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Location: London, England, United Kingdom
Job ID: 45874
Date Posted: Oct 6, 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.

Closing Date 6th October

Your new role

In this exciting new role you will be responsible for preparation and management of P6 programmes as assigned by the Programme Planning Lead.

Specifically, you will be responsible for the following deliverables:

  • To establish and maintain effective project, bid and operational programmes, by working closely with the Programme & Project Managers and delivery function leads

  • To provide support to stakeholders in ensuring that issues within programmes are pro-actively highlighted, understood and solutions are identified

  • To ensure coordination between internal divisions and subcontractors’ programmes of works when developing Hitachi programmes

  • To produce reports and dashboards as required to effectively communicate programme compliance and status to Hitachi and external stakeholders

  • To establish programme baselines and thereafter evaluating the potential effect of risks and changes 

  • To support the Programme Planning Lead in the preparation and maintenance of resource and capacity forecasts and programmes across the scope of responsibilities for the Projects team


About you

  • Self-starter with ability to develop strong, constructive and focused relationships with internal and external stakeholders at all organisation levels

  • Proven ability to work successfully in a multi-disciplinary team and demonstrate excellent communication and negotiation skills

  • Experience, and skilled in the use of Primavera P6 and Microsoft planning products using Critical Path Analysis in a technical environment

  • Flexibility to travel around Hitachi Rail locations as required, potentially including international locations

  • Motivated and can work with minimum supervision

  • Excellent communication skills

  • Good organisation/time management

  • Enjoys challenges and problem solving

  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills

Calm and measured in pressured situations


  • Formal project management training

  • Good knowledge of SAP or equivalent MRP system

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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