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Assistant Project Manager

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Location: London, England, United Kingdom
Job ID: 45729
Date Posted: Sep 7, 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 an Assistant Project Manager you will be responsible for supporting the Project Manager in leading the project delivery team in the execution of all Hitachi Rail Ltd obligations in regards to the allocated Manufacturing & Supply Agreement (MSA).

Specifically, you will be responsible for the following deliverables:

  • Represent matters related to the execution of the allocated MSA, with all Hitachi Rail and external stakeholders as assigned by the Project Manager

  • Management of assigned areas of project delivery programme and resolution of associated schedule conflicts

  • Development of budgets for assigned areas of responsibility with project delivery leads, ongoing budget ownership and management, and reporting

  • Active identification and management of risks to project delivery programme, scope and costs

  • Active management of changes to project delivery programme, scope and costs

  • Management and escalation of key issues affecting assigned areas of responsibility in relation to the project delivery programme

  • Support to the implementation and deployment of required process and procedures in accordance with direction from the UK Project Management Office

  • Support the management of the handover process between rolling stock supply and maintenance teams

  • Support projects department planning through active forecasting and management of project resource requirements for assigned areas of responsibility

About you
  • First line project management experience within a manufacturing or operational environment

  • Experience in working with multi-functional teams

  • Experience of managing budgets and costs

  • Strong problem solving and conflict resolution skills

  • Can represent / interact across all levels of the business

  • Good knowledge of Excel and other Microsoft office packages

  • Flexibility in regards to domestic and international travel

  • Demonstrable experience of interfacing with customers, stakeholders and sub suppliers at operating level

  • A self-starter willing to take responsibility for delivery of goals and objectives

  • Proven ability to co-ordinate operational or project teams, and drive them to an integrated delivery plan

Person Specification

  • Highly motivated and can work with minimum supervision

  • Excellent communication skills 

  • Demonstrates perseverance, patience and commitment for long term success

  • Good organisation/time management

  • Enjoys challenges and problem solving

  • The ability to work well under pressure

  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills

  • Highly organised and methodical



  • Engineering/business degree


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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