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Location: London, England, United Kingdom
Job ID: 45326
Date Posted: Apr 9, 2020
Segment: Mobility
Business Unit: Hitachi Rail
Company Name: Hitachi Rail Limited
Profession (Job Category): Repair & Maintenance
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!


Hitachi Rail is a fully integrated, global provider of rail solutions across rolling stock, signalling, service & maintenance, digital technology and turnkey. With a presence in 38 countries across three continents and over 13,000 employees, our mission is to contribute to society through the continuous development of superior rail transport solutions. We are working to Inspire the Next – and this is your chance to be part of it.

Your new role

We are currently recruiting for a SAP Engineer to join our team. This is a permanent role based at our North Pole train maintenance centre.


In this exciting role you will ensure the delivery of overhaul through the SAP system is managed effectively & efficiently. Supporting Operations & the SAP central team to input and manage maintenance plans in the system, monitor work orders, & ensure asset configuration is maintained


Specifically, you will be responsible for the following deliverables:

Maintenance Plan Management
  • Work with engineering & the strategic planning manager to confirm the forecast overhaul demands for each fleet

  • Ensure that maintenance plans are uploaded into SAP on an individual component basis allowing full visibility of ongoing demand

  • Work with the central planning cell to ensure this demand is properly understood & TMC impacts accounted for

  • Management of the maintenance plans throughout their lifecycle, ensuring they are kept up to date and updated or closed correctly 

  • On completion of any maintenance work, ensure Certificates of Conformance are loaded against key assets and records are kept up to date

  • Optimise existing maintenance plan & work order management processes to ensure effective delivery

  • Manage and track all maintenance plans to ensure no planned maintenance goes past its due by date or mileage

Asset Configuration
  • Oversee TMC removal & refit and information provided from overhaul providers to ensure that asset configuration is maintained appropriately

  • Integrate into the repair cycle to ensure any additional work required & unexpected component change-out is managed effectively

  • Work with central SAP teams to ensure configuration integrity is in place for all fleets prior to overhaul commencement

Monitoring & Management
  • Generate & monitor SAP driven KPIs and reporting, escalating issues to senior management as required

  • Complete root cause analysis of any system issues or recurring user error, driving improvements as required

Other Projects
  • Provide SAP advice into other optimisation projects as identified by the business

  • Proactively identify SAP improvement opportunities & work cross-functionally across the business to support the delivery of these projects in a timely & cost-effective manner

About you

Essential requirements

  • Must have an excellent knowledge & understanding of Asset Maintenance techniques preferably within the rail industry.

  • Must have a detailed knowledge of SAP and experience in using the Asset Management functions listed below:

  • Functional Location Structure.
  • Material Masters and MM transactions.
  • Equipment records.
  • PM Notifications & work Orders.
  • Utilising Task lists in SAP PM.
  • Creating & Scheduling Maintenance plans in SAP PM – Including multiple counter plans.

  • Condition based maintenance using Measurement points & Measurement documents.

  • Experience in using Legacy System Migration Workbench (LSMW) load files.

  • Creation of Equipment Records using ZPM_autoserial


  • Calm and diplomatic under pressure.
  • Written and verbal communication skills to a very high standard.

  • Able to represent Hitachi in a professional manner at all times.

  • Position holder must be able to liaise effectively with all levels of personnel both within and outside the company.


Why Hitachi Rail?


At Hitachi Rail 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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