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Vehicle Project Engineer

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Location: Napoli, Napoli, Italy
Job ID: R0036672
Date Posted: Jun 24, 2024
Segment: Green Energy & Mobility
Business Unit: Hitachi Rail
Company Name: Hitachi Rail S.p.A.
Profession (Job Category): Other
Job Type (Experience Level): Experienced
Job Schedule: Full time
Remote: No

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Hitachi Rail is looking for an enthusiastic self-motivated Vehicle Project Engineer who thrives in a fast-paced environment. The successful candidate is comfortable performing a wide range of tasks in Engineering Department. The position is based in Napoli - IT

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 organisation 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.


  • Technical coordination of design teams during complete project lifecycle from bid to delivery and vehicle qualification phases
  • Preparation of project design documents for bid or projects
  • Definition and management of design reviews with design teams or customers
  • Preparation of project documentation such as engineering plans and design review reports
  • Management of project KPI and Open Items by means of structured templates
  • Engineering representation during cross functional meetings with Project Managers, procurements and manufacturing departments during complete project lifecycle
  • Coordination of testing activities with related department in order to manage the complete validation of the project

Required Skills/ Knowledge

  • Preferred past experience in Railway or other similar Industry sectors projects
  • Knowledge of the basic concepts of the RAMS disciplines is an advantage.
  • Knowledge of the main regulations relating to on-board systems in the railway business
  • Knowledge of the main office automation software/tools (Word, Excel, Poer Point etc.)
  • Knowledge of system engineering processes and the main regulations in the railway field is required, in order to manage, throughout the life cycle of the product and with an interdisciplinary approach, the design activities, development and functional integration of the subsystems of railway vehicle platforms, with particular reference to the topics of architecture, functions and performances, from the design phase to the final validation phase.
  • Recommended knowledge of electrical/mechanical design software (Autocad, Creo, Catia, etc.)
  • Recommended knowledge of the IBM DOORS requirements management tool.
  • Recommended knowledge of Engineering Processes and Railway Operations.
  • Ability to work effectively with all levels of the organisation, with the aptitude to contribute with constructive and practical ideas.
  • Readiness to work effectively in a collaborative, fast-paced, multitasking international environment.
  • Ability to work autonomously in teams and for projects is required.
  • Availability for short-term national and international business trip.

Desired Skills/ Knowledge

  • Ability to manage and plan the assigned tasks independently and team-working.
  • Ability to analyze business requirements, problem-solving attitude and business process analysis.
  • Ability to face with the different internal functions (internal customer) and external (suppliers, customers, partners).
  • Planning and organization.
  • Versatile in learning and strong desire to remain up-to-date with changes in technology and best industry practices.
  • Strong business acumen & technical skills.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Attitude to work in an international and multi-cultural reality.

Education / Qualifications

Degree in Electrical, Electronic, Mechanical  or Vehicle Transportation Engineering or equivalent


Good knowledge of written and spoken English is mandatory.

English language knowledge on at least international C1 level

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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