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Engineering Change & Configuration Manager

Location: Doncaster, England, United Kingdom
Job ID: 45530
Date Posted: Jun 1, 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!

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

The exciting new role as a Change & Configuration Manager you’ll be responsible for ensuring all engineering changes are managed in compliance with Group Rail standards and that business processes reflect this. 

Specifically, you will be responsible for the following deliverables:

Change Management
  • Organise & manage a portfolio of engineering changes through a lifecycle from proposal and review to full approval

  • Connect with Regulatory Bodies, Design Authorities and other relevant functions involved in the process and governance of engineering change

  • Connect with and manage internal & external stakeholders to the change process

  • Drive improvements in process throughput, quality standards and cost recovery supported by performance metrics

Configuration Management
  • Responsible for the configuration standard for all managed assets at Design Freeze and throughout the process of commissioning and Acceptance by the customer

  • Maintenance of configuration baseline as in service changes are implemented

  • Develop the process to ensure consistency and rigour in application across all assets

  • Develop KPI and reporting standards for all safety critical and software assets so that the installed fleet may be validated as correct and audited as such

  • Develop processes for tracking and maintenance of safety critical assets which might be classed as "owner owned" spares or subject to overhaul action by a 3rd party

  • Maintain the software configuration baseline standard for each fleet

  • Drive a collaborative relationship between Service & Maintenance, Rolling Stock Manufacture and Rolling Stock engineering to ensure the smooth transition of trains from manufacture into service.

  • Safeguard the transfer of all necessary asset information from the Manufacturing Bill of Materials (MBoM) during build phase of the units into the Service Bill of Materials (SBoM)

  • The change and configuration management processes must comply with the statute and regulation appropriate to region as well as company policy and process. 

About you
Essential Requirements
  • Excellent knowledge of a technical change & configuration management process in a regulated industry

  • Good knowledge of rail vehicle construction processes and their main systems

  • An ability to articulate complex subjects in a concise manner

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

  • A collaborative leadership style

Desirable Requirements

  • Experience working in a rail or regulated industry
  • Knowledge of the ROGS/RIR railway standards and legislative frameworks surrounding traction and rolling stock


  • Engineering or Business Administration degree or relevant post graduate qualification


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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