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Operations Team (Shunter)

Location: London, England, United Kingdom
Job ID: 45439
Date Posted: Jun 29, 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: Optional

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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

In this exciting new role, you will responsible for the safe control of movements of Traction and Rolling Stock as a designated person both on and off Bounds Green TMC as well as the control of movements around the depot in line with operating procedures. Other key functions of the role will require staff to form, uncouple and re-couple vehicles/set/units, the operation of ground frame panels, pass competent in outstations and pass as a driver competent shunter.

This is a permanent role based at our Bounds Green Depot, working on a rotating days and nights shift.

Specifically, you will be responsible for the following deliverables:

  • At Bounds Green TMC, outstations and on the mainline as required, undertake as instructed shunting duties as issued by the Operations Team Leader in conjunction with Operating procedures ensuring that these duties are carried out in a safe and controlled manner.

  • Ensure all shunting duties are carried out in line with the Rule Book, Appendix and other instructions

  • Arrive and depart of T&RS safely using approved techniques as set out within the Rule Book, Appendix and other instructions

  • Responsible for ensuring that the standard and condition of all equipment required for movement operations are maintained to a high standard and any faults or defects are reported and logged.

  • Attend station and mainline callouts where required working to and within regulations and procedures as defined within the Personal Rule Book and Depot Safe Systems of Work.

About you


Licences / Competences

  • Experience working within a rail environment
  • PTS able.
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
Licences / Competences
  • Basic IT skills – typically Word, Excel, Outlook
  • Experiences with Fleet Management Tools – P2, SOROS, Open Train Times
  • Experience working with Traction and Rolling Stock.
  • Sound knowledge of and compliance to the rulebook and operational procedures.
  • Able to represent Hitachi in a professional manner at all times
  • Good interpersonal skills and ability to build working relationships
  • Ability to remain flexible and withstand pressure.




  • Basic Numeracy and Literacy
Why Hitachi Rail Limited?

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!

Closing date for applications is 13th July 2020


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