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System Integration Engineer (FTC until March 2021)

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Location: London, England, United Kingdom
Job ID: 44672
Date Posted: Jan 31, 2020
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: No

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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

Our Engineering team in London are proud of their supportive and collaborative working culture. They work on projects not only in the UK but also internationally, sharing and gaining knowledge from our colleagues across the world.

In this exciting new role you will be joining the System Integration Team at a busy time, working on a variety of live projects and bids. Your key focuses will be to use your technical expertise to review bids and develop bid requirements. You’ll also play a key role in collating compliance evidence collation, supplier engagement and conducting reviews with customers.

Specifically, you will be responsible for the following deliverables:

  • Ensure that train system functionality is optimised by taking a joined-up view of the overall, complete train functionality and requirements.

  • Production of SI Matrices to support the validation of the train design. Ensuring that the QA and test and commissioning activities are aligned with the matrices. Provide the necessary feedback into the different departments.

  • Ensuring that data from internal departments is, where possible, joined up, shared and optimised to provide maximum benefit to the organisation (Design, Maintenance, Procurement, QHSE, Training, Testing, etc)   

  • Manage sub-suppliers. Confirm and agree technical specifications and requirements. Carefully manage the interface requirements between the factory and sub-suppliers, evaluating technical and commercial risk.

  • Using knowledge of modern rolling stock, attend design review meetings, providing assistance to the design team.

  • Provide support and validation to the RAMS activities.

  • Assist in reliability activities on new rolling stock. This will include working directly with suppliers and internal departments.

  • Provide support to the production of technical bid submissions.


About you

To succeed in the role we’re looking for someone who can demonstrate the following skills and experience:

  • An excellent knowledge of modern rolling stock design, construction, functionality and the interactions of the train systems.
  • Rolling Stock operations knowledge.
  • Ability to read schematics (electrical, pneumatic and mechanical) and assess potential failure modes and design improvements.
  • RAMS process knowledge, particularly FMEA.
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to work within a multi-cultural team.
  • An excellent standard of English, both written and verbal. Ability to produce technical reports.
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • CAD software packages (i.e. Solid Works)
  • Experience of building good working relationships across all stakeholders


  • Minimum HNC (or equivalent) in an Engineering discipline

Why Hitachi Rail Europe?

At Hitachi Rail Europe 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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