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SAP Basis Consultant

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Location: Newton Aycliffe, England, United Kingdom
Job ID: 44881
Date Posted: Mar 4, 2020
Segment: Mobility
Business Unit: Hitachi Rail
Company Name: Hitachi Rail Limited
Profession (Job Category): Information Technology
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

In this exciting new role as a SAP Basis Consultant, you’ll be reporting to the SAP Support Manager, acting as a technical leader for SAP technology within the UK company. Integral to you role will be to be a customer-focused leader for a 3rd party onshore SAP Basis team, who undertake the majority, but not all, of the hands on technical work. You’ll work very closely with the 3rd party Basis team and you will have a highly interactive relationship with them.

With some exciting projects on the horizon including S/4 migration and potential S4 global instance, this role will give you some fantastic opportunities to deepen your technical capabilities!

Specifically, you will be responsible for the following deliverables:

  • Providing business-focused leadership, prioritisation and direction for a team of UK-based Basis consultants
  • Providing troubleshooting and oversight of complex SAP technical issues

  • Providing hands on technical implementation work along with the onshore 3rd party Basis team, when deemed appropriate

  • Preparing and supporting SAP client software (e.g. SAP Gui, SAP Analysis for Office etc) and provide direction to the Windows client support team in the area of SAP client software.

  • Taking technical responsibility for a 3000 user complex SAP landscape      

About you

It is essential the candidates have the following skills and experience:

  • Demonstrable previous experience in supporting SAP systems (ECC, BI, Portal, Prod & Non prod landscapes)
  • Demonstrable previous experience with Linux/Unix

  • Excellent troubleshooting skills

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills to interact with SAP Application consultants, PC Support, Basis team and management             

Some desirable experience which would be great to see on your application include:

  • SAP PI and Enterprise Portal administration experience
  • SAP implementation experience

  • DB2/LUW database experience

  • Windows skills (particularly of browsers, troubleshooting of web applications)

  • SAP Fiori and/or Neptune experience

  • SAP Business Objects BI Platform

  • SAP VIM (Opentext) experience would be an added benefit

  • Experience of SAP Licensing



Technical degree (for example in IT or Computer science) or equivalent experience

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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