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Project Manager

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Location: Newton Aycliffe, England, United Kingdom
Job ID: 44694
Date Posted: Apr 7, 2020
Segment: Mobility
Business Unit: Hitachi Rail
Company Name: Hitachi Rail Limited
Profession (Job Category): Administration
Job Type (Experience Level): Experienced
Job Schedule: Full-time
Remote: No

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Project Manager

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

We’re looking for a versatile Project Manager who will have the opportunity to work across a varied project portfolio, particularly focusing on projects in the North East and Scotland! You’ll also play a key role in interfacing with our customers, ensuring we continue to deliver an exceptional service and product to them.

In this exciting new role you will leading the project delivery team in the execution of all Hitachi Rail obligations in regards to the allocated Manufacturing & Supply Agreement (MSA).

Specifically, you will be responsible for the following deliverables:

  • Management of project delivery programme and resolution of associated schedule conflicts
  • Development of budgets with project delivery leads, ongoing budget ownership and management, and reporting

  • Liaison with Commercial, and project delivery functions to ensure effective communication and implementation of customer variations

  • Active identification and management of risks to project delivery programme, scope and costs

  • Active management of changes to project delivery programme, scope and costs

  • Management and escalation of key issues affecting the project delivery programme

  • Support to the implementation and deployment of required process and procedures in accordance with direction from the UK Project Management Office

  • Support the management of the handover process between rolling stock supply and maintenance teams

  • Support projects department planning through active forecasting and management of project resource requirements

About you

  • Strong project management experience within a manufacturing or operational environment
  • Experience of managing budgets and costs

  • Sound commercial acumen

  • Excellent engagement and influencing skills across a variety of stakeholders

  • Flexibility in regards to domestic and international travel

  • A self-starter willing to take responsibility for delivery of goals and objectives

  • Proven ability to co-ordinate several existing teams, in different countries, and drive them to an integrated delivery plan

  • Experience of managing whole project cycle of rolling stock manufacturing, from project launch to close.

  • Knowledge of bid evaluation using whole life cycle cost model

  • Good overall knowledge of the process of Introduction of trains onto the UK Network

  • Highly motivated and can work with minimum supervision

  • Excellent communication skills 

  • Demonstrates perseverance, patience and commitment for long term success

  • Good organisation/time management

  • Enjoys challenges and problem solving

  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills

  • Highly organised and methodical


  • Project Management qualification

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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