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Assistant Project Manager (FTC to March 2020)

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Location: London, England, United Kingdom
Job ID: 44619
Date Posted: Dec 19, 2019
Segment: Mobility
Business Unit: Hitachi Rail
Company Name: Hitachi Rail Limited
Profession (Job Category): Program & Project Management – Industry/Specialty
Job Type (Experience Level): Experienced
Job Schedule: Full-time
Remote: No

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Assistant Project Manager (FTC to March 2020)

Are you looking for opportunities to work on high profile rail projects and advanced technology alongside experts from the UK, Europe and Japan? Come and join the fastest growing rail business in the world!

As a global provider of total railway solutions, Hitachi Rail has a growing international presence and product range. We are leading the largest rail modernisation project in UK history and delivering the UK’s next generation of rolling stock. We are working to Inspire the Next – and this is your chance to be part of it.

Your new role

As an Assistant Project Manager you’ll be joining a new team in our Service and Maintenance Technology function who are spear heading a new project for us at Hitachi Rail to deliver new train to shore technology.


In this exciting new role as an Assistant Project Manager you’ll play a key role in delivering train to shore technology for a number of new fleet projects and transition projects including knowledge transfer and technical documentation to the BAU support team.

Specifically, you will be responsible for the following deliverables:

  • Supporting delivery of Hitachi Fleet Monitoring (HFMT) Tool for new fleets.
  • Managing key project management activities within the programme team and ensure projects are delivered on time and within budget.
  • Working with the suppliers and wider internal team to transition projects into business as usual.
  • Providing technical support to the service support teams in triaging project related technical issues where required and will transfer the knowledge accordingly to the support team.
  • Documenting on-boarding process and coordinating with the suppliers for on-boarding HFMT for the new trains.
  • Providing daily support to the project teams and represent Service & Technology team at the meetings.
  • Liaising with the suppliers and holding them to account for deliverables, developing joint delivery plans and reporting progress to the stakeholders
  • Documenting and producing technical documents where required and transferring the knowledge to the support teams
  • Co-ordinate user acceptance tests and producing relevant documentation to promote the changes into production environment
About you
  • Previous experience in project delivery, design, procurement, implementation, support and admin
  • Knowledge of and experience in developing project plans and documenting product technical information
  • Experience in managing suppliers, contractors and hold them to account for deliverables
  • In-depth, hands-on working knowledge in application (software, web, mobile) development with experience of cloud-based technologies, mobile networks and communications, data warehouse and lake, Business Intelligence (BI) and reporting applications
  • Strong practical and theoretical knowledge of cloud technologies/solutions e.g. SaaS, PaaS
  • Hands on experience of Software Development Lifecycles and their application in an agile environment
  • Experience of Support Models, including SLA. Escalation and Service Management
  • Experience of risk assessments, management and mitigation
  • Experience in application technology testing – unit, integration and acceptance testing
  • Experience of fulfilling a client facing role and working with senior management and Executives
  • Excellent organisational and leadership skills (successfully lead and managed end-to-end technology services and or technology operations)
  • An excellent level of attention to detail
  • Excellent communication skills – oral, written and presentation
  • Experience of project management, including project plans, budgeting/costing, risk management
  • Excellent relationship-building and communication skills with internal/external stakeholders as well as 3rd party organisations


  • A minimum of a degree in Information Security, Computer Science or Computing, or equivalent certifications and experience

Why Hitachi Rail?

At Hitachi Rail you will find a passionate and collaborative environment. We operate according to our values of Harmony, Sincerity and Pioneering Spirit. As such, we work closely as a team and empower our colleagues to take ownership and become creative in our pursuit of excellence. We take pride in the contribution we make to society and we always act with integrity and fairness towards our customers, suppliers and colleagues.

We offer a competitive salary and annual leave entitlement as well as a generous benefits package. This includes a pension scheme with contributions up to 9%, health insurance, and many more perks for you to choose from within a flexible plan that will meet your specific needs and lifestyle.

If you like the sound of the above and feel energised by the idea of joining a great brand at a moment of exciting expansion, please apply now. We look forward to hearing from you!

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