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Shift Support Engineer

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Location: Bristol, England, United Kingdom
Job ID: 45884
Date Posted: Oct 9, 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: Optional

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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
We are currently looking to recruit an experienced Shift Support Engineer based at our Stoke Gifford train maintenance centre in Bristol to work as a part of Operations Engineering team reporting to the Engineering Manager. This is a permanent role and will involve working on a rotating shift basis.
In this role you will be responsible for supporting the maintenance team with engineering issues as required. Investigation of maintenance and safety related vehicle defects and subsequent engineering solutions. Ensure contractual reliability targets are achieved and maintenance practices implemented / improved. Also be responsible for those activities relating to design modifications and subsequent applications for customer / regulatory approval for changes.
Specifically, you will be responsible for the following deliverables:
  • Lead and direct the maintenance shift with regards to engineering issues and governance.
  • In partnership with the maintenance team and planning cell provide support for engineering concessions and dispensations within the set level of authority.
  • Support the shift Engineering Planner and Duty Shift Manager with all engineering issues to enable them to continually deliver a safe, reliable passenger service.
  • Responsible for designing solutions to vehicle issues to improve reliability and availability of the fleet
  • Imbedded into the maintenance shift to provide engineering support to the maintenance team.
  • Lead in the development of documented engineering procedures, practices and policies
  • Assist in optimising the Company’s maintenance regime and in the development of best European / World Class maintenance practice in support of current and future contracts
  • Assist maintenance with in-depth faults, passing on fault finding skills and the use of schematics on rolling stock assets
  • Assist in the co-ordination of continuous improvement programmes to improve fleet reliability and ensure contractual requirements are achieved and exceeded
  • To confirm that rolling stock assets comply with operational specifications by the use of engineering processes and techniques
  • Production of Safety Case reports / documentation in liaison with Engineering Manager, Production Managers and Business Assurance Manager
About you
  • Experience of working in an engineering support environment.
  • Ideally hold working knowledge of modern rolling stock equipment.
  • Previous experience in product improvement and reliability engineering on UK rolling stock
  • Strong engineering procedure and documentation knowledge
  • Sound knowledge of, and compliance to, UK rolling stock rules and regulations
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Able to represent Hitachi in a professional manner at all times


  • HND in an engineering discipline or equivalent level qualification
  • 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 a generous benefits package. This includes a pension scheme with contributions up to 9%, health insurance, generous annual leave entitlement 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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