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Senior Project Manager

Location: Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Job ID: R0043572
Date Posted: Feb 13, 2024
Segment: Green Energy & Mobility
Business Unit: Hitachi Rail
Profession (Job Category): Project/Program 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 Manager 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 Brisbane, Australia.

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.


The accountabilities of the Senior Project Manager will include but are not limited to:

  • Supporting the Project Delivery Function and maintenance of the Project Delivery Plan to coordinate and manage all the activities conducted by the Participants and any other Project Stakeholders on the Shorncliffe Pilot Line for the delivery of the ETCS & CRR Tunnel functions.
  • Coordination of the development of an “Integrated Testing and Commissioning Plan” relevant to the Shorncliffe Pilot Line which is consistent with the Integration Strategies.
  • Manage and coordinate the engagement of all the Participants in the resolution of interface issues in respect of the Shorncliffe Pilot Line
  • Facilitate the integrated assurance process for the Shorncliffe Pilot Line in accordance with the Integration Strategies.
  • Facilitate the Transition to Operations process for the Shorncliffe Pilot Line in accordance with the Integration Strategies.
  • Supervising the production of the project plans and schedules.
  • Coordinating project reporting in compliance with the Contract and internal requirements.
  • Contract Administration.
  • Coordinating and supporting internal and external audits.
  • Attending/chairing Project meetings and arrange the preparation of progress reports, performance reviews and commercial reports.
  • Ensuring all activities undertaken are conducted with due regard to a high-level of continuous improvement.
  • Ensuring all activities undertaken are conducted with due regard to a high-level of safety.

Key Experiences preferred:

The candidate of choice should bring 5+ years of firsthand experience of:

  • Proven record delivering complex and international projects +$100 million, in Systems Delivery
  • Significant commercial experience (5+ years) working in complex, multi-discipline engineering projects including phases of design, procurement, construction, commissioning. Ideally within the rail industry.
  • A degree in engineering or equivalent.
  • Training in PMP, Prince 2 or similar Project Management methodology.
  • Initiative-taking, with excellent leadership, organisational, communication and people skills.
  • Agile mindset, able to take prompt decisions in a challenging environment.
  • Ability to work and lead in a multicultural environment.
  • Microsoft Office proficiency.
  • Experience in the following areas of project management: Customer management, scheduling, planning, critical path analysis, change management, risk management, cost estimation.

At Hitachi Rail, we know that a diverse business is a sustainable business. Working collaboratively with a range of internal networks, we’re continuously improving our policies and products. From accessible, sustainable design to achieving a better gender balance. We base these efforts on our core values: Harmony, Sincerity and Pioneering spirit. And by aligning with these, we’re able to create a workplace where people not only feel comfortable but are given opportunities to thrive.

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.

What we offer:

  • Be part of a Global Company that offers a great work life balance.
  • Many opportunities to progress your career with training and development available.
  • Salary Continuance Insurance

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those under consideration will be contacted.

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