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Location: Doncaster, England, United Kingdom
Job ID: 45522
Date Posted: Jun 12, 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!

As a global provider of total railway solutions, Hitachi Rail Limited 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

Hitachi Rail Limited are currently recruiting for an experienced Mechanical Engineer to join our team in Doncaster. You will be working as a part of our service and maintenance engineering department, reporting to the Principal Mechanical Engineer.


In this exciting new role, you will be responsible for providing mechanical engineering support for all the Hitachi Rail fleets across the country.


Specifically, you will be responsible for the following deliverables:

  • Specialist mechanical engineering support of train systems and components, taking ownership of assigned train systems to be the Subject Matter Expert ‘SME’ on those functions.

  • Creation of associated  documentation and specifications  for maintenance, overhaul and repair activities

  • Produce technical reports to detail outcomes and recommendations following technical investigations and escalate any arising issues.

  • Manage detail of engineering change.

  • Support technical teams at depots as ‘SME’.

  • Deputising for the Principal Mechanical Engineer Rolling Stock during times of absence if required.

  • Carrying out thorough root cause analysis of any critical technical issues including operational events and failures, supporting with high-quality reports.

  • Development and implementation of engineering procedures and policies regarding level of train fleet maintenance specified by customer / contract requirements and compliant with legislative regulations.

  • Developing and maintaining a good working relationship with third party OEMs and suppliers.

  • Responsible for supporting optimisation of  the Company’s maintenance regime and assisting in the development of World Class maintenance practice in support of current and future contracts.

  • Responsible for liaising with Hitachi Japanese design and manufacturing teams to ensure that Japanese best practice and product knowledge is transferred to the UK operation.

  • Responsible for ensuring adequate levels of H & S and environmental issues are maintained across departmental activities and compliant with company policy and Health & Safety at Work Act requirements.

  • Responsible for the performance of H & S and Environmental risk assessments covering departmental activities.

  • Liaison with Hitachi and external personnel as required to complete the duties of the post

  • Must be prepared to travel and overnight away from base location for short periods to support Great Western, ScotRail and East Coast Main Line operations.

About you

Licences / Competences
  • Eligible for PTS/Network Rail Sentinel


  • BEng or MEng qualified engineer.
  • Professional Engineering Status
  • Significant experience of UK mainline rolling stock engineering and maintenance.
  • Operational experience preferred.
  • Sound knowledge of, and compliance to, rules and regulations
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Able to represent Hitachi in a professional manner at all times
  • Good team worker
  • Position holder must be able to interface effectively with all levels of personnel both within and outside the company.
  • Previous experience of SAP

Why Hitachi Rail Limited?

At Hitachi Rail Limited 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 all applications: 12th June 2020

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