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Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
Job ID: R0041730
Date Posted: Feb 8, 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 Project Engineer who thrives in a fast-paced environment.  The successful candidate is comfortable performing a wide range of engineering tasks from administrative to strategic.  The position is based in Pittsburgh, PA.

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.


  • Achievement of the delivery of design work packages on schedule and in accordance with the planned budget;
  • Responsible for leading work packet Project Monitoring and Control activities including maintaining schedule, CTC, MPR updates, meeting minutes, risk register, and change orders;
  • Prioritization and monitoring of Engineering status, and execution of tasks within functional areas that includes engineering and engineering support activities;
  • Facilitates scope/requirement discussions with technical teams and customer;
  • Active participation in optimal overall project technical solution;
  • Understands and integrates applicable CMMI, CENELEC, AREMA, IEEE, IPC, etc standards;
  • Ensure that project objectives are communicated to the project team and monitors that all technical project activities are aligned with the project schedule;
  • Ensure that correct Configuration Management (including document management and transmittal process) is always in place;
  • Responsible for the Engineering Solution.

Required Skills/Knowledge:

  • Minimum 5 years’ experience as project engineer or lead systems/design engineer for Engineering system applications;
  • Prior experience with basic Project Management:
    • Maintaining and controlling budget
    • Schedule monitoring/development
    • Maintaining risk register
    • Resource and task management
  • Extensive understanding and/or prior experience with engineering lifecycles, delivery, and HW/SW integration lifecycle;
  • Strong prior experience with Microsoft Office suite, scheduling software (MS Project), requirements management systems, and software configuration tools;
  • Prior experience managing medium-large sized projects and project teams;
  • Demonstrated ability to lead, engage, and manage tasking of cross-functional teams of varying skills/experience;
  • Success with multi-tasking across multiple projects at given time;
  • Builds effective relationships and has exceptional communication and leadership skills;
  • Detail oriented with excellent organizational skills;
  • Electrical, Electronic, or Computer Engineering Qualifications/University Degree or Equivalent Technical Background.

Desired Skills/Knowledge:

  • Prefer rail or rail transit domain experience, but not required;
  • Prefer prior experience supporting Bids and Proposals for new work;
  • Experience with overall systems architecture design;
  • Experience with robust, mission critical control systems;
  • Experience with providing leadership in either a functional management or project management role.


Bachelor’s Degree



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.

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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