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SYSTEM ASSURANCE MANAGER

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Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
Job ID: 50023655.5HRSTS
Date Posted: Feb 25, 2020
Segment: Mobility
Business Unit: Hitachi Rail
Company Name: Hitachi Rail STS
Profession (Job Category): Engineering
Job Type (Experience Level): Experienced
Job Schedule: Full-time

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Job description
Hitachi Rail STS USA is looking for an enthusiastic self-motivated System Assurance Manager who thrives in a fast-paced environment. The successful candidate is comfortable performing a wide range of tasks from administrative to strategic. The position is based in Pittsburgh, PA.
Who We Are:
At Hitachi Rail STS, we help our customers solve the world's most complex mobility challenges.
We design, manufacture, test, install and commission solutions that meet the safety and management needs of freight, passenger and metro rail operators.
An international provider of turnkey services and solutions, we employ more than 4,300 people in 30 countries. We deliver innovations that answer society's challenges. With our talented teams and proven experience, we can inspire the world.
We are currently seeking Systems Assurance Manager whose mission is to ensure project compliance with RAMS requirements, through effective management of RAMS and V&V activities, in compliance with schedule and budget in complex projects (in terms of number of interfaces and or contract value). The role will also ensure the delivery of required project safety evidence, as well as the independent safety assessment.
We are looking for someone who possesses strong technical skills in the field, someone who is capable of communicating with people at all levels and is able to build strong working relationships. Must also be proactive and have a "can do" attitude and the ability to effectively juggle priorities and working collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders.

The accountabilities of the role will include but are not limited to:
  • Ensure the organization, scheduling, implementation and monitoring of project RAMS and V&V activities and ensure compliance with project budget, schedule and quality requirements
  • Ensure the system safety and reliability requirements
  • Ensure the proper RAMS competence project staffing
  • Ensure the issue of project RAMS documentation
  • Ensure the execution and issuing of all project RAMS and V&V activities and deliverables, interfacing PM, PE and other departments as required, ensuring information flow to/from the project RAMS team
  • Ensure the execution and the sharing of communication to the PM of the following activities
  • Workload management with periodic workload updates and analysis of deviations;
  • Critical path management and alignment of RAMS schedule with project master schedule, to avoid unplanned interruption of activities in RAMS stream
  • A proactive risk management for early detection of cost, schedule, technical and resource issues and proposal of recovery plans
  • Supported by the assigned RAMS WPLs, estimate RAMS and V&V activities and agree with the PM and the controller the relevant budget
  • Ensure the safety assessment (ISA) certification (NoBo)
  • Apply a front-loading approach in order to anticipate and avoid technical, schedule and budget issues that could negatively affect RAMS activities
  • Contribute to the improvement of RAMS and V&V standard processes, with focus on effectiveness and cost reduction. Ensure the application of RAMS standard processes and share project lessons learned with the RAMS department
  • Support preparation of bids and proposals.
  • Ensure the provision of schedule and cost constrains to relevant Product, Signaling and System RAMS Engineers
Education & Experience
  • Engineering Degree or Equivalent Technical Engineering Background
  • At least five years of experience in signaling or another safety critical engineering area.
  • At least five years of RAMS experience in particular in the use of appropriate safety engineering techniques, such as PHA, FTA, FMEA etc.
Languages:
English Proficiency
Benefits:
Hitachi Rail STS employees enjoy a comprehensive benefits package including Competitive Pay, Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance, Short & Long Term Disability, Life & Accident Insurance, Flexible Spending Accounts, Savings Plan, and Paid Vacation. We also offer a number of Work/Life Programs such as Flextime and a variety of Training and Development opportunities.
Benefits:
Hitachi Rail STS employees enjoy a comprehensive benefits package including Competitive Pay, Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance, Short & Long Term Disability, Life & Accident Insurance, Flexible Spending Accounts, Savings Plan, and Paid Vacation. We also offer a number of Work/Life Programs such as Flextime and a variety of Training and Development opportunities.
It is our commitment at Hitachi Rail STS USA Inc. to create a diverse environment and we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.
We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those under consideration will be contacted. Join us at www.Hitachi Rail-sts.com/en/careers .

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