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Civil Leading Hand

Location: Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Job ID: R0051171
Date Posted: May 20, 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 Civil Leading Hand 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.

Who We Are

Hitachi Rail is a fully integrated, global provider of rail solutions across rolling stock, signalling, service & maintenance, digital technology, and turnkey. With a presence in 38 countries across three continents and over 14,000 employees, our mission is to contribute to society through the continuous development of superior rail transport solutions.

About the Position

With record-breaking investment in rail infrastructure and networks to support more livable and sustainable cities and communities across Australia, we’re expanding our team to meet the demands of our growing project portfolio. In fact, we have work in hand that takes us through to 2032 and beyond.

Based in Brisbane, you will be part of dynamic, innovative, and collaborative team renowned for its world-class thinking and solutions.

Key accountabilities:

  • Manage the daily activities of a Civil Construction team for ETCS L2 project delivery and coordinate all construction site activities according to project requirements.

  • Complete project documentation in a timely manner.

  • Manage project materials, to ensure no delays to project works.

  • High level of organisational and planning skills, as well as a great eye for detail

  • Collaborate with the HSE team to deliver site safety requirements.

  • Provide regular progress reports on construction activities.

Key knowledge and experience:

  • 5+ years as a civil supervision or leading hand in a rail and/or civil construction environment

  • Construction White Card

  • Ability to read and interpret construction drawings.

  • Current Class A Driver’s License (MR License preferred but not essential)

  • Experience in concrete and foundation works.

  • Demonstrated competency in implementing Health & Safety initiatives.

  • Good planning and organisational skills.

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, colour, 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. Join us at


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