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System Engineering Manager

Job ID: R1006195-HRG
Date Posted: Jul 8, 2024
Segment: Green Energy & Mobility
Business Unit: Hitachi Rail
Company Name: Ground Transportation Systems Malaysia Sdn Bhd
Profession (Job Category): Engineering & Science
Job Type (Experience Level): Experienced
Job Schedule: Full-time
Remote: No

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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.

Kuala-Lumpur, Malaysia (On-Site)

As Ground Transportation Systems (GTS), we are advancing rail signalling and safety solutions to ensure safe and efficient railway operations worldwide.

Our technologies help to bring billions of people reliably to their destinations by rail every year - making sustainable mobility a reality.

System Engineering Manager (Ref.No. R1006195)

at our location in Kuala-Lumpur

You will enjoy having these responsibilities:

Provides technical & engineering leadership on bids and projects;
  • Leads the systems engineering team in performing all engineering activities with a Lean engineering mindset and methodologies (in particular pulled flow, set-based design, Kanban / limited WIP, Kaizen, and Obeya), and implementing co-engineering wherever appropriate;
  • Builds the overall solution strategy after understanding the solution's needs;
  • Ensures System Engineering activity management within constraints provided by approved architecture and design policy;
  • Secures the engineering scope, plans and coordinates the whole system engineering activities within the constraints provided by the agreed architecture and design policy in order to satisfy customer requirements and ensures global development consistency;
  • Defines the engineering's PBS, WBS, OBS and associated tasks, tailors development process and ensures achievement of the development baselines (functional, allocated and product);
  • Defines the Product Reuse Strategy, contributes to Product Line Development Strategy and updates the bid/project by proposing upgrades thanks to product enhancements;
  • Manages Risks & Opportunities of design and development during bid phase, guarantees programme commitments, including those flown down to subcontractors and partners;
  • Optimises technical work against costs, schedule and risks from design to validation and acceptance of the solution;
  • Implements the decisions and actions coming from the Complexity Profiler analysis;
Defines and tailors the engineering environment suitable for the Bid or the Project;
  • Understands the engineering requirements for relevant bid/projects and schedule, and allocate Work Packages to relevant engineering employees for completion, and provides the Statements of Works for all internal and external subcontractors;
  • Monitors and coordinates technical and engineering activities are to carried out in accordance with contract and company quality system requirements;
  • Supports the implementation of reviews to ensure review objectives are met;
  • Provide technical & engineering leadership on bids and projects.
  • Provides technical input for Business Development activities in the Transport market through participation in customer meetings and workshops and identifying business opportunities;
  • Liaises with the Sales and Bid management teams in the preparation of proposals, and directly with client representatives in determining their requirements;
  • Participates in bids (or changes/evolutions of a project) by leading the development of the technical solution for Transport opportunities and providing estimates for the solution;
  • Leads the technical activities on projects by providing leadership on the development of the technical solution, planning, implementation and rollout of the solution;
  • Provides direction in priority and resourcing needs for engineering support activities on bids and projects;
  • Acts as the technical interface on technical issues with customers responding to queries and providing technical solutions;
  • Provides the leadership of the change control board, making informed decisions on changes and management of the entire development environment;
  • Provides metrics and analysis on progress of systems engineering activities (Obeya);
  • Ensures all designs are approved by the Design Authority;
  • Produces technical reports as required by the Bid or Project Manager;
  • Capitalises lessons learned and relevant project data and metrics;
  • Effective Manages people management effectively, including participation in the professional development of technical employees in line with the business strategy;
  • Manages the skills and competencies of people on his team - including himself - in particular in view of requirements of an Authorised Engineering Organisation according to Competency Management Policies.
The Systems Engineering Manager also contributes to the following activities:
  • Assure the RAM, Safety and Security (as appropriate for the domain / project / bid), providing input into defining and implementing RAM & Safety assurance and making sure that the RAM, Safety and Security assurance activities are conducted;
  • Prepare production: Manage the availability of production equipment and tooling, develop the processes, adapt or procure the production and test equipment and tools;
  • Participate in the production's first article inspection (FAI) and the Internal Product acceptance
  • Prepare the delivery of Customer Services: validate the objectives of the Reliability, Availability, Maintainability and Testability studies, perform Reliability, Availability, Maintainability, Testability (RAMT) studies, prepare the operations of the system;
  • Manage the configuration of the system: create and approve baselines, perform configuration audits.
  • The Systems Engineering Manager may be asked to assume the following Roles: IVVQ Manager, Service Engineering Manager, and Configuration Manager.
You have:

  • Tertiary qualification in Computer Science, Information Technology, Electronics Engineering or related discipline (essential)
  • Higher degree qualifications are desirable.
  • Demonstrated engineering competencies required for qualification to INCOSE CSEP/ESEP (or equivalent, CSEP as a very minimum) are highly desirable
  • Experience working on Transportation projects
  • Experience working within a Systems Engineering lifecycle
  • Minimum of 10 years' experience in a Senior Engineering role
  • Experience in managing multi-disciplinary teams
  • Experience in managing multiple small projects simultaneously
  • Strong oral and written communications & liaison skills.
  • Membership of relevant professional organisation, e.g. INCOSE, Institution of Engineers Singapore, etc.
  • Experience in a project management or a systems delivery management role.
  • Knowledge of Hitachi Rail GTS Products and Processes
Our Talent Acquisition Team is looking forward to hearing from you

We look forward to receiving your application in just a few clicks via our career portal.

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About us

Our motivation is the mobility turnaround. To achieve this, our teams find innovative products and solutions that ensure the operation and reliability of the entire rail network and increase capacities on the rails.

Our projects are diverse. To make our teams even stronger, we are looking for your support. In return, we offer you an attractive overall package with the following benefits:
  • Stronger together : Networking through internal networks and working in international teams
  • Our drive: Together, we are laying the foundations for the digitization of the rail around the world, to get people safely to their destinations and to their loved ones!
  • Attractive conditions: A secure and permanent job with a global company

Equal opportunities and self-determined participation of severely disabled persons and persons of equal status as well as respectful cooperation are firmly anchored principles within Hitachi Rail and its subsidiaries. We also aim to offer all our equal opportunities to start a career and to receive training and further education in our company. We consciously promote diversity and togetherness in our teams.

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