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Project Manager (Engineering)

Location: Doncaster, England, United Kingdom
Job ID: 45528
Date Posted: Jul 15, 2020
Segment: Mobility
Business Unit: Hitachi Rail
Company Name: Hitachi Rail Limited
Profession (Job Category): Administration
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

In this exciting new role as a Project Manager you will maintain and drive the delivery of a diverse portfolio of Engineering Changes so as to optimise resources and address options, constraints, priorities and benefits. We’re looking for an experienced project or programme manager.  The portfolio is diverse and there with continual changes in priorities to address customer needs, cost and resource constraints.  As such we’re looking for someone who is resilient, who demonstrates pragmatism, negotiation skills and leadership.

Specifically, you will be responsible for the following deliverables:

  • Work with Engineering, Operations, Factory Design and Supply Chain teams to develop and manage a portfolio of changes from proposal through development, trials and industrialisation
  • Connect with Design Authorities and other relevant functions involved in the process of engineering change to understand opportunities, risk and constraints.  Prioritise the portfolio for the Service Engineering leadership team

  • Project manage the process of developing a change from approved solution through to “ready for implementation” as a portfolio, supporting business priorities, constraints and opportunities- so as to improve throughput and cost efficiencies

  • Matrix manage development and delivery resources working in different time zones and on multiple and diverse projects

  • Develop metrics to describe portfolio status, progress, risks and cost and provide governance processes for the Engineering Leadership team

About you

Essential Requirements

  • A background in project management in an industrial environment

  • Demonstrable project delivery skills

  • An effective matrix manager

  • A skilled negotiator, arbitrator and communicator

  • An understanding of health and safety requirements of an industrial environment

Desirable Requirements

  • Experience working in a rail, automotive, aerospace, industrial or regulated industry
  • Good knowledge of rail vehicle construction processes and their main systems



  • A degree, HND or equivalent qualification in an Engineering related discipline

  • Professional project management accreditation


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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