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Requirements Management Engineer

Location: London, England, United Kingdom
Job ID: 45711
Date Posted: Aug 3, 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

In this exciting new role you will be responsible for developing and managing a set of technical requirements. You’ll allocate these requirements to the appropriate areas and ensure that the train design complies with these requirements, ensuring the end-to-end management of requirements for high profile rolling stock projects.

Specifically, you will be responsible for the following deliverables:

  • Provide support for existing and new projects.
  • Ensure that Requirement Management process is efficient and effective, and propose new ideas for continuous improvements.
  • Assist in the need for continuous improvement of the technical requirements (vehicle architecture) to support the Requirement Management process.
  • Capture and derive requirements from contractual and legislative documentation and support the allocation of these to relevant functions.
  • Collaborate with relevant functions to allocate validation and verification activities to requirements using DOORS as the requirements management tool.
  • Manage the DOORS requirements database.
  • Interface with and assist other  Hitachi Rail functions (especially the engineering teams) to make important decisions to ensure that vehicle design is optimised to demonstrate compliance to requirements.
  • Ensure design documentation and validation activities are correctly linked to technical requirements.
  • Allocate and assist in the management of requirements to internal and external stakeholders (Japan, Italy and sub-suppliers).
  • Identify risks at all stages of the project. Develop and execute plans to resolve these risks.
  • Attend design review meetings, providing assistance to the design team.
  • Provide support to the production of technical bid submissions.
  • Present regular status updates to the project management teams.


About you

  • Excellent stakeholder management skills.
  • Calm and diplomatic under pressure.
  • Proven experience in Requirement Management Systems, including processes and tools.
  • Proven experience in Systems Engineering, including the delivery of design, development, testing of engineering solutions.
  • Track record of applying technical knowledge to support other internal functions. Rail experience.
  • Rolling Stock experience or similar industry experience like aerospace, automotive and defence.
  • Experience of using IBM DOORs.
  • Knowledge and experience of standards and regulations (TSIs/Rail Group Standards/Common Safety Methods) within the railway business.
  • Ability to understand and interpret these standards to derive requirements.
  • Excellent communication and negotiation skills with experience of dealing with customer, supplier and stakeholder bodies.
  • Excellent report writing and communication skills.


  • Degree level in Engineering or related discipline.
  • Chartered engineering status desirable.
  • Membership of a recognised accredited engineering body.


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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