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Senior System RAMS Engineer

Location: Genova, Genova, Italy
Job ID: R0030925
Date Posted: Mar 14, 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 System RAMS Engineere  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 Naples, Italy.

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.


Integrated in the RAM department belonging to the RAMS unit, you will be integrated in a multidisciplinary team in charge of  RAMS governance. The missions are to:

  • Lead the execution of the RAM Programme of the railway system, subsystems and products, in accordance with applicable requirements, company guidelines and applicable standards
  • Coordinate with prime contractor and subcontractors/vendors RAM staff Produce RAM Analysis and RAM requirements verification
  • Verify and sign off  design, installation and commissioning of all systems/subsystems/products RAM related requirements, including Train Control, Passenger Vehicles, Service Vehicles, Traction Electrification, Communications, UPS, Platform Screen Gates, Fire Detection etc.
  • Support the Engineering/Product Development team in finalizing the design in order to guarantee the maximum level of Reliability and Availability in compliance with the RAM Standards
  • Support the Commissioning Manager in identifying and prioritize  activities needed to guarantee the minimum level of RAM performance of the various technologies throughout the various commissioning phases
  • Perform RAM governance activities, coordination of subsystems RAM referents for each technology involved in the project
  • Contribute to the delivery of systems/subsystems/products in compliance with the project/programme schedule and the budget
  • Reporting to the Project RAMS Manager or to the PM for status, deadline, schedule and budget


Ensure execution of the RAM activities throughout Projects, Bids and products lifecycle, in accordance with Hitachi Rail process and guidelines

  • Establish Projects and Products RAM Programme
  • Support and Plan RAM activities
  • Manage RAM activities and budget forecast
  • Provide feedback to project/product design team since the early phases of the project/product lifecycle
  • Perform Failure Mode and Effects Criticality Analysis
  • Reliability modeling techniques, RBDs, FTA, Markov Chains, Petri-Nets etc.
  • Life Cycle Cost analysis
  • Products reliability predictions according to International Standards IEC Ensure RAM parameters performance demonstration in operation
  • Application of FRACAS process
  • Ensure that suppliers are provided with appropriate RAM requirements Manage internal and external interfaces with other departments, suppliers, partners and clients
  • Ensure development, improvement and implementation of RAM standard processes.

Required skills

  • From 5 up to 10 years of experience in RAMS
  • Knowlede of Internation Standards applicable to Railway domain e.g. EN 50126
  • Background in Reliability Engineering in products/system for industry (Railway, Aerospace, …)
  • Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office software
  • Knowledge of Isograph Rliability Workbench Tool or equivalent

Education / Qualifications

Technical Degree or Equivalent Technical Background


  • English (spoken and written) proficiency
  • French or Spanish (spoken and written) knowledge is a plus

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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