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Electrical Project Lead Engineer (Rail)

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Location: Arese, Milano, Italy
Job ID: R0025302
Date Posted: Apr 15, 2024
Segment: Green Energy & Mobility
Business Unit: Hitachi Energy
Profession (Job Category): Engineering & Science
Job Type (Experience Level): Experienced
Job Schedule: Full time
Remote: No

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In our Engineering department we are looking for a skilled & motivated Project Lead Engineer to join our team of engineers. Are you interested to lead technically "AC & DC Traction Power Supply Infrastructure for Rail projects"? You work on different technical solutions, take the lead technically for Power Supply infrastructure projects, apply new ideas in the area of engineering and cooperate with internal stakeholders to improve our state-of-the-art products. Do you prefer to work in an environment with full of energy and contribute your part to our success on the energy transition? This is your chance to make a difference! Our flexible work practices help you optimize personal and business performance while creating an environment where all employees can develop their skills and grow.


  • Technical lead for electrical design & engineering of AC & DC Traction Power Supply infrastructure for Rail projects.

  • In backup, technical lead for Power Supply Infrastructure for eMobility & Hydrogen projects could be required due to technical synergies.

  • Leads and executes engineering tasks related to electrical design, integration of rectifiers, rectifier transformers, AC & DC Switchgears, Interconnecting busbars/cables, LV AC&DC Auxiliary power system, batteries, chargers & UPS, safety apparatus, Control automation, etc

  • Overall technical responsibility for managing and leading all engineering activities of the project execution, tenders & business development.

  • Instruct, supervise & coordinate engineering teams handling different work packages, coordinate with internal & external partners and sub-suppliers

  • Collaborate with Sales & Tender management, Project Management, R&D, Project Site Installation & Commissioning team.

  • Develop power supply system architecture, sizing calculation for Power Supply, prepare specifications, check supplier's offers & co-ordinate with Supply Chain Management for procurement of materials, equipment's & Services.

  • Provide technical support for tendering & Execution of Customer projects, technical solutions Understand requirement specifications, effectively translate them into concrete solutions and contribute with suggestions for optimization.

  • Lead & attend discussions with customers, handle site queries and take necessary actions Living Hitachi Energy's core values of safety and integrity, which means taking responsibility for your own actions while caring for your colleagues and the business.

Your background:

  • Degree in Electrical Engineering with an emphasis in Power electronics, Power system design

  • > 5 years of experience in power systems engineering, AC & DC power supply for Railway, application of power electronics (Diode, Thyristor, IGBT, etc), High & Medium Voltage substation design, Low Voltage AC & DC distribution.

  • Experience with reactive power compensation solutions, power factor and harmonic distortion, DC grids, Energy Storage Systems is a plus.

  • Proactive, result-oriented individual with excellent interpersonal and teamwork skills as well as reliability and ability to work under pressure

  • Sound knowledge of engineering techniques, processes and tools, including knowledge in BIM, CAD system.

  • Strong commitment to safe work practices and a high level of self-motivation, curiosity, and desire to learn about new technologies

  • Ability to travel 10% of the time for projects and meeting with Customers

  • Skilled communicator who can interface with numerous external and internal parties and stakeholders at all levels in a multi-cultural environment

  • Fluent command of English, both written and spoken, preferably supplemented by German or French language skills

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