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Senior Installation Engineer - Design Integrator

Location: Oakland, California, United States
Job ID: R0033291
Date Posted: Jan 26, 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 is looking for an enthusiastic self-motivated Senior Installation Engineer - Design Integrator who thrives in a fast-paced environment. The successful candidate is comfortable performing a wide range of tasks from administrative to strategic. The position is based in Oakland, CA. 

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.


  • Ensure that the CBTC project is compliant with the contract, the system requirements and the local electrical regulations.
  • Design and instruct subcontractor designer to route cables within the technical rooms and along the track system, managing filling ratio, existing pathways challenging, proposing new pathways etc..
  • Manage and seek resolution of the technical Interfaces between the engineering installation works and technological Systems/subsystems;
  • Ensure the application of quality procedures for the emissions of the documents at every stage of the design;
  • Identify the critical issues in the development of the project and propose mitigation actions;
  • Represent the Installation engineering team and support the design choices with the client;
  • Seal documents and drawings prepared by, or under the direct supervision as part of professional engineering services rendered to the public. This may include power design, signaling or other subsystem that are input to Engineering Installation documents.   
  • Ability to use of Bluebeam and CAD software for interfaces definition and management, as part of the project delivery strategy according to the Engineering Management Plan.

Required Skills/ Knowledge

5 to 10 years' experience of Electrical Works in the Railway Engineering context especially developed in the area of construction and installation Design. Additional expertise in the railways contexts is considered as a plus.

Electrical California Licensed Professional Certification required. Certified in California PE in Electrical Engineering.

Solid experience in rail context with managing wayside installation design and routing cables along the track and within the technical rooms.

Knowledge Expected:


Operative competencies

  • Survey field locations and gather information for the existing infrastructure to complete the installation design when necessary
  • Ability to identify, understand and overcome installation challenging when developing the design
  • Size pathways and raceway, considering existing conditions and filling
  • Familiar with Requirement Traceability Matrix and the Interface Registers tools.
  • Design management of contractors and sub-contractor activities: contract requirements and design processes-control;
  • Previous experience in construction is a plus.
  • Demonstrate critical attention to detail and deadlines and are self-motivated;
  • Possess the ability to adapt well to change in direction and priorities in a project and deadline-oriented environment;

Soft Skills

Ability to stay organized and maintain project records;

Team working

Co-operative approach

Mobility Mindset


Must be able to proficiently use AutoCAD, Bluebeam and Microsoft Office (Word/Excel) (Autodesk Revit or 3D software are considered a plus);


Electrical Engineering University Degree or Equivalent Technical Background


Written and verbal English communication skills

In accordance with the DOT’s FRA and FTA programs, Hitachi’s substance screening program tests pre-employment candidates and current employees, as required for safety-sensitive positions.

The salary range for this position is $116,000 - $175,000 per year.  Final pay is determined by the candidate’s experience, skillset and ability level, internal equity and location.

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