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Rolling Stock Cyber Security Engineer

Location: London, England, United Kingdom
Job ID: 45712
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 Manage Cyber Security Aspects of Rolling Stock systems design and maintenance.

Specifically, you will be responsible for the following deliverables:

  • Conduct cyber security risk assessments for new and existent rolling stock products.
  • Responsible for the implementation and integration of dedicated cyber security enhancement components and systems to rolling stock design 

  • Support safety risk assessments of cyber security threats in compliance with CSM-RA.

  • The successful candidate will act as the interface between the UK, Italy and Japanese engineering teams. Some travel in Europe and to Japan is expected.

  • The successful candidate will be expected to assist, where necessary, with technical support for existing Hitachi products.

  • Participate in customer facing design reviews and risk assessments, provide bid support and management for new products and technical support for contract reviews.

About you

  • We can consider candidates with rolling stock, signalling, automotive or aerospace experience
  • Excellent knowledge and experience of cyber ICS and OT security risk assessment methodologies  and principles
  • Knowledge of the standards:
    • ISO27000 series - Information Security Standards
    • ISA/IEC 62443 - Industrial Automation & Control Systems Security

    • DfT /NCSC Cyber Assessment Framework  

    • Rail Industry Standard RIS-0700-CCS - Internet Access on Trains for Customer and Operational Railway Purposes
  • Knowledge of the UK/EU Railway Operations, Engineering and standards
  • Good English language skills
  • Ability to communicate effectively
  • Commitment to the effective implementation of equal opportunities and CSR policies.
  • Commitment to working as part of a team
  • An understanding of health and safety requirements of a working environment. Experience as controller of Safety Critical Work, as they will direct staff during testing on trains.   
  • Experience of the Risk assessment method/tools used by Apsys and/or STS would be valuable.  
  • Knowledge of Pen Testing and CREST certification would be good
  • Firewall/CISCO or similar qualifications/experience
  • Experience designing embedded electronic and software based systems for rolling stock or other harsh environments.
  • Knowledge of Rolling Stock Approvals (RGS Standards, TSIs, etc)
  • Test and Commissioning knowledge


  • Qualified to a degree level in a relevant discipline or have equivalent level in a combination of other educational qualifications / relevant experience.
  • Qualification in Cyber Security


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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