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Location: London, England, United Kingdom
Job ID: 45389
Date Posted: Jun 2, 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 as a Mechanical Engineer you will be support all existing, new and future projects.

Specifically, you will be responsible for the following deliverables:

  • Providing design support for mechanical systems for Hitachi’s range of commuter and high speed trains.

  • Supporting the approval process (certification and testing) for all new systems, providing guidance to the factory where required.

  • Determining the design requirements for mechanical systems (Couplers, Carbody, Bogies, HVAC, Doors, etc.)

  • Working closely with the test and commissioning teams, supporting the approvals process

  • Supporting the design process/supplier selection of all mechanical systems

  • Managing Suppliers, including fault investigation process.

  • Participating in customer facing design review provide bid support and management for new products and technical support for contract reviews

About you

To be successful in this role, we’re looking for some who can demonstrate the majority of the following skills and experience:

  • Excellent knowledge of systems integration is a requirement as you will need to liaise with other system engineers, maintenance, testing and commercial functions.

  • Knowledge of fault investigation during dynamic commissioning stage is a requirement

  • Ridding on test train is required, where necessary

  • Knowledge of Train configuration, mechanical drawings, control and pneumatic circuits

  • Experience of designing/testing train systems.

  • Knowledge of the UK/EU Railway Operations, Engineering and standards

  • Good communication skills


  • Chartered Engineer

 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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