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Electrical Systems Engineer

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Location: Doncaster, England, United Kingdom
Job ID: 44657
Date Posted: Dec 12, 2019
Segment: Mobility
Business Unit: Hitachi Rail
Company Name: Hitachi Rail Limited
Profession (Job Category): Engineering
Job Type (Experience Level): Experienced
Job Schedule: Full-time
Remote: Optional

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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 Europe 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

Hitachi Rail Limited are currently recruiting for an Electrical Systems Engineer to join our team in Doncaster. You will be working as a part of our service and maintenance engineering department, reporting to the Senior Electrical Systems Engineer.


In this exciting new role, you will be responsible for providing electrical engineering support, on assigned Electrical / Electronic Systems, to the various Hitachi fleets of trains.


Working as part of the Service and Maintenance Central Engineering team, the successful applicant will:

  • Be responsible for an assigned set of electrical systems (where possible, the systems will be assigned appropriate to existing experience, while bearing in mind the skill set of the other members of the team, too);
  • Provide detailed engineering analysis of the assigned systems, as appropriate to any in-service issues identified on the trains, and work towards containment of the issue, root cause analysis, and subsequent long-term corrective action;
  • Write clear, detailed technical reports on any investigations carried out, including details of subsequent actions and any recommendations;
  • Support technical teams at depots in respect of the assigned systems;
  • Progress corrective actions through the Change Approval Process, ready for implementation on the appropriate fleets, to include appropriate documentation and evidence;
  • Support relevant hardware and software development, as appropriate;
  • Assist as needed in the creation or amendment of documents for maintenance and overhaul activities of the assigned systems;
  • Develop and maintain good working relationships with suppliers as appropriate to the issues under investigation;
  • Follow and, where appropriate, assist in the development of relevant procedures to ensure smooth progression of work;
  • Develop a good working relationship with the Engineers in the Project Engineering team based in Holborn, London, who are responsible for trains before service delivery;
  • Develop a good working relationship with Hitachi colleagues in Mito, Japan;
  • Support learning and development within the Service and Maintenance team, including the development of Graduate Engineers;
  • Ensure adequate levels of Health, Safety and Environmental concerns are maintained in all aspects of their work and in accordance with company policies.
About you

Essential Requirements

  • Engineering degree, or the ability to demonstrate degree level working for 5+ years.
  • Excellent knowledge of any electrical systems, both technically and operationally.
  • Comfortable with ‘hands on’ engineering for on-train investigations when needed.
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision, to clear targets and deliverables, and within a tight project support environment.
  • Ability to work under own initiative.
  • Good English written skills.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Commitment to working as part of a team.
  • Commitment to the effective implementation of equal opportunities policies.
  • Sound understanding of health and safety requirements in a practical working environment.

Desirable Requirements

  • Experience in the Railway Industry.
  • Knowledge of the UK Railway Operations and Engineering Safety Management System.
  • Yellow Book Course and/or Common Safety Method Course, or similar.
  • Chartered, or working towards Chartered status.
  • Experience in brake systems and/or train monitoring systems


Applications from candidates of any level of relevant experience will be considered.  The right person for the team will be given training and support to suit their experience.


Why Hitachi Rail Limited?

At Hitachi Rail Limited 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!

Closing date for applications is 11th December 2019

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