Brisbane, QLD

Project specific

Ensure all activities comply with both contractual and Hitachi Rail STS/international quality standards.

Business Management

  • Support Project Manager to ensure definition and updating of Project Quality System (including Project Quality Management Plan) are in alignment with Hitachi Global Business Management System (GBMS) and Quality contractual requirements.
  • Ensure customer expectations and contractual Quality requirements are met by verifying their application in all Project phases.
  • Ensure continuous improvement of Project Quality Assurance processes and promote quality changes aimed at increasing effectiveness and efficiency.
  • Ensure improvement of project team efficiency through implementation and updating of Project Quality System.

Business Execution

  • Verify compliance of project activities and relevant documentation to company processes and guidelines for Quality Assurance at regional level.
  • Identify Project Quality System requirements; establish, implement and update Project Quality System (including Project Quality Management Plan).
  • Monitor fulfillment of Project Quality Management Plan requirements.
  • Analyze project-related Nonconformities, and monitor implementation of relevant corrections and corrective actions to closure.
  • Follow up across whole project lifecycle from Design to Testing & Commissioning to ensure expected quality level.
  • Propose and perform Project Quality and External Provider Audit Programme, support external audits on project, and report on execution.
  • Propose Project Quality Report.
  • Develop suitable quality KPIs.
  • Provide training sessions with reference to Project Quality System (including updates) or help coordinate process-specific training.
  • Interface, in coordination with Project Manager and other relevant Project Team members, with customers, partners, external providers and third parties with reference to quality assurance aspects.
  • Escalate and manage quality issues in processes, products and systems installed and/or delivered to customers concerning the project.

Resource Management

  • Ensure development of competencies, skills and knowledge of the resources are in alignment with Group HR strategy, guidelines and policies.
  • Ensure workload analysis and resource allocation to specific activities are in alignment with Group priorities.
  • Ensure implementation of Global Hitachi Rail Group culture and development of behaviors/competences are in line with Hitachi values and a collaborative approach.
  • Ensure assignment of targets to assigned resources are in line with Hitachi Rail Group goals.
  • Ensure definition and implementation of competence development plans, and capitalization of know-how/best practices.

Key shared accountabilities

  • Contribute to measure of customer satisfaction by interfacing clients on specific project as necessary.


  • Bachelor's degree in engineering
  • 3 to 5 years of RAIL experience
  • Good knowledge of ISO 9001:2015
  • Good auditing skills
  • Excellent communication and collaboration abilities across culturally and geographically diverse teams

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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